Published: HMH BooksMy Thoughts: Guys, I'm chuckling right now because I still cannot get over the fact that audiobooks allow me to READ AND DRIVE at the same time. I now don't dread the 40-minute-one-way commute to work! And the fact that Once a Witch is totally badass was pretty cool, too.
Series: Book #1
Source: Brilliance Audio
GR Summary: Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin's magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The searchspellbinding display of storytelling that will exhilarate, enthrall, and thoroughly enchant.
Tamsin is a troubled child. Can you imagine? Being in a family of witches with all these awesome talents? And you're supposed to be THE CHOSEN ONE, but then your talent just skips out on you? And having a beautiful, powerful sister and feeling like you're constantly in her shadow? For real, Tamsin is the Ashlee Simpson of the witching world (I know the Simpson sisters aren't exactly relevant anymore. But I still fondly reminisce on the pop takeover of the early 2000s.) But as we all know, Ashlee Simpson was way more awesome than Jessica. YES, even with the SNL ho-down lip-synching. The same goes for Tamsin. If you looked up "wry" in the dictionary, there you'd find Tamsin. That, in itself, is a talent. Not to mention the book was narrated by the awesome Hannah Friedman, who played a big hand in bringing all these personalities to life. (Her old lady voice was creepy, but old witches tend to be creepy, no?)
Tam definitely got in a bit over her head when she lied to hot Scottish NYU professor, saying that she was older, beautiful, more talented sister,
With the stellar narration that brought a whole new dynamic to the story and a worthwhile plot with twist after twist, Once a Witch was ridiculously entertaining. If you choose the book, I can guarantee you a fast read. But if you decide to go with the audiobook, you won't be disappointed or bored in the slightest. You don't even have to LIKE witches to like this book, but it might just make a fan out of you.
And in honor of Tamsin, here's an Ashlee song, Love Me For Me. (Because that's all any of us really want, right?)
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