Monday, August 15, 2011

Review: Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz

by Cara Lynn Shultz
Release date: June 28th, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
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.


Spellbound was definitely a must-read book. The writing style was easy to grasp on; you will indubitably love every chapter. The heroine in the story, Emma, doesn't have an idyllic and picture perfect life as some may envisage. She was abandoned by their father, her brother died of meningitis, and her mother pass away because of cancer. But you’d all think she was cursed because she was even nearly killed by an accident caused by her stepfather. Then, you would deem it’s just common, every person has their own ill-timed phase, but as for Emma everything was just like it was premeditated, like it was being said…and it was.

When she moved in with her Aunt Christine, strange things started to occur. Not just the daily stuff a newbie would feel on her new school, but powerful and outlandish things. Emma finds her new friends, Cisco, Jenna, her cousin Ashley and Angelique--who is out of the ordinary just like the love story of Emma and Brendan. As she finds her friends, villains will always be part on every story and Emma’s rivals was Kirstin, a jealous classmate and Anthony who believes that he is the best and a respected man, on the contrary he is the most hated person in their school.

Everything seems ordinary until she met Brendan Salinger, oh well what can I say? He is definitely an eye-catching, a total HOTTIE and a charismatic DJ. Here comes my favorite
Part, when Emma and Brendan found out that their attraction was not just because they liked each other but they were a reincarnation of an unfeigned, everlasting love and a tragic story. Their affection was put under a spell by a 100 year old curse and Angelique (an amusing witch) helps them to unravel their tragic fate.

This story was not just full of love but also an action-packed story, which really suits on my taste. I love how Emma and Brendan deal with the obstacles, especially the part when they found out about their curse, they became cool, calm and collected and try to see things as a challenge for their true love. I revere how Ms. Cara Lynn Shultz manage to worked on the private life of Emma and Brendan, that they still have there own life in spite of their strong attraction in each other ,in which some of paranormal story today was missing with that significant part. The prose was really beguiling and there are the minor characters who also heats up the story. Spellbound will definitely leave you spellbind on its vigorous story. I can’t wait for its second book to follow! Along with the story of Angelique, I would certainly love if ever Ms. Shultz would worked on a separate story of AngeliqueJ


1 comment:

  1. Totally just a put a hold on this at my library - thanks for putting it on my radar.

    Megan @ Read It, See It


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