The Coven by Cate Tiernan

The Coven jumps in right where Book of Shadows left off – a magical kiss on the eve of Samhain. The next morning Morgan Rowland’s great night topped off with a dream come true becomes a nightmare. Spoilers ahead.

CovenTitle:  The Coven
Author:  Cate Tiernan
SeriesSweep Book 02
Publish Date:  January 29, 2001
Genre:  YA Fantasy
Source: Purchased

Publisher’s Description: Morgan’s powers are stronger than she ever imagined. She has visions, she lights fires with her mind, and her spells work miracles. When her boyfriend Cal, a member of the same coven, insists that witchcraft is in her blood, Morgan is confused. Her parents definitely aren’t witches. They do seem to be keeping something secret, though–something about Morgan’s past.

Possible spoilers beyond this point.

Kat_Mandu_100Kat Mandu says…

Her jealous ex-best friend has left her secret Wiccan research books on her very religious parents’ house. And when her mother awakens her in a fit of rage, it’s revealed that Morgan was adopted when her mother can’t admit to being what she is – a blood witch. Morgan goes for proof and even on her birth certificate, it reveals the terrible truth. The parents she thought were her own for fifteen years are not. She and her sister share no blood.

She runs and finds comfort in Cal’s arms. Not only does he comfort her on a physical and emotional level, but also on a spiritual one. He tells her the history of witchcraft and how the lineage works – seven different houses or “clans” of witchcraft. Together, they unite in both romantic ways and magical, and Morgan’s knowledge of her family history grows deeper as she discovers something from her past she never imagined.

Meanwhile, the coven – Cirrus – is changing and so is Morgan as she begins to accept her heritage and the family she’s come to love.

badge4v4The drama between Bree and Morgan reaches a new height in this as they finally get ripped apart from loving the same boy. Morgan’s magic is growing stronger and so is her love for Cal, the golden boy. The Book of Shadow entries at the beginning of each chapter offer tantalizing promises of who is really telling the story. Though this isn’t my favorite book in the series, it’s for sure not my least, and I really enjoy the emotion.

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If you like this book…

…you might like So Mote It Be by Isobel Bird, Blue is For Nightmares series by Laurie Faria Stolarz, or Don’t Die Dragonfly by Linda Joy Singleton.

About Kat Mandu

I'm an urban fantasy and young-adult paranormal writer. I love to cook, rock out to music, and read as much as I can get my hands on. Always believe in your dreams and pursue them no matter what the cost. If you believe in it, it's worth every chance you take.

Posted on June 23, 2016, in All Reviews and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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