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 über-spells may not be enough to keep them safe…or to stop an inhuman force bent on making their unsuspected power its own.
Book II in the Spellbound series
Genre: YA, Magic
Expected publication: March 27th 2012 by Harlequin Teen
copy provided by publisher
synopsis from goodreads
I still remember last year when I found Spellbound, the first book on NetGalley and got all excited. The premise sounded awesome and it was! I absolutely loved this story! So, when the awesome Cara announces that she will continue the story I got excited all over again!
What I loved most in Spellbound were the characters. And, I’m not just talking about the MC Emma and Brendan, Cara Lynn Shultz has a way to bring secondary characters to life that the stop to feel secondary and become a major part of the whole story. I love when something like this happens, when the focus are not only two people but also all the other ones that complete them and make them even more awesome! In Spellcaster, Angelique Emma’s best friend becomes a bigger role and I loved her snark! She’s awesome, socially a little awkward but smart and a true best friend to Emma. Then there is also a side story and more about Ashley and Cisco… Cara Lynn Shultz has just a way to create awesome characters you instantly care for and wish that they could be real and could be your friends.
It was so sweet to see those two together. Their love for each other and their stong determination to keep the other one save. (although this means sometimes being stupid). I love a strong and good relationship and this was exactly what Emma and Brendan have. Emma is strong loyal and stubborn. Brendan on the other hand is the perfect crush! He’s cute but still so much Teenage boy – it’s adorable!
The story never was boring and we follow Emma on her way to discover who she is and what she can do with her magic. But there is also a dark threat which Emma and her friends have to stop before someone gets hurt. Easier said then done! The story had the perfect mix of fun, suspense with some twists that surprised me. The story tuned slightly dark when Emma and her friends have to deal with tha dark villain….
Spellcaster didn’t disappoint but is not as strong as Spellbound. However, Spellcaster is its own story with a different focus than in Spellbound but the incredible characters we started to love in Spellbound. The story lives from their great dialogues, snarky retorts, cute characters and a lot of magic, both light and dark!
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Much Love and lot’s of magic,