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Reckoning (Sweep #13)

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  5,598 ratings  ·  111 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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I take my words back, I love Alisa!
Thea Aurora
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.
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.

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.
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
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?!
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
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
Reading from Alisa's point of view is refreshing, her feelings are so different from Morgans, yet they're going through similar experiences.
Brilliant book.
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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
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
Ruth Hapeta
Alisa runs away to find out more about her mothers family, who she's never met before. Good read.
Danielle Holland
it was a good story but Alisa was such a small character, it almost felt unnecessary.
Jetzt, da ich das Buch gelesen habe, weiß ich wieder, warum ich Alisa so mochte :)
Ich mag ihre Familiengeschichte, auch wenn sie sehr traurig ist, und finde es sehr gut gelöst, dass ihr Onkel sie mit offenen Armen empfängt, während ihre Großmutter ihr skeptisch gegenüber steht. Es spiegelt toll wieder, was sie aus dem Buch ihrer Mutter erfährt. Alles in Allem ein toller Band und ich mag auch den Wechsel des Erzählers.
Schade, dass sie erst so spät als richtige Figur eingeführ wird und ihre Gesc
This one was even more unfinished than usual - barely even qualifies as a filler book.
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In this book Alisa runs away from home to meet her mother's family. Yep, they are all witches. At first it is a bit odd and some relatives are happier to see her than others. She also meets a charming young witch, unfortunately he is already dating her cousin. She may also find the source of her seemingly uncontrollable magic and help her family in the long run.

I really enjoyed this book. We find out more about Alisa and her family. The change of location was nice too. I only have two more books
Interesting at first , but it got BORING!
Reckoning is the 13th book in the Sweep series. This one is told solely from Alisa's pov. She is still coming to terms with being a witch and runs off to Massachusetts to meet and get to know her late mother's family. There, she helps uncover the reason behind the strange hauntings at her grandmother's house.

I do enjoy getting to know some of the back story with some of the characters from this series and it's interesting seeing how Alisa works through what she learns. I hope a certain male fri
Lissa Smith
A wonderful story which stands apart from the Morgan/Hunter main storyline, but one that ultimately leaves the reader wanting an extra chapter. After a dozen books concentrating on Morgan, the Sweep series gets a jolt of new energy in this story of Alissa, whose journey to Gloucester and discovery of her family heritage is exceptionally well told. The author has crafted a well-told tale, with great characters and a sly sense of humor. As the story reaches its conclusion, yet we don't fi
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