Thursday, August 15, 2013

Spellbinding [Book Review]

Disclaimer: I received a e-copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinions.

Kindle Edition, 277 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Point
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There's more than one way to be powerful . . .

It is during a routine school project that Abby Silva--sixteen and nearly friendless--makes a startling discovery: She is descended from women who were accused of witchcraft back in 1600s Salem. And when Abby visits nearby Salem, strange, inexplicable events start to unfold. Objects move when she wills them to. Candles burst into sudden flame. And an ancient spellbook somehow winds up in her possession.

Trying to harness her newfound power, Abby concocts a love potion to win over her longtime crush--and exact revenge upon his cruel, bullying girlfriend. But old magic is not to be trifled with. Soon, Abby is thrust headlong into a world of hexes, secrets, and danger. And then there's Rem Anders, the beautiful, mysterious Salem boy who seems to know more about Abby than he first lets on.

A reckoning is coming, and Abby will have to make sense of her history--and her heart--before she can face the powerful truth

My Thoughts:
As a child, I went through many phases of interests. For the most part, they have always stuck with me. I still love big cats, meteorology, and the Salem Witch Trials. Almost every single year for Halloween, I was a witch. I loved it. So when I saw this book on NetGalley, I jumped at the opportunity to request it!

Abby is a 16 year old girl living in Massachusetts. She has one friend who is a senior, but other than that she is pretty invisible. She pines for the popular guy in school even though he's dating the mean queen of the school. When given an ancestry assignment, Abby finds that her deceased mother's family can be traced back to one of the most famous witches burned at the stake in the Salem Witch Trials.

She heads to Salem to do some more exploring of her mother's bloodline and meets a dreamy boy named Anders. She starts to have some eerie things happen to her - and she begins to suspect she may be a witch.


I loved this book. Regardless of the high school scene being a bit cliche...okay, a lot cliche...this book hooked me from the get-go. Abby is a very relatable character. And Anders is definitely swoonworthy. If you're a fan of witches, get this book on your TBR list ASAP. It was easy to blow through the book like it was nothing. I loved how the story progressed and how it ended. Although I don't need anymore series to read, I wish this one would've had a few sequels!

Previous Review:
Dare You To by Katie McGarry [here]

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