Morgan is very upset by the fact that she thinks that she killed Hunter when she threw the athame that Cal gave her for birthday and hit Hunter with i...moreMorgan is very upset by the fact that she thinks that she killed Hunter when she threw the athame that Cal gave her for birthday and hit Hunter with it resulting in Hunter going over the Cliff. Morgan takes Cal back to his house and bandages his wrist where the a braigh - a spelled chain meant to hurt witches that Hunter had tied him up with. She tries to send a witch message to Sky, Hunter’s cousin to tell her that Hunter is hurt and needs help. Morgan also calls 911 anonymously to report Hunter’s death.
Cal later takes Morgan to his secret room to where he does Dark Magick. Morgan doesn’t like his room. She can feel all the bad vibes from Cal practicing Dark Magick and she has to get out and fast. She needs to talk to someone about how she is feeling so she goes to see David the owner of Practical Magick, the store where she buys all her books on Wicca. When she arrives Hunter is there and neither one trust the other. Hunter is afraid that Morgan will try to kill him again. Morgan is so in love with Cal that she can’t believe anything that Hunter says. But Morgan and Hunter talk, Morgan still does not know what or who to believe.
She confronts Cal with everything that Hunter tells her. Cal tries to make her believe that it is all lies. When Cal finds out that she had been scrying with fire again he believes her and takes her back to his house and locks her in his secret room and sets it on fire. Morgan sends a witch message to Hunter, Sky, Bree and Robbie. Robbie and Bree come and drive Morgan’s car through the side of the room to get Morgan out and take her to safety.
I like how Cate Tiernan brings out all the characters I mean from the first book Book of Shadows I was sure that Cal and Morgan did not belong together the chemistry just wasn’t right. So therefore I have not been “team Cal” from the beginning. That is very unusual for me because normally I am always on the team of the one that the heroine is in love with first. Dark Magick is a very good read if you want to learn about Wicca, witches and witchcraft.(less)
Blood Witch starts off with Morgan still in Cal’s mother’s secret, private library/office. She has found her birth mother’s Book Of Shadows in Selene’...moreBlood Witch starts off with Morgan still in Cal’s mother’s secret, private library/office. She has found her birth mother’s Book Of Shadows in Selene’s office. Cal and Selene catch Morgan in her private office and confront her. Morgan tells her she found her mother’s Book Of Shadows and states that it belongs to her and she is taking it home with her.
Later while at home alone, Morgan is scrying in the fire and sees her birth mother at an old house pointing under the house. Morgan ask her best friend Robbie to go with her to find the house. When they find the house Morgan crawls under the house and finds a box with her mother’s initials on it. They take it back to Robbie’s house and open it. They find her mother’s tools inside the box.
Morgan goes to Cal’s house to celebrate her 17 birthday which is the next day. They hold a kind of two person circle and meditate. Morgan realizes that it is past her curfew so they start to leave and when they are outside Hunter pulls up. He tells Morgan that he is a seeker and that he is there to take Cal to the International Council of witches. Cal takes off running through the woods, Hunter tells Morgan to stay there and goes after Cal. But of course she does not listen to him, she follows them. She finds them fighting, Cal’s hands are all bloody. Hunter grabs Cal and ties his hands with a braigh - a spelled chain meant to hurt witches. He begs Morgan to help him and she realizes that she loves Cal so she throws the athame and hits Hunter in the neck and Cal kicks him and knocks him off the cliff into the river.
I just can’t believe they just walk away and leave Hunter there. I mean he is probably hurt really bad. I can hardly believe that she would just throw a athame at him like that. I guess she felt that was the only choice she had. I guess she really believed that he was going to kill Cal. I can’t wait to read the next book Dark Magick to find out if they actually do just leave him there or not.(less)
The Coven picks up where Book of Shadows left off. Morgan finding out that she is a blood witch. In order for a witch to be a blood witch both parents...moreThe Coven picks up where Book of Shadows left off. Morgan finding out that she is a blood witch. In order for a witch to be a blood witch both parents have to be a witch. She thinks that if she is a blood witch then that means so is her parents. Morgan confronts her parents about them being a witch too. They tell her that they are not witches and neither is her sister Mary k. So Morgan figures out that she was adopted and demands to know the whole story and why they never told her.
Morgan is very upset and sad and needs someone to talk to but the only person she ever told all her secrets to was her best friend Bree who is still mad at her over her relationship with Cal. Cal tells Morgan that he loves her and that they are destine to be together. Bree is so jealous of their relationship that she leaves their coven (Cirrus) and joins a new coven with Sky Eventide. Bree wants to get back at Morgan for taking Cal from her. Not that he was ever hers to take. She wants Sky to help her get revenge. Morgan follows Bree to the cemetery where she meets Sky and spies on them. That is how she comes to think that Bree really hates her and wants revenge.
Morgan later meets Sky and Hunter, Cal’s half-brother at Cal’s house. When meeting Sky she is strongly jealous of Sky and can’t stand to be in the same room with her. Morgan leaves the room and as she is making her way back to her friends she hears Sky and Hunter in the hall talking. She leans against the wall and it clicks revealing a hidden room. Morgan enters the room hiding from Sky and Hunter. The room is filled with lots of bookshelves with books on Wicca. She determines that the room must belong to Selene, Cal’s mother’s office. As she is exploring all the books she wonders if Selene will let her borrow any of the books. She finds her own mothers Book of Shadows among all the books. While she is reading her mother’s Book of Shadows Selene and Cal walk in.
I love reading books about witches and Wicca. I think most of them are great reads and The Coven did not disappoint me in the least. You learn about Wicca and how to cast spells. and about covens. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in this series. They are about 15 books in all. Check them out if you like reading about witches.(less)
Morgan lives in Widow’s Vale and is a junior in high school. She has never had a boyfriend or kiss from a boy. Then this new guy a senior transfers to...moreMorgan lives in Widow’s Vale and is a junior in high school. She has never had a boyfriend or kiss from a boy. Then this new guy a senior transfers to her school. Cal is very good looking in the since where all the girls would stare at him with there mouths hanging open. Everyone liked him except the boyfriends of the girls who would gawk at him. Cal makes friends with everyone not just a certain group of people. Cal would start conversations with Morgan, she couldn’t figure this out other good looking guys didn’t talk to her.
Morgan was falling in love with Cal but so was her best friend Bree. Bree would date guys for a couple of months and then drop them. When Bree told Morgan that she was in love with Cal, Morgan being the person she was did not tell Bree that she also loved him. She held her pain inside of herself to keep from hurting her best friend.
Cal invites a lot of their friends to a party and at this party tells them he is Wiccan. He ask them to join him in a circle to celebrate one of the Wiccan sabbats, Mabon. Some of the students feel uncomfortable so they leave. Morgan discovers that she is very good at performing spells and develops an interest in Wicca. She buys books on Wicca but when her parents find the books they prohibit her from reading them or keeping them in the house. She takes them to Bree’s house to keep and read there.
They hold another to circle and form a coven naming it Cirrus. Morgan finds out that she is a blood witch. Cal kisses Morgan and Bree sees them. Bree is not as nice as Morgan now all she wants to do is fight back because she is hurt. Bree takes Morgans books on Wicca back to her house and leaves them on the front porch for her mother to find. Morgans mother, Mary Grace goes berserk and Morgan finds out that she is adopted.
Book of Shadows is a very good story, that will teach you a lot about Wicca. It has a lot of grammatical errors that doesn’t take away from the story itself though. Cate Tiernan is a very good writer, yea she has need of an editor I do agree. Sorry Cate. But saying all that I still recommend reading Book of Shadows if you like reading about witches or just want to know a little more about Wicca.(less)