Book #49: Book of Shadows by Cate Tiernan


Something is happening to me that I don’t understand.

I see things, feel things in a new way. I can do things normal people can’t do. Powerful things. Magical things. It scares me.

I never chose to learn witchcraft. But I’m starting to wonder if witchcraft is choosing me.

I can’t remember exactly the first time I read this book and series, but I believe it was sometime during or after 2001. I mean, that’s when the series was first published and I know it was during a time that I was trying to see who I was.

This book resonates with me. For a good few years in my life, I was essentially raised Catholic (and by raised I mean it was important for my at the time stepfather and I was baptized). The main character, Morgan Rowlands, has that same background. From a personal experience with a Wiccan memorial service, I fell in love with the natural and ancient spirituality (again, like the main character).

If anything, rereading this book only reaffirmed my own spiritual beliefs and makes me want to go back to that lifestyle. So, obviously, there is an emotional response to this series. And now for the review. . .

The book is a very quick read. More like a novella in today’s young adult scene; where more often the books are close to 250 pages or more. The writing is down to earth and easy to go through. It took me a few days to finish this book, but that’s because this isn’t the first time I’ve read this book. Back in that day, I read about two books a day.

That said, I’m going to continue revisiting the series. I loved it then and I had an emotional response akin to the response in the past.

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