Spellbinder (Shadow Falls Novella)
Published: June 30, 2015 by St. Martin's Griffin
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Supernatural, Witches/Vampires/Shifters, Mystery, Action, Suspense, Romance
When magic, romance and family secrets collide, the result is spellbinding!
Miranda Kane has always felt like a screw up–at least when it comes to her ability to wield magic. Her only sanctuary is Shadow Falls camp, where she’s learning to harness her powers as a witch. But thanks to her shapeshifter boyfriend who called it quits and ran off to Paris, both her heart and powers feel broken.
When she unexpectedly lands a top spot in a spell casting competition in France, she flies out with her best friends Kylie and Della. But her trip takes her straight into the heart of a dangerous supernatural mystery–and a heated romance. What Miranda doesn’t expect is for her investigation to unleash shocking revelations…about herself, her family, and her arch enemy. Now Miranda must step up and show everyone that she’s a witch to be reckoned with….before it’s too late.
My girl Miranda FINALLY gets to show her point of view. Whooo Hooooo!!
Miranda is probably the most overlooked character in the series. People probably write her off, but she is has a lot of layers. Deep, deep, DEEP down. HAHAHAHA... seriously.... she may give off the impression of a hyper and super easy going girl, but she has had a lot to deal with. However, I can only hold my book close to give her sympathy and her life takes several nose dives. The poor girl just can't seem to catch a break.
Anyone who has had their heart tramped with a herd of elephants can feel her pain. Then let's tag on her older issues with her parents and her mom's expectations. Plus her Dyslexia effecting her abilities. Fast forward to her trip to France where even more issues rear their ugly heads and things get dangerous.
This series is one of my all time favorites, and C.C. never lets it become stale or boring. The writing is fresh, meaningful, witty, gripping and I could binge read this all week.
If you haven't read the series, then start with book one, Born at Midnight. You will get hooked. It's like crack. Well... since I've never done that, I say its like chocolate. Or bacon. You can not put it down, all willpower to stop is gone and you can't get enough.
Needless to say that I will be slightly hysterical in my glee when the next book comes out.