Thursday, October 24, 2013

Audio Review: Spellcaster




Title: Spellcaster
Author: Claudia Gray
Pages: 389
Format: Audio 
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen
Rating: 4 Cows



Goodreads Description:

When Nadia’s family moves to Captive’s Sound, she instantly realizes there’s more to it than meets the eye. Descended from witches, Nadia senses a dark and powerful magic at work in her new town. Mateo has lived in Captive’s Sound his entire life, trying to dodge the local legend that his family is cursed - and that curse will cause him to believe he’s seeing the future … until it drives him mad. When the strange dreams Mateo has been having of rescuing a beautiful girl—Nadia—from a car accident come true, he knows he’s doomed.

Despite the forces pulling them apart, Nadia and Mateo must work together to break the chains of his family’s terrible curse, and to prevent a disaster that threatens the lives of everyone around them. Shimmering with magic and mystery, New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray’s new novel is sure to draw fans of the Hex Hall and Caster Chronicles series, and fans of the hit CW TV show The Secret Circle.



I read Claudia Gray's Evernight series a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. However, I was hestitant to pick up SPELLCASTER. Why you may ask? Well, generally speaking I'm not too fond of books about witches. There have been some that I have liked but typically they just aren't my thing. However, SPELLCASTER is most definitely my thing! 

First, I should be honest. The thing that finally convinced me to read this book was that I found out that the audiobook was narrated by Khristine Hvam. She is my favorite narrator so I thought I should go ahead and give this book a chance. Khristine Hvam does an excellent job with this audiobook. She makes the listening experience completely enjoyable and truly brings the story to life.

The main character, Nadia, is an interesting care to see develop. She's smart and talented but she's not completely confident in her abilities because her mom left her without teaching her everything about the craft. Now, that she knows no witches and has no one to guide her she's unsure if the craft even has a place in her future. But more troubling than that fact, she's haunted by why her mom would leave in the first place and why she wants no contact with her at all. 

Two of the most interesting characters in the story to me where Verlain (that may be spelled wrong since I listened to the audiobook and don't own a physical copy of the book yet) and Elizabeth. Verlain is this very different girl that everyone just seems to overlook. She has a great sense of humor and personaility yet no one makes her any attention. This is eventually explained and I thought it was a great twist to the story. Elizabeth at first glance is this sweet wholesome girl. However, we quickly learn that's not the case. She's not at all what I expected her to be.

The plot was fast paced and entertaining. I loved seeing Nadia develop her talents and also watch her friendship with Verlain grow and her relationship with Mateo develop. I'm a sucker for "the fate of the world rests in our hands and we must find a way to stop it" plots. This is definitely one of those and one that I thoroughly enjoyed.

SPELLCASTER is a fast paced novel that had my attention from the very beginning. While it's not my typical read, I am very pleased that I decided to read it. Kudos to Khristine Hvam for being such an awesome narrator and kudos to the always wonderful Claudia Gray for creating yet another great book. 


7 comments:

  1. Sounds great! I do have the actual book but I have yet to read it. Audio books is an unchartered territory for me but I'm not really opposed to it. I love Claudia Gray and her Ever Night series though I neglected to read the last two.

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  2. I didn't know she was the narrator! Oh, I am DEFINITELY going to get the audiobook, now!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

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