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The Book of Shadows (Wicca) [Paperback]

Cate Tiernan
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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7 Feb 2002 Wicca
Fifteen-year-old Morgan thinks witchcraft is laughable when her best friend, Bree, drags her to a meeting of the Cirrus Coven. But during a ceremony led by Cal, a new and very attractive boy who's just arrived in the area, Morgan starts to feel strange. Does she have special power? She doesn't want to get involved in witchcraft but it seems as though she doesn't have a choice. Gradually she discovers things about herself and her family that throw her whole life into question.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books (7 Feb 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141314001
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141314006
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 394,557 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cate Tiernan was born in New Orleans, LA. She loves the idea of magick, and tries to write worlds that she would prefer to live in. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, four children, and a bunch of pets.

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Cate Tiernan has written several books for young adults in the US. This is her first book for Puffin UK. She has researched Wicca and witchcraft thoroughly for this series, giving the story an authentic and convincing background. Cate lives in the

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 1 Feb 2004
By Clair
This book is brilliant. The series is based on 16 year old Morgan Rowlands, and how she comes into contact with Wicca through Cal, a serious hottie. Because of Wicca, she discovers things about hersself that she hadnt believed possible, and her life is turned upside down, whilst also becoming the happiest time of her life. This series (14 books and 1 super special) is fantastic, I would strongly advise reading them, but beware, dont believe all you read.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Notch Teen Supernatural Fare- 10 Feb 2006
By Scriber_scouse VINE VOICE
This is the first of Cate Tiernan's Wicca series also published originally under the series title Sweep. Unlike most of the teen witch books that flooded the market after the success of Charmed this is a keeper. The main character Morgan Rowlands is your typical 16 year old girl. She's good at maths, fiercely protective of her friends and family, shy and thinks of herself as nothing special in the looks department, until Cal, a charismatic attractive senior, transfers into her school. Morgan is instantly drawn to him, unfortunately for her, her best friend Bree wants Cal too. Bree is everything Morgan is not; confident, beautiful and all too aware of her appeal to boys.
Cal is wiccan and when he holds a party he quickly embroils not only Morgan and Bree but a wide circle of other teenagers into Wicca the religion of witches. Will Morgan and Bree's friendship be strong enough to withstand magick and jealousy?
What elevates this above standard teen fare is the beautiful and realistic portrayal of high school life in a small town. Morgan is a very sympathetic character, but Tiernan also manages to make even the secondary characters come alive. There is no Dawson's Creek speechifying in this, yet she still manages to make the characters believable.
Morgan has a great deal of raw talent for Wicca which surprises, frightens and delights her in turns. This is a great series which will have great appeal to older teenagers and anyone who likes a good supernatural yarn. Tiernan takes a few liberties with Wicca but for the most part this is a very faithful depictment of one of the most misunderstood religions. Tiernan also has a new series out called Balefire which is worth a read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great!!! 11 Jan 2005
Morgan always believed that she was the plain one of her and her best friend Bree. But then Bree takes her along to a party thrown by the hot new senior Cal Blaire. Morgan falls in love with him on sight but will he ever be hers? She finds herself taking an interest in magick and so does Bree. As Morgan falls deeper and deeper into the well of magick and love...will she also come across hate?
I would reccomend these books to anyone who is over 11. They have a different story to most other books and they still manage to be fantastic. They all contain love, hate, betrayal, misery and a whole load of kick-ass magick. Enjoy reading them!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!!! 14 July 2004
I thought this book was great; a really good beginning to a line of stories. I think that the Wicca series would be better sutied for people who are interested in Wicca or Witchcraft. But nevertheless this was a good story. I reccommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spell bound! 5 Dec 2002
Cate Tieran has truely outdone herself in this book, Wicca:Book of shadows. The story tells of a 16 year old girl called Morgan Rowlands, who comes to school to meet the hot new guy, Cal. In the story Cal brings a group of compeletly different people together to teach them about Wicca, the religion of witches. Morgan and her best friend, Bree, both begin to have feelings for Cal. This story is told in Morgans point of view, and at the beginning of each chapter there is a short diary entry by her, or Cal. Morgan begins to feel that Wicca is somehow a part of her. This book is amazing and full of emotions and details, creating a perfect image in the readers eye. Throughout the whole book I could see in my mind the whole thing! I'd reccomend buying this book to anyone of any age, although teenage girls might prefer it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!!! 7 Dec 2003
By A Customer
This excellent book blew me away, and I couldn't put it down! It focuses around Morgan, who thinks that Witchcraft is comical when her best friend Bree, takes her to a meeting of Witches. Morgan soon realises that there is more to her that meets the eye, when she meets an attractive boy named Cal, a witch, who takes an interest in her. He introduces her to the world of Witchcraft, and she begins to think that she may have power, when she starts to fell strange whenever the circle meets. With a great plot and a perfect ending, this book is a must have for any teen!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, absoluteley gripping from the start 15 Feb 2002
I read this in one go and loved it. I thought the characters were excellent and I really felt for Morgan living in Bree's shadow.I think that most teenagers can relate to the struggle of becoming your own person and formimg your own beliefs whilst still having to live with your parents. The information about Wicca was good and didn't fall into old sterotypes. If you are a fan of Buffy, Angel, Charmed or Sabrina I 'm sure you'll enjoy this as much as I did. I can't wait for the next one !!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Difference 24 April 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
For anyone who doesnt know wicca and Sweep are the same books but with different covers, no matter what they look like these books are fantastice i couldnt put them down!!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars "Book of Shadows" by Cate Tiernan
Note to self, I probably should have bought the omnibus version, 200 pages simply does not last me very long. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Linda
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to Wicca
Morgan Rowlands is an normal 16-year-old girl with an totall ordinary unremarkable life. Morgan spends most of her time with her best friends Bree and Robbie. Read more
Published on 22 Mar 2012 by C. Manning
3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read
16 year old Morgan Rowlands lives in upstate New York with her devout Catholic family. Morgan tends to live in the shadows of others, her best friend Bree, gorgeous and confident... Read more
Published on 6 Dec 2010 by Rebecca
5.0 out of 5 stars Memories...
I bought this book right after it came out, when I was on the cusp of turning 13. I adored it, I read and re-read it. Read more
Published on 5 Mar 2010 by Amykins
2.0 out of 5 stars Disapointed
I was disapointed with this series. I only read the first two then gave up. The characters were flat and the story was shallow with a bit of wicca in it. Read more
Published on 20 April 2009 by Laura B. Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too
Morgan Rowlands is a normal teenage girl. She gets good grades, hangs out with her friends, and goes to church with her family on Sundays. Read more
Published on 15 Jan 2008 by TeensReadToo
4.0 out of 5 stars An incredable book series
All 15 books in this series are fantasic, once you pick them up you won't want to put them down until you have read every last one. Read more
Published on 11 Jun 2007 by njk_85
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
I couldn't put this book down. Once you start reading the series you just can't stop. They are great! My boyfriend loves them too. This series is a must read!
Published on 7 Dec 2005 by DJC
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This book and every other book in the series is amazing! you read one and it drives you crazy until you read the next, and the next, and the next! Read more
Published on 2 Aug 2004 by FinalDreamer
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