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Once a witch: Witch Series, Book 1

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Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and on the day she was born, her grandmother proclaimed she would be the most Talented among them.

But Tamsin's magic never showed up.

Now, seventeen years later, she spends most of her time at boarding school in Manhattan, where she can at least pretend to be normal. But during the summers, she's forced to return home and work at her family's bookstore/magic shop.

One night a handsome young professor from New York University arrives in the shop and mistakes Tamsin for her extremely Talented older sister. For once, it's Tamsin who's being looked at with awe and admiration, and before she can stop herself, she agrees to find a family heirloom for him that was lost more than a century ago. But the search -- and the stranger -- prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret of her true identity, unearth the past sins of her family, and unleash a power so strong and so vengeful, it could destroy them all.

"An absorbing and elegant urban fantasy." -- Publishers Weekly

"Carolyn MacCullough casts a mesmerizing spell with Once a Witch. Family secrets and sibling rivalry, time-travel and magical 'Talents' all brew together to create a superlative -- and supernatural -- coming-of-age story. Add an epic battle of good versus evil and an enchanting first kiss, and this bewitching novel commands a sequel." --Megan McCafferty, New York Times best-selling author of the Jessica Darling series

"Quick and suspenseful, with a climax that is camera-ready, this will appeal to readers who enjoy family drama and teen romance salted with magical action-adventure." -- The Bulletin

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HL: High-Low 790L
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Full title once a witch
Author maccullough carolyn
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Last Update 2018-05-23 23:09:43PM
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display_description Born into a family of witches, seventeen-year-old Tamsin is raised believing that she alone lacks a magical "Talent," but when her beautiful and powerful sister is taken by an age-old rival of the family in an attempt to change the balance of power, Tamsin discovers her true destiny.
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subject_facet Ability, Ability -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Good and evil, Good and evil -- Fiction, Identity -- Fiction, Individuality, New York (N.Y.), New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, Sibling rivalry, Sibling rivalry -- Fiction, Time travel, Time travel -- Fiction, Witches, Witches -- Fiction, Young adult fiction
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topic_facet Ability, Audiobooks, Fantasy, Good and evil, Identity, Individuality, Sibling rivalry, Time travel, Witches, Young Adult Fiction, Young adult fiction