Book Review: Spelled by Kate St. Clair

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4 out of 5 stars

[Full disclosure: I received a free ebook through Masquerade Tours’ Reader Round-Up program in exchange for an honest review.]

Spelled is the story of Georgia and her four siblings as they learn that they are all blood witches. Life in their small Texas town is dangerous for witches, however, and they must deal with a variety of people who are trying to destroy their lives. Georgia finds help and support from the hot new guy at school who has some secrets of his own.

What I liked:

The plot and backstory are great. St. Clair has created a wonderful mythology for her characters that pulls from Irish history as well as Hispanic lore. The plot is well thought and engaging, following an arc that makes sense and satisfies the reader.

 

Not so much:

I just wanted more: more character development. I think I like Georgia and Luke, but 100 pages were just not enough to get really attached. If I were in charge of the world, this would become a full-length novel. There would be more of everyone, especially the siblings. The stepdad would also have a bigger part, and thus side step the YA trope of absentee parents.

Overall:

Definitely recommended. I look forward to the rest of the series. 4/5 stars.

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