Origins by Cate Tiernan

I totally loved this one!

Author:  Cate Tiernan
SeriesSweep Book 11
Publish Date:  May 13, 2002
Genre:  YA Fantasy
Source: Purchased

Publisher’s Description:My name is Rose MacEwan. The year is 1682. It is a hard time to be a witch. And an even harder time to be Wodebayne.

Now that I’ve found my soul mate, I feel almost safe. I will do anything to keep him.

Pity the witch who comes between me and my true love.

The chronicle of the deadly Woodbane conspiracy-as told by one of Morgan-s own ancestors-has fallen into Hunter-s and Morgan-s hands. Hunter and Morgan explore the world of these powerful witches, to find a way to vanquish them at last.

Possible spoilers beyond this point.

Kat_Mandu_100Kat Mandu says…

In Origins, we travel back in time to the days when magic was just starting to be feared by cities across America and England. Although I’m not a huge historical fiction fan, I do enjoy “magically” interpreted stories that take place in history. And since this does just that, I really loved it.

The speech seemed accurate and so romantic. Rose is one of Morgan’s ancestors and the creator of the dark wave. She starts out as an innocent girl in love and becomes a heartbroken woman bent on revenge. And the paranoia of all the witch trials, so accurate and fiercely scary. I loved the continuous tension.

Oh, and the beauty of Rose’s magic – especially her love spells. Fascinating magick as always, especially when she’s imprisoned and purposely creates the dark wave to escape. Rose was a magnificently written character. I liked her power and her ability to use it. You could truly feel her love, her emotions – sometimes more than you can relate to Morgan’s actually.

And the beginning! I adore that Hunter was man enough to tell Morgan he kissed Justine. I like that Morgan didn’t automatically succumb to forgiveness, that her stubbornness stayed true to her character. That even though she’s in love, she still holds onto that sensibility that things aren’t right and they need to be fixed.

badge4v4With the ending, however, it alludes to a wave of darkness…that threatens to swallow up everything Morgan’s built – her family, friends, and lover. This series is about to get real folks, stay tuned.

Until then, I give this a four!

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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.

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