Alexander, Alma. Spellspam.

Author:Chancellor, Cara
Position:Worldweavers: Spellspam - Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

ALEXANDER, Alma. Spellspam. (Worldweavers, BookTwo.) HarperCollins. 448p. c2008. 978-0-06083958-1. $17.99, JS *

During Thea's first year at school, she discovered she could create other worlds using computers; she then saved human magic from extinction. Now that she's a sophomore, she's hoping things will be quieter. Soon after she returns to the Wandless Academy, though, students start receiving spellspam, unsolicited emails whose promises aren't quite what they seem. As the e-mails become both more prolific and more virulent--causing students to turn partially invisible after promising them "clear skin," and transporting them to nightmarish places for "the trip of their dreams"--Thea begins to realize she may no longer be the only one who can create magic through computers, but she is the only one who can stop it. Alexander's second incarnation of Thea has matured pleasantly, while still retaining the...

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