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Saturday, April 20

Review: Spellbinding by Maya Gold


Synopsis: 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.

Publisher: Scholastic Point

Page Count: 272 pages

Edition: Kindle (Galley from NetGalley)

Rating: 3/5 stars


First of all, I want to say sorry to the publisher because this review is going up really late. I haven't had time lately and today was the only free day I had.

This book is about a girl named Abby. She has no friends(except one), has a crush on the 'hottest' guy in school, has an enemy who just so happens to be her crush's girlfriend, and there is a mysterious guy she has the hots for.

Sound familiar? Yep, this book is basically a YA PNR repeat. It has everything cliche in it. The plot is very interesting once you really get into it though. But it's too short to even be really good. It had great potential. The witch thing was so interesting. Abby doesn't even do anything remotely cool with it though. She just focuses all her energy on this guy she's not even sure she likes anymore. It was really pathetic too. There was a perfectly fine boy right in Salem but she blew him off because she had powers. How ridiculous!

Overall, there really isn't much to say about this. The summary is basically the whole book because of how short it is. The climax was too short to be good. The characters were bland. Abby was a selfish brat. If the book was longer-or maybe a series-I could understand more. But no. I wouldn't reccomend this book to anyone who wants a real story. I found it too juvenile. I'd recommend it to girls going into middle school.


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