Monday, April 1, 2013
REVIEW: Spellbinding, by Maya Gold
Spellbinding is a coming-of-age-discover-I'm-a-witch-can't-figure-out-the-hot-guy-I-like story. The cover gave me the impression that I'd see more...um...witch stuff. And it's set in Salem, Massachusetts. I feel like I needed it to be...more.
It starts out great. Abby is interesting and the approachable sort, you'd be friends with her. Her friends, new and old, are likeable and develop Abby's character well, even if there's is a little missing. It's, of course, interesting that she's taking a part time job in Salem, in a witchy kind of store. But then...it just became a same ol'-same ol' kind of story. It all even wrapped up neatly and nicely.
But, to be fair, when you're looking for escapist reading, same ol'-same ol' works. It's a good story and something I wouldn't hesitate to share with readers.
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