Author: Nikki Jefford
Release date: February 20th 2012
Series: Spellbound #1
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Witches, Fantasy
Hiding her powers was never a problem for seventeen-year-old Graylee Perez. Not until her diabolical twin sister decided to go on a rampage that could expose them all or get someone hurt.
To add to the aggravation, coven reject Raj McKenna catches Gray performing a complex spell and is convinced they would make a powerful couple. He can delude himself all he wants. Gray has sworn off dating warlocks, especially delinquents who play with fire.
But even Gray’s mysterious death won’t deter Raj, not after Gray is brought back from the great beyond. Only she’s not truly back. Her body’s still six feet under and she’s on borrowed time. There are forces threatening Gray’s existence and a powerful wizard willing to help . . . for a price. Gray doesn’t know who to trust or how long she has left before she vanishes for good, but she’s determined to stick around no matter what the cost.
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This book had its highs and lows, so I settled for a 3 ½ star rating. I fell in love with the covers of the books and the synopsis drew me in. I really did want to love this book, but it just didn’t completely do it for me.
The way it started drew me in instantly and I loved how it was dramatic and made a great introduction of the two sisters. I immediately knew that I didn’t like Charlene, but completely loved Gray. So even though it was a bit long and took a bit to get to Gray dying, it was a good beginning.
This is told in two separate POV’s, those being Gray and Raj. OH Raj…. (insert swoon here) LOL he’s a such a bad boy image proven wrong by his sweetness and genuine caring. LOVE HIM! ANYWAY… the different point of views makes the story even better because you get a sense of both sides and it draws you even more in.
I wish that there were more events leading up to Gray finding out about what her sister was doing, it felt way too abrupt. So really the story was just a bit…confusing? Maybe that is not the right word, but I really don’t know how else to describe it right now. Some things are drawn out and too detailed, while others seem to happen too fast to really get a feel for it. Also, sometimes it seems a bit jumpy, like from one scene to another without much connection.
BUT overall, this was an enjoyable read and I liked the concept. Since I have the entire set I will happily read what happens next. I do recommend you guys give this a try!
About the Author
Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan now living in the Pacific Northwest. She loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt. Books, travel, TV series, hiking, writing and motorcycle riding are her favorite escapes.
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