Thursday, April 19, 2012
Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shultz
"Spellcaster," picks up a few months after "Spellbound," left off. Emma and Brendan successfully broke the curse that threatened their lives and their relationship and have been blissfully living happily ever after. Unfortunately, one of Brendan's ex-girlfriends has a vendetta and the couple must fight against a new supernatural curse and and natural jealously. Will Emma's burgeoning witchcraft skills be enough to save their relationship and their lives again? You'll have to read the book to discover yourself.
"Spellcaster," was just as good if not better than the original. Shultz has a knack for keeping teenage dialogue fresh and contemporary. The plot is fast-paced and provides edge of your seat thrills mixed with comic relief, magical fun, steamy but not too steamy romance, and thought provoking discussion of whether revenge is really sweet. Set amongst a romanticized New York City, this is one YA novel that shouldn't be missed.
Special thanks to @netgalley for providing the digital ARC for this review.