Spellboundby Monique N. Peterson
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Have you ever wanted someone...you couldn't have? For almost a year, all Bea wanted was for things to go back to the way they were before her best friend left...but when Caid Knight comes into her life, everything changes. Even after Princess Jennipher returns, there is something different about the friendship they once shared as her relationships with fellow housemaids, Kerry and Lucy, begin altering and dwindling. News of a revolt against Crimson Isle's four monarchies threatens the lives of those closest to her while her own safety becomes the most endangered as she considers leaving the only home she has ever known. As for Caid, her feelings for him are growing stronger with each passing day yet she doesn't know how he feels about her. Before she can ask, she is told that fate will not allow them to be together, regardless of what she tries to do to be with him. Will she defy this foretelling or surrender herself to it?
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Hope there is a sequel. Easy reading and enjoyable book. Bea is realizing there is more to her life than just being a housemaid in the castle. Join Bea as she learns more about her life and about love. Very good first book for the author.
One of the best young adult fantasy novels I've read in quite a while! Bea was abandoned by her parents as an infant. She was left on the King and Queen Renaldo's doorstep with an note asking for her care in return for her service as a housemaid until she turns 18. The kind royal family took her in and cared for her as their own with Bea finding a best friend in the royal princess. That is until the Queen died in childbirth, and the King remarried. Soon after the King is brutally murdered and his new wife changes everything. Bea is left to her housemaid duties and her best friend is wisked away and hidden. As Bea is approaching her 18th birthday her life continues to spiral out of control. She finds love in unexpected places, but with a tragic prophecy that promises her misery anyway she turns. She learns that friends may be enemies, and a war breaks out in the kingdom. Bea will do anything to save the ones she holds dear, while trying to unravel her place in the world, and learn about the mystery of her past. Beautifully written, and promises to hold you on the edge of your seat until the last page. A must read for those who love fantasy but have tired of the cliche love stories of our day. Anxiously waiting for the second installment to continue Bea's story from this new author who adds a fresh take on young adult literature.
A one of kind! If you’re tired of the same boring girl-falls-for-boy-boy-falls-for-girl-the-end, then this is your book! Easy and enjoyable read. The main character is very relatable and it’s so interesting to follow from her point of view. This book will grab your interest from page one and won't let it go even after the final sentence. There were a lot of twists and turns that kept me at the edge of my seat. There were also so many amazing details and descriptions throughout the entire book. Highly recommended for anyone who is in the mood for a book that won’t disappoint!
What it's about: Bea is a maid in the Royal household and is the princess' best friend. While the princess is away, Bea meet's Caid. Caid is handsome and doesn't give in to her every whim. Bea can feel herself falling for him, but doesn't know if he feels the same. Enter Drake, another devilishly handsome man, out to steal Bea's heart. What I thought: This is a boy-meets-girl kind of book, with a fantasy setting and plot twists at every corner. I spent most of the time reading, trying to figure out just where the story was going and not once was I right. Monique Peterson surely knows how to keep her readers on their toes. While this book kept me enthralled, I found myself at the end with even more questions than I had at the start! It definitely leaves it open for a sequel, one that I hope will be even better than the first! The good: If I say the man candy, does that make me shallow? ;) Caid <3 data-blogger-escaped-font="font"> The bad: This book was an lovely and easy read, but sometimes Bea's acting as if she is entitled, struck a nerve. Rating: 4 bookstacks
My Opinion: I was given this book by the author to review it. I loved it!! At first it kept me wondering what was going on, how was this book going to keep me interested if I was confused form the beginning. Well I think that I was trying to figure out the book before I had even gotten into it. Well BIG Mistake!! Even when you think you know what is going to happen you are completely wrong! Then the way the author gives the characters, I mean each character you come across has a purpose maybe not a big one yet she still explains each of them and their background as to why they are the way they are. Even when she is describing the castle and every room in it it's amazing. I just want to live in this book from the way the Monique describes everything. The main character, Bea you feel for her. I mean the way the queen and the princess (her "friend") treats her is unbelievable! I can't wait for the sequel for this book to be out, I think it will be even better then the first book! Thank you Monique for letting me read and review this book! Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Wow!!! I know, how do you start a review with just one word? Well I just did. This book is by a new and young author. My first thought before reading it was, oh great another new start...but I was only into the end of the first chapter when the plot and the engagement of characters had grasped a hold of me. I was transformed into the main characters life, as if I were on a stage or managing my own dream...only difference would be that at 55 years of age it truly would be a dream. I couldn't put the book down and in two days finished it, more than likely could have finished it in one day if I wasn't taking care of other things. To grasp me into the storyline so <br />quickly and have me so transfixed that by the time I finished the last chapter, I was like...that's it? We are left with a cliff hanger? Yup!!! We better have a sequel in the works Monique N. Peterson because you already have this active reader wishing and wanting more in the life of Bea, Drake and of course Caid! Whom I am sure will and hopefully be returning. Recommend this book highly, with great characters to keep you actively engaged with, along with wonderful imagery. I gave it four stars, only because I want the next book now, LOL, and all new authors need a little growth. Mgt O'B.