Friday, February 12, 2010

Review: Spellbent

This is the first book in the Spellbent series by Lucy A. Snyder.

Book Blurb:

In the heart of Ohio, Jessie Shimmer is caught up in hot, magic-drenched passion with her roguish lover, Cooper Marron, who is teaching her how to tap her supernatural powers. When they try to break a drought by calling down a rainstorm, a hellish portal opens and Cooper is ripped from this world, leaving Jessie fighting for her life against a vicious demon that's been unleashed.

In the aftermath, Jessie, who knows so little about her own true nature, is branded an outlaw. She must survive by her wits and with the help of her familiar, a ferret named Palimpsest. Stalked by malevolent enemies, Jessie is determined to find out what happened to Cooper. But when she moves heaven and earth to find her man, she'll be shocked by what she discovers - and by what she must ultimately do to save them all.

Spellbent is a fantabulous read!! I was blown away by this book. :)

Jessie Shimmer is learning the art of ubiquemancy: the belief that magic is in everything- from her boyfriend Cooper Marron. Most non-believers dismiss this type of magic and call its practitioners Babblers.

When a spell goes wrong Jessie is thrown into a situation she is ill prepared for - but she mans up real quick. Jessie is one tough chick and she is determined to find Cooper and bring him back no matter what the cost.

With the help of Coopers brother and her familiar ferret Palimpsest (Pal) Jessie gears up for the battle of her life - but no battle is won without sacrifice - and this one is no exception.

Spellbent is fast paced and action packed. I had a blast with this book and did not want to put it down. I cant wait for the next installment - The Devil in Miss Shimmer - due out in October 2010.

I give Spellbent 5 out of 5 stars. :)



Blodeuedd said...

Oh oh it looks so kickass :D wanna read

Danielle87 said...

This looks amazing. And I do believe that cover art is by Daniel Dos Santos, who also does the 'Mercy Thompson' books. I will definitely be checking 'Spellbent' out. Great review!

Michelle G said...


This was a very good read. :) A different take on the workings of magic.


I enjoyed this one a great deal. I can't wait to read your thoughts on it. :)

Thanks for stopping by ladies.


Donna [F.D. Ramblings] said...

Woohoo! 5 stars! I must move this one up on my TBR. The way you describe it, makes it sound like my kind of UF reading.