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Steadfast

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The second book in the dazzling Spellcaster series from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray is perfect for fans of the Beautiful Creatures and Hex Hall series.

Nadia, Mateo, and Verlaine saved Captive's Sound from the dark Sorceress Elizabeth...or so they thought. Despite their best efforts, a greater evil has arisen, and its dark magic has begun to call Nadia.

With her Steadfast, Mateo, and her best friend, Verlaine, Nadia must fight the black magic that tempts her, and stop the One Beneath before He comes to claim her power as His own.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 21mm | 273g
  • HarperTeen
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 006196123X
  • 9780061961236
  • 107,082

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Someone strong enough to bear the curse. Someone who now could see magic at work in the world, both light and dark.

Nadia's witchcraft should grow even stronger now that her boyfriend, Mateo, is also her Steadfast--bound to her and empowering her magic. Yet the curse that torments Mateo has only intensified. Try as she might, Nadia can't break the cruel spell on her best friend, Verlaine; outwit the Sorceress Elizabeth; or stop a mysterious illness that's striking people down one by one. And now a demon named Asa has joined the forces of darkness, playing mind games with them all.

Nadia must gather all her strength to protect the ones she loves. But she is more vulnerable than ever to a darker power. The One Beneath has begun to call Nadia's name, and Nadia must decide how close she's willing to get to the darkness--before she can't escape.
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Review quote

"Just as smoothly written and appealing as the first entry. The ending will provide terrific fodder for book discussions, so make sure you have enough copies to go around." -- Booklist "The eternal conflict between ends and means keeps the tension taut and the plot humming." -- Kirkus Reviews "This imaginative novel does not disappoint. A suspenseful and highly entertaining read." -- Kiersten White, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of PARANORMALCY Praise for SPELLCASTER: "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 Praise for SPELLCASTER: "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 Praise for SPELLCASTER: "...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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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

1,715 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 26% (449)
4 37% (635)
3 28% (474)
2 7% (128)
1 2% (29)
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