Thursday, April 28, 2011

Review: Spellbound

What’s a girl to do when meeting The One means she’s cursed to die a horrible death?

Life hasn’t been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Conner, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she’s irresistibly drawn to—Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks and the richest kid in school, who might just be her very own white knight.

But even when Brendan inexplicably turns cold, Emma can’t stop staring. Ever since she laid eyes on him, strange things have been happening. Streetlamps go out wherever she walks, and Emma’s been having the oddest dreams. Visions of herself in past lives—visions that warn her to stay away from Brendan. Or else.


So, I had no idea what to really expect of this book. I hadn't heard of it or the author before I started reading it, but I'm glad I got it! Right away the voice of this book jumped right off the page at me! I think Emma's voice might have been my favorite part of this book. Seriously, I was giggling out loud at so many funny things she says/thinks.

I really enjoyed how the story evolved, how it weaved together bringing everything in at just the right time. Emma's backstory, new characters, and plot points were written in a way that kept me engaged and always wanting more (but not confused as to what was going on). And even though the story wrapped up nicely, I think there's room for a sequel as well. And I just wanted this story to keep going because I liked it so much, so I'm hoping for a sequel!

Emma's was such a wonderful character, vulnerable yet strong. And Brendan was just as wonderful, a bit of a bad boy mixed with a sweetheart. Also, the side characters and the high school dynamics were very believable and, since I don't want to give anything away, I'll just say that I loved some of them as much as I disliked other (in a good way, they were meant to be disliked).

This was another captivating read that I couldn't put down. I've been reading some pretty awesome books lately that have me reading them all in one sitting and staying up late and Spellbound fell into this category for me!

Spellbound is set to come out June 21st, so pick this book up when you get the chance and fall in love with the story like I did!

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