Friday, 30 January 2015

Spelled by Kate St. Clair

Spelled (Sayers Witch Series, #1)Spelled by Kate St. Clair
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The story revolves around the young and bewildered Georgies Sayers, who shoulders a very huge burden when she tries to run her family after her mother commits an untimely suicide. Having to undergo therapy herself, her depression is further heightened when she learns of the whispers from her neighbours and town dwellers behind her back about she and her siblings being strange and weird. Little does she know that these whispers have some element to truth to them. When she meets Luke, who enrolls at her school when his school collapses in a fire, she finds him intriguing and terrifying at first. Later on, he goes on to become her confidante and gives her a lot of insight into who her family really is - Georgia and her siblings are special witches with super powers. While she tries to fathom who Luke really is, she also realises that their powers put her family in danger. Not being able to draw help from her step father, she needs to take control of things. Do Georgia and her siblings manage to save their lives and their powers, is what the book takes us through.

I found the plot and storyline engaging and interesting. The characterisation was handled well, especially that of Georgia's kid brother, who is reticent at first when he learns of their powers, and comes up with a surprising twist at the end of the tale. I would have preferred for the pace to have been a tad more balanced. The story flows blurringly fast at points, and drags longer than necessary at others. Nevertheless, I found this to be an enjoyable young adult paranormal read and I would definitely recommend this to lovers of paranormal genres.

My rating: 4 stars

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