Spell Starter by Elsie Chapman | Favorite Quotes

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It’s my stop on the Spell Starter Book Tour! Thank you Caffiene Book Tours for allowing me to take part. For more details, check out the Tour Launch Post!

Spell Starter Book Information

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Spell Starter by Elsie Chapman
Publisher: Scholastic
Genre: Fantasy
Age Group: Young Adult
Publication Date: October 6, 2020

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The Sting meets Fight Club in this magical, action-packed sequel to Caster by Elsie Chapman.

Yes, Aza Wu now has magic back. But like all things in her life, it has come at a great cost. After the tournament, Aza is able to pay off her parents’ debt to Saint Willow. Unfortunately, the cost of the gathering spell she used to strip Finch of his magic has put her permanently in the employ of the gang leader. Aza does little errands using real magic — collecting debts, putting the squeeze on new businesses in the district. But that had never been the plan. Saint Willow is nothing if not ambitious and having Aza as a fighter is much more lucrative than as a fixer. Especially if she can control the outcome. Aza is going to have to put it all on the line again to get out of this situation!

Spell Starter Author Information

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Elsie Chapman grew up in Prince George, Canada. She has a degree in English literature from the University of British Columbia. Elsie is the author of the YA novels Dualed, Divided, Along the Indigo, and Caster as well as the middle-grade novel All the Ways Home. She is also the coeditor of A Thousand Beginnings and Endings and Hungry Hearts. Elsie currently lives in Tokyo, Japan, with her family.

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My Review

*I received a complimentary copy of Spell Starter from Caffiene Book Tours and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.**

Spell Starter is Elsie Chapman’s sequel to Caster. While I didn’t read the first book, I immensely enjoyed this story! The first few chapters offers a glimpse of Aza’s backstory leading up to her current state. Thus, I was able to follow along her struggles and connections while reading. This magical adventure certainly took me for an exciting ride!

Furthermore, Spell Starter involves a fighter struggling to rectify the past. Aza is bound to her enemy, yet seeks a pathway to freedom. Her families’ livelihood and good name are both on the line. As a result, Aza is caught in a bind between servitude and redemption.

Favorite ‘Spell Starter’ Quotes

Indeed, there are several quotes that definitely stand out in Spell Starter! Here are a few:

‘The family legacy, hundreds of years old, rich with the blood and dedication of my ancestors…’

‘Some concepts can’t be shaken. They run deeper and longer than any gang rule.’

‘The image of the past fades. Leaving only the now’.

Everything here is only made possible by magic’.

‘A part of me wishes to tell her everything.’

Final Thoughts

In summary, Spell Starter is a thrilling book! If you love magical stories with strong female characters, this is the book for you!

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