Monday, February 18, 2013

Spellcaster #1
by Claudia Gray
Publication date: 3/5/2013

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.

My Thoughts:
From afar, it isn't supper appealing. Not loud like the Selection series or as ominous as the Pledge series. Something about the soft fabric at the bottom corner drew me in closer. I love that the font looks like hand writing and goes all the way to the edge (bleed). In fact, the font is perfect! The little whisps of doodles also draw your eye to the flame in the girls hand. Obviously the focal point. I would gather from this that she has had a rough live. Maybe magic is the only thing that can calm her or make her feel the way she wants to feel. It has a mystical feel to it. The look on the girls face tells me that either she is having to concentration hard to conjurer the flame, or there is pain involved with the magic. 

**Note: I write my opinion on the cover before I read the blurb. That way I have an unbiased reaction and assumption.

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