Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Review: Spellbound - Cara Lynn Shutlz

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin; Original edition (June 21, 2011)

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.

My Thoughts...
This was a great story that left me with goose bumps. It did start out a little slow but for me all that did was help to build tension, and nearly all the witch stuff happened at the end half of the book, still even with those two things it all felt right for the story being told. It didn't take long to fall in love with these characters.  Emma while insecure still came threw as a pretty strong kick butt character. Her cousin Ashley always makes me smile, her new friends were also pretty awesome! Brendan went back and fourth between adoring him and wanting to hit him! watching Emma battle ever day things like school bully, and mean girls while also trying to put together a paranormal puzzle, one that literally is a matter of life or death. This story wove the paranormal, every day high school drama, fairy tale, and New York (I love reading about NYC) flawlessly with a great cast of characters to back up a great story this story gets 5 stars and a huge recommendation!

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