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A darkly enchanting series from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a teenage witch who battles dark forces in her small town, perfect for fans of the Beautiful Creatures and Hex Hall series.

A boy cursed with visions that lead to madness. A girl granted the powers to save him.

As soon as Nadia arrives in Captive's Sound, she knows something is seriously wrong. The town is shrouded in dark magic, more powerful and complex than she has ever seen. Mateo has lived in Captive's Sound his entire life, trying to dodge the local legend that his family is "cursed" with insanity. When the mysterious girl he has been dreaming of every night appears (Nadia), he fears the curse may be true. But danger is coming, and Nadia and Mateo must work together to stop this unknown force before it destroys everything in its path.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 136 x 202 x 26mm | 300g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperTeen
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0061961213
  • 9780061961212
  • 151,856

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"SPELLCASTER is a whip-smart read, sinister and delightful at once." -- Kiersten White, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of PARANORMALCY "Three wounded but valiant protagonists confront a monstrous evil with human roots in this promising series opener. This riveting tale will keep readers up late and clamoring for the next installment." -- Kirkus Reviews "The author's intricate portrayal of witchcraft-including its theories, rules, spells, and history-raises this novel a notch above others in the genre, and Nadia is an appealing heroine as she juggles personal pain and looming supernatural disaster." -- Publishers Weekly "...this is a compelling plot that mines the lore and history surrounding witchcraft to pit good against evil in a literally earth-shaking battle." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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Back cover copy

A boy cursed with visions that lead to madness. A girl granted the powers to save him.

When Nadia's family arrives at their new home in Captive's Sound, she realizes instantly that there's more to this town than meets the eye. As a witch, Nadia senses that dark magic is at work--magic wielded by a force more evil and more powerful than any she has encountered before.

Mateo has lived in Captive's Sound his whole life, haunted by his family's tormented past. When the strange dreams he's been having of rescuing a beautiful girl from a car accident actually come to pass, he knows the whispers about the "family curse" are true--and that he's doomed.

Despite the laws of witchcraft that would keep them apart, Nadia and Mateo are drawn together to break the chains of the evil threatening the entire town . . . and their lives.
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About Claudia Gray

Claudia Gray is the pseudonym of New Orleans-based writer Amy Vincent, the author of the New York Times bestselling Evernight series. She has worked as a lawyer, a journalist, a disc jockey, and an extremely poor waitress. Her grandparents' copy of Mysteries of the Unexplained is probably the genesis of her fascination with most things mysterious and/or inexplicable.
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Rating details

5,584 ratings
3.62 out of 5 stars
5 23% (1,261)
4 34% (1,914)
3 30% (1,655)
2 10% (583)
1 3% (171)
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