Den norska bokbloggaren “Flukten fra virkeligheten” har varje söndag en rolig liten utmaning där man ska skriva ner en liten smakbit av boken man läser för tillfället. Just nu läser jag bland annat ”Once a Witch” av Carolyn MacCullough och här är min smakbit.
Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin’s magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The search—and the stranger—will prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret of her true identity, unearth the sins of her family, and unleash a power so vengeful that it could destroy them all. This is a spellbinding display of storytelling that will exhilarate, enthrall, and thoroughly enchant.
Everyone else’s eyes are closed, but I stare at my sister’s face as she sings on and on and on. And all the while her earlier words keep biting into my skin. Just because you don’t have any Talent… just because you don’t have any Talent… just because you don’t have any Talent… And then, like a balm coating over the rough edges of those words, I remember Alistair’s voice and the way he looked at me tonight. I just have this feeling that you really will be able to help me.
And in that moment I don’t care what it takes – I vow that I will find Alistair Callum’s clock.