Tuesday, September 4, 2012

BBReview: "Spellbound 1: Entangled" By Nikki Jefford

Genre: Young Adult -Paranormal/Fantasy/Romance
Publishing Date: February 20th, 2012
Page Count: 303
Source: Sent to me by the author
Format: E-Book

Description from
Two months after dying, seventeen-year-old witch Graylee Perez wakes up in her twin sister Charlene's body.

Until Gray finds a way back inside her own body, she's stuck being Charlene every twenty-four hours. Her sister has left precise instructions on how Gray should dress and behave. Looking like a prep isn't half as bad as hanging out with Charlene's snotty friends and gropey boyfriend.

The "normals" of McKinley High might be quick to write her behavior off as post-traumatic stress, but warlock Raj McKenna is the only person who suspects Gray has returned from the dead.

Now Gray has to solve the mystery of her death and resurrections and disentangle herself from Charlene's body before she disappears for good.

***Entangled is a young adult paranormal fantasy romance suitable for ages 15 and up.***

Entangled is a very different novel. I really do not think you will guess what will end up happening. I mean you may start to figure it out towards the end, but right off the bat you will not figure out what happens. I will say that I was a bit surprised with the characters. There were a lot of "evil" characters in this novel. Not a lot of positivity or nice people are in this book. It's pretty dark. Usually there is that one super optimistic person in a novel, but Entangled doesn't have one. I was also a little surprised with the relationship between the twins, Charlene and Graylee. Usually twins are very close, but these sisters are complete opposites personality wise and don't seem to like each other very much. You can tell if there is any love between the two of them.

I really loved Raj's character. He was definitely my favorite character and a great love interest. He definitely made me swoon =) I also really liked when he got to narrate. It was very interesting to see what his life was like and to see things from his point of view. Entangled is also very suspenseful, a lot goes on in this novel and you really don't know what is going to end up happening. These people take a lot of risks with everything they do and they don't seem to really care or have a sense of dread for the future. Everything they do is almost in the act of NOW and not thinking about what could happen later. I do get they are on a time schedule to figure things out, but some really bad stuff could happen in book two, because they didn't think through plans very well or cover their tracks.

I don't want to spoil anything, but I will say the ending is a little rough for me. I would explain what I mean by that, but I don't want to give spoilers. Just know that Graylee has a lot of obstacles to overcome in the next book and I can't wait to find out what will happen next in this series.

I liked Entangled a lot. I thought I knew what the main essence of this story was going to be, but I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it was going to end one way, but it ended in a completely different way and I was pretty happy with it. I was a little surprised by how dark the novel really is and that there weren't any optimistic people in Graylee's life. My favorite character was Raj and I love how swoon worthy he is. He is definitely your typical bad boy. I recommend those who love magical novels. I will definitely be continuing on with this series.

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 4/5