Thursday, 13 June 2013

Review; 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 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
I really enjoyed this book, although it was similar to other ya fantasy I have had read, it was a bit like slipping inot your favourite little black dress, comfortable but still enticing.

Abby is your usual high school girl, kinda of invisible to nearly everyone but this as never really bothered her, after her 16th birthday she starts having strange dreams and bad headache. 
As part of a school project she begins to trace her family tree and discovers she is related to Sarah Good, a woman accused of being a witch during the Salem witch trials.
Not long after she meets Remy a gorgeous and mysterious boy who already seems to know Abby, she reconises him too as a man from the strange dreams she as being having.
When strange things begin to happen around Abby she realises she could be a witch, with the help of a spell book that some how finds it's way into her bag she begins to experiment.

Abby although is likeable does in fact abuse her powers to begin with in not such a nice way, she in no way does anything evil but she does use her powers to greatly benefit herself, having said that what teenage girl wouldn't especially when it comes to a boy she as had a crush on since she was a child.

all in all I enjoyed reading this book and will be keeping an eye out for other books from Maya Gold.

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