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The Coven (Sweep #2)

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I am not who I thought I was. I am not a regular sixteen-year-old girl. I am a witch. A real, ancestral witch. My parents are not my biological parents. My sister and I share no blood.

Even in the coven, I am too powerful now, too different to belong.

I am alone except for Cal. Cal tells me he loves me, and I need to believe him.
Paperback, 185 pages
Published March 22nd 2007 by Speak (first published January 29th 2001)
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This was an enjoyable story, and I liked finding out more about Morgan and who her ancestors were. Bree continued to be awful, and Morgan had to deal with quite a bit of jealousy. It did end on a bit of a cliff-hanger though.

6.5 out of 10
Jan 04, 2016 Abbie rated it liked it
Morgan was an okay character in this, but most of the other characters annoyed me.

This was an alright read, but there were points where I felt quite bored. The length of the book stopped it from dragging too much though, thankfully.
Apr 10, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it
I am in love with this series! This book was so great and I sped through it! The action picked up right where BOS ended and it got crazy and I love where the plot and character development is going.
Greta is Erikasbuddy

I can't believe it ended like that! It makes me want to squee, sceam, and gasp!

Can I get at "tre' awesome" in the house?

"COVEN" picks up where "Book of Shadows" left off.

Morgan passed out, Cal picks her up, smoochy boochy, you're a blood witch.

But how is Morgan a blood witch? And what is a blood witch?

A blood witch is a person who is born with witch parents.

But Morgan's parents are like Dagwood and Blondie. Totally not very witchy. There is totally no Samant
Jun 30, 2010 Wendy rated it really liked it
This book was a clear improvement over the first one. In this, Morgan confronts her parents about her status as a blood witch, or a genetic witch, and quickly finds out that she was adopted. Her search for information on her birth mother becomes an obsession just as her relationship with Cal is heating up. She is also feeling very conflicted about what happened with Bree but when she finds out that Bree and Raven are asking another witch for a "withering of love" spell, hse is shocked to find th ...more
Dec 19, 2015 Whitney rated it did not like it
Morgan gets deeper into the world of Wicca and begins to discover more about herself. With a shocking revelation about her family, Morgan's life is headed for a quick change.


There’s a tiny, little, itty-bitty making of an actual story in The Coven. Basically, Morgan’s found out some stuff about her family. Around eighty percent of the book is her angsting and generally being a giant brat to her parents. Eighteen percent is about more regurgitated, and probably false, information about Wicca.
Natalia Paez
Dec 19, 2015 Natalia Paez rated it really liked it
My rating for this Book is 4.3 stars.

La emoción existe por todos estos libros, bueno, en los dos únicos libros que he leído de Cate Tiernan u la saga de Sweep.

La historia de Morgan tiene muchos secretos ahora se sabe quien su madre biológica, al igual que su padre. Irlanda. El país donde toco comenzó y New York la ciudad donde todo termino. Creo que la intriga es lo que me mantiene fiel al libro y la historia. La intriga sobre lo que realmente están haciendo Raven y Bree ahora que han decidido d
Sep 06, 2015 Heartlessqueen rated it it was amazing
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Katrina Gudgeon
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Just as I had anticipated, these books are being spread out into little novellas where they could easily and better served, to have been set up as one or two novels. But such is the curse of young adult fiction and the attention span of their target readers.

I am also finding that the plot is really thinning out substantially to be a witchy version of Twilight, and getting annoyed with Cal's preachy, constant "let me explain the wicky teachings of that" blah blah blah.

I will try just one more vol
There's a little more tension, a little more drama, in this second volume of the series. Morgan finds out that she is adopted, and spends much of her time either obsessively tracking down information about her birth mother or being angry at her perfectly loving parents for "lying" to her for sixteen years.

Some mysterious characters appear—ones who may wish to do Morgan harm. We also begin to learn about Morgan's birth mother and her coven, the Belwicket coven, which was mysteriously wiped out so
Jun 14, 2009 Emily rated it liked it
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Gina's Library
Dec 03, 2011 Gina's Library rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011
I'm really enjoying this series.

In this book we find out the truth about Morgan's parents. She demands the truth from her adoptive parents and rightfully so. However it takes them a while to tell her the truth.

After finding out the truth she can now start to heal her broken relationship with her parents. I think they will end up being closer now.

We also see how far Bree with go with revenge. Cal is the first boy to ever reject Bree. It's very obvious she doesn't know how to deal with rejection
Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Today's review is on The Coven by: Cate Tiernan

The Coven is the second book in the sweep series, and though I enjoyed reading it it was not as good as the first book, Book of Shadows.

The book begins each chapter with entries in the Book of Shadows of Morgan's mother then goes into the main story.

After finding out that she is a Blood Witch, Morgan gets the courage to confront her parents and find out why they have been keeping the fact that they are witches from her and her sister. In doing this
Charlotte Phillips
Jan 07, 2012 Charlotte Phillips rated it it was amazing
Aghhh, I can tell these short books are really going to have me gripped that I am already wondering how I will get some sleep because I find myself becoming addicted to the series. I don't think that this book was as good as the first one because the drama was missing, BUT the cliffhanger that it held and contained just meant that you got to the end of the novel and wanted to move instantly to the next one. I loved the fact that you seemed to see the evil sides of Bree and Raven in this book. In ...more
Tara Day
Jul 16, 2012 Tara Day rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The character Bree is the reason I don't miss high school. I didn't like her from the beginning of Sweep number one, and I especially don't like her after reading this one. And I know she doesn't get better until later (and I still don't like her later either). I wish Morgan would see that she's better off without her like most readers can.

I love how Morgan feels hatred towards Skye and Hunter when she first meets them. It just sets up the next couple books perfectly. I love how she eludes to pe
Rose Heartfilia
Finished part two and I'm not going to make a big review about this.

I still hate Bree. I still think about their friendship as weird. As I explained before: If you are truly friends for such a long time, how could you throw it away that easily for a guy. For god sake.. although it's a handsome one. Now way I'll dump my best friend because she is also a part of my world. I don't think I can go on without her (technically speaking!). It would be a weird world if my best friend would not be my best
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So I picked up this book this afternoon, around 3. Took a 2 hour nap from 4-6. Picked it back up again and just finished it at 8pm. Yes, I am a fast reader, and it's a fairly short book, but that's not the point... I could NOT put this book down! Which is really odd because I had a very lukewarm reaction to the first Sweep book. This one was definitely much better and I definitely will be reading the rest.

In this book the story becomes much more interest8ing and the main character much more tol
Better than the first book, but it was still irritating at times. I hope the series gets better by the book!
Nadine Maigatter
Feb 03, 2015 Nadine Maigatter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fertig-gelesen
Eine gelungene Fortsetzung.
Morgan ist eine Bluthexe und konfrontiert ihre Eltern damit und das ist der Auftakt einer tollen Fortsetzung.
Cal hat Morgan gesagt das sie eine Mchtige Hexe ist, zwar noch in Kinderschuhen aber immerhin, blo das passt alles nicht so in das Leben von ihrer Familie und als sie mit ihren Eltern redet kommt heraus das sie adoptiert ist.Morgan ist tief enttuscht das man ihr nichts gesagt hat und als sie einen Blick auf ihre Geburtsurkunde wirft zeigt es sich das es die Wahr
Jul 28, 2015 Stephysasa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The coven is the second book in the Sweep or Wicca series written by Cate Tiernan. The series follows Morgan as she gets into the Wicca world when Cal and his mother arrive to their town.
After the last circle in which Cal kissed Morgan Bree has been kind of distant from Morgan. She left the Wicca books Morgan was hiding in her house on the porch were Morgan’s parents could see them, knowing that will piss them off. However, this small act will turned Morgan’s life upside down, discovering secret
Oct 11, 2014 Jacquline rated it really liked it
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May 19, 2014 Brina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nachdem ich den ersten Band "Verwandlung" binnen eines Tages gelesen habe, durfte auch der zweite Band "Magische Glut" nicht fehlen und ich habe ihn direkt hinterher gelesen. Da ich den ersten Band großartig fand, waren meine Erwartungen an den zweiten Band dementsprechend hoch und ich wurde nicht enttäuscht. Zwar gibt es in dieser Geschichte viele Wiederholungen, die auch schon im ersten Band stattfanden, aber über die kann ich aktuell noch hinwegsehen.

Cate Tiernan konnte mich mit ihren vielen
These are my new favorite lunch books. In this second book, Morgan is learning more about her family and about her powers. She is a little pissy through a lot of the book, but she is going through a lot of issues so I cut her some slack for this book. Hopefully she will have her big girl panties on for the rest of the series. This is turning out to be quite a fun series. I expect much angst and drama in my future. Can't wait!
Sarah Crawford
Feb 09, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it
Morgan's personal life is dealt a severe blow when she finds out that she is actually an adopted child. Her "parents" are opposed to her involvement in witchcraft and they tell her that they are not witches.

Bree, one of Morgan's best friends, ends up betraying her and leaving the coven, and she's not the only one to leave.

She also ends up finding out that Cal's mother has her own biological mother's Book of Shadows, a book that was supposedly destroyed years before, raising the questions of how
Dec 31, 2014 Nadine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fertig-gelesen
Eine gelungene Fortsetzung.
Morgan ist eine Bluthexe und konfrontiert ihre Eltern damit und das ist der Auftakt einer tollen Fortsetzung.
Cal hat Morgan gesagt das sie eine Mächtige Hexe ist, zwar noch in Kinderschuhen aber immerhin, bloß das passt alles nicht so in das Leben von ihrer Familie und als sie mit ihren Eltern redet kommt heraus das sie adoptiert ist.Morgan ist tief enttäuscht das man ihr nichts gesagt hat und als sie einen Blick auf ihre Geburtsurkunde wirft zeigt es sich das es die W
May 22, 2014 Jill rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars. I still don't like Cal, and I feel like this book and the first could have easily been one single book. Apart from that, I liked The Coven better than Book of Shadows--an odd thing for me as I have a tendency to dislike the second book (or sophomore slump). The plot moves well and there is much better character development. I think if this book and the first were combined I would have given it a higher rating.
The story continuity is good, though some details that didn't necessarily
Jennifer (livresaddicted)
Dec 05, 2015 Jennifer (livresaddicted) rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, lu-en-français
It was a reread. I still love it. I think it's even better than the first book. I love to see Morgan learning how to deal with her new life. I can't wait to continue on !

C'était une relecture. Je l'aime toujours. Je crois que c'était même mieux que le premier tome. J'aime voir comment Morgan gère sa nouvelle vie. Je ne peux pas attendre pour continuer.
Apr 11, 2014 Marina rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, witchcraft
it keeps on getting more interesting!

Even though these books are so short, they are full of action!
The more I read, the more I enjoy it!
What I like most about this series so far, is how magic itself is portrayed. Cate Tiernan uses so many wonderful words that create vivid images in your head and it makes you feel connected to the magic described in the book.

I have only one problem so far: Things are happening too fast for my taste. The time span between the ending of the first book and the secon
Riley S.
Feb 06, 2014 Riley S. rated it really liked it
Key issues: Morgan learns more things about Cal and her family... and she doesn't know if its for the better or worse..

Characters: Morgan: Main character, protagonist, narrator
Cal: Main Character, pro/antagonist, impacts Morgan more than anyone else
Morgan's Parents: Disagree with her and her thoughts on Wicca, don't want her to know a lot of things about her past.

In The Coven, Morgan learns more and more about Wicca and the powers she wields. She learns of her intense love for Cal, and their mor
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  • Awakening (Sweep, #5)
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“Sorry." he said, rubbing his temples. "Do you have any Tylenol?"
"Nope, sorry. Your doctor's appointment is today right?"
"Here take this." Jenna rummaged in her purse and took out two tablets.
Robbie squinted at them, then tossed them down with the rest of his soda. "What was that?"
"Cyanide." said Sharon, and we laughed.
"Actually, it was Midol." Jenna said.
Matt whooped with laughter as Robbie gaped at her in dismay.
"It'll really help." Jenna insisted. "It's what I take for my headaches."
"Oh man." Robbie shook his head. I was almost doubled over with laughter.
"Look at it this way," said Cal brightly. "You won't get that awful bloated feeling."
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