Saturday, March 15, 2014


ISBN: 0061961205
Pages: 389

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.

Helloooo everybody! So, if you guys didn't know book two in this series just came out a couple of weeks ago on March 4. Yah, random book nerd trivia :) Anyway, this book was so cool, so captivating, I finished it one sitting, and so forth. Let's get into the review!!

First of all, please please everybody the cover! It's sooo pretty and haunting looking. I haven't picked up a witch based book in quite a while so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Also, I've read a short story by Claudia Gray in the Enthralled (Giovanni's Farewell) which I thought was an okay story but it wasn't my favorite. BUT let me tell you, this book definitely changed my point of view on her writing. The story was addicting and I couldn't even put it down. I started it right before going to bed and the next day, I bsed my homework to finish it. Yeah...that's how addicted I was...

Nadia was an okay character, I honestly liked Verlaine better.  But anyway, Nadia I guess you could say she was a strong character. But some of her actions were seriously flat out stupid. If there's a car in a ditch and the driver was still conscious would you really levitate it out knowing that you're exposing yourself right there? It just didn’t strike me as the smartest thing a person could do. Other than her lack of ability to make some smart choices, she was a pretty awesome character to read about. Right from the beginning, you knew that Nadia has a lot of potential. Just from the first couple of chapters, you just get this sense. What made Nadia different from other teen witches that I’ve read about and that’s not a lot, but she seemed a lot more human. She had grown up with the knowledge of her magic, but her training was incomplete after her mother left with another man. As Nadia grows in her magic, she doesn’t distant herself from her family, but you can still see this strong family connection that just warms your heart ya know?

Verlaine, personality wise, was definitely my favorite character. She just seemed more easy to get along with. With her aloof attitude and snarky comments, it was really hard to not love her. When the bad witch hurt her, I was literally dying because I just loved Verlaine so much. So let’s move on to Mateo. Um…how do I describe him? He’s very loyal, that’s for one, but I felt that he was just really ignorant. Once everything began to piece together, he still stubbornly refused to see the truth. He just couldn’t accept that sometimes the closest people are the ones who will betray you the most. Other than that, he was okay.

I really liked the whole idea of a cursed town that dates all the way back to the colonial era. Claudia Gray did an amazing job weaving together past events with the present. It was very hauntingly cool, to put it mildly. The creating of the craft that Nadia is part of was also really well created, if that makes any sense. As Nadia discovers her true potential, you get to learn it with her which was pretty cool. The ending was pretty darn awesome. I loved it and I would say that I was fine with the cliffhanger, but at the same time, I am close to tearing out my hair because of it. Very very mixed feelings. Definitely definitely recommend it, it’s a super fun read full of suspense and magic that just pulls you in!

3.5 out of 5 stars

Foreverly Obsessed,

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