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Sweep: Volume 1

(Wicca #1-3)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  6,692 ratings  ·  406 reviews
Book 1 - Book of Shadows
Book 2 - The Coven
Book 3 - Blood Witch

The first three Sweep books bound into one gorgeous edition at a fabulous price! Morgan Rowlands never thought she was anything other than a typical sixteen-year-old girl. But when she meets Cal, a captivatingly handsome coven leader, she makes a discover that turns her whole world upside down: she is
Paperback, Omnibus, 592 pages
Published September 2nd 2010 by Speak (first published September 10th 2001)
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Re-read 10/25/18: This series hasn’t aged quite as finely as I had hoped it would, but I still REALLY enjoyed it and will definitely be making my way through the rest of it over the next few months. Especially since Hunter is the OG Aaron Warner and I will not be told otherwise lmao
Sep 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
I first read this series when I was about 12, and I ADORED it. It was taken out of my public library due to poor circulation (so sad), so I forgot about it until I came across it on Amazon a little over a year ago. I couldn't find it in any public library system anymore, so I decided on a whim to buy the entire series (which I ended up getting for about 30$). I read the entire series last summer and was blown away. I had completely forgotten the entire thing with the except of Morgan being a wit ...more
Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
Goodreads!! Most of my old Shelfari reviews are missing! WHY?! (T_T)

SWEEP I: Love. Danger. Magick.

Book 1: Book of Shadows
Morgan isn't a special girl or so she thought; she is loved by her friends and family, her life is basic and normal until a new guy enrolls in their school in the beginning of their school year named Cal. He is every girls' crush including Morgan. He befriends every clique in high school and invites them to a party where he introduces them to wicca and magick! Morgan is more t
Chelle (crazytrinket)
This is a bind-up version of sweep series. 1) Book of Shadows; 2) The Coven; 3) Blood Witch

I am surprised that I was able to finish this book. It took me 5 days to read it and it is so frustrating because I endured reading that long and yet the book did not get any better. I think the writing is too juvenile. Hate the characters… Morgan is so annoying, and sometimes selfish. Cal is arrogant and I did not like him at all. Mostly the characters are too childish and irritating.

I think the plot has
Stacey O'Neale
Sep 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
This review was completed by Amanda Harbin, staff reviewer with the YA Fantasy Guide.

Overview of Volume 1:

I made a mistake with this book(s). Usually, when I read a series of books I find that it is best to read and review each book as I go, otherwise plots and characters get a little screwy in my head. Well, I’m good and screwy on this one because I read the first book, then because I lack any self control whatsoever, I dove right into the second book, then the third, the fourth, the fifth…oh y
Kayla Sheppard
Oct 31, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was supper fun do to the Wicca elements. While reading this all I wanted was to have magic and discover Wicca as did Morgan. However, the romance and friendship were very tropish and immature. Also knowing the plot twist of the second book I couldn't help but roll my eyes. It also took me like 3 weeks to read the last 35 pages, I kinda just thought it dragged so in the future I wont read the whole bind up.
Alicia Miller
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2018
I have mixed feelings about this series. Maybe I waited too long to read it, I probably would’ve been smitten if I’d read it in highschool. I do know this bind up wasn’t BAD and packs a lot of interesting information into each of the three books. However, most of the dialogue and utterly obnoxious teenage drama was a huge turn off of the series for me. I’m not sure yet whether or not I’d like to continue onto the next bind up. We shall see.
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
I'm not going to get that much into it.
I didn't connect with the characters and therefore I didn't care. AT ALL.
I didn't care for the characters, for the story and I don't care how the story continues. I'm honestly quite surprised that I finished it that fast. I mean I don't quit books. I belong to those who force themselves to finish a book. I guess the only good thing that comes to my mind is that it was fast-paced and easy to read. But overall it was a total letdown.
My reactions througho
Lisa-Books Smiles
Apr 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
totally obsessed with this series!
Krysta Mathews
Oct 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book is about a girl named Morgan Rowland s. She was a normal teenager, starting her senior year of high school, with the same group of friends. Everything was normal to her in widow's val. Until Cal Blair moved to town. Cal was the hot kid at school everyone liked him, including morgan, and her best friend. Cal was also the cool kid, Cal was also a witch. He practiced the religion of Wicca and most found it stupid or scary. Morgan and several others found it magikal ( and no the spell is c ...more
Jul 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I read the Sweep series for the first time last year, around this time. While my husband was away at Basic Training, I finally had peace and quiet to finally read! And it was this series that got me back into reading again. So in that sense, this series will always have a special place in my heart. And besides that, it's a pretty awesome series!

I could related a lot to Morgan. I grew up Catholic but I never really thought I fit in there, it just never really felt like it was for me. I was always
Aug 10, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bien que cette série soit déjà sortie il y a quelques années, je ne les avait pas lu à l'époque. J'ai donc profité de la réédition proposé par BlackMoon pour essayer.

L'univers ici est assez simple : il s'agit pour l'essentiel de magie. mais pas n'importe quelle magie : la magie blanche et plus particulièrement celle pratiqué dans le cadre de la religion Wicca.

Heureusement que l'éditeur à regrouper trois tomes en un car sinon je pense que je n'aurai pas poursuivie la lecture après le tome un. En
Jul 19, 2016 rated it did not like it
eh wtf did I just read? i was so exctied to read this serie because i loved tiernans other serie. But I got really disapointed, the characters are childish and selfish. I disliked morgan, she was so annoying cause she was so insecure with herself. She was just a plain girl who followed a popular girl. the whole book was soo unrealistic, a new boy make a circle and says that he is a freaking blood witch and everyone accept that anf doesn’t think that weird... and Morgan out of the blue starts to ...more
Beth Grenfell
Mar 02, 2011 rated it did not like it
blah!! I think this has got to be the most boring book I've ever read! The characters were boring, the plot was predictable and just when you think tiernan is leading up to something profound, it fizzles with something rediculously unimaginative. I honestly have no idea how on earth this book got the ratings it has.
Jamie Coudeville
Okay, Cal is shady as hell. I want to like Morgan but she's so naive when it comes to him. I don't like how little answers this book gave though. You'd expect them to at least answer some questions but it's like this series has to be read as one big book.
Lisa McFeeley
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I usually don't go for these kinds of books, but i do love a good witch story. I bought this series not expecting much from it, but i finished all 5 volumes (15 books) in roughly 2 weeks.

When i started the series i thought it was going to focus on romance the whole time and portray Morgan (the main girl), as nothing but a teenage girl who's goal is to find her own prince charming. I was proven wrong. Throughout the series you see Morgan struggle with aspects of her life - whether that be school
I have a problem. I loved this omnibus to pieces. But there is a major, and i mean MAJOR, plot inconsistency between book two and three. I'm putting it behind a spoiler tag.

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Camille Dent
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction

Note: I’m reading this series in its original single installments, but I’m reviewing the bindups because there simply isn’t enough content in each tiny book to review them all individually!

Morgan is a self-proclaimed (and frequently-proclaimed) plain Jane who can’t believe it when the god-like new kid in town falls in love with her and helps her discover that she’s actually a super strong witch.

The characters are cardboard (one is so vaguely referenced as ethnic that I think the author forgo
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Uggghhhh!!! Why do my friends keep doing this to me? I loved this book and how it makes you feel like your going through everything with the characters.
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved loved loved it so much. I couldn't stop reading I just wanted to continue and get lost all day in the book. I felt so connected to the character. Just absolutely loved it.
Alex Bennett
Mar 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
----------Book of Shadows:

I don't know why I liked this book so much. Oh wait, of course I do! Magick! Withes! Circles! Samhain!

I love books about Wicca and witchcraft. I don't know why, but I have always loved that genre. I have always loved witches, and not the Harry Potter kind of witches (even though I love those too), the real, hardcore Wiccan witches!

Book of Shadows definitely delivered that and more. Even thought it was extremely short, it set up the characters and the story so well, but
Oct 30, 2015 rated it liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**

In honor of Halloween, I decided to dust off an old witch series and do a review of the entire series. There are 15 books in the Sweep series by Cate Tiernan. I started reading the Sweep series probably about 6 or 7 years ago (before my blog) when my Borders was going out of business. They had the first three bind up volumes for next to nothing so I grabbed books #1-9 (there are 3 books in each bind up) for I think $5
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This series is my favorite series of all time. I read this series first when I was about 14/15 and it was love at first sight. I was completely captured by the story and characters, and above all the magic! A few people complain about how Morgan was annoying or "not confident enough" but what teenager is? I felt like I related so well at that age to all of her struggles with getting to know who she was. So rereading this series is like glimpsing into a part of my coming of age. Even if I wasn't ...more
Kelly C
Nov 19, 2012 rated it liked it
I would recommend the book, Book of Shadows, by Cate Tiernan because it taught me new things, was interesting, and I could kind of relate to the main character. One reason why I would recommend this book is because not a lot of people now about the religion Wicca, and this book introduced it to me. Some people might think that kids should only learn about the religion they practice, and some might just not like Wicca, but the book isn’t all about Wicca, it is about a teenage girl’s life. “I pra ...more
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
[May have spoilers through this review]

Book 1 – Book of shadows

This was a great Start to the series and to the characters.. It was really fun to read about Morgan finding out about Wicca stuff and it was well written also the mystery involved with in the first book was really good.. I enjoyed reading this and also it was a fast paced story..

Everyone was happy and then Cal comes to town.. Then you got to see that every girl wanted him and so does morgan but she does not know why.. you could see
Dr.Mandi Fessler
Jan 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
I have seen this book in various bookstores for the past couple of years, but the first volume was never available. I could have ordered it, but I am impatient like that. when I want a book, I want it right away! :). Anyway, I finally bough this volume at a grocery store! I couldn't wait to read it, because I love books about magick. the book doesn't have a lot of boring introduction or a slow entry. It grabbed my attention instantly and I have been "swept" ever since.

I don't like writing long
Pamella Brokenshire
Dec 29, 2012 rated it liked it
So glad I finally got a hold of this one. I've wanted to read it for a while now. It makes me even happier that I have volume 2 and 3 as well so no waiting to continue least for a while. Now, what to say about this? I love Morgan, her reactions and feelings on things are spot on in my opinion, except when it comes to Cal. I don't trust the boy. Yes, I think he likes Morgan, maybe even loves her, but there's something off about him. I think Hunter is telling the truth about him sadly. Spe ...more
Apr 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011
Terrible, yet perfectly suited to its purpose: I picked this up at LAX for the thirteen-hour flight back to New Zealand and enjoyed it thoroughly. The writing is pretty weak, but does improve after the first book in this omnibus edition.

I'm a bit torn. It's good to see more YA works taking a positive approach to nature-based religions, but Tiernan loses points all over the place for creepy characters, clumsy plotting and the bifurcation of magickal powers. (Of course Morgan is a blood witch with
Cody Pavlick
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh I just realized I finished this about a couple weeks ago oops lol. I really liked this book I can’t wait to read the next book the ending is good. Very interesting very different then I thought it was going to be.
Feb 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I read this series a couple of years ago but still remember it like it was just yesterday. The author came up with alot of rhymes to complete the spells and she definetly ulitized her imagination! The series is 15 part series, which they are now condensing down into a couple of books, and it is about a girl named morgan who discovers that she is a powerful witch from a powerful family. Her powers are astonshing and she is like no other. Tieran creates this world of magic and she makes you want t ...more
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Other books in the series

Wicca (1 - 10 of 15 books)
  • Book of Shadows (Sweep, #1)
  • The Coven (Sweep, #2)
  • Blood Witch (Sweep, #3)
  • Dark Magick (Sweep, #4)
  • Awakening (Sweep, #5)
  • Spellbound (Sweep, #6)
  • The Calling (Sweep, #7)
  • Changeling (Sweep, #8)
  • Strife (Sweep, #9)
  • Seeker (Sweep, #10)
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