Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shultz Review

Cara Lynn Shultz

Publication Date:
March 27, 2012


Paperback, 384 pages

CAD $11.99

E-book request from NetGalley

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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 seventeen-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’s and Brendan’s deepest fears to reveal damaging secrets and destroy their trust in each other. And Emma’s crash course in überspells may not be enough to keep them safe…or to stop an inhuman force bent on making their unsuspected power its own.


The book was provided by the publisher Harlequin through NetGalley for an honest review with no compensation provided.

Emma and Brendan are now together, without the curse that plagued Brendan’s ancestors. Knowing that Emma is a witch doesn’t make her less of a threat from the people who want to hurt her. During a field trip, she gets attacked and has to use her powers last minute to defend herself. With the help of her now best friend Angelique and Brendan, they try to solve the mystery of who is after them.

I love how Emma doesn’t just run away and hide from her problems. She fights, and stands up for herself, and in doing so, makes her a formidable opponent. This is a different type of book with witchly powers, and I love how they’re all tied in together in the end. Being with Brendan, also makes Emma stronger and together they make an adorable couple and I loved their cute dialogue making me laugh out loud at some parts.

What I dislike was the fact that someone is always trying to murder someone. Now if Andy came back, then I can tell that would become a great book as well. Now these books always end off with a cliffhanger, so I wouldn’t know what the next storyline would be but I’m still excited to find out.

Rating 4/5


“Real, honest true love is supposed to be one of the purest, most powerful forces there is.”—Mandie (112)

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