Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Review: Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shultz

(Spellbound #1)
by Cara Lynn Shultz

Publication Date: March 27th, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780373210503

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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. (Goodreads)
Spellcaster is the much anticipated sequel to Spellbound, by Cara Lynn Shultz. I’ve been waiting on this sequel to be released for quite some now, and I’m thrilled to be able to read it!
After Emma and Brenden broke the curse to their eternal love in the previous book, you would think that like would be getting back to normal for them in this sequel. That’s not exactly the case, however. Something dark and sinister is lying in wait, determined to destroy the loving couple. It’s up to Emma, and her newfound power, to keep them both safe.

I really enjoy the main characters in this book. Emma is well on her way to becoming a really awesome witch. I love watching her become more sure of herself, and much more determined as well. Brenden is such a loving boyfriend, I love that he’s willing to do anything to keep Emma safe. Their relationship is such a sweet one. As in the previous book, I really adore Emma’s best friend, Angelique. She’s quite the little witch herself, and I would love reading the parts of the book where she was included.

Spellcaster was very well paced, and included lots of action and suspense. The ‘bad guy’ in the book was definitely an evil character; I kept waiting to see what would happen next. There was also a LOT of hilarious parts in the book. More than once I found myself laughing at a line I had just read. I love a book that can make me laugh.

Overall, this was a great sequel to Spellbound. The kick-butt characters, funny moments, engrossing plot all come together to make a very intense read! I loved it, and can’t wait to read more from this Mrs. Shultz!

Happy Reading!

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  1. Great review! I really need to read Spellbound!

    Book Enslaved

  2. Oh I just love Brendan and Emma and all the other sweet and cute Characters Cara developed for her story. I think Spellcaster catches up nicely with Spellbound, yet is its own story which I enjoyed very much!

  3. I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I haven't head much about this series. Great review!

  4. Books that make me laugh are amazing, so I cannot wait to finally get to SPELLCASTER. I really liked the first book and I'm glad you enjoyed this one as well, because I was scared that a sequel might have been unnecessary. Thanks for your awesome review, Christy! :)


  5. I really love a book that can make me laugh too, glad to know this one does that! I still need to read book one, but this is another one of those series I really want to make time to get to:)

  6. I loved this and really enjoyed getting into Angelique's head a little bit.

  7. Mmmm okay clearly I need to get my hands on the first book! You've definitely enticed me, Christy! I love "witchy" novels - and I haven't read enough of them. *goes off to add these books to the TBR*

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

  8. I really like the green in this cover! I haven't read Spellbound, but it's high on my reading list! Glad to know the sequel is just as good. I'm loving the sound of Emma and Brendan! Great review, Christy!

  9. Ooh, I do love a strong MC who keeps growing and learning. Haven't read the first in the series but I do like the sound of it.

  10. I can't wait to read this. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the first book and hope the second book can live up to its awesomeness. I think I will, based on your description of action, suspense, and comedy.


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