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Spellcaster (Spellbound #2)

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After breaking a centuries-old romantic curse, Emma Connor is (almost) glad to get back to normal problems. Although…it's not easy dealing with the jealous cliques and gossip that rule her exclusive Upper East Side prep, even for a seventeen-year-old newbie witch. Having the most-wanted boy in school as her eternal soul mate sure helps ease the pain—especially since wealth ...more
Paperback, 371 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Harlequin Teen
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Aug 23, 2012 Andrea rated it liked it
I am actually looking forward to this book! And it would be a crying shame if authors never made sequels, they are so important to the readers who DO enjoy the series.

It is perfectly fine to not like a book, but never, ever ok to tell the author not to waste their time. And she is "for the love of all things good and holy" writing a new book because there ARE people who want to read it! If you don't want to, then here is a suggestion: Jog on and stop being so rude!

Finished the book, it was AWES
Lisa (Fic Talk)
Jan 12, 2012 Lisa (Fic Talk) marked it as to-read
Shelves: printed-arcs
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought Spellbound was a standalone?!

There's MORE to Brendan and Emma's story? Really???

No offense to the author... but just when I thought I'd gotten away from the ever dreaded series schtick, it comes back to smack me dead in the face.

I'll read it but I'm a little lost as to why their story is being continued. (And I'm not trying to be mean. I'm just honestly curious)

After reading the epi in Spellbound, I really thought we'd be hearing from another character, not
Jennifer Armentrout
Oct 13, 2011 Jennifer Armentrout marked it as to-read
I had no idea there was going to be a sequel. So cool. Can't wait.
Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)
Emma and Brendan are now together, without the curse that plagued Brendan's ancestors. Knowing that Emma is a witch doesn't make her less of a threat from the people who want to hurt her. During a field trip, she gets attacked and has to use her powers last minute to defend herself. With the help of her now best friend Angelique and Brendan, they try to solve the mystery of who is after them.

I love how Emma doesn't just run away and hide from her problems. She fights, and stands up for herself,
Apr 12, 2012 Abbi rated it it was amazing
I stayed up all night it finally downloaded to my kindle, and finished it. I was not in good shape for work the next day, but whatever, it was worth it. :)
Emma grows so much in this book!! She's a little braver, a little more smart-mouthed, but she's also still really funny. I also liked seeing the relationship with her and Brendan. They're really in love, but they're also NORMAL. Like, there was this one scene where he teased her about how she takes her coffee...I don't k
Mar 26, 2012 Heidi rated it liked it
“Three Stars: Freed from the lovers curse, but happily ever after is not in store for Brendan and Emma as dark enemies seek to destroy their happiness. Spellcaster, drops back into Brendan and Emma's lives four months after the neat resolution of Spellbound. The book opens with a cryptic email to an unknown addressee at the Vince A Prep School. The anonymous emailer is bent on unleashing revenge on Brendan. Meanwhile, the lovebirds have settled back into school. Emma is working with Angelique to ...more
Tara Fuller
Mar 26, 2012 Tara Fuller rated it it was amazing
First of all let me just say, holy hotness BRENDAN! Yet another hot YA boy to add to my swoon list. I really enjoyed Emma and Brendan’s relationship in this book. It was sweet with just the right amount of steam for a YA book. This was a really fun YA paranormal read. A fast moving plot with lots of action, magic and romance. SPELLCASTER was definitely my kind of book. The dialogue was witty and the author totally nailed the teen voice which is easier said than done. Spellcaster was a perfect se ...more
Jan 23, 2012 Brob rated it it was amazing
Spellcaster is the second book in a series by Cara Lynn Schultz. It is a nice deviation from the typical paranormal YA. It has a touch of a historical romance feel to it but it is set in the present day.

If you thought the first book in the series was action packed then you will love this one. This book kept me on the edge of my seat with all the action that was happening. I loved that the plot kept a quick pace all through the book. There were still sweet moments between Emma and Brendan but the
Apr 01, 2012 Susan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-read-2012
Spellcaster is a spellbinding intensely action packed magical tale of suspense, danger, and love at its inner most core. It is dark and hungry, filled with primal urges, impending danger, hidden secrets, and evil forces hell bent on taking unsuspected powers for their own. In the center of the story, is the sweet and engrossing tale of two soulmates - Emma and Brendan - who are incredibly amazing enough not to take their relationship at face value, as they delve more into the nature of their h ...more
Aug 24, 2015 Angie rated it liked it
Of course, Emma and Brendan can't just live happily ever after. In Spellcaster, someone is after them. Emma is attacked by a masked person with a knife. Her cousin suddenly seizes and ends up in the hospital. Then Brendan is possessed and says a lot of hurtful things to Emma. Emma thought she just had to worry about Anthony coming back for her, but this attack is clearly magical in nature. It's time for her to learn to use her powers because a fight is coming.

Spellcaster was quite cheesy, but it
Apr 01, 2012 Kathryn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, ya, pnr
Received from Netgalley

AHHHH!!!! I love this story!! Cara Lynn Shultz is a fantastic writer that definitely knows how to draw her reader in and keep them captivated all the way through.
Spellcaster picks up after Spellbound with the lives and love story of Brendan and Emma. And our heroine Emma grew so much in this book. I am so proud to see her become so strong, especially after all her struggles she has had to overcome in her life. Plus, Brendan.... WOW!!! Don't we all wish we had a guy like t
Jan 14, 2012 ~Tina~ rated it really liked it
Spellcaster doesn't come out for a couple of months so all I'm gonna say is that I loved this just as much as the first one!

This plot line was fantastic, wicked and truly suspenseful.
Brendan and Emma are seriously the most irresistible couple with lots of swoon-worthy scenes that turned me into goo.
Brendan's hero complex combined with his delusional 'legal tactics' were both frustrating and adorable.
Emma stepped up huge in this book. She went a little power-drunk but she's come a long way.
Mar 19, 2012 Danny rated it really liked it
Shelves: imm-janii
Review posted at Bewitched Bookworms

I still remember last year when I found Spellbound, the first book on NetGalley and got all excited. The premise sounded awesome and it was! I absolutely loved this story! So, when the awesome Cara announces that she will continue the story I got excited all over again!

Spellcaster – Magic, Love, Friendship and Characters made of Awesome!

What I loved most in Spellbound were the characters. And, I’m not just talking about the MC Emma and Brendan, Cara Lynn Shult
Oct 17, 2013 Abbie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Spellcaster was slightly better than Spellbound.

The action didn't take as long to appear as it did in Spellbound but it still took a while.
When it did finally show, there did seem to be more of it... but unfortunately, i still didn't feel very entertained.

Emma's humor was still really cringe worthy, and i was really hoping someone would tell her to stop with the jokes.
She was also still annoying, but luckily, not as much. (Although, there wasn't much of a difference.)

Overall, this was a bette
Caitlin: When starting this book, I wanted one thing to happen…or well, not to happen. I wanted there to not be a new love interest introduced or for Emma and Brendan to break up…you know how book twos always seem to be about the intense emotional drama. I wanted the drama to come from outside the relationship.

And…YAY! It totally did!

Christine: Unfortunately this is too common in second books. We’re introduced to this fantastic guy and/or girl, fall in love with the idea of them together and the
Jan 24, 2012 Nancy rated it liked it
Emma and Brendon are still fighting for their love. Kristin still wants him and will do anything to get him. The couple are still fated to be together forever. I found the book rather repetitive and monotonous. In case the reader missed the first book, the story is recalled over and over again throughout the book. Anthony tried to kill Emma, Emma lost her unicorn medallion, Emma's dead twin brother, Ethan came to her in her dreams and helped her save Brendon and they should just get right on wit ...more
Devon Ashley
Spellcaster picks up a few months after Spellbound and Emma and Brendan's scandal is still talk of the town. They try to go about their merry way but it doesn't take long for trouble to find them again. The fact that both of them had something stolen from them should have raised a red flag (it certainly did for me - even after the first thing was stolen). Turns out the two have ticked off a really nasty witch hellbent on draining and using their 'true love' blood to make her uber-powerful, and s ...more
Jun 18, 2012 L_manning rated it really liked it
True love has triumphed over an evil curse, and Emma and Brendan are free to enjoy being soulmates. Well, sort of. It turns out someone is out to kill Emma...again. This new person definitely means business. Emma has a few new tricks up her sleeve however. She's been practicing magic with her friend Angelique. As motives come out into the open, Emma will have to use all she has learned to save her life.

I was very interested to see where the author would go with a sequel, and I was not disappoint
Aimee Agresti
Nov 30, 2011 Aimee Agresti rated it it was amazing
LOVED IT!! Spellcaster has it all: fantastic storytelling, a great romance, chilling suspense. Fans of Spellbound and new readers alike will love this page-turner that follows soul mates Brendan (so dreamy) and Emma (who's newly powerful here and as witty as ever) as supernatural forces (a wonderfully unhinged villain) threaten to keep them apart. I read it so fast and then, as with any great book, was so sorry to see it end! A must read!
Miss Page Turner
Jan 05, 2015 Miss Page Turner rated it really liked it
Emma and Brendan finally broke the old curse that burdened their love, but a new enemy is coming for them, intending to use their powers for her own evil plans. SPELLCASTER is the second and last book in the SPELLBOUND series.
Emma and Brendan's romance intensifies a bit, but not as much as one could've hoped for in a sequel. They might have lost some of their original magic in consequence of too much secret-keeping and not trusting the other to be strong enough to handle any upcoming difficulti
Mar 01, 2012 Britney rated it really liked it
This is a great sequel! For starters, Emma’s strength really shows and develops, and she becomes such a strong female character that I almost have to put her up on a little pedestal. Sure, she has her flaws and insecurities, but they just make her that much more real. That being said, Brendan finally has to get over his hero complex. Not that it’s a bad thing, but he’s forced to acknowledge and give in to Emma’s strong and valiant nature. Her protectiveness. And that protectiveness kicks in when ...more
Sarah (Catching Books)
Feb 12, 2012 Sarah (Catching Books) rated it it was amazing
I was really happy when I heard that there was going to be a sequel to Spellbound..I really enjoyed the first book in this series so much! Spellcaster definitely didn't disappoint and I liked it even more than the first book in this series!!

One of my favorite parts of Spellcaster was that there was a lot more action in this novel when compared to the first book in the series. It was really interesting to see a different side of Emma and see her learn how to use her magic. While of course I love
Feb 16, 2012 Samantha rated it it was amazing
Spellcaster will leave you sighing in happiness. It is one of those books that you don't put down for fear of missing something! I loved Spellcaster, and it is defiantly worth the wait!

Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. It matched the other cover with the glass floating around, except this one has leaves. Which I currently have underneath my comma key. I love how the girl is running away and how everything is following her! Just gorgeous!

As with Spellbound, the writing style is a
Dark Faerie Tales
Aug 17, 2012 Dark Faerie Tales rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed-by-emmy
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: An unnecessary sequel that improves in a few ways on the first book — more action, tension, and romance than in Spellbound.

Opening Sentence: “They’re not looking at you.”

The Review:

For those of you who thought Spellbound was a stand-alone, you aren’t wrong. This story picks up four months after the end of the first book and is very different. There’s no carry over, no “oh you thought you were free but really…”, it’s a new plot. Frankly, I wi
One enemy defeated and another rises to the occasion, can Brendan and Emma brave this storm and come out unscathed...Presenting Spellbound #2 Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shultz .

Here is the summary of the book:

Finding your eternal soulmate - easy. Stopping a true-love-hungry evil - not so much… After breaking a centuries-old romantic curse, Emma Connor is (almost) glad to get back to normal problems.'s not easy dealing with the jealous cliques and gossip that rule her exclusive Upper
Shay Williams
May 29, 2012 Shay Williams rated it really liked it
I love it when I come across a heroine who is like a breath of fresh air. Emma has experienced a lot of tragedy in her short life as she has lost her twin to a disease and her mother and stepfather to a car accident. However rather then being beaten down, it has made her stronger. She has found her 'true love' which makes her giddy with happiness yet she has not thrown away her common sense and consummated the relationship. If I had a daughter I would hope that she was like Emma.

I was also impre
Mar 02, 2012 Darkfallen rated it liked it
Shelves: read-n-reviewed, arc
Poor Emma and Brandon just can't catch a break no matter how hard they try. Who said being soul mates was going to be easy?

It's a new school year and Emma and Brandon are trying to get back to their lives after the incident with Anthony. It's been a little bumpy since they don't know exactly where Anthony is and what he is up to. For all they know he is lurking in the shadows just waiting to get a second shot at separating them. Still Emma and Brendan have to try and get back to normal. That is
Traci (The Reading Geek)
Mar 06, 2012 Traci (The Reading Geek) rated it it was amazing
Cara Lynn Shultz's Spellcaster is the sequel to Spellbound and picks up four months later. Emma and Brendan are ready to get back to normal after everything that happened a few months ago. They find themselves still at the center of much gossip. However while Emma is learning more about spells, another force is beginning to close in on them.

I loved Spellcaster even more than Spellbound. I love how the characters developed through this story, especially Emma and Brendan. They were characters that
Nancy DiGirolamo
Feb 02, 2012 Nancy DiGirolamo rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Spellbound and was very much looking forward to reading Spellcaster.
I was not disappointed! The story again takes place in NYC about four months after where Spellbound left off. The action and suspense takes off right out of the shoot. We see a stronger, more confident Emma while still being as funny as ever. I chuckled out loud a few times while reading this book. We also find a lot more of Angelique who has really found her voice. Most of the characters from Spellbound return
Kal-El (the BookGeekBeauty)
After everything they went through to be together, Emma and Brendan are hoping that they can be somewhat normal high school students. Oh, but you knew they weren't going to get off that easy! Spellcaster picks up the storyline of Emma's magical powers, romance, and all that typical YA jazz. It also leaves you saying (with COMPLETE sarcasm intended)....ain't fated love grand?!

1.This author has committed one of the 7 deadly sins of book writing. She made the villain PREDICTABLE! If I was on t
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Cara Lynn Shultz is the author of Spellbound, Spellcaster and The Dark World. She has written for Billboard, People, Logo TV, The Dodo, Alternative Press, Teen People, Stuff and The Guardian UK.

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