Title: Spellbinder (Shadow Falls Novella)
Author: C.C. Hunter
Source: Received from publicist via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: June 30, 2015
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.
Spellbinder is a novella in the Shadow Falls series by C.C. Hunter. The main series revolves around Kylie, but this one is about her friend Miranda. This series is full of different kinds of supernatural beings. Miranda is a dyslexic, teenage witch. She has always felt like a failure in her mother's eyes, and now her boyfriend has broken up with her so her life isn't going too great.
I really like Miranda, but I didn't love this book like I was hoping to. Don't get me wrong – it was good. I like books that focus more on romance and this one had more suspense and mystery than anything. I know that some people will love that about this book. The girls in this series are always getting themselves in danger and it makes things exciting.
There is sort of a love triangle involved, even though the romance is barely there. The relationship between Miranda and the guys is not resolved – so there must be another book coming. I hope things work out with her boyfriend Perry, but we will just have to see. There was so much other supernatural drama going on that there was no time for Miranda to focus on either guy.
There is an interesting twist in this book, but I don't want to give it away. I was glad to see Kylie and Della show up in this book. Della's romance problems haven't been resolved in her book either, so I'm interested to see how things turn out for her. I know there is so much more to Della and Miranda's stories.
If you like young adult paranormal romances, then I totally recommend this series. I would suggest starting at the very beginning with Kylie's book – Born at Midnight. This trio of girls is fun to read about and you'll get to see plenty of Miranda there too.
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