I’ll admit, I knew next to nothing about this series of books aimed at young adult readers. It’s called Sweep in the U.S. (where the stories tale place), but is called Wicca in the Uk, Netherlands, Australia and Belgium, and White Magic in France and Italy. In Scandinavia, it’s not called anything at all, because its publication there was cancelled due to worries over the “religious” content.
The story centers around a “blood witch” named Morgan Rowlands who becomes involved in Wicca when a handsome new male student named Cal comes to her school. After discovering she has a “knack” for Wicca, she learns who is a witch by blood (whatever that means) and, over the next fourteen volumes, various exciting events occur. The characters have names like “Sky Eventide” and “Killian MacEwan” and “Selene Belltower.” There’s an International Council of Witches. I’m not sure how supernatural the proceedings are, but I have a feeling the film version will have special effects a-plenty.
An introduction to the series through the eyes of three main characters appears on the author’s blog. It does seem to have the kinds of ingredients young adult readers are going for these days: romance, intrigue, oh-so-wrong liaisons, and teenagers with mysterious powers. And here the author relays the news that the series is being developed for a feature film. The Variety article says Universal is producing.
So, I’d be interested in hearing from any of you who have read these books. Do you think they’ll make a good film?