Witchy, Witchy (Spellbound #1 ) [NOOK Book]

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Life should be charmed for sixteen-year-old Calista McCoy. But being a psychic, empathic, fire-starting witch isn't all magical fun and games, even if it does come with a snazzy new wardrobe and an awesome beach house in California.

Now she is a target for the deadly Hunters who seek out new, vulnerable witches. Any exposure of her magical abilities can have disastrous consequences. And with covens all over the world constantly fighting with one another, it's hard to know who to...

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Witchy, Witchy (Spellbound #1 )

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Overview

Life should be charmed for sixteen-year-old Calista McCoy. But being a psychic, empathic, fire-starting witch isn't all magical fun and games, even if it does come with a snazzy new wardrobe and an awesome beach house in California.

Now she is a target for the deadly Hunters who seek out new, vulnerable witches. Any exposure of her magical abilities can have disastrous consequences. And with covens all over the world constantly fighting with one another, it's hard to know who to trust. If all that weren't bad enough, now she has to go to some snooty private school for rich kids….not exactly a dream situation for a shy girl raised in the slums of the Louisiana bayou.

Things look up when she meets the devastatingly gorgeous and mysterious Nicholas, and she instantly falls under his captivating spell.

But it soon becomes clear that not all of Calista's new friends are who they appear to be...especially Nicholas. And once the thin veil between fantasy and reality is shattered, no one is safe from the evil that has snuck into their lives.

Dare to dream...

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044965959
  • Publisher: Penelope King
  • Publication date: 9/23/2011
  • Series: Spellbound , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 6,025
  • Age range: 13 years
  • File size: 302 KB

Meet the Author

Penelope King is a native Californian who now lives in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina. She says "y'all" more often than she'd like, eats more fried food than is probably healthy, and still hasn't gotten used to the scary thunderstorms that seem to appear from out of nowhere.

When she's not writing novels, she enjoys swimming, kayaking at the river, doing yoga and cycling, or watching a reality cooking show. She can BBQ better than most men, and if she had to marry a food it would probably be pizza, but she'd cheat on it with sushi.

She is the author of several bestselling young adult novels, including the "DemonBlood Series" and the "Spellbound Trilogy"

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted August 27, 2011

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    Didn't want it to end!!!

    This book was really good! The character's were likeable and interesting. The romance was sweet and not to overpowering(which is refreshing since they are teens)! Also the story kept me interested. So much, that I read this book start to finish in a matter of hours! I can NOT wait for he next one in this series!!!

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

    A fantastic read! Check it out-you won't be sorry!

    At first I didn't quite know what to make of this book. So many YA's I've read lately throw all the action at you right off the bat. SOmetimes it almost makes my head spin. But reading this book was like soaking in a nice, hot bubble bath. I love the world the author created, and that we really get to know the characters. And when the twist happens...well, I DID not see it coming! I wish there was more romance between Nicholas and Calista, but I can tell the series is just getting going and there's alot more to their story but what a great start! Can't wait to get my hands on the next one!

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

    Recommend!!!!! Very good story!!

    This was a really cute story. I loved the characters and the story line was very appealing and made you want to keep reading to see what would happen.... I would definitely recommend this book to all who love books of sweet romantic fantasies, and paranormal intrigue. It has it all.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2012

    Today's Working Woman reviews Witchy, Witchy by Penelope King

    This is my first ever teen fantasy/young adult paranormal romance novel.While I was skeptical at first to read something outside of my particular norm, I found that once I got past the first few pages, I was interested.

    Here's the story of teen Calista moving to a new town in a new state with her dad so that they can basically start over. Living in the guest house of a mysterious, yet friendly, woman, she figures out really fast that her life is about to change drastically. The good news is that she finally figures out why she is so different from everyone else. And not just different in the sense that all girls feel while during the crazy teen years, but different as in "I'm a witch and have crazy special powers." different.

    So if that's not enough, she still has to deal with starting a new school complete with mean girls, a boy who really wants to be her boyfriend, and a guy she met once on the beach but can't get out of her mind and meets in her dreams every night.

    I found the story to be believable yet just enough fantasy/paranormalish that I wanted to continue reading. Penelope King kept the story moving quickly while also revealing the important details at the correct moments. When I got to the climatic point, I was so completely hooked that I was almost disappointed in the way it ended.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2011

    loved it loved it loved it

    This was a nice change of pace from what I've been reading lately (thrillers and dystopian). It was lush, vivid, and put me in dreamland ;) I liked starting at the beginning of Calista's journey and entering her new, magical world. When I leave reviews I usually try to point out the good and the bad, but honestly there wasn't anything I really didn't like about this book. Maybe only now I'm depressed that I can't "magically" make my favorite foods fat-free too!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    WONDERFUL Read it three times

    It is a wondeful book it keeps you hooked and excited

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 24, 2012

    This book was an exceptional read!! The character's and storylin

    This book was an exceptional read!! The character's and storyline were very great! Once I started reading, I did not want to put it down! I can't wait to start the next one in the series!!! This author is going on my list to keep up with all of her books she writes! Thank you!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2012

    Loved this book!!!!!!

    I loved reading this book. I love the story and the hole plot of this book. The love story, the way it all comes together is so very great. I can not wait to read the next book in this series, also any other books this auther writes.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2011

    4.5 stars

    I wish I could give half stars, but since we can't I had to go with four. Don't get me wrong. This book was VERY good. and I will difinately be reading the next one. To me it just seemed like the ending came rather abrubt.I didn't ant it to end!But thankfully the story picks up in the next one judging from the except. I liked the character of Calista and her two friends. In a way it sort of reminded me of the TV show "Charmed" one of my favorite shows ever.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2011

    Beautiful story. Definitely recommended!

    This was one of my favorite books I've read this summer (out of 11), and I can't believe what a steal it was for only 99cents. I really felt like I was a part of the story and I didn't want it to end. The writer is very good and made the magic and fantasy feel real. The excerpt at the end for the next book put me on pins and needles. When is it coming out?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Amazing

    They really mean it when they say, don't judge a book by its cover. The cover of this book and the name of it are definitely not to my liking and I put the book away twice for those very reasons. But one evening I was very bored and started reading it and was unable to put it down!! If you are like me and the cover or title made you lose interest, ignore that and read this book! The story is thick with imagination and the world the author creates is rich and vibrant where the words practically floated off the page and created a movie right in front of me. This book is definitely a treasure and I can't wait to start reading the next one!!! I will say that the title is unimaginative and the cover art completely lackluster and does not do the quality of this book any justice. Fantastic job on the story and on an exciting new magical adventure!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Love

    Absolutely love this book perfect for 11-16 year old girls !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Enjoyable

    Really loved it. Magical, different, and an awesome love to go with it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Wonderful

    This book just hooks u n takes u threw her life makes u life n cry. Like u actually know n r friends with callie. A full 5 stars for a talented author n a brillantlly written book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2013

    A really great story for all ages, teens and adults. SOme of eve

    A really great story for all ages, teens and adults. SOme of everythig for everyone. getting the next one right now!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2013

    Sooooo good! Hooked the whole way through in a world of magic an

    Sooooo good! Hooked the whole way through in a world of magic and fantasy and love and friends and danger and dreams. This book has it all!! I wanted it to go on forever!!! Such a great book for everyone

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

    Pefect

    I just wish you did not have to pay for the second book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Mai Elise Code

    Amazing!

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  • Posted July 30, 2014

    to the reviewer below that said lots of sex and foul language...

    to the reviewer below that said lots of sex and foul language... uh what book did YOU read? This book had NO sex.. just a few kissing scenes. And none (or so mild I never saw it) foul language. ANd I notice bad language in books because it turns me off. Was none of that here.
    Just a suprisongly excellent and captivating book that I didn;t expect to like, but ended up LOVING! It was so good and I didn't want it to be over. The charachersy were refreshingly real and well-thought out. I was so interested I already bought the next three books in this series! Most highly recommend!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    Age recomindation!!!!!!!!

    18+ lots of sex and foul language

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