Entangled (Spellbound #1)

Rated 4.71/5 based on 18 reviews
Two months after dying, 17-year-old Graylee Perez wakes up in her twin sister Charlene’s body.

Now Gray’s left with questions about how she died, what went wrong with her mother’s resurrection spell, and what will happen to her if she doesn’t disentangle herself from her sister’s body. More
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About Nikki Jefford

Nikki Jefford loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt. Books, travel, TV series, hiking, writing and motorcycle riding are her favorite escapes. She loves meeting people from all walks of life, from around the globe, and wouldn’t trade her French husband in for anyone – not even Spike!

She’s a third generation Alaskan, born & raised in Anchorage, now living in northern Washington. Crazy about her dog, Cosmo. (Writer’s best friend.) The dark side of humanity fascinates her, so long as it's balanced by humor and romance.

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Review by: M.S Watson on Dec. 07, 2013 :
Personally, I love everything about this book!
The plot is perfect and carries through smoothly, whilst the characters are well thought through and I especially enjoyed Charlene's visciousness and the way she reacts at the very end. I love the cover and find that this novel simply has what it takes to make it in today's modern novel market. I will be recommending this read to my friends - I have already started! - and I have read the sample of the following novel - and I can't wait to get it! The fact that the first novel in its entirety was for free was a definite selling point for me. I find that it's the best way in order to generate interest for the remaining, not-so-free novels and find that they will most definitely be on my to-get list ASAP! For anyone considering this read - GO FOR IT! You won't be disappointed. :)
(review of free book)

Review by: Katy Sozaeva on Aug. 04, 2013 :
Please note: This book is free on Smashwords and Amazon, so if you want to read it, you can!

Book Info: Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Reading Level: Young Adult
Recommended for: Anyone, everyone
Trigger Warnings: there is a scene that is sort of the equivalent of rape

My Thoughts: I meant to just start this book and ended up sitting and reading it straight through, then moaning, “Oh my god, DAMMIT” when it was finished. Yes, it was that good and I wanted more. I don't even know exactly why. It has a love triangle, which I hate. But at the same time it is very real. Unlike so many books featuring high schoolers, this one had them acting like high school students, talking like high school students, and despite the magical nature of the main character, it just felt... real. Now I have to go and buy the other books, which I do can't afford at the moment, and find out what happens next. If you like young adult books—heck, even if you don't—you should totally check this book out. I was completely surprised by it. Really good stuff.

Series Information: Spellbound series
Book 1: Entangled
Book 2: Duplicity, available since 2012; I do not have... yet
Book 3: Enchantment, available since April, 2012; I do not have... yet

Disclosure: I don't recall exactly how I ended up with this book; I think the author left a code in a group and I downloaded it as a result. I do know I downloaded it from Smashwords. I later noticed it on NetGalley and accepted it there to have another place to post the review. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: 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.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: sunita thapa on Jan. 31, 2013 :
love the story.. really interesting story and intense characters.. love the ending.. never could have thought it.. i could not put the book down finished the day i downloaded it... ok spoiler alert.. !!!
(review of free book)

Review by: Becky Paulk on Sep. 05, 2012 :
I liked Entangled a lot. I thought I knew what the main essence of this story was going to be, but I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it was going to end one way, but it ended in a completely different way and I was pretty happy with it. I was a little surprised by how dark the novel really is and that there weren't any optimistic people in Graylee's life. My favorite character was Raj and I love how swoon worthy he is. He is definitely your typical bad boy. I recommend those who love magical novels. I will definitely be continuing on with this series.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Yzabel Ginsberg on Aug. 22, 2012 :
Although I had to spread the reading of this book over two days, it went fast and smoothly, and turned to be highly addictive. The first chapters may have been a little slow—what was needed, I suppose, to set the backdrop for Gray and Charlene’s ‘ordinary’ life, and thus contrast Gray’s sudden death against it. But past that point, I was hooked. Firstly because of the themes tackled throughout the story: revenge, deception, resentment, grief, death, how do people cope with it and to what lengths would they be ready to go if they had a chance to have a beloved one back… Secondly, while those themes are of the dark kind, the narrative itself doesn’t feel desperate nor gloomy, therefore making for a lighter reading moment no matter what. Last but not least, because I wanted to know how things would unfold, all that simply (already suspecting the kind of outcome the author would come up with didn’t detract from my reading pleasure: it’s the kind of predictable I appreciate).

The characters were both archetypal for that kind of novel (the popular bitchy sister, the nice and hard-working one, the boy with a bad reputation but a heart of gold, the sidekick ready to do everything for the one he has his eyes on…), yet at the same time convincing enough. They behaved with the kind of intensity in feelings and actions that tend to seem fitting for teenage characters, and there were often some darker, secret areas to their personalities. After all, when the girl intent on snagging her boyfriend back is also a witch, can things really go as normally as they would if she wasn’t? When she’s jealous of someone, and want to hamper that someone’s efforts, why stop at just feeling frustrated? And yet, some of those traits may also become understandable: I can understand how suddenly having her dead sister snatch her body one day out of two, putting a regular dent in her life, may feel extremely hard to bear for Charlene. (Alright, this said, she was still an absolute bitch who deserved to be slapped around with a trout full of long, pointy nails. Seriously. Borderline psychopathic much?)

I also liked that the story followed not only Gray, but Raj as well. He was by far my favourite character, being an actual good guy, respectful of others, even though he kept entertaining a facade that in the end hurt himself the most. (And Adrian. Why, Adrian, always full of smiles: I hope you do realize that you’re so creepy, man! And that I love it.)

What I was less satisfied with in “Entangled” was some unanswered questions. The reason to Gray’s death wasn’t so clear (not to mention that it was pretty stupid, to the point of little old me wondering if the ‘culprit’ didn’t act so dumb on purpose, knowing that of course it was just but an accident waiting to happen). And I admit I didn’t really understand what happened with Raj and his mother at the end—well, I *think* I understood, only that part went too fast for me to be certain I really did; more details about that (and the role of the Zippo lighter) would have been appreciated.

Nevertheless, I liked this book, and definitely want to read the next installment.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Michelle Sedeño on Aug. 18, 2012 :
Read the full review post on my blog, Michelle Shouts Random

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I got an ebook copy from the author. She's hosting a giveaway with this book, but gave a coupon anyway on Smashwords for the hoppers. Wow, right? I've been really excited because this has been sitting on my Goodreads tbr for a while--and tada! Free from the author. ;) Thank you SO much, Nikki!

Look at the cover. A photograph of a beautiful girl who promised enchanting and magical adventure. But I didn't expect a lot from this book. As they say, looks can be deceiving. I might finish (or not finish) this with a frown on my face because I didn't liked it. And I did.

I've read several books with witches on it. All of them would end up dystopian or locked in a secluded world even if they started in a 'normal' time and surroundings. Entangled doesn't. From beginning to end, it was on a present 'normal' world, and it isn't what I didn't liked. I actually appreciated how Nikki maintained Entangled's world of 'normalcy' even though there are witches, warlocks and magics every where.

I must say that I REALLY hate Charlene. The evil twin sister. Forgive me for the word, but she's a bitch who knew nothing but being pretty and perfect and selfish. How could you do such things to your own twin sister? Or even an innocent person? And then she'd go gaga about a boy who's a jerk and a sure equivalent of her. If you could only see me how much I wanted to pull her perfect hair or cast a spell. UGH.

The other twin, on the other hand, Graylee, is a character you would definitely love to put on a book with an annoying character like Charlene. Who would knew that the next day you woke up is you're dead and on your twin sister's body? Sweet. But as I told you, she's the perfect match on Charlene's character. Graylee is not your typical sweet, too kind of female protagonist. I liked how she stands up for herself whoever contradicts or mess with her--as what she did on her sister. I liked her but there's some attitude I don't like or understand about her, like with her being short-tempered.

As much as you wanted to throw the book (or e-reader) because they're so annoying, with these type of characters, it surely will make a reader look forward into the next installment of the series, especially with the ending like this. It's not like I didn't liked this, btw, I have a frown on my face after reading this because I know I have lots of books to read for review and lots of school work to be done and have to ask the busy author a request (without knowing if it will be entertained or not) for the second book--and I. Can't. Read. It. Sooner.

Overall, the story is really good, all the characters are good and annoying and it just shows how much they are very effective to the readers (including me, of course) and this book and obviously, I can't wait to read Duplicity. I also liked the romance and looking forward to what will happen next especially with THE ending!

Recommendations:

If you love witches, magic and spells, paranormal, fantasy with a YA twist and haven't read this one, well, what are you doing?? Buy links are available above!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Kathy Sattem Rygg on July 26, 2012 :
This is such a well written book. I was impressed from page one. Great pacing, creative concept--I loved it!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jenni Arndt on April 12, 2012 :
The cover of Entangled had me dying to read it from the first moment I saw it. Seriously, look at it, it's absolutely breathtaking! So naturally I immediately read the blurb and after that I was certain that this was a 'must-read' for me. It did not disappoint, from page one I was sucked in and captivated by the story. Nikki Jefford gave the book the perfect pace, I didn't feel any lulls and I was constantly excited for what was to come. I could not put this story down, I ate it up and loved every moment of it.

The characters in Entangled are full and very well developed. Graylee was a smart, strong, witty girl whom I absolutely adored. The contrast between her and her twin sister was vast, and written so well. Gray was a character that I connected with, she felt down to earth and genuine, Charlene felt flighty and and very high on herself, she drove me nuts. She had playing the victim down to an art form and turned her terrible actions around on everyone else. Raj was someone I was very hesitant about in the beginning. The occurrence with him and Gray in the hallway was very unsettling but as the story went on I started to warm up to him and by the end I was a big fan.

Entangled is a great read that keeps you on the edge of your seat as you excitedly turn the pages. It has the perfect balance of mystery and romance, it's funny and entertaining. Right at the tail end we get some resolve and the blanks in Raj's story are filled in leaving me wanting more. I will be eagerly awaiting the arrival of its follow-up Duplicity.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Jenni Arndt on April 12, 2012 : (no rating)
The cover of Entangled had me dying to read it from the first moment I saw it. Seriously, look at it, it's absolutely breathtaking! So naturally I immediately read the blurb and after that I was certain that this was a 'must-read' for me. It did not disappoint, from page one I was sucked in and captivated by the story. Nikki Jefford gave the book the perfect pace, I didn't feel any lulls and I was constantly excited for what was to come. I could not put this story down, I ate it up and loved every moment of it.

The characters in Entangled are full and very well developed. Graylee was a smart, strong, witty girl whom I absolutely adored. The contrast between her and her twin sister was vast, and written so well. Gray was a character that I connected with, she felt down to earth and genuine, Charlene felt flighty and and very high on herself, she drove me nuts. She had playing the victim down to an art form and turned her terrible actions around on everyone else. Raj was someone I was very hesitant about in the beginning. The occurrence with him and Gray in the hallway was very unsettling but as the story went on I started to warm up to him and by the end I was a big fan.

Entangled is a great read that keeps you on the edge of your seat as you excitedly turn the pages. It has the perfect balance of mystery and romance, it's funny and entertaining. Right at the tail end we get some resolve and the blanks in Raj's story are filled in leaving me wanting more. I will be eagerly awaiting the arrival of its follow-up Duplicity.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Lili Lost in a Book on April 11, 2012 :
Magic, witches, and bad boys, oh my! Some of my favorite things mixed into one great book…I loved it! And the book cover…absolutely gorgeous!

I thought the idea of twin sisters sharing one body was totally unique! Uniqueness is always a plus in my book! But I felt terrible for Graylee, she having to be in a body that’s not hers and pretending to be someone she’s not…talk about an identity crisis! And I have to say, this is the worst case of sibling rivalry I have ever seen (or is it read? lol)! But that’s actually what made the story interesting! It’s a shame though, ‘cause I have twin brothers so I know how one can’t be without the other even though they do have their little fights. But Charlene…oh, Charlene. She crossed the sibling rivalry line and went beyond! But Graylee is a strong character! She is amazing!

But now let’s talk about another character, one I really, really, REALLY liked…Raj! Oh Raj *sighs* I seriously have a weakness for bad boys…especially if they give steamy kisses like Raj does ;) I thought he was an amazing character…very sweet, too.

I love stories about witches and magic! Just LOVE them! If I were to be a supernatural creature, I would like to be a witch, no doubt about it! So of course I thought this was a great book! I couldn’t put it down! No, seriously…I finished it in one sitting! Sure I stayed up till like 1 am or so, but it was totally worth it! This doesn’t happen to me often, but when it does it means the book was just that amazing! Definitely worth reading! I thought it was crazy (in a good way) and I can’t wait for book two!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Katie Tuccelli on April 05, 2012 :
Entangled is a well-written, fun, captivating read with a unique take on magic, eternal love, sisterly rivalry, and the danger of power. Each character, even the minor ones, had impressive depth and personality, and the plot moves forward at a pace that will keep you devouring the pages till the very end.

The plot was really fun and suspenseful. I thought there were enough unique aspects to elevate Entangled above "just another story about witches". Much of the magic performed within the book was really cool and made me wish I had such powers :-) I loved the anticipation of turning the pages to find out what would happen next. I've found that if I can easily put a book down and not return to it as soon as I can, it's not good enough to earn 5 stars, but Entangled certainly captivated my attention!

What I loved most about Entangled, though, were the characters!

Graylee and Charlene Perez could not be more different, despite the fact that they are identical twins. Graylee is genuine, fun, witty, and most comfortable in a pair of old jeans and a ribbed tank-top. Charlene is popular, slutty, conniving and an idol for most of the dim-witted high school "sheeple". While Charlene flits from boy to boy in an attempt to make her boyfriend jealous, Graylee would appreciate it if she could just figure out why Raj McKenna, a trouble-making Warlock, is suddenly so interested in her.

The sisters are both talented witches... only, Gray seems to only be able to perform magic when she is on her own. She has looked like a fool time and again at the Gathering training sessions and cannot understand why. That is, until she finally figures out that her own flesh and blood -her twin- Charlene has been jealously blocking her power for years.

After Gray's discovery and a subsequent blow-out with her conniving sister, everything seems to calm down a bit with a surprising and out-of-character apology from Charlene. Unfortunately, someone else becomes the focus of Charlene's twisted rage: Stacey Morehouse, the new sexual play-toy of Charlene's on-again-off-again boyfriend.

When Charlene cooks up a murderous scheme, it's not Stacey who suffers the consequences - it's Gray.

I mean, c'mon! With a sister like Charlene, who needs enemies?! Charlene was definitely a villain you loved to hate. However, I also found myself hoping that she would come around eventually, which I think says a lot for how her character was written and portrayed throughout the book. Kudos to Nikki!

The boys in the story, namely Raj McKenna, were really well-written, too. Raj may be the brooding love interest, but that's where comparisons end to any other main male love interest in Young Adult literature. He's a bit misunderstood but he has a really good heart, which we, as readers, see first before any of the characters. When it really comes down to it, Raj is the guy you can count on when you're in trouble or when you need a friend. He also has an interesting past that makes me even more anxious to read the next book in the trilogy :-)

I think my favorite character, aside from Graylee, is her mom. Crazy, right? Usually the parents in Young Adult literature don't really make an impact. They're either barely mentioned or absent. While Mrs. Perez isn't necessarily a main character, she makes a BIG impact on the overall story arc - and on the reader. The love she shows for her daughters is the "eternal love" I spoke of earlier. She makes a big sacrifice for her daughters and now I'm curious to see how things turn out for the family.

There are other incredibly interesting secondary characters that bring a lot of humor and excitement to the plot. There are no boring or one-note characters here! Each one has a distinct personality and back-story. I mean, if I'm gushing this much about the characters, it's obvious they all made an impact :-) Once again, Nikki Jefford does not disappoint!

I cannot say enough good things about Entangled. You simply must read this book to find out why I am so impressed and why I am now anxiously awaiting Duplicity, the next installment in the series. Major kudos to Nikki Jefford for such a successful debut!

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(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: BookNerds Blog on April 01, 2012 :
Typically when I read a book request from an author I have a pen and notebook next to me so I can jot down notes about the book. I do this so I do not forget important parts of the book. I read a lot and sometimes (and I blame it on my alcohol intake) I mix some plots/characters up.

The problem with Nikki's book is: I was so sucked into the book I have like NO NOTES!! Ha Ha! I really loved this book and on top of that, the plot was awesome.

Gray and Charlene are great characters and Nikki did a wonderful job writing them! Then there is Raj (sigh) love it ! I really loved the story line of two sisters and one body. Gray actually made me laugh out loud with her humor and Charlene was (what I would call) love-hate girl. Also, I love the supernatural twist on the book. I will admit that I do not read a lot of witch-theme book but this one was great. It was a fantastic read!

This book has twist and turns (some you can see and some can not). I am glad that I read this and would recommend it for others. I am interested to see how Nikki pulls off Book 2! Guess I will have to wait and see!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: BookNerds Blog on April 01, 2012 :
Typically when I read a book request from an author I have a pen and notebook next to me so I can jot down notes about the book. I do this so I do not forget important parts of the book. I read a lot and sometimes (and I blame it on my alcohol intake) I mix some plots/characters up.

The problem with Nikki's book is: I was so sucked into the book I have like NO NOTES!! Ha Ha! I really loved this book and on top of that, the plot was awesome.

Gray and Charlene are great characters and Nikki did a wonderful job writing them! Then there is Raj (sigh) love it ! I really loved the story line of two sisters and one body. Gray actually made me laugh out loud with her humor and Charlene was (what I would call) love-hate girl. Also, I love the supernatural twist on the book. I will admit that I do not read a lot of witch-theme book but this one was great. It was a fantastic read!

This book has twist and turns (some you can see and some can not). I am glad that I read this and would recommend it for others. I am interested to see how Nikki pulls off Book 2! Guess I will have to wait and see!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Shera A on March 26, 2012 :
Good YA books about witches are the white whales of the genre. It seems like when you pick up a YA title about witches you can expect huge bounds of silliness like The Sweep Series by Cate Tiernan, and the writing usually doesn’t get any better than the writing found in The House of Night series. So when I find a good one in that sea of muck, I’m beyond happy. Especially, when I get done reading it and think, “Holy cow!! That was awesome!”

Entangled starts off with teen angst right at the beginning when Graylee's sister, Charlene, is going to jump of the roof of the school because her boyfriend dumped her for another girl. When Charlene jumps instead of a gruesome death she simply floats to the ground below. The magic takes off right there and I love that it’s not all funky poems and weird chants. It’s more of a mind power, you know believe and you shall achieve. The teen drama in this book is tons of fun with twins Graylee—or just Gray—and Charlene. Just as Gray finds out her sister has been blocking her powers to undermine her confidence Gray wakes up the next morning to find out she died and woke up in her sister's body.

While I thought the mystery behind how Gray died was glaringly obvious, that's not the good stuff. The good stuff is watching Gray come into her magic and find out who her true friends are. Sure that sounds cheesy, but sometimes that is the hardest lesson in life. This book is about character growth and strength, a true treat for any reader.

Besides being an amazing new take on teen witches the romance is just refreshing. Awkward girl meets boy from the wrong side of the tracks, has always been a favorite ploy for romances. What's better is when the reader can watch the two see each other and develop feelings. I hate it when the two just gaze into each others eyes and it's instant magic. Speaking of bad boys, Raj is one dangerous leading man. What I loved even more was that the story is told not just buy Gray, buy Raj gets some running time. Let's just say by the end of the book I had a huge fictional crush on Raj. Almost big enough to rival my crush for Jace from The Mortal Instrument series.

Entangled is that rare book that is going to make you tape your eyes open to read into the ungodly hours of the night—that's just what Entangled is though. Sure, I will admit there were a couple rough spots, but this book comes close to flawless. The magic will prick your interest and then the characters will pull you in. Evil sisters, good boys that are bad, bad boys that are good, dark pasts, dark magic, wild . . . OK I'll stop. You get the point. This is one fantastic read and I highly recommend it.

Sexual Content: Charlene is quite the promiscuous little lady *cough-slut-cough* and Graylee has a pretty hot make out scene. There's sexual talk and humor, but nothing that will put readers on edge.

5/5- Fabulous, a beautiful obsession!

Originally posted on Book Whispers.
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(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf on March 19, 2012 :
I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I started to read Entangled. I knew that I loved the cover, I knew that I loved the premise, but I also knew that some times indie books can be less than impressive. Let's just say that I need not have worried about this title.


I loved this book from the first page. The mix of magic, romance, sibling rivalry, teen angst, friendship and loyalty made this a perfect read. I kept turning the pages...wanting to know how this crazy resurrection spell gone wrong would be resolved... Wanting to know how far Charlene would go to to regain 100% of her life... And wanting to know how the strong and independent Graylee would manage to solve her predicament, maintain her morale compass and of course...decide what to do about Raj...


It's no secret that I have a bit of a thing for witches (I'll take them any day over Vampires, Werewolves, or Zombies) and this book delivered on the witchcraft front. However it was actually the inter-personal relationships in the story that really stole the show. Charlene's relationships with her friends at school, Graylee's budding romance with Raj, a mother's love for her children that can cause her to turn a blind eye to the faults of one and be willing to do anything to save the other...


And most of all...I loved how Nikki wrote the relationship between the twins Charlene and Graylee. It felt so true to me (and growing up with younger twin sisters gives me a good taste for what that kind of kinship entails. The love and hate..the codependency alongside the desire for independence. How two people can be best friends and worst enemies all wrapped in one. Nikki captured it all perfectly and then put her magical spin on it.


All of this may not be the main theme of the book. I am not sure if it was the author's intention for the twins' relationship to be the focus of the novel...but for this reader it was. And I can not wait for the second in the Spellbound series so that I can find out where the twins go from here.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Brianne Smith on March 17, 2012 :
Entangled by Nikki Jefford is about two twin witches, Graylee and Charlene. Graylee is the down-to earth easy going twin and Charlene is the popular boy-crazy twin. Their differences collide with a certain valentines day accident and a resurrection gone wrong.

I absolutely loved Entangled It was refreshingly original and had extremely interesting characters. Entangled was well written and definitely held my interest throughout the entire book. I read this book in one sitting and wanted MORE. If you are looking for humor, suspense, and a little romance mixed with some witches and warlocks, read Entangled

I was given a e-book copy in exchange for an honest review- Thank you so much Nikki!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jessica Mclaughlin on March 12, 2012 :
I want to start by saying that when Nikki stated in an interview that this was a “page-turner”, that is the God’s honest truth! I stayed up until 4 am reading, I literally could not put the book down until I knew how it ended.

Entangled is a breath of fresh air amid the endless tales of “sad girl falls for supernatural boy” that are currently populating the book stores and consequently my Kindle. Graylee, our protagonist, is a confident and self-assured witch with a hilarious and infectious sense of humor. I found myself in a fit of laughter that managed to wake my son across the hall. It takes a lot from an author to get me to laugh like that, it is no easy feat. Nikki Jefford has perfected the art of making characters personable and charming and she has more than mastered the “evil” characters as well.


Graylee’s twin sister Charlene is such a fabulous villain. She is the epitome of the character you "love to hate". Each person that I encountered in this tale of black magic and deals gone wrong was memorable on some level, even the more insignificant characters of this intricate story manage to provoke emotion from the reader.

I was entirely unaware of how this tale would end-up, which is something that I found extremely entertaining. It was unpredictable and addicting. It kept me on the edge of my seat(or bed)the entire time I was reading. I wish I had the pleasure of always being in possession of something this engaging to read. On second thought, I know for a fact that I would never get anything done if that were the case. If you guys don’t read this fast-paced and entertaining book, you are missing out.

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(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Emma Meade on March 12, 2012 :
I had already read Nikki Jefford’s novella Spellbound in the anthology Death by Chocolate last month, and was delighted to read the full version of this witchy tale.
It was great to have more time with Graylee and her love interest Raj in Entangled. This novel is so well-written and entertaining that I flew through it.
When we first meet the twins, Charlene is in full melodramatic mode, threatening to throw herself off the roof of McKinley high school. Yep, this is also the name of the high school in Glee, and the tv show is mentioned frequently throughout the story. Level-headed and down-to-earth Graylee talks her sister down, and ends up being late for class. She uses an invisibility spell to hide her tardiness but is noticed by Raj, the bad boy with attitude who wants to know all her tricks. They seem to have an immediate dislike for each other, but we all know how that’s going to go.

Unfortunately, before Gray and Raj can spend anymore time together, Gray wakes up one morning in her sister’s body. She has no memory of dying and is now stuck sharing Charlene’s body until her mother can fix her resurrection spell. Charlene being the bitchy and selfish girl that she is, is not too happy to be sharing her body with her sis. The ultimate battle for survival ensues, and luckily for us readers it’s exciting, nail-biting and utterly entertaining.

You’ll love Gray’s tough attitude and sarky sense of humour. She figures the worst thing that could happen to a young person has already happened to her, i.e death, allowing her to channel fear and frustration into determination and self-confidence. The troubled Raj is also a delightful change from the typical breed of bad boy heroes.

Entangled is great, magical fun. Go read it today! It’s also book one in a trilogy; yay for those of us who fell in love with the characters!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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