Author: Cara Lynn Schultz
Series: Spellbound #2
Release Date: March 27th, 2012
Number of Pages: 384
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: NetGalley + Bought copy
Finding your eternal soulmate - easy.
Stopping a true-love-hungry evil - not so much…
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 sixteen-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 and Brendan's deepest fears to reveal damaging secrets and destroy their trust in each other. And Emma's crash course in über-spells may not be enough to keep them safe…or to stop an inhuman force bent on making their unsuspected power its own.
Now, Spellcaster was a sequel I was really excited to read. I had really enjoyed the first novel, so how could I not be excited about more of Emma and Brendan?
One thing that I really liked about the novel is Brendan and Emma’s relationship. Why? I just feel it is well balanced. Yes, Brendan is supposedly super hot (which is repeated I don’t know how many time. The only thing that really got on my nerve with this novel to be franc.), but it doesn’t stop Emma from understanding that her fear that he is too good for him aren’t founded (which can be seen a little at some point in the novel).
No, for most of the novel, we see both of them taking risk the other would have rather they hadn’t. Still, they understood, which I think is really thanks to Angelique. Angelique was the one at some point to tell Brendan to imagine how he would react if he was in her shoes and she was in his. That, to me, made their relation really interesting to follow.
The villain of the story really surprised me at first. I didn’t really expect it to be that one person (trying to keep as much info to myself as I can. Wouldn’t want to spoil it for anyone.) I had so many scenarios in my head (maybe that’s why I didn’t really see it coming…), but I was wrong! It really got me addicted from the beginning.
Now, I have to say, Cara Lynn Shultz was once again able to keep me addicted from page one to the last. I was so captivated that I read it in one sitting (while I was waiting for one of my friends… Drinking a good Vanilla Soy Latte… Which ended getting cold because I COULDN’T KEEP MY HEAD OUT OF THIS BOOK! )