Review- Spellbound

June 12, 2011 Reviews 7

Paperback, 384 pages

Expected publication: June 28th 2011 by Harlequin Teen 
Age Group: YA
Source: NetGalley
Buy this book: Amazon
 
Summary (from Goodreads)

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 toโ€”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 livesโ€”visions that warn her to stay away from Brendan. Or else.
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My Review:
I have been on such a great book streak! I think this is 3 or 4 books in a row that I have absolutely LOVED! This is the way reading should be; I should finish reading a book with a big smile on my face. That is what happened when I finished Spellbound. I could not stop smiling. I just loved the book. I loved Brendan, I loved Emma, and I loved the story.

I have really been into books about witches and the supernatural lately, and this one did not disappoint at all. It had age old curses and some spells and lots of excitement. Not to mention the totally sigh worthy Brendan. Seriously, how perfect did he seem? He was such a nice guy, genuinely nice. You don’t see too much of that anymore in YA; now people like to write about the dark, mysterious bad boy. And don’t get me wrong, while I do love a bad boy once in a while, I always catch myself gravitating back towards the nice good boy. I remember thinking to myself early on in the story, “wow, Brendan seems too good to be true” and then crossing my fingers that he was that good. And the attraction between Emma and Brendan was too cute. I loved reading about it and I could not get enough of it.

The one thing I did not like so much were the length of the medieval stories. I know they were needed to get background information about the necklace, but I thought they dragged on for too long. When I was about 75% done with the side story, I had had enough of it. I think this was because I wanted to get back into the main story and back into the Brendan and Emma action. But honestly the rest of the story is so amazing that it really overshadows the few pages you have to plod through of background story. Its totally worth it!

I loved how this story ended but I want more of it! I’m not sure if there is going to be another book about Brendan and Emma, but I sure hope there is. There was an excerpt that seemed like it was going to be from Angelique’s point of view. This could be really cool, since I liked her character, but I really want to see more of Brendan- so I hope he is still a main player in the next book.

You need to buy this book on June 28th! You will not be sorry!

5/5 Gavels! 

-Michelle

Michelle @ Book Briefs

7 Responses to “Review- Spellbound”

  1. BOOKWORM NATTIE

    Hi Michelle,
    I as well as you love anything to do with Witches, I have been getting into it more and more, awesome review I would love to read this book I will add it to my wish list ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sassy Street Siren
    Naughty Nattie

  2. Cary Cheyenne.

    This book sounds awesome. I love the whole vibe it gives off of kind of a Gossip Girl meets Charmed, from what I can tell from the synopsis. Great review ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to read this! I’m now following your blog too!

  3. Candace

    I liked this book as well but I think I wasn’t as entranced in the beginning. It felt a bit slow. But I REALLY loved Brendan!

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