Review: Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shultz


(Spellbound, #2)
By: Cara Lynn Shultz
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: March 27, 2012
Genre: YA
Source: NetGalley

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Finding your eternal soul mate – 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.


Spellcaster takes place shortly after Spellbound. Emma and Brendan are starting to get back into the grove of things when strange things start to happen. It turns out that one of Brendan’s previous conquests before meeting Emma is out for Emma’s blood.

I loved Spellbound. I thought Brendan was so adorable and supportive of Emma. I am glad to say that is still the case in this book. Once he finds out what’s going on and who’s attacking Emma, he feels incredibly guilty. Since she’s met him, she has been in constant danger and now one of the girls he messed around with is after her.

I liked this story but just not as much as the first book. Not that there was anything wrong with the writing but I just felt like Spellbound would have been perfect as a stand alone novel. They broke the ancient lovers curse in Spellbound which was something that their souls had been battling for centuries. There just wasn’t a whole lot to go off of from there. Regardless though, I still enjoyed getting more time with Brendan.

“While they’re teaching us about our periods in seventh grade, I swear they’re teaching guys how to do that bro-pump thing and throw popcorn in their mouths and catch it.”

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