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Reckoning (Sweep #13)

4.13  ·  Rating Details  ·  6,159 Ratings  ·  128 Reviews
When Alisa meets her mother's family, she finds comfort, new friends, and a greater understanding of Wicca. But soon, she must make a choice that could change her future.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 15th 2010 by Penguin Group (USA) (first published August 26th 2002)
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Apr 26, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yasss this series man

I disliked Alisa at first in this series but having this book through her perspective was awesome, way better than the book through Hunter's perspective. I love how all the stories are interwoven and I am exited to see how this series ends, but dreading on finishing it and not having more to read

If any of the books before Reckoning could be considered filler books, they must now bow down to the actual filler book. In all honesty, Reckoning is a book that is almost completely useless to the series. In actuality, the series is over. They’ve defeated Ciaran and know of a way to combat the dark waves. Hunter found his parents. Everything’s done. What’s left is going to be a bunch of, what seems like, personal drama.

This book focuses on Alicia, for some odd reason. She wasn’t really eve
Michelle Book Briefs
this book was a side storyline from the main characters, and personally I don't enjoy those as much. Morgan and Hunter were barely in the book at all. Alisa was the focus of this installment and we got to learn about her family. It was a good story but with only two books left in the series I had hoped to have more about Morgan and Hunter.
Mar 13, 2016 Abbie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating - 2.5

Another boring read. I'm glad there's only two books left in the series.
May 09, 2015 Sonja rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deze vind ik beter dan de vorige boeken. Dit boek is net iets volwassener.
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Natalia Paez
Jan 30, 2016 Natalia Paez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My rating for this Book is 4.4 stars.

Este libro se enfoca en nuestra nueva aliada de la historia, la sorpresa de Kithic (a parte de Morgan, claro esta.) Alisa Soto.

Veo similitudes con la vida Morgan o mejor dicho con el enfoque que usa la autora para llamar la atención sobre el personaje, ambas pierde al ser de mayor información e importancia en su vidas, su madres. Sarah Curtis era una bruja que llego a tener miedo de su poder porque no sabia realmente que alcance y repercusiones ocasionaba cie
I am so happy to have read this book. Alisa's point-of-view was amazing and the fact that she went all out to look for her witch family?? AMAZING

The reason for her running away was a bit lame, more of an excuse to go to the mall and wallow in misery but way to GO ALISA!! She went all out on her dad and stepmom and went to the nearest bus station, ride courtesy of Morgan's Das Boot.

Anyways, new scenario, new people, new problems? Sign me up. Alisa's family on her mother's side is anything but nor
I take my words back, I love Alisa!
Dec 18, 2015 JonSnow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is definitely one of the better later books. While i was very disappointed that Morgan, who the entire series seemed about, was not in this... I quite enjoyed the character development of Alisa Soto. In a way it harkens back to the beginning of the series with Alisa, like Morgan, discovering she is a Blood witch. It is sad we don't see any more Morgan development. I know, or suspect why the author did this, as I have read the series before, but it still comes as a big shock to switch charac ...more
Thea Aurora
Jun 28, 2013 Thea Aurora rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I began to read this book it was not that interesting because it was not Morgan narrating the story but as I got deeper in the story it turned out that Alisa does really have a strong voice... although I have to say I preferred the part when Alisa was in Gloucester rather than in Widow's Vale.

Anyways, all and all I think this book was written pretty well and had many interesting aspects to it.

I am looking forward to reading the next book.
Sarah Crawford
Feb 09, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is written from Alisa's viewpoint. She still is not in control of her telekinetic abilities, especially since she is still very emotionally upset about a variety of things.

The situation gets so bad for Alisa that she runs away to her Uncle's house in another city. She finds that the city has its own coven, but there are also family problems and a ghost that she will have to deal with.

She attends a dinner with some other people and her Uncle and it goes really bad, as one of the people
Alisa Soto grew up thinking that she was a normal girl and her biggest worry was the impending marriage of her father and his young pregnant fiance. Then Alisa discovered Wicca and with it a world of temptation, beauty and fear. With it, Alisa discovered that she is incredibly unique - a talented half-witch, unheard of even in the magickal world. Now Alisa is determined to seek out her mother's family and learn more about her heritage.

This is the thirteenth book in the Wicca series (which began
This book reminded me of Origins in that while I enjoyed this book, it just didn't grab me like the others did. I don't know what it is exactly, but I just didn't enjoy this as much as I would a Morgan narrated story.

Alisa's still having problems with her father & step-mom to be Hillary- with the wedding & the baby on the way, neither of them seem to be paying any attention to her. When Alisa finally reaches her breaking point, she decides to run away to the family she never met: her mot
Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Today's review is on Reckoning by Cate Tiernan

Reckoning is the 13th book in the Sweep series and surprisingly was a really good book. This installment focused on Alisa and her mothers family.

As the birth of Alisa's half-brother or half-sister draws nearer Alisa finds herself feeling more and more unnoticed in her own home. Things only get worse when she is asked to give up her bedroom for the baby and move to the "glorified closet" at the end of the hall.

Though upset, she decides to attend the w
Charlotte Phillips
I think out of the side series in the wicca series this is perhaps my favorite one. The character has this huge sense of innocence about her that you can't help but be drawn to her. I loved the way that I felt I could really relate to her as I was reading through the novel because it meant that I was able to connect with the book and udnerstand it from a whole new perspective. What I liked about the book was this huge sense of reality to it. A teenage girl whose Fathers girlfriend is having a ba ...more
Tara Day
I sincerely don't want to give this book three stars simply because I can't stand the character who narrates it, but it's just too much. I don't know a single fourteen-year old with the rationality that Alisa has. Runaway? Sure, I guess that's normal. But explaining to your dad why in the way that she did? I'm sorry but my parents would have said "I'm coming to get you no matter what and giving me an excuse that I'm a silly little girl who can't fess up to her problems" would not be an excuse.

Feb 24, 2014 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was awesome to do this from her point of you. I wanted to shake her and tell her that she has to deal with the situation it will not go away... HELLO! lol. I was glad she went there. I feel bad for her about her home life. It really sucks when a dad seems to forget the first family and replace them with a second. I am glad she finally stood up for herself.
May 13, 2014 Therese rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love-it
I find this book unique by its own--it's not really the best but you really can get something from it. I do enjoy getting to know some of the back story with some of the characters from this series. It is interesting seeing how Alisa works through what she learns from the journal. I just hope that a certain male friend of hers shows back up to make the make the story more fantastic!
'Reckoning' is all about Alisa. I didn't really like her in the begining of the series, but her story is so very interesting! I loved reading 'Reckoning' because is was just so thrilling and exciting, non-stop.

It is one of my favourite books in the series.

Kaum kommen andere Personen ins Spiel und drängen Morgan in den Hintergrund, kann ich mit dem jeweiligen Buch einfach viel mehr anfangen und empfinde es angenehm zu lesen. Alisa mochte ich so und so gerne und finde es schade, dass ihr erst so spät eine Rolle auf den Leib geschnitten wird. Ich hätte mir ja generell gewünscht, dass auf mehr Charaktere im Buch so eingegangen wird. Einzig bei Hunter konnte man ein paar Bände vorher einen Einblick gewinnen. Irgendwie kann ich bei der Autorin kein Sys ...more
Kevin Jones
Jan 16, 2014 Kevin Jones rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again, this book of the serie was quite compelling. It was quite interesting finding out the Origin of Alisa's family, where her mother comes from and what she is able to do during some chaos in her life. It doesn't take anything from the story, but where is it heading exactly?! There doesn't seem to have any antagonists anymore, after what happened to Ciaran, everything seem to be all fine and dandy! There are, what, 2 books left? What will happen to our, now, many protagonists?!
Jun 15, 2014 Angela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was interesting to read about Alisa meeting her family. I felt a whole book dedicated to her story was a bit random in the whole sweep series. I feel like this would've been better as a novella.
This story focuses almost exclusively on Alisa, which is a nice break from Morgan's story.
Alisa finds out more and more about her past in this book. She discovers her mothers Book of Shadows and finds a bunch of letters from her moms brother Sam. After a particularly rough run at things and discovering she has an uncle that she never knew before, she runs away from home to her uncle Sam's in Gloucester. Here she meets and gets to know her family and her families deep, hidden secrets. She also m
I never was a big fan of Alisa, and to have a entire book about her was way too much for me! I don't know were this series is going but there just two books left and the story just evolve for like 8 months and it kind of seem like its going nowhere! But about that book only, it seem strange to go back to Alisa and read a story about her life nd her family, when it doest seem to bring something to the serie. The story in general is not bad, its a correct book, but just dont bring anything interes ...more
May 04, 2011 Heidi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, read-2011
This was my first read in the Sweep series; I was pleasantly surprised that despite being #13 in the series, I was easily able to pick up the story. In other words, it can stand on its own. Alisa has recently discovered that she is half-witch. She is accepted in her circle but her best friend is wary of this knowledge. Her dad's girlfriend is pregnant and getting ready to turn Alisa's room into a nursery. She runs away to a relative on her mom's side, hoping to get more information about the str ...more
Jul 16, 2009 Kelly rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
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Dec 04, 2011 Darcy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, ya, witches, magic
We have another book that isn't from Morgan's perspective. I wasn't too sure what to think of this one as the others weren't as good. I have feel bad for Alisa for the past few books, so by the end of this book I was happy for her. Alisa has had to deal with a lot lately, the secrets that she has found out has rocked her. Some of her decisions haven't been the best, but they are hers. I think that learning more about her mother and that side of her family will help settle things down for her. As ...more
Wai Lin
May 31, 2008 Wai Lin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a really good series. It made me want to continue reading onto the next book in the series. The author of this book had a really nice writing style. It's one of those books that created an image in my head. This book is basically about a girl named Morgan who found that that she was a witch. There's danger and obstacles that she needs to conquer and overcome. Along the way, there were people that were her friends that became her foe. And in the end, there was a spell that could kill and ...more
Stephanie Bain
Feb 28, 2016 Stephanie Bain rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another super fun installment to the sweep series!! I really just enjoy these books so much!
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