Waiting on Wednesday: Spellbinding by Maya Gold

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a feature hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to feature yet-to-be-released books.

Maya Gold 
Coming April 2013

Salem is the bewitching backdrop to this lush, fast-paced tale of one girl discovering the source of her powers. It is during a routine school project that Abby Silva--sixteen and nearly friendless--makes a startling discovery: She is descended from women who were accused of witchcraft back in 1600s Salem. And when Abby visits nearby Salem, strange, inexplicable events start to unfold. Objects move when she wills them to. Candles burst into sudden flame. And an ancient spellbook somehow winds up in her possession. Trying to harness her newfound power, Abby concocts a love potion to win over her longtime crush--and exact revenge upon his cruel, bullying girlfriend. But old magic is not to be trifled with. Soon, Abby is thrust headlong into a world of hexes, secrets, and danger. And then there's Rem Anders, the beautiful, mysterious Salem boy who seems to know more about Abby than he first lets on. A reckoning is coming, and Abby will have to make sense of her history--and her heart--before she can face the powerful truth. 

There’s just something so intriguing about the Salem witches. Hidden, dark, tortured. Mysterious. The last really good Salem book I read was Witch of Blackbird Pond, which I fully recommend. I can’t wait to give this one a try. I love your typical high fantasy, Harry Potter magic, but once in a while, it’s cool to delve into a little Earthly magic too. Mysterious and hidden forces. Witchcraft and wicca. Something just out of the realm of possibility. And I’m curious to see what danger comes with her schoolgirl’s love potion.

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