Author: Claudia Gray
Series: Prequel to the Spellcaster Series
Published By: Harper Teen (November 5, 2013)
Genre: YA Paranormal
My Rating: 4 Stars!
In this suspenseful companion novella to New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray's Spellcaster, learn the tragic origins of the dark witch Elizabeth.
It's 1695, and Elizabeth Cooper is a young witch in Fortune's Sound, Rhode Island. She spends her days perfecting spells with the local coven and dreaming about one day marrying Nat Porter. But Nat is the son of Widow Porter, another witch and the leader of their coven. According to the First Laws of the Craft, Elizabeth is strictly forbidden to marry him.
Elizabeth never imagined dabbling in the dark arts, bringing herself close to serving the One Beneath. But as she feels Nat slipping away from her, she will do anything to secure his love. How much harm could she do with one single spell, even if it is black magic?
I have meaning to start this series for a very long time now and when I saw this novella I decided now was the time to start. Dark magic, witches, forbidden love, spells gone wrong, all set in the late 1600's, what's there not to love?
This was a delicious look into the series, into Elizabeth and what made her who she became, into first loves, friendship, the darkness of jealousy and the mysteries of youthful thinking.
I can say with absolute confidence that I will be continuing with the series. This was everything I love in a good paranormal. Magic, mayhem, darkness, lightness, suspense, intrigue and good fleshed out characters (especially for a novella). I can't wait to pick up the first book and dive in.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*