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Author: Cara Lynn Shultz

Release Date: June 21, 2011

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Summary (Goodreads):

What's a girl to do when meeting The One means she's cursed to die a horrible death?

Life hasn't been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Connor, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she's irresistibly drawn to—Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks and the richest kid in school, who might just be her very own white knight.

But even when Brendan inexplicably turns cold, Emma can't stop staring. Ever since she laid eyes on him, strange things have been happening. Streetlamps go out wherever she walks, and Emma's been having the oddest dreams: visions of herself in past lives—visions that warn her to stay away from Brendan. Or else.

My Thoughts:

I liked this book.

I realize that my reviews of ‘I liked this book’ are becoming repetitive, but I really like most of the books that I read.

I like to read books that have a least a little paranormal bent, so this book was right up my alley. Reincarnation is an extra brownie point for me, too.

Of course, it was sort of clichéd for her to like the richest, most popular boy in school, but Cara Lynn Shultz successfully made into her own thing. Since Emma *spoiler* gets him in the end, you cheer for her, and you don’t really worry about the small (but great) cliché.

The first line of the summary is what really got my attention, though. It made me want to read the book and see how that question was solved. The whole summary sounds like a sort of star-crossed lovers deal, and who wouldn’t be interested in that? I like Emma and Brendan’s relationship, and how they first reacted towards each other. All of that tension… Oh my.

Oh, and the cover!.... It’s a great visual for the scene in the book where the streetlights explode on Emma (though she wasn’t wearing a dress).

I certainly can’t wait to read the next book in the series, Spellcaster, which came out March 27 of this year.

 -Enjoy your reading time!

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