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 seventeen-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's and Brendan's deepest fears to reveal damaging secrets and destroy their trust in each other. And Emma's crash course in überspells may not be enough to keep them safe...or to stop an inhuman force bent on making their unsuspected power its own.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 135 x 208 x 28mm | 272g
- 27 Mar 2012
- HarperCollins Publishers
- Mills & Boon
- Richmond, United Kingdom
About Cara Lynn Shultz
Cara Lynn Shultz is a proud graduate of Fordham University and her work has appeared in Teen People, Alternative Press, Us Weekly, The Guardian UK, and countless posts on Facebook (Facebook.com/CaraLShultz) and Twitter (@CaraLynnShultz). She is currently a senior editor at People.com, and lives in her native New York City with her husband, cat, and eight million other people. Spellbound is her first novel.
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Emma and Brendan are now together, without the curse that plagued BrendanÃ??Ã?Â¢??s ancestors. Knowing that Emma is a witch doesnÃ??Ã?Â¢??t make her less of a threat from the people who want to hurt her. During a field trip, she gets attacked and has to use her powers last minute to defend herself. With the help of her now best friend Angelique and Brendan, they try to solve the mystery of who is after them. I love how Emma doesnÃ??Ã?Â¢??t just run away and hide from her problems. She fights, and stands up for herself, and in doing so, makes her a formidable opponent. This is a different type of book with witchly powers, and I love how theyÃ??Ã?Â¢??re all tied in together in the end. Being with Brendan, also makes Emma stronger and together they make an adorable couple and I loved their cute dialogue making me laugh out loud at some parts. What I dislike was the fact that someone is always trying to murder someone. Now if Andy came back, then I can tell that would become a great book as well. Now these books always end off with a cliffhanger, so I wouldnÃ??Ã?Â¢??t know what the next storyline would be but IÃ??Ã?Â¢??m still excited to find out.show moreby Giselle SM
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I very much enjoyed this book, as a sequal. Although this story hat the potential to be more than just two books. Those who live First person point of view books, will like this. Suspense, not so high compared to the first novel. As you find out who the villain is part way through.show moreby Natalie Cleary
I was never the biggest fan of Spellbound, the prequel to Spellcaster, so it surprised me that I actually enjoyed Spellcaster more. It was an original novel, albeit clichÃ©d, and I grew to love some characters a little more. PLOT: Whereas Spellbound seemed to revolve around breaking the curse of Emma and Brendan's eternal reincarnation, Spellcaster revolved around protecting their true love. The prequel was definitely clichÃ©d (come on, we all knew that the curse would be broken in the end), but this novel's plot actually intrigued me. I'm not saying it was the best-no, it was nowhere near as interesting as some other novels I've read-but it was enough to let me keep flipping through the pages. I wanted to know who was trying so desperately to destroy Emma and Brendan's true love and, more importantly, why that person was doing so. Unfortunately, the novel was much too predictable. I easily figured out who was the culprit long before he/she was revealed. He/she was just mentioned much too many times, and I knew it wasn't a coincidence. I also had suspicions as to why that person would go to such lengths, and I was right. The mystery in this novel was what really pulled me in. If there wasn't any mystery, I think I would have given up after fifty pages. But I had my suspicions, and because I always want to be right, I decided to continue reading. The mystery was predictable, but I could deal with that because Cara Lynn Shultz did manage to knock me off my feet a couple times. I think I was most annoyed with the romance in this novel. I don't know; maybe it's just me, but I get really frustrated with lovey-dovey rainbows-and-sunshine cuteness galore romance. (That's when I go looking for action novels with lots of guts involved.) I don't want this deluge of hearts and unicorns. It's not fun to read. But I will say that Emma and Brendan are as cute as they ever were, though I hate how they're so hung up on whether they should have sex or not. (Like, gross. You've known each other for how long? And don't give me the soul mate crap.) CHARACTER: Emma is no longer the Mary Sue she was in the prequel. She's been taking some classes that have given her some extra punch (hi-yah!), and she's definitely gotten stronger both physically and emotionally. However, I'm still really annoyed with her because she's still that goody-two-shoes nice girl with the tragic past and the rich aunt. So, in a way, she's still that Mary Sue. Brendan is still a Marty Stue times one billion. There is absolutely no flaw that I could find in him, and that makes me want to pummel him into a pulp. (Yes, I hate perfect people, if you couldn't tell.) WRITING STYLE: There is a minimal amount of description in the novel, which kind of irks me, but the diction irks me more. (Can't you utilize some of those SAT vocabulary words, Cara Lynn Shultz?) The novel feels very blah to me because there isn't anything special about the author's writing style. I'd like to comment that the changes in perspective were very random. Occasionally the point of view changes from Emma's POV to Angelique's POV and I think one time Brendan's POV. The changes are necessary, I admit, but it feels very out of place. I think that they would have been much better accomplished just through dialogue. Overall, I would consider Spellcaster an average novel. There's nothing special about it, but there's nothing that I absolutely hated about it. It had a (slightly) intriguing plot, but its characters were unrealistic and the writing was very mediocre. There could be much to improve. Source: Galley received from publisher for reviewshow moreby Linda
Spoilers for book 1, Spellbound Having beaten the curse, Emma and Brendan are free to live happily ever after, or so it would seem. Emma, who now knows she's a witch, is taking spell lessons from her best friend Angelique, who's also a witch. Angelique is an empath and she begins to feel danger around Emma. When Brendan is set up and Emma gets attacked in the park, they have no idea how bad things are going to get. This book just didn't capture me at all and I'm not sure why. There is nothing I can put my finger on, but I just couldn't get into it. To the point where I really struggled to make myself pick up my kindle and read it. There is nothing I can actually find to fault it. I liked the authors writing style, all of the characters are well defined and enjoyable, her descriptions are well done and there is a lot of mystery and suspense to keep the reader guessing. Maybe its just me, so I would recommend anyone who is interested to read it and form their own opinions. Emma and Brendan are still very much in love and its really sweet. It does get quite annoying though and unbelievable that every single female is supposed to fall all over Brendan, some even becoming obsessed with him. This is probably my only fault with the book. Angelique is a really enjoyable character. We get to know her an awful lot more here. A couple of times, we change from Emma's POV to Angeliques. This is really interesting as it is when she is interacting with Brendan, who she really doesn't like but is starting to respect. I did really enjoy the ending of this book. I felt it was really well done. I don't know if there is a 3rd book in this series. Again, this one ended without a cliff hanger and with the illusion of happily ever after but so did book 1, so who knows. I'm not too sure if I would read another book in the series because I kind of feel as if the whole thing is just being dragged out. Spellbound would have been a great stand alone book and I think that's kind of what made it so hard for me to connect with Spellcaster, it felt like it was written just for the sake of making a series where there really shouldn't have been one.show moreby Suzanne Finnegan