T*Witches: The Power of Two by H.B. Gilmour & Randi Reisfeld
Cam and Alex are about to discover they’re twin witches separated at birth. When an incredibly well-planned coincidence ends up with them meeting for the first time, their lives will never be the same.
Title: T*Witches: The Power of Two
Author: H.B. Gilmour & Randi Reisfeld
Series: T*Witches, Book 1
Publish Date: June 1, 2001
Genre: YA paranormal fantasy
Publisher’s Description: Camryn Barnes: Smart, upbeat and popular, Cam is best of breed all around. Except for one bone-chilling secret. Cam sees things happening, before they happen. Very bad things.
Alexandra Fielding: Spunky, Punky and Sarcastic, Alex is all about making it from day to day. Life’s tough, but Alex deals. Except for the weirdness. Alex hears things. The things people think, but haven’t said.
If ever they met…They could combine their powerful gifts and help people.
Maybe even save a life.
They could figure out who they really are, who their parents really are – or were. They could fall into very evil hands.
Guess what? They’re about to meet.
Kat Mandu says…
Like most of the other books written in the early 2000’s, this is kind of cheesy fantasy that really ruled the shelves back in the day when “Independent Readers” was a genre that really drew the line between upper-middle-grade and young adult. It has similar tones to Sweep by Cate Tiernan and Daughter of the Moon by Lynne Ewing. Books more innocent in tone compared to the darker books on the shelves today. I’ve been reading a lot of older books like this so it’s a nice change of pace.
I’ll also admit that I know this series was made into two movies featuring the Mowry twins. I never actually watched them. They seemed kind of goofy and by the time the movies came out, I was in a different phase where all the teen lingo that was popular didn’t appeal to me and I almost found it annoying.
However, the book series was always different to me. Rereading always reminds me that writing has a million – trillion – styles. Twitches have their own.
And I know what you’re thinking. Twin sisters meeting up for the first time and discovering they have these hidden powers and are meant to do good with it? Can we say cliche? Well, yeah. But I’m taking into account of when this was written and the trend of the day was twins with fantastic powers. I have a different feel for it that I can’t really describe. Maybe because it’s one of my favorite series from when I was growing up, so I have a slightly hypocritical fondness for it I can’t seem to explain.
But either way, I do like this series. I could never decide which particular twin was my favorite, though I love Alex’s powers a lot more than Camyrn’s. I really adore their silly, young characters and can somewhat to relate to them in a weird way. They make it real for me more than the plot obviously. Their interactions are fun, like when they bicker, or can be sad, like when they’re grieving or discovering they’re actually adopted.
So that being said, the first one gets a four from me. I’ll have reviews for the rest of the series coming soon, and I don’t think they get as high of ratings, but I still love Twitches.
Our reviews in this series…
- The Power Of Two
- Building A Mystery
- Seeing Is Deceiving
- Dead Wrong
- Don’t Think Twice
- Double Jeopardy
- Kindred Spirits
- The Witch Hunters
- Split Decision
- Destiny’s Twins
You might try the Daughters of the Moon series by Lynne Ewing, the Sweep series by Cate Tiernan, and Witches’ Key To Terror by Silver RavenWolf.
Posted on June 3, 2017, in All Reviews and tagged 4 Stars, contemporary fiction, fantasy, H.B. Gilmour, Kat Mandu, magic, paranormal, Randi Reisfeld, Scholastic, Twitches series, witches, young adult. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.
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