Book Review – Sweep – Book of Shadows by Cate Tiernan

Abracus Boringus!

Sweep Book Review Pic 01 by Casey CarlisleGenre: Y/A, Paranormal, Occult

No. of pages: 176

From Goodreads:

Something is happening to me that I don’t understand.

I see things, feel things in a new way. I can do things normal people can’t do. Powerful things. Magickal things. It scares me.

I never chose to learn witchcraft. But I’m starting to wonder if witchcraft is choosing me.

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Sweep isn’t the type of novel I’d usually pick up, but after enjoying Beautiful Creatures so much and a recommendation from a fellow book reviewer, I jumped in with little expectation…

I can’t really list anything that I felt redeemed this book, and consequently am abandoning the series. This felt more like a ‘How-to’ manual rather than a story. Hardly any character development, no tension, and I found it difficult to ascertain what the book was about other than a girl who willingly joins a cult – a morbid description, but that was the impression I got after reading.

There was little done to build a captivating world, and any mystery about the world of the occult omitted from the story. For all intents and purposed I really felt like I was reading a recipe book.

Its only godsend was that it was a short book, easy enough to read and I didn’t waste too much of my time in reader’s agony.

Overall feeling: What a load of…

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