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Monday, December 31, 2012

Entangled by Nikki Jefford

Entangled by Nikki Jefford is the first in the Spellbound Trilogy. Published in February of 2012, you can get this now and the second in the series, Duplicity! Click the cover to be taken to the book on amazon.com! 

Two months after she dies, Graylee Perez awakens in the body of her twin sister, Charlene. Until she finds a way back into a body of her own, they're both stuck in a weird half-life, taking turns every 24 hours. Graylee has to deal with Charlene's vapid friends, different classes, and aggressive boyfriend while maintaining Charlene's supercilious nature, all without alerting the Coven to this resurrection spell gone wrong! Raj McKenna notices something is different about Charlene and even calls her Graylee!

Graylee needs to solve the mystery of how she died and how the heck to get into her own body!
I, again, received this from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. This book is geared towards older teens, but is just as enjoyable from a 30 something! I didn't know the synopsis really as I began to read and was enjoying the interaction between the twins and the introduction of a love interest. I was already beginning to hate Charlene, recognizing the traits of a vapid, selfish, self-centered, manipulative bitch. A true psychopath, which becomes even more evident as the book develops.

It was a shock for me to read that Graylee awakens in her sister's room, wearing her sister's slip, etc. She has no idea that she is actually in Charlene's body. She goes to school to her old classes and everyone flips out because ...Charlene has obviously lost it since her sister's death two months prior!

The book unfolds at a very good pace and was hard to put down. There could have been a bit more development, in my opinion, of a relationship between Raj and Gray other than just physical, but I was happy with the speed of the plot. A more in-depth story of the three warlocks who locked down Adrian's powers and the Coven (which sounds like a corrupt, over-inflated group much like any people with power).

The ending..oh the ending. I won't ruin it for you. It's satisfying but at the same time, not. Perhaps I am more vengeful-minded than the author. Or perhaps it's because I don't know what she has planned for the series!

All in all, a fun, quick read with the potential for so much more to come in the series.