Apr 9, 2012

ARC Review: Cara Lynn Shultz - Spellcaster

Cara Lynn Shultz - Spellcaster
(Spellbound #2)

• Pub Date: March 27, 2012
• Publisher: Harlequin Teen
• Format: Ebook 384 (ARC)
• Age Range: Young Adult

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.

I received this ARC from Net Galley. Here's my honest review:

I liked the first book in this series, Spellbound. I enjoyed the humor of this sequel, but the story wasn't as capturing as the first one. Spellcaster didn't suck me in as much as Spellbound did. This one too quite a bit for me to finish since I wasn't worried about how Emma and Brendan would fare this time around. They always figure things out and make it work. Angelique has a couple of her own chapters with her own POV, and things seem to be getting better between Angelique and Brendan. That's good!

The thing that sticks out the most from this book is definitely the comedy that is Emma. She's very funny. Sometimes it sounds like she's trying too hard, but her sarcastic comments and snide remarks really cracked me up a few times. And obviously the love between Emma and Brendan is swoon worthy. But they both care for each other so much it's almost sickening. Oy. Brendan is always feeling so guilty and Emma has to lie, but their relationship is just so perfect, right? In the end it's okay because he would have done the same thing, right? I don't know about this..

In this installment of the Spellbound series, Emma is being attacked by another crazy and needs to use her witchcraft to save the day. Sounds familiar, right? I can't imagine this series going any other way. I'd like to see a book about them without some psycho trying to attack them. Just saying.

This was the ARC so perhaps some things were polished up and changed. I'm not a re-reader so I won't be checking for differences.

Bottom line: If you've read the first one, you should continue, but they're not must reads.


3/5 book sharks!


  1. I can see what you're saying. But if there isn't someone chasing them, what in the world is the story going to be about? Then it's just a romance novel instead of a paranormal romance. But that's just my opinion. You can check out my review and interview with the author here:

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  3. I haven’t red the book yet but I think it’s quite nice to read since I am a book lover! Nice blog by the way.

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