6 March 2013

Book Review: Entangled (Spellbound #1) by Nikki Jefford

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Format: Kindle (arc)
Publishers: Indie
Published: 19th February 2012
Pages: 303
Genre: YA, Paranormal Romance
Main Characters: Graylee
Date Read: 17th February - 20th February 2013
Rating Given:
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Blurb from Goodreads:

Two months after dying, seventeen-year-old witch Graylee Perez wakes up in her twin sister Charlene’s body.

Until Gray finds a way back inside her own body, she’s stuck being Charlene every twenty-hour hours. Her sister has left precise instructions on how Gray should dress and behave. Looking like a prep isn’t half as bad as hanging out with Charlene’s snotty friends and gropey boyfriend.

The “normals” of McKinley High might be quick to write her behavior off as post-traumatic stress, but warlock Raj McKenna is the only person who suspects Gray has returned from the dead.

Now Gray has to solve the mystery of her death and resurrection and disentangle herself from Charlene’s body before she disappears for good.

I had been after this book for ages but never got around to getting it which I am now grateful for as I was able to get it from Netgalley (which surprised me as it came out last year and was on Netgalley this year), plus it wasn't as good as what I thought would've been.

It was the cover that made me want this book so much as I just thought it was so eye catching. I love the use of colours as the blue and white work really well together.

When I first started this book I just couldn't get into it as it was so slow but then Gray dies (not a spoiler it's in the blurb) and it gets a lot more interesting. At first I thought this was meant to be a paranormal book but I felt that side of it was lacking but then we do find out the reason behind this which made sense. I also felt that the romance side was also a bit lacking as it felt a bit flat and rushed so I'm hoping that this will improve as the story continues. There was a lot of mystery which I loved as it kept me guessing throughout the book.

At first I wasn't too keen on the characters but by the end they did grow on me especially Raj. Raj in the beginning was supposed to be this bad boy that nobody likes (even me and that's coming from someone with a soft spot for bad boys!) but the more we get to know him the more I started to like him. I liked that we got to have part of the story from his side as otherwise I'm not sure I would've understood where he was coming from. Gray was a bit annoying to start with and I just wanted her to open her eyes and see what was in front of her but again she grew on me and by the end I was rooting for her.

Overall it was a decent start to the series I just wish it picked up a lot sooner than when it did.