Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Entangled (Spellbound #1)

"Twin witches Graylee and Charlene Perez agree on one rule: No dating warlocks. Not so easy when a certain rogue warlock is convinced he and Graylee belong together and will use anything, including magic, to try and impress Gray. When Charlene's boyfriend dumps her, she threatens to kill either herself or the girl who stole Blake. Somehow, Gray ends up dead.

A Resurrection Spell Gone Wrong

Two months after dying, Gray wakes up in Charlene's body. As a witch, can anyone blame her mother for attempting to bring her daughter back to life? Only now Gray's stuck sharing her sister's body 50/50 in twenty-four hour shifts. The race is on for Gray to find a way back inside her own body before Charlene purges her from existence. Raj McKenna is rumored to meddle in the black arts, not to mention he's after Gray's invisibility spell and worse - her heart. But Raj might be the only one powerful enough to save Gray from fading away forever." - Amazon Blurb

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Nikki Jefford's first entry in the Spellbound series, Entangled, is an enchantment that readers will love. Not to mention, they won't be able to put it down. The bond between readers and characters begin to form throughout this novel, and will only increase in strength with the following installments. 

Graylee is your typical teenage witch. Perhaps a little on the selfish side, but not as bad as her twin sister, Charlene. She's the easiest character to connect with because most of the novel is told from her point of view. Readers will find themselves wanting to help Gray get her life back, after she mysteriously dies at age 17 and her mother brings her back. The mission to separate Graylee from her twin's body evolves into a necessity to reclaim her life, as she realizes that her sister has been keeping her subdued. 

Charlene is the character that readers will love to dislike. She's incredibly selfish, superficial, and controlling. She's also using her magic, as a young witch, to outshine her sister. But how far would she really go to be the more popular and loved twin... perhaps the only twin? 

The narrator, other than Gray, is Raj. He's a warlock with a bad boy reputation and his sights are set on Graylee. He'll do anything to help her and readers will come to see that what's underneath the bad boy persona isn't what they expect. A strong connection will form between readers and Raj, as his back story comes to light, and will (hopefully) continue through the next book in the series. 

on Amazon
rating: 4/5 cups

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