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Spellbound - Cara Lynn Shultz

Posted by on July 6, 2011

Synopsis: 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 Connor, 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.

Review: This was an absolutely charming book.. no pun intended. I was absolutely drawn in to this story from the start. Although I’ve read a number of stories centred around paranormal romances and the like, I can honestly not say I have read a story centred around witches and magic. And this was refreshingly different!

The story centres around Emma, who has had a tough life so far and through a series of events is living with her Aunt and starts attending Vincent Academy, a posh prep school. I really loved her character, she was tough - not afraid to stand up for herself, but at the same time she is fragile.

And Brendan. Oh Brendan… doesn’t every girl dream of a guy like him? Pearcing green eyes, he sounds absolutely gorgeous. AND a total gentleman too. There were a few steamy moments in this book that I was disappointed had to end!

I really enjoyed the story of their relationship. The initial attraction, Brendan turning cold on her, both of them discovering more about who they were and the story that links them together.

And of course the villains in this book are SO well written! Anthony and Kristen are absolutely diabolical… and to think they are this evil and they’re only in high school! I really do enjoy a story with good villains in it though.

Overall a highly enjoyable story, with a highly interesting story line, lots of magic and ultimately a romance. Would definitely recommend this story to anyone who loves a good paranormal romance.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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