Casted (Casted Series #1) by Sonya Loveday

Casted - Sonya Loveday

Casted has a very interesting storyline. Jade has been on the run for years, she's just not sure who it is she's actually running from. When she finally stumbles on some answers, she finds out they only lead to more questions (which happens a lot). She's a spell caster and just doesn't know it. The evil bad guys are after her because - well no one really knows yet. Her friends' lives are in danger. And she can't use her magic because its been bound. 

Her life is now quite exciting and adventurous as they try to unlock the key to her magic and her memories. There's a couple of love stories involved, but none of them really stood out as special to me. That was OK though since they weren't the main topic of the story. There is another character named Jude that has a few big roles, and with such similar names I kept mixing him up with Jade at first. 

The characters were a mixed bag for me. Jade, Edge and Dagger were very memorable and really stood out. The others at times blended together into one massive side character. Jade's to best friends became mixed up with another she met part way through. Some of the romances came out of nowhere. It seems like they may have been added just to keep people from getting jealous over other relationships. Since they weren't the main topic of the story it was easy to overlook most of them all together. 

This book could have been a little better. My copy had some formatting errors and some typos that really threw me off a few times. As I said earlier, the story was very interesting. There is much more to come and the characters are fun and easy to relate to. I wish I had seen a little more about the bad guy, Lorenzo. He seems to be playing such a huge part in their plans, but our actual time with him is very short and at times it felt like he might not really exist.