Entangled (Spellbound #1)

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.

***Entangled is a young adult paranormal fantasy romance suitable for ages 15 and up.***

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Read from August 14 to 15, 2012
I heard about this book via the lovely people of the bloggersphere and after being mesmerized by the cover, I had to give it a shot.

Graylee Perez is your average bookworm, Glee-watching, teenage witch. One day she wakes up in her sister’s room, in her sister’s clothes, and finds out that she has been dead for two months. While she has returned to the world of the living, she and her sister, Charlene, are inhabiting the same body and must share it in 24-hour shifts.

About the book in general.
This book was one of those that I had trouble putting down. I found Jefford’s take on magic, how it works, and spellcasting to be very fascinating.

About the characters.
Though I did like her, I found Graylee to be frustrating at times. I thought there wasn’t enough internal conflict for her when the option is given of purging her sister’s soul from “their” body or the option of taking over another person’s body. She just seemed to jump right into the idea of essentially killing someone else a little too easily for my taste.

Raj was awesome. He was definitely my favorite character and is swoon-worthy as they say. He’s had a long-term super-crush on Graylee even though in the beginning she only notices him to be revolted. Raj has a bit of a vengeful streak and can be stubborn as Satan’s mule, but he’s loyal to a fault and will do anything for Graylee or his little sister, Aahana. And who doesn’t love that?

Charlene, the evil twin sister, is a stereotypical popular girl hell-bent on keeping her high school A-list status. Her character was believable if despicable and I thought she made an excellent antagonist.

There were a number of other characters, but those are the main three I wanted to mention.

All in all, this was an easy, enjoyable read. I most certainly recommend it for fans of contemporary fantasy or paranormal romance. I will most certainly be ordering the next two books and I look forward to seeing this story unfold.

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