Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Schultz (ARC)

Spellcaster
Cara Lynn Schultz
Pub:March 27, 2012

Synopsis: Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Finding your eternal soulmate - easy. Stopping a true-love-hungry evil - not so much…

After breaking a centuries-old romantic curse, Emma Connor is (almost) glad to get back to normal problems. Although...it's not easy dealing with the jealous cliques and gossip that rule her exclusive Upper East Side prep, even for a sixteen-year-old newbie witch. Having the most-wanted boy in school as her eternal soul mate sure helps ease the pain-especially since wealthy, rocker-hot Brendan Salinger is very good at staying irresistibly close....

But something dark and hungry is using Emma and Brendan's deepest fears to reveal damaging secrets and destroy their trust in each other. And Emma's crash course in ├╝ber-spells may not be enough to keep them safe…or to stop an inhuman force bent on making their unsuspected power its own.

Spellcaster picks up a few months after Spellbound and Emma and Brendan's scandal is still talk of the town. They try to go about their merry way but it doesn't take long for trouble to find them again. The fact that both of them had something stolen from them should have raised a red flag (it certainly did for me - even after the first thing was stolen). Turns out the two have ticked off a really nasty witch hellbent on draining and using their 'true love' blood to make her uber-powerful, and she has zero scruples over the things she'll do to them to get it. Sucks to be them...

For the most part I enjoyed Spellcaster more than its predecessor Spellbound. I felt a little disappointed but that's mostly because I'm used to reading novels that have more than just one type of supernatural being in it. I had hopes that this series would develop into than a girl coming into magical powers, but all its really done is increase the number of witches present. Still, my disappointment is due to personal preferences, not necessarily the novel. Spellcaster was still a good novel and worth checking out.

 

ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley.

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