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The Coven (Sweep #2)

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  11,013 ratings  ·  367 reviews
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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Sarah Elise
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
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
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
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Gina's Library
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
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
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
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ รђ๏รђคภคђ
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
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
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
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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!
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
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)
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.
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.
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
this book was much better than book 2, and i read through it very quickly (a couple hours) and started book 3 immediately. there are some things i find annoying about the main character (why does she not tell people about things she sees and experiences?!), but i'm clearly hooked.
I LOVED THIS SERIES!! It put me in a whole new understanding of witchcraft while a teenager. Made me respect it more, too. I am not a wiccan, but this book made me almost envy those who were because of their deep connection to the earth, energy and whatnot.

But aside from that, the work itself was with a really great plot. Hell, i accidentally started the series 1/2 way though, not knowing it was a series when i bought my first book (I think it was book 5 in the series). Cate wrote it so well, i
With only 26 pages read (most difficult 26 pages of my life), I have to DNF this book.

The series started off promising enough, but spiraled into a ridiculous mess in a matter of pages.
Shame, really, but that's what happened.

I don't care if in Wicca culture 'love at first sight' is a legit thing; even then, there's a difference between LOVE and OBSESSION. Sorry to break it to you Morgan, but you're obsessed.

And for everything else - the plot, character development, world building - to take the
I can't believe how addicted I am getting to this series. Every time I sit down to read, I am totally swept away into Morgan's world of magick! True rating - 4.5 stars!
It was awesome! I enjoyed it so much! It made me curious and I wanted to know what happened next. It is defenetly a pageturner!!!!
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  • Blood Witch (Sweep, #3)
  • Dark Magick (Sweep, #4)
  • Awakening (Sweep, #5)
  • Spellbound (Sweep, #6)
  • The Calling (Sweep, #7)
  • Changeling (Sweep, #8)
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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."
"You'll feel pretty all day." suggested Matt, laughing so hard, he had to wipe his eyes.”
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