Sunday, April 29, 2012

Review: Spellbound (The Cara Lynn Shultz One!)

This is yet another book I've been wanting to read for a while, but just haven't gotten to it yet.  The idea just sounds so interesting and it had me hooked instantly.
Funny little tidbit here.  The two main characters of this book are Brendan and Emma.  They're this star-crossed pair that fall instantly in love.  I actually have a friend whose name is Brendan (spelt the same way) and he dated a girl named Emma.  They broke up, but I just found it very ironic and I told him about this book.  He just rolled his eyes, but I was cracking up.
Enough of this.  I have a review to do.

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.

This was a very good book. If there was any problem I had with the book, I'd say it was the fact that Emma practically drools all over Brendan in the beginning of the book. I mean, I get she's in high school and she's got raging hormones, but still. I thought it was a little shallow and all of Emma. But other than that, nothing about the characters ever grated against my nerves.
My favorite character had to be Angelique. She claims to be a witch and is shunned by everyone else at school. But because Emma is a nice and kind person, they become friends and discover some pretty weird stuff.
I give this book four stars.  It was a great and entertaining read that had me turning page after page.  I can't wait to get my hands on Spell Caster, the next in the series.  I was glad for Emma and Brenden, that they met and all.  It was truly one of those heart-warming love stories.  There wasn't a lot of action in Spellbound, but when I read those brief action moments, my heart was pounding and it was very exciting.
And congratulations to Melissa for winning my Sweet Evil giveaway!  You have been emailed and I will try my best to mail the goodies to you as soon as possible!


  1. I think I would enjoy this book, I love YA stories with witches in them :) thanks for the review!


  2. I haven’t red the book yet but I think it’s quite nice to read since I am a book lover! Nice blog by the way.


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