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Spellbinding

SpellbindingPublisher: Scholastic
Author: Maya Gold
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Review Source:  NetGalley/Scholastic

★ ☆★ ☆ – 4 Stars

Summary: (Goodreads)
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 Review:
I can say this book is very entertaining. I loved the fact that it was a page a turner, and you wanted to know what was going to happen next. It may not have been a “wow, that has never happened” in a witch book, but it was enjoyable.
The writing style sucks you into wanting to learn more, and I appreciated that. This book is an easy read, and you will get to know the characters as the story line develops.
You will either like Abby, or not. I genuinely liked her, she is just an average sixteen year old, that grows with mistakes, and learns sometimes you can’t have everything you want. She meets Rem in Salem, and sometimes their relationship was up and down, and not a lot of depth. I did enjoy reading about them though, and one of the reasons for this book to be a page turner.

About Author:
Maya Gold grew up in New Jersey, a few towns north of Diana’s home in Weehawken. Now she lives in upstate New York with her fashion–forward teenage daughter and a very friendly dog. Maya writes books and magazine articles, and in her spare time, she coaches a high school drama club. Cinderella Cleaners is her first series for young readers.

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Disclosure: I received this book for free from NetGalley/Scholastic. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Stacking the Shelves (2)

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews,  is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

So, I went back over the last two weeks (yeah, I know, I just done this Meme last week, but hey, I am just getting this blog started) and added everything I have on my Kindle App (can’t wait till I can get my Kindle! It is hard to read NetGalley’s ebooks on my phone), or that I have won/bought. Man, I got a lot of reading to do! I hope you enjoy the titles below, maybe you will find something you haven’t heard of it. Wishing you Happy Reading!

Upcoming for Reviews: NetGalley/BFB/Author
Someday, Someday, Maybe

Spellbinding by Maya Gold (NetGalley/Scholastic Inc.) e-book
Once Upon a Time by Debbie Macomber (NetGalley/Howard Books) e-book
Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham (NetGalley/Random House) e-book
I’ll Take What She Has by Samantha Wilde (NetGalley/Random House) e-book
Randy The Raindrop by Patty Wiese (Author) Print
Live and Let Die by Bianca Sloane (Author) e-book

Bought/Freebies last 2 weeks:
My Temporary Life
Reaching the Edge by Jennifer Comeaux (Amazon) e-book
Careful What You Wish For… by Paula Millhouse (Amazon) e-book
Tangled Beauty by K.L. Middleton (Amazon) e-book
Reinventing Claire by Darian Wilk (Amazon) e-book
Silent Screams by Annette Gisby (Smashwords) e-book
Jordan’s Battle by E.A West e-book
Hawthorne by Sarah Ballance e-book
My Temporary Life by Martin Crosbie (Amazon) e-book
Cautious by Elizabeth Nelson (Amazon) e-book
UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn (Amazon) e-book
Watched by Cindy M Hogan (Amazon) e-book
Against the Wall by Julie Prestsater (Amazon) e-book
Unbound by Cat Miller (Amazon) e-book
All For Anna by Nicole Deese (Amazon) e-book
Waking Up Married by Mira Lyn Kelly (Amazon) e-book
Close to You by Kate Perry (Amazon) e-book
Planning For Love by Christi Barth (Amazon) e-book

Won/Gifted over the past 2 weeks:
consequences-truth
Truth/Consequence by Aleatha Romig – Signed Paperbacks @Brittany
When Rain Falls by Melissa Stewart @ Patricia Print
Three Elements of Sorcery Series by Chris Kellen @Chris e-books
Easter Bunny Murder by Leslie Meier @Bea Print
A Song for Julia by Charles Sheehan-Miles @Cara e-book
Frankie & Delilah by Francesca-Anna Daniels & Delilah Borden @Goodreads Print
The Keeper of the Dawn by J.B. Hickman e-book
One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy @Momo e-book
The love of my (other) Life by Traci L. Slatton @Nightstandnovels e-book

Past Week In Review:
Stacking the Shelves
Hair Spray, High Heels, & Second Hand Smoke by Frank Meyner
Fun: Versatile Blogger Award
Starring Jules #1: Starring Jules (as Herself) by Beth Ain
Meme: Teaser Tuesday
Lord, I Give You This Day by Kay Arthur
Meme: Friday Finds
Fly Away by Kristin Hannah

What are you adding to your shelf this week!? Either comment or leave your link so I can check out your list, too.
Thanks for stopping by!