Book Review, DAC 2012, spell check

Book Review: Spell Check by Ariella Moon

Title: Spell Check
Author: Ariella Moon
Publisher: Astraea Press
Release Date: January 2012
Pages: eBook only
Series: none
Source: publisher
4 Stars: I Really Liked It

Ever since Evie’s photojournalist dad died, paralyzing fear prevents her from picking up a camera. If Evie can’t pull it together, she’ll lose her position as Yearbook Photo Editor and suffer academic failure. Even worse, Evie risks losing Jordan, her secret crush. Despite a falling out, Evie never forgot Jordan. Now they are lab partners and the chemistry definitely sparks between them. But Evie’s supposed friend, Parvani, wants Jordan for herself. Parvani possesses a brimstone-hissing spell book. Soon the moon will be in the optimum phase for a binding love spell. To save Jordan, Evie must join forces with Salem, the school Goth. The clock is ticking. Can Evie get her mojo back in time to check this spell?

My Thoughts:
This book was really fun! The spell stuff was a little weird for me since they were in a regular high school. It wasn’t like it was a fantasy world. But even with my dislike of the love potion idea I still really liked this book. It had a lot more depth to it than I expected.

Evie was a freshman and Parvani was her best friend who had a crush on Jordan, Evie’s childhood friend. I liked that Evie and Jordan had a history. They played together as little kids and had a ton of memories of going to theme parks and playing at each other’s houses, too cute. Then they had a fall out in junior high, definitely relatable. Most of us probably had elementary school friends we weren’t friends with by high school. Parvani was a little naive and a freshman so she thought she should give Jordan a love potion. Evie didn’t always make the best choices, but hey she was young and allowed to make silly mistakes especially while grieving the death of her father.

My favorite scenes were during the capture the flag games, so fun. It brought back a bunch of memories for me. One thing that drove me crazy throughout the book was that Jordan said “like” too much. It was easily ignored though.  

I highly recommend this enjoyable book! If you’re in the mood for a fun, young high school book with a little spell action go check it out.

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: mild ( kissing )
Language: 1 mild word ( d***-1 )
Violence: very mild ( a few injuries )

*I received a copy of the eBook from Astraea Press. Thank you! I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.*

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Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Teen Fiction

This is book #3 of my 2012 Debut Author Challenge, hosted by The Story Siren.


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