Book Review: Entangled (Spellbound #1) by Nikki Jefford

Posted March 20, 2012 by Melissa in Book Review | 1 Comment

 

Entangled (Spellbound Book #1)

 


 

Title:  Entangled
Author:  Nikki Jefford
Reading level: Young Adult
Genre:  Paranormal/Fantasy
Size:  303 Pages
Release Date:  February 19th 2012
Stand Alone or Series: Spellbound #1
Source: Received from the author in exchange for an honest review

First Line:  “If Graylee’s sister wanted to be taken seriously, she should have threatened to step in front of a bus rather than off a building.”

Summary (from GoodReads):
 
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.

 

My Thoughts:


I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I started to read Entangled.  I knew that I loved the cover, I knew that I loved the premise, but I also knew that some times indie books can be less than impressive.  Let’s just say that I need not have worried about this title.

I loved this book from the first page.  The mix of magic, romance, sibling rivalry, teen angst, friendship and loyalty made this a perfect read.  I kept turning the pages…wanting to know how this crazy resurrection spell gone wrong would be resolved…  Wanting to know how far Charlene would go to to regain 100% of her life…  And wanting to know how the strong and independent Graylee would manage to solve her predicament, maintain her morale compass and of course…decide what to do about Raj…

It’s no secret that I have a bit of a thing for witches (I’ll take them any day over Vampires, Werewolves,  or Zombies) and this book delivered on the witchcraft front.  However it was actually the inter-personal relationships in the story that really stole the show.  Charlene’s relationships with her friends at school, Graylee’s budding romance with Raj, a mother’s love for her children that can cause her to turn a blind eye to the faults of one and be willing to do anything to save the other…

And most of all…I loved how Nikki wrote the relationship between the twins Charlene and Graylee.  It felt so true to me (and growing up with younger twin sisters gives me a good taste for what that kind of  kinship entails.  The love and hate..the codependency alongside the desire for independence.  How two people can be best friends and worst enemies all wrapped in one.  Nikki captured it all perfectly and then put her magical spin on it.

All of this may not be the main theme of the book.  I am not sure if it was the author’s intention for the twins’ relationship to be the focus of the novel…but for this reader it was.  And I can not wait for the second in the Spellbound series so that I can find out where the twins go from here.

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One response to “Book Review: Entangled (Spellbound #1) by Nikki Jefford

  1. Thank you, thank you for this review! I got this for review but I couldn’t get it to my kindle. I think now I’ll just buy it and read it since you say it’s totally worth it!

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