Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Entangled: Review

Entangled (Spellbound #1)
Author: Nikki Jefford
Publisher: Nikki Jefford
Series: Spellbound #1
Pages: 303

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. (Goodreads)
My Thoughts:
Graylee and her twin sister Charlene may look alike and both be witches, but that's where the similarities end. Graylee mysteriously dies in her sleep one night and wakes up 2 months later in Charlene's body. Their mother, who is also a witch, has someone do a resurrection spell so she can have both of her daughters alive but fails to mention that she wants them in separate bodies. So Gray is stuck sharing her sister's body and the switch every other day. While Gray has the body she has to dress like Charlene, act like her, and keep up with her social life. That means dealing with her loser boyfriend. She must also find out how to get back into her own body before she is gone forever. This is hard to accomplish when you only have a body every other day and your sister is working against you.
I did enjoy this book but I felt like there was something missing and I can't quite put my finger on it. Another problem I had, which is common in a lot of books these days, is with "instant love". For example, when two people don't really even know each other but then all of the sudden they share a glance from across the room and the stars align and they become madly and deeply in love with each other and begin to risk their lives in the name of love. How romantic right?
Anyways, enough with that rant. The book was a great idea but I think it could've been better. I didn't realize that it was self published until writing this post. I will be reading the second book sometime though because I have to find out what happens. Oh and the cover is absolutely beautiful, don't you think?
*I bought this book with my own money. :)


  1. I got this book free in Amazon, but I haven't gotten around to read it.
    You are 100% right about insta-love I get attraction and then getting to know each other and discovering it's LOVE.
    But most books just go for insta-love as if they where a 1:30 hr movie with no time for the characters to develop feelings for one another.

  2. Sounds like a different twist. I think I've seen this elsewhere recently...


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