Author: Cara Lynn Shultz
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Harlequin; Original edition (June 21, 2011)
What’s a girl to do when meeting The One means she’s cursed to die a horrible death?
Life hasn’t been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Connor, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she’s irresistibly drawn to—Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks and the richest kid in school, who might just be her very own white knight.
But even when Brendan inexplicably turns cold, Emma can’t stop staring. Ever since she laid eyes on him, strange things have been happening. Streetlamps go out wherever she walks, and Emma’s been having the oddest dreams: visions of herself in past lives—visions that warn her to stay away from Brendan. Or else.
After Emma moves in with her Aunt Christine, strange things begin to happen in her life. To add to the strange things that keep happening to Emma, she also must contend with starting a new school full of new people. She finds a few friends she learns to trust, but she also finds a few people who she would rather forget. When she lays her eyes upon Brendan Salinger though, she is instantly drawn to his attractiveness and to a mysterious connection. When things start going haywire though, she realizes that she is connected to Brendan in more ways than just teen attraction.
I was absolutely spellbound with this book! I loved the characters and the setting of Spellbound. While there were a few people I wanted Emma to beat the crap out of, there was a balance of friends who made it bearable for her and the reader. I loved the story of Brendan and Emma. I struggled with the obstacles that they needed to overcome and hoped for the best in the end.
While the book will capture you from the first page, the ending will send you in a tailspin wanting more of Brendan and Emma. I personally can’t wait for another book to follow this one so we can see what they will handle next!
Very Good! I would recommend this book!