Book Review: Sorceress by Claudia Gray

Book Review: Sorceress by Claudia GrayTitle: Sorceress (Spellcaster #3)
Series: Spellcaster #3
Author: Claudia Gray
Also by this author: A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: March 3, 2015
Rating: four-stars
Series Rating: five-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

 To save the lives of countless people in Captive’s Sound, Nadia has sworn herself to the One Beneath, to black magic. Her plan, and the town’s only hope, is for Nadia to learn enough sorcery to strike back against the forces of darkness. But now that she’s separated from her friends, her family, and her Steadfast, Mateo, Nadia is more vulnerable than ever to darkness. And as the sorceress Elizabeth summons torrential rains and brings the One Beneath closer to the mortal world, Nadia is running out of time to stop her. The final battle lines are drawn, surprising alliances are made, and true love is tested in the action-packed conclusion to the breathtaking Spellcaster series. 

Sorceress is richly woven with New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray’s signature dark magic, captivating mystery, and star-crossed romance. 


❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Book Review: Sorceress by Claudia Gray

Sorceress by Claudia Gray is finally here with the final book in the Spellcaster series. There is plenty of magic, an awesome female sidekick and an ending that will please readers. This series is definitely one of my favourite fantasies.

❀ Unique use of Magic

The use of magic in the Spellcaster series is different from other witchcraft books. The ingredients for spells are memories, which I have never read about before. I love this idea, because it sort of breaks the witch stereotype (with the broomstick and black cats). Claudia Gray has created both good and evil witches, making the Spellcaster books so compelling.

❀ Verlaine has a Bigger Role

I really enjoyed how Verlaine, the main character, Nadia,’s best friend, has a bigger role in Sorceress. The reader is able to get to know her better and learn more about her amazing retro fashion sense. Verlaine gets to have more of her own story as well as take part in Nadia’s mission to stop The One Beneath from entering the human world. She has an interesting backstory, making her lose the ability to be loved. The way she solves this in the book is so funny to read. She is a fantastic character that makes interesting choices that will enlighten the reader.

❀ An Amazing Conclusion

Sorceress by Claudia Gray is an amazing conclusion to the series. The ending is not quite happily ever after, but still very sweet. It ties up all the loose ends so the reader will be satisfied. If you have read and enjoyed Claudia Gray’s other works, I strongly recommend the Spellcaster trilogy to you. It is filled with action, mystery and suspense. These books will definitely blow your mind.

About Claudia Gray

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Claudia Gray is not my real name. I didn't choose a pseudonym because my real name is unpleasant (it isn't), because I'd always dreamed of calling myself this (I haven't) or even because I'm hiding from the remnants of that international diamond-smuggling cartel I smashed in 2003 (Interpol has taken care of them). In short, I took a pseudonym for no real reason whatsoever. Sometimes this is actually the best reason to do things.

I live in New Orleans. So far, in life, I've been a disc jockey, a lawyer, a journalist and an extremely bad waitress, just to name a few. I especially like to spend time traveling, hiking, reading and listening to music. More than anything else, I enjoy writing.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Sorceress by Claudia Gray

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    I finished this one up a few weeks ago, and I enjoyed it. Verlaine and Asa were my favorite parts of this story, and I loved that they had so much more time in this one. IT was a good ending, and realistic. (Nadia’s mom…) All in all, this was a good series. I loved how magic was worked.

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