Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Spellbinding by Maya Gold

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 spell book somehow winds up in her possession.

Trying to harness her new found 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.
From the moment I opened this book I was sucked right in. The first page to the very last was SPELLBINDING. I had to know what was going to happen to Abby and Rem every second. Maya Gold flawlessly wrote and enchanting tale in the heart of Salem. I love series, but it was refreshing to read one book that actually contained an ending!
So I'll break it down a little... I have always found the occurrences that happened in Salem utterly fascinating ever since I first learned of the tragedies that happened there and this book takes that scenario to a whole new level. Everything that I thought was "predictable" ended up throwing me a curve ball. There were twists and turns that can not be anticipated.
I LOVE the fact that Abby isn't the super hot chick who good things happen to like most stories these days. She seems realistic and sometimes you just want to jump into the story and defend her. Rem is of course Mcdreamy with a side of yum sauce and when they come together it's a breeding ground for a fast paced, super thrilling, one way ride and for those who can't read it yet I feel sorry for you.
Favorite Line: "Especially when he's tawny and sun-kissed from working outdoors, and you look like a glass of skim milk."
Due out April 1, 2013 check it out and tell 'em Beerens Baby sent you.
Happy Reading!

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