Book of Shadows by Cate Tiernan Book Review

Book of Shadows by Cate Tiernan Book ReviewBook of Shadows (Sweep, #1) by Cate Tiernan
Published by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers on January 29, 2001
Pages: 187

Morgan thinks witchcraft is laughable when her best friend Bree drags her to a meeting of the Cirrus Coven. But during a cermony led by Cal, Morgan's long-time crush, Morgan feels a shock. Suddenly everything looks brighter, clearer. Morgan doesn't want to get involved with witchcraft--but she feels like witchcraft is choosing her.


This book was such a surprise, I really went into it, not knowing what it was about. It is actually a fiction book about a girl discovering Wicca, which is so up my alley right now. I have been really researching Wicca and getting into it so it was pretty great to read a book about someone else doing the same thing. The writing style in this is very simple but I think it works well since you are learning a lot of things and its nice to have them laid out in simple terms. I also enjoy the main characters Cal and Morgan but I despise Beth with the power of a thousand suns. But it’s okay cause the threefold law will come back and bite her. I also enjoy that this is a book from 2001 and yet it talks about, Wicca, race, and LGBTQIA+. It has a lot of diversity for a book that was published back in the early 2000s and I am excited to read the rest of the books in this series.



Verdict: I loved this book a lot, it was a fast, informative, and fun read. It was so nice to be able to learn more about Wicca through a fiction lens. I ended up giving it a 4.5/5 just because there was some things that Beth did that rubbed me the wrong way but other than that I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will be picking up the sequels very soon. Blessed be.  

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