06 June 2011

Review- Spellbound

Title: Spellbound
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Rating: 4/5
Find it here: Amazon, Goodreads
Source: ARC via Netgalley

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. Street lamps 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:

Spellbound was such a great love story! I really loved the past life tragedies and the fact that they were fated to be together. Brendan and Emma are drawn to each other in a way that they've never felt before. But their lives are possibly in danger if they act on their feelings.

As much as I loved this book, I expected there to be a lot of magic in it because of the name. I thought there was going to be unknown witch heritage, coven initiation and spells. But there was only one witch who did not know very much.

This Upper East side private high school full of snotty rich brats reminded me a lot of the high school I went to in Southern California. Kids with all the clothes they want, brand new cars and parents who just throw money at them.

I really loved the chemistry between Brendan and Emma. The writing was spectacular and sucked me right in from the beginning. I wanted them to end up together so bad and to break the spell. Of course I'm not going to tell you how it ended, so you're just going to have to read it for yourself!


Aimee said...

I enjoyed your review. I've wondered if I wanted to read this book. It's on my list so maybe I'll give it a whirl. :)

Natalie said...

I wish this book was coming out sooner! Its on my definite to-read list! Nice review :)

Anti-Drug Reads said...

Idk why, but this book left me a little unsatisfied. Don't get me wrong, when I finished it, I was pretty happy with it. Thinking back now though, it was amazing. I loved your review though! Spellbound was definitely a love story like not no other.

Looking forward to hearing back from you,
Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

Lisa said...

Ahaa, parents who throw money at their kids xD
fantastic review(:
and there's not a lot of magic in this book? That's one thing I would expect from "Spellbound"!

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