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Sweep: Volume 1

(Wicca #1-3)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  7,405 ratings  ·  450 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, ya
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
TW: death of a loved one, fire/fire injury, (minor) sexual content.

Not rating this one because it doesn’t really fit into a rating category.

My mom and sister have been trying to convince me to start this series and I’m finally (sorry, guys) getting around to it. Super fun, easy read that has aged surprisingly well for when it was released? (it still has some issues, but they’re pretty minor.)

All in all, I had fun so I can’t really complain. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series
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.
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
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
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
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. ...more
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. ...more
Jun 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: reread
Reread from when this was first published in the UK (2001?) via Puffin under the series name of "Wicca", not "Sweep". It hasn't aged well, but is a light, fast beach read.


Write-up taken from The Pewter Wolf

Morgan Rowlands is an ordinary girl in the small New York state town of Widow’s Vale. She has a loving family, great friends - till Cal and his mother moves to town. Cal becomes the centre of attention and invites several students to a house warming party - including Morgan and best friend,
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
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. ...more
Lisa-Books Smiles
Apr 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
totally obsessed with this series!
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
Sweep vol.1⭐⭐1/2 (Look! A Cardboard Boyfriend!)
Read full review at:

I read the first book when I was 14 and loved it back then! This is how I feel today;
Morgan is a normal high school student. Just kidding! She’s actually a witch, and did not know it before a delicious looking guy moved into town and invited her and friends to a circle! Wow.. How exciting.. What do you mean my tone is dripping with sarcasm?
No, this book has not aged well since I read
Mina Mirosavić
Apr 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wow! I really REALLY liked this book! So you’re probably wondering why the 4 stars instead of 5? Well, I’ll start with the good stuff.

First of all, the book is so easy written that you’ll just sweep threw the pages. At times I had to force myself to stop reading! I also loved the storyline. It wasn’t just like “BAM” it happened. Everything was nicely built up. For the characters, I normally have a hard time with them. In some books they’ll have zero personality and in some books they’re just to
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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Megan Leigh
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this Volume! Each book pulled me deeper and deeper into the story. It’s a read that you simply cannot put down. With each unraveling plot line, more questions arise that make you keep coming back, wishing you could jump to the end to find all the answers but not wanting to miss a single detail. Cannot wait to start Volume 2.
Delphine Salu
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nostalgia trip honestly <3
Sep 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Reads a little young for me but of course I’ll continue on...
Dec 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The book was great. It kept me reading and wanting to know more. But in my opinion I kept getting irritated with the main character because she doesn’t get all of the information she should. She’s too naive, too trusting lol. But I’ll be reading the rest of the volumes because it really was a pretty good book.
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. ...more
Shazard G
Jul 15, 2020 rated it did not like it
Much respect to the author for all the work put into Sweep, but this is the worst book I've ever read.

Three books in one volume and almost nothing happens - it feels like they were written with the intention of selling a collection of books rather than telling satisfying stories.

Sweep is an ocean of boring characters living boring lives, with drops of somehow even more boring magic.
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
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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)
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