Spellbound

Spellbound

by Cara Lynn Shultz

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.

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Book #1 in Series
“I sat there, bored, my head propped up by my hand,
my eyes rolling so far back in my head I could practically see my own brain.”

The premise for this one was really, really good – I like the idea of soul-mates and I am always looking for a good romance based on this, but I don’t know why I never seem to like these stories as much as I want.
I keep trying, and trying, and I fell that I get to nowhere.

So, I liked the legend between the necklace, that was quite an interesting and sweet story, and I liked Emma’s voice – she was funny and nice to be around (even in her head).
Also Emma and Brendan were cute together, but all the “I ignore you because I like you” act is getting so damn old. Yes, he was nicer than most of the other YA ‘ignorers’, but not nice enough for me to like him. Also they took so easily the thing with the soul mates – I don’t know, I just didn’t buy it, I needed some more development on that side for me to believe it.

The thing that really annoyed me was the ending (see the quote from above – it fits perfectly) – too much supernatural to help the happy ending. I won’t say nothing more about this because I would ruin the surprise. Also the ‘danger’, the ‘evil’ in the story didn’t seem realistic to me.

To end in a good note, I really liked Angelique – that sweet, little witch must have gotten me spellbound because I liked her a lot, and our main characters should like her better, because if it weren’t for her .. well, there wouldn’t have been any love story at all, just history repeating all over again 🙂

 

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