Author: Carolyn MacCullough.
Published: September 14th 2009.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Sort: Part one of ‘Witch.’
Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin's magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The search—and the stranger—will prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret of her true identity, unearth the sins of her family, and unleash a power so vengeful that it could destroy them all.
Tamsin is born into a family with witches. There was told that she would become one of the most powerful witches, but her magic never showed up. She is sixteen years old and she attends a boarding school, because she wants a normal life. That is until a man called Allistair appears in her life. He thinks she is her talented sister Rowena and she accepts the job. He wants to find an old clock back. How lucky that Tamsin’s old friend Gabriel returned, because his Talent is finding lost things.
They make a little trip back in time and that’s when all hell breaks lose. Are they able to fix their mistake before it is too late? If not, this might be the end of her family.
Tamsin is lovely! She has quite some temper and she stands up for her believes. Gabriel sounds attractive and I love their attraction. They had a nice dynamic and their conversations were fun. It was nice to read a book that isn’t about romance.
The plot is predictable, but it doesn’t spoil the fun. It delivered enough action and excitement for me. It was a quick and fun read. It felt a bit like Hex Hall. Nothing too fancy going on, boarding school, likable characters and enough pace to keep the story interesting.