Entangled (Spellbound #1)

Entangled (Spellbound #1)

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by Nikki Jefford
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044741720
Publisher:
Nikki Jefford
Publication date:
02/19/2012
Series:
Spellbound , #3
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
9,785
File size:
665 KB

Meet the Author

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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Entangled 4.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 71 reviews.
My_Eclectic_Bookshelf More than 1 year ago
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.
WereJumpin More than 1 year ago
Isn’t the cover stunning? Beautifully Amazing. In the beginning of Entangled, you will learn that Char and Gray are completely polar opposites, as being identical twins, they are nothing alike. The first of the story was hard to follow, didn’t know much about characters before the story starting unfolding, scenes were jumpy, but I think it would be a good idea to put stars or something when a scene ends, so that way some confusion can be cleared up. However, I think the story line is great! Once I got out of 5th chapter I kept wanting to know what was next, what secrets were coming out, and what was behind the madness. I also loved the fact that there wasn’t any “instant” love sorta thing, sure there was some lusting, but what teens doesn’t do that? Char does seem to be selfish, and thinks about herself a lot, but yet Gray is suppose to be in the background as everything gets settled, and figured out, which I guess is understandable. Raj, who wouldn’t love this character? He is complicated, but who isn’t? He has to be the one character that is interesting to read about, well him, and Gray as they both build character about the same time. It is enjoyable, I would suggest this book to people who have patience with plot and like for the story to build. I hope I can get my hands on the next sequel because I will definitely read it, I really want to know what happens next! Disclosure: I received this book for free from NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't usually read YA, but thoroughly enjoyed the story and characters. About to dig into Book 2.
Littlebookstar More than 1 year ago
*I have received a free copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. It did not influence my opinion whatsoever.* First of all, I thought the book was going to be one of those hard core paranormal/fantasy books, but it’s not. So yay! This book really kept me entertained from the start. It opens up with Charlene, Graylee’s twin sister wanting to commit suicide just because her boyfriend was messing with another girl – Stacey. They’re both witches, and in their high school, there are only a few witches and warlocks. That’s what got me confused though, if all of them had powers or not. As the story progresses, our author makes it clear that their talents are not known to humans and only they (as in all of the witches and warlocks at their school) know it. It’s basically about Charlene accidentally killing her sister Graylee, then her mom bringing her back to life. The problem is, their mom wasn’t specific to where Graylee’s soul should be so Graylee ends up in her sister’s body. To make it short, she and Charleen shares one body. One day it would be Charlene then the next day it’s Graylee, then it repeats. Now Graylee and her guy friend Raj McKenna (I LOVE HIS NAME) are on a mission to find a body just for Graylee because her selfish sister plans to eliminate her. From the beginning, we see Charlene’s stubbornness, and yes, she gets worse until she becomes the story’s antagonist. At first she was jealous of her sister and her mother’s relationship. She claims that their mother is closer to Graylee. But then we get to see the real her, it’s like she just snaps out her true color! Charlene is one of the most popular girls at her school and she’s the I-can-get-any-guy type of girl. She’s a selfish brat and doesn’t even show any emotion when Graylee came back to life. Instead, she jots down a list of things Graylee has to do when she’s in her body, how to act, how to dress herself etc. so people wouldn’t be suspicious since they’re sharing one body. Graylee is the complete opposite of Charlene. She’s compassionate, friendly, and she’s just normal (lol). Even if she has a good side, she knows when to show her mean side. There is sort of a love triangle going on, and I love our hero warlock Raj McKenna!! I love his name! We get the first impression of him as intimidating, silly, and mischievous. The only character I didn’t really like was Graylee and Charlene’s mom. She didn’t really do anything. She wasn’t supervising especially to Charlene. Overall it’s a really fun, fast-paced story that will get you hooked on right away. It was easy to relate with the characters, and were amusing. The only quirky thing that I encountered is there was a sentence that used 2nd person point of view o.O. The story’s being told in 3rd person, but I love how there are plenty of dialogues. It’s a trilogy so I will definitely look out for the next two books.
Shar-shay More than 1 year ago
Entangled is fun, lively and has great dialogue. I just love the characters and got hooked at Chapter One. It's going to be hard to wait until May for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was amazing i loved this book and cant wait to read #2 XD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am looking forward to reading the two books in the series.
MyReadAddiction More than 1 year ago
I find that I have a tendency to expect to be drawn into a book from the first few paragraphs. Sometimes this does not happen but upon a deeper look I find that I become engrossed in the story. This story really gets going when Gray dies. I love the magical world Nikki Jefford created. Having seen so many books about magic and paranormal aspects I love when the magical elements feel real. The spells were all really well detailed. Raj is an amazing character. By far my favorite. The mystery of Gray's death and the journey to get Gray back to her body is a fun one. Any fans of YA Paranormal will love this. The ending was perfect and I can not wait to read #2.
Lucy-Swing More than 1 year ago
I first read it as the short story "Spellbound" on the Death by Chocolate anthology and was ENTANGLED! I could not put it down, and with the full length novel, the same thing happened. The story is fresh and original. I thoroughly enjoyed it and cannot wait to see what else Nikki comes out with! Especially book #2!!! If you haven't read it, then you MUST! NOW!
BellesBeastlyBookBlog 7 months ago
This story takes the 'twins' relationship to a whole new level! Going to sleep one night with a touch of upset stomach and waking up two months later in your sisters body? I really loved this story! Even though there is magic involved, it felt very believable to me. And the twist with the sisters... seriously? I won't say too much because I don't want to give a lot away, but that was crazy insane and such a cool concept. I will be reading the next book for sure :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wasn't sure what to expect when I first started reading. Let me just say that it has been a very long time since I've had a hardtime putting a book down. Can't wait to read the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was good...sometimes people don't know when to keep a secret... ?
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Loved it.
t_barber1 More than 1 year ago
What an interesting story.  I thought it was different and unique.  The characters were well written and I found myself not being able to put this book down.  If I had one complaint, it would be that I wish there was more. I just felt like the story could have more to it, but maybe that's just because I wanted to keep reading.  I will be recommending this and am looking forward to reading more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story
GoPete More than 1 year ago
This was one of the only books I've started recently that I just wanted to continue reading. It is definitely aimed at teens, but a fun quick read. Enough so that I looked for the 2nd book as soon as I finished it.
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SpellBoundReviews More than 1 year ago
Twin witch sisters? Check. One good, one not-so-good? Check. One a beauty queen, the other the outcast? Check. Insane teenage hormones and drama? Check. This story had it all: the family issues, school problems, the bad-boy crush. Not to mention, magic is thrown in just to make it even more dramatic. This is definitely a YA worth reading, if only to swoon over bad boy wizard Raj. The twins Charlene and Graylee are as different from one another as water is from oil: they just don’t get along. And when Charlene does the unthinkable, Graylee has to trust bad-boy Raj to help her, without letting the secret out. It’s fairly quick-paced, with some odd characters, but who doesn’t love a good weirdo every once in a while? The story draws you in, captivates, and then won’t let you put it down until you are finished. Now, what happens next?