Spell Check & Spell Struck by Ariella Moon - Book Review and Giveaway

Spell Check - Book 1: The Teen Wytche Saga

Evie is in real trouble – Besides the usual teenage issues, she is being bullied by the Smash Heads, struggling with math, and mourning the death of her famous photojournalist father in Afghanistan. If she can’t overcome her fear of picking up her camera, she will fail yearbook, and on top of that, her best friend Parvani, who already has it all, has talked her into buying a spellbook to cast a love spell on her crush, Jordan – secretly Evie’s crush, too. Much to her surprise, the paperback copy of Teen Wytche that she buys at the second-hand book store mysteriously transforms into an ancient leatherbound grimoire. 

There is real magick in the air that will transform everyone it touches – but will it be for good or evil?

Spell Struck - Book 2: The Teen Wytche Saga

Lately, Sarah Miller has been feeling a lot better about things. Her new friend Evie has seen through her “scary Goth girl” glamour and together they put a stop to Parvani’s disastrous love spell. She is magically repairing the ancient grimoire that she hopes holds the secret to curing her sister Amy’s depression. And most exciting of all, there is real magick in the air when she meets the new boy at school, Aidan. But unbeknownst to her,
Aidan’s mysterious past and dangerous Gypsy family harbour a sinister connection with the Grey Grimoire that could destroy everything...for everyone.

About the Author

After a childhood spent searching for a magical wardrobe that would transport her to Narnia, AriellaMoon grew up to become an author and shaman. Extreme math anxiety, and taller students who mistook her for a leaning post, marred Ariella’s teen years. Despite these horrors, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Davis. While writing about magic, friendship, and love, Ariella lives a nearly normal life with her extraordinary daughter, shamelessly spoiled dog, and an enormous dragon.

Follow Ariella at her blog and on Facebook and Pinterest.

The Teen Wytche Saga is a gripping series of books that combine otherworldly magick with the everyday struggles of growing up a teenager in America. Ariella Moon draws on her own high school experiences to make Spell Check and Spell Struck ultimately believable even as they venture into the realm of the extraordinary, and Moon’s own experience as a shaman is evident in the well-researched descriptions of Wiccan rites and spell-casting.

Spell Check, with its realistic depiction of high school life and complicated love triangle as the backdrop for Evie’s unexpected exploration of the realm of magick, is an enjoyable if slightly predictable read that appeals to the long-lost angst-filled teenaged Goth inside me.

The sequel, Spell Struck brings something else entirely: Unexpected plot twists at every turn of the page grab you and hold on from start to finish. Desperate to learn the mystery of Nico/Aidan’s past and the secrets of the Grey Grimoire, I read Spell Struck from cover to cover in one sitting. The emotional ups and downs tug at your heart and the gripping climax and resolution leave you breathless.

If Spell Check is a comfortable afternoon cruise around town, Spell Struck is mind-blowing rollercoaster ride that you don’t want to miss, and both are well worth reading.

Buy them now:
Spell Check is available at, Barnes&Noble, and Astrea Press
Spell Struck is available at, Barnes&Noble, and Astrea Press

~ karyn

*This review was written by karyn pickles. I received the above e-books for the purposes of review. All opinions are my own. Follow me at Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!*

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