Emma comes from a nasty background and has every intention of not letting history repeat itself in her new life in New York. And for once this is not about Emma's past catching up with her. No Emma's tale goes much further beyond that. This is about her ancestry and a curse as old as time, readying to strike once again.
Brendan is the good-looking bad boy that all the girls want and who, naturally, never looks at them twice; infact he never looks at them once! But when Emma waltzes into his life he can't stop staring and feeling an inexplicable pull.
When the two meet Emma starts having visions that make her fear for her life, Brendan doesn't know if he's coming or going with his feelings and even when he does, he still doesn't know what the right course of action is. If you then throw into the mix a witch, a pinch of magic and a beautifully mysterious pendant that seems to make its way into the hands of Emmas across time... well then you have yourself a spellbinding novel, and not even half of what Cara Lynn Shultz has in store for you.
Although the concepts used were not new to the world of books, this did not deduct in anyway to the storyline, characters or style of writing. I very much enjoyed Spellbound and was gladly swept away into New York. A city which I have heard countless times described as magical, though this time Cara Lynn Shultz hinted that myth may be more true than I thought!
Spellbound was a grippingly fast paced novel with characters I grew to like straight away, and a story that spoke of betrayal, witchcraft riddles, timeless curses, magic and ofcourse, the most important key ingredient of them all: true love.
I read this book in less than a day and very much look forward to reading its sequel Spellcaster which is already available!