T*Witches: Double Jeopardy by H.B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld
In Double Jeopardy, Alex and Cam are finally meeting their biological mother, Miranda. Ileana is dealing with the discovery that the supposed-evil-guy she’s hated all her life is her father. And Karsh is preparing for something that will change the lives of his charges forever.
Title: Double Jeopardy
Author: H.B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld
Series: T*Witches, Book 06
Publish Date: October 1, 2002, Scholastic
Genre: YA paranormal fantasy
Publisher’s Description: Miranda. The mother Cam and Alex never knew they had. A magnificent witch from the most powerful family on Coventry Island.
Locked away in a sanitarium the twins’ whole lives, Miranda is broken. Physically and spiritually. And her freedom comes with a price. Cam and Alex will have to part with something that means more to them than they ever imagined.
And for once, their guardians can’t help them.
Possible spoilers beyond this point.
Kat Mandu says…
This is another short installment to the series that mostly deals with family. On the Barnes side, Dylan is skipping school and getting into trouble he usually doesn’t get into. Trying to help someone in deep danger may lead him spiraling into a trap the twins have to get him out of. His parents are upset, naturally, and trying to figure out what’s gotten into him.
However, the main story arc focuses on Miranda, Thantos, Ileana, and Karsh. And of course, the twins, who are finally meeting their real mom face to face and dealing with their thoughts on where she’s going to fit into their lives. Ileana is facing the stone-cold truth that her dad is actually Thantos, a guy who she still believes has a lot to do with Aron’s murder. Readers are led to believe two different stories on it: Ileana, who thinks Thantos manipulated and lied to Miranda when he told them the twins were gone, and Miranda, who still believes in the best of what Thantos has to offer. Even Karsh mentions that the story is more complicated than it seems because there’s some sort of curse involved.
Anyway, the one thing that bugs me about this in the series is that in this particular book, it mentions that the girls don’t want to get Dave involved because he would be in danger. But at the same time, isn’t he technically their guardian? Slightly magical or what not, or enough to make Karsh think he was responsible enough to protect one twin? So I’m really confused at why suddenly they don’t think he can help them. Or you know, trust him enough to tell him WHAT’S WRONG WITH HIS SON.
Regardless, there’s a lot of family drama in this one. And now Karsh is gone, leaving all his charges to deal with their grief on their own. They’ve got a nice little soap opera happening right now. It’s pretty messed up.
Anyway, I’m off to the next book.
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 September 23, 2017, in All Reviews and tagged 3 Stars, contemporary fiction, fantasy, H.B. Gilmour, Kat Mandu, magic, paranormal, Randi Reisfeld, Scholastic, Twitches series, witches, young adult. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
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