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Spellcaster (Spellbound #2)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  4,862 Ratings  ·  402 Reviews
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 29, 2011 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
Oct 24, 2011 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 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,
Sep 25, 2011 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 24, 2012 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 21, 2012 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
Mar 02, 2012 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
Jan 23, 2012 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
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 29, 2012 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
Sep 01, 2012 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
Jun 18, 2012 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
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
Aug 30, 2011 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.
Jan 24, 2012 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
Jan 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, pnr, ya
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
Oct 01, 2013 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
Aimee Agresti
Sep 22, 2011 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!
Kelsey van Dillen
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ook al had dit boek van mij niet echt gehoeven, het einde van deel 1 was mooi zo, vond ik dat er wel spannende stukken in het verhaal zaten. Vooral het eindgevecht was een leuke scene. De opbouw was wederom wat langzaam.
Review is also posted at Far Past Midnight

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 East Side prep, even for a sixteen-year-old newbie witch. Having the most-wanted boy in school as her eternal soul mate sure helps ease the pain-especially since
Dark Faerie Tales
Aug 17, 2012 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
Amber at Fall Into Books
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
WARNING! Review contains spoilers for Spellbound! If you haven't read Spellbound yet, read it before looking at this review.

My thoughts on the book:
Wow. I thought that surely Shultz outdid herself with Spellbound, but I was wrong. Spellcaster is fantastic! It picks up where Spellbound left off, with Emma and Brendan dealing with the fallout from Anthony's attack. Anthony is still MIA, and the police believe that his father is hiding him somewhere in Europe. However, no one is sure where Anthony
Aug 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
I have been looking forward to this book for a while and I was not disappointed as we find Emma & Brendan are faced with a new more sinister threat involving blood and dark magic as past and present clash. I loved how the witchcraft element was brought to the forefront in this book as Angelique tries to school Emma and teach her how to control her burgeoning power, it will be interesting to see where this goes in future books because she seems to be quite powerful . Still loving all the c
Jan 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-arc
Review originally posted in:

I love the dark background and the eery feeling! I also really adore the font of 'Spellcaster' and how the girl seems to be running away from something! Gives a sense of mysterious feeling!


Does finding true love means the end of everything?

Spellcaster continues where Spellbound left off. Emma and Brendan are finally together but that is not the end. Vince Academy's cliques are definitely not happy for them and there
Feb 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..

After the happy ever after of finding her soulmate, Brendan, Emma though her life would be a lot calmer than it has been in recent months. Never mind her budding powers as a witch, she just wants to be a normal sixteen year old going to prep school, with a yummy boyfriend to boot. However, she should have known things wouldn't have stayed so easy. A malevolent force who makes Emma's witch skills look like parlor tricks, has set its sight on
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
Jen Halligan
Oct 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: signed-by-author
Originally posted on A Book and a Latte :

**Spoilery if you haven’t read Spellbound (book 1)**

I loved Spellbound , and it wrapped up pretty nicely, so I was surprised and excited to learn that there would be a sequel! I basically stalked Cara Lynn Shultz and NetGalley in my impatience to get my hands on this one!

In Spellbound, Emma and Brendan found each other and discovered that true love really exists, and were able to break the centuries old curse that kept bringing them together and tragica
Feb 21, 2012 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
Traci (The Reading Geek)
Feb 18, 2012 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
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“The lightbulb is gone," she said awed. "Emma, you said, 'Lights, begone' and you literally made the lights be gone."
"How do I get them back?" I asked, panicked. "What's the opposite of begone? Regone?”
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