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Friday, March 15, 2013

Review: Spellcaster

Title: Spellcaster
Series: Spellcaster # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Paranormal
Author: Claudia Gray
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Book: ARC sent by publisher

"When Nadia’s family moves to Captive’s Sound, she instantly realizes there’s more to it than meets the eye. Descended from witches, Nadia senses a dark and powerful magic at work in her new town. Mateo has lived in Captive’s Sound his entire life, trying to dodge the local legend that his family is cursed - and that curse will cause him to believe he’s seeing the future … until it drives him mad. When the strange dreams Mateo has been having of rescuing a beautiful girl—Nadia—from a car accident come true, he knows he’s doomed.
Despite the forces pulling them apart, Nadia and Mateo must work together to break the chains of his family’s terrible curse, and to prevent a disaster that threatens the lives of everyone around them. Shimmering with magic and mystery, New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray’s new novel is sure to draw fans of the Hex Hall and Caster Chronicles series, and fans of the hit CW TV show The Secret Circle."

Needing to get away from my last intense read, this gave me exactly what I need. A thrilling fantasy, exploring the world of magic and darkness.

A consistently awesome plot, I fell into this story quick. A curse that moves from generation to generation and a untrained witch who can be the only person who can help him. The plot moved at a good pace leaving me feel good. There are more twists and minor characters who played a bigger role than what I anticipated. 

The love interest is quite a nice catch.  I like that there is no insta-love and really like that there are many obstacles standing in their way. It gives their love much more to fight for. Nadia and Mateo are great characters that work well together. Each have something to gain and loose. With the town quickly falling under darkness, it's up to them to stop it.

Spellcaster is a fantastic story sweeping you away in an awesome adventure. Combining a dark past with an uncertain future, the reader is caught in an intriguing story. Impressive and suspenseful, Spellcaster is wonderful.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I'm glad that you enjoyed this one. I am looking forward to reading it. I love books with witches or magic and add in suspense and adventure and it's almost a sure win!! Fab review!

  2. After I read your review I got really excited but then I saw it is a series, but I will still check this out, especially since I LOVE witch/magic novels.

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  3. YES! I just won this book and need to get to it. Also, I'm happy there is no insta-love! Thanks for the brilly review!

  4. I have read many so-so reviews on this one and no one seemed to like it that much. I really liked the Evernight series so I'm glad that someone really liked this one because I really want to read it.

    Thanks for the great review!


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