Spellbinding by Maya Gold

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There's more than one way to be powerful . . .

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.

About Maya Gold

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Maya Gold is the author of the middle-grade series Cinderella Cleaners. She writes books for adults under a different name. Her eyes are a mix of hazel and gray, and though some of her ancestors come from New England, she doesn't think they were witches. She lives in upstate New York with her daughter.
Published April 1, 2013 by Point. 277 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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Sixteen-year-old Abby Silva feels invisible at school, inadequate next to her best friend, and out of place in her family. Lately Abby’s headaches and nightmares have been intensifying, and when she f

Feb 25 2013 | Read Full Review of Spellbinding

Gr 8 Up—Readers are likely to be familiar with the general storyline here: a 16-year-old girl who has been a gawky, invisible outsider her whole life suddenly discovers that she has magical powers and blossoms into someone "stunning" with "curves where I've never had them." In this case, the girl...

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