Book of Shadows : The Sweep

  • by Cate Tiernan
  • Narrated by Julia Whelan
  • Series: The Sweep
  • 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Something is happening to Morgan that she doesn’t understand. She sees things, feels things in a new way. She can do things normal people can’t do. Powerful things. Magical things. And it scares her.
She never chose to learn witchcraft, but she’s starting to wonder if witchcraft is choosing her.
Morgan and her best friend, Bree, are introduced to Wicca when a gorgeous senior named Cal invites them to join his new coven. Morgan falls for Cal immediately—and discovers that she has strong, inexplicable powers.

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What the Critics Say

“This delectably dark [novel], first in the Sweep series, brings a supernatural spin to classic teen issues—popularity, romance, alienation and the search for self…While Tiernan’s ingredients are familiar, she stirs the cauldron with engaging, even cinematic, prose and sharply individuates her characters. She introduces the Wiccan material with some depth as well as with a skillful degree of ambiguity; readers will not know immediately whether or not the series embraces Wicca.” (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Not Enough Plot or Character Development

I bought this on sale for $5.00. Good thing, because the books are very short-- not worth an entire credit.

The main protagonist is a high school girl and I usually don't mind that, but she is very boring. Not much personality, confidence or anything to say. The author spends too much time on the monotonous moments of high school. Maybe if I was a pre-teen, this would be exciting, but this type of YA lit doesn't translate to adults.

That said, I gave the second book a shot, hoping the series would pick up the pace. Unfortunately, it did not. Worse, all the books end on a cliffhanger. It's popular these days, but it's a cheap trick. I want a full novel in itself.

Also, the narrator is stiff. She sounds like she's reading the story for the first time. She does a great Irish accent in the second book, but it's not a great performance.

I didn't hate the series, but I certainly won't finish it.
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- Kr

Love and deception inside the witches circle🤓

First in this series of a Wiccan coming of age story. It's interesting, if teenagery and angsty. It restoked my interest in Wicca and I liked the story. I'll probably read the next one!
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- Stephanie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-28-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.