Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Review copy (Thanks, Harlequin Teen and Netgalley!)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
WARNING: Summary & review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.
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.
Spellcaster is the fantastic follow-up to its predecessor, Spellbound. I really enjoyed SC because of the witty dialogue, the blazing hot romance between Emma and Brendan, a psychotic villain, and an engrossing plot.
I seriously love Emma. She's a hilarious, strong heroine who isn't your regular damsel-in-distress. Girl got a strong right hook and bad-ass witch powers. This is one girl you do not want to mess with. I also really like how she isn't perfect either as she struggles and ultimately grows into a better character by being the bigger person.
Angelique and Brendan are two characters I really love as well, each having their own personal characteristics which makes them awesome sauce. Despite starting off as a bit of insta-love (Well, who can blame them? They're literally soulmates), the romance between Brendan and Emma is so sweet and felt genuine.
My only complaint with this book is that it felt a bit predictable and had a lot of cliches. However, it all worked in the end, leaving one happy camper (me!).
Speaking of the ending, it was a really solid ending. Everything wrapped up in the way that it's possible there will be yet another sequel or it could be just cast off as the end of Brendan and Emma's story. I have a feeling it's going to be just like Spellbound and Cara will throw me yet another continuation of these two lovers. Well, we'll see...