Saturday, March 16, 2013

Review: Entangled (Spellbound #1) by Nikki Jefford

Entangled (Spellbound #1) by Nikki Jefford
Publication Date: February 20th 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal
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.

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

~was provided by NetGalley/Author in exchange for an honest review~
"Now Gray has to solve the mystery of her death...." With this line of the summary I was hoping for, I guess, a lot of Nancy Drew. Of Graylee looking into why she mysteriously died at the young healthy age of 17. However instead we hardly get any of that and she just believes what the people say of the reason what everybody believes to be behind her death, but even then I would still look into it cause who just dies at that young age with no cause. I know this book isn't surrounded by that one piece of the puzzle as there are a lot of other things going on in the book. However I thought it was going to be play a bigger role than it actually was in the book.
Yes, the rest of the summary is right but I think what bugged me was the execution of it. In the beginning we get to see a bit of Graylee's life before she has her passing. Here we see her struggle with magic, how her family life is, how she is completely different from her identical twin, Charlene, and how she gets back something she thought she lost years ago right before her offing. And that's when the fun begins.
Mrs. Jeffords doesn’t waste much time into bringing the main key of the book into play, having Graylee die and having her then wake up into her sisters body in the next chapter. I like that she tries not to waste so much time yet gives us a bit of a sneak peek into the way life was before the big shebang for the main character.
But there are some aspects that kind of started to bug be, some are good and supposed to get under the readers skin then there are other things that make it a bit rough for the reader to fall completely in love with this story. The good one is that you will hate the bad guys of the book extremely! Now the bad bug of the book is that it can be a bit jumpy at times. A bit jumpy to the point where I have to reread sections of certain paragraphs throughout the story. There was this one moment that caught me off guard so much, that most of the scene I had to reread it and I was afraid that I might not finish it. Or I may have had this problem because I was reaching the end and I just wanted to finish it or for the fact that the twin sister Charlene is just such a major bitch and slut that I just couldn't believe what she had done.
Overall, this was a great witchy entertainment where sibling rivalry is at its best and one series I hope to continue with. Mrs. Jeffords had me from the first chapter where Charlene decides to float down to the ground from the roof of the school, even though her witchy self is supposed to be a secret ;). Graylee is a fine character but sometimes I feel like she maybe a bit bipolar or in some sort of sense of that as one moment she's herself than the next she is a hot headed person, strangling some guy for using magic on her.
Will disturb your being

Nikki Jefford

Bookaholic, nature girl, and animal lover.

Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who found paradise in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands where she is, once more, neighbors with Canada.

She married the love of her life, Sebastien, while working as a teaching assistant in France. They reside with their Westie, Cosmo.

Loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt.

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