Dec 12, 2012

Book Review: Entangled - Nikki Jefford

Title: Entangled (Spellbound #1) 
Author: Nikki Jefford 
Release Date: February 20th 2012 
Publisher: Self-published 
Pages: 303 (Kindle) 
Source: NetGalley 
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 behind her death and resurrection and disentangle herself from Charlene's body before she disappears for good.
I hate it, but I have to be really picky when it comes to self-published books, so of course I am more than thrilled when I chance upon a gem among the pile.

Entangled started off by introducing us to Graylee Perez, a witch, and her imperfect life with her mom and twin sister, Charlene. At the height of discovering and improving her powers, Graylee had lost almost all of her powers. Snap. Just like that. She could never have imagined who was behind it, but that couldn't be worse than sleeping with a simple stomachache and waking up in Charlene's body to learn that she'd been dead for two months.

What drew me to this book was the cover. I mean, come on, look at that gorgeous thing! And the model is exactly how Graylee looked in my head. And then there was the truly original live-every-other-day twist. If it were me, I'd probably have chosen death.

Graylee was a fun, sarcastic, spunky girl, so of course I loved her. She knew how to stand her ground against anyone, and I mean anyone. And then there's Raj McKenna. Brooding, typical bad boy, swoon-worthy Raj. It was nice to have more than glimpses of his backstoryan explanation to why he was the way he was.

The other characters were all interesting as well. I had my doubts about everyone, and man, do I love guessing games. By the time I finished reading, they'd all surprised me at least once, and Charlene had succeeded in making me despise her even more than Math.

Plot-wise, Entangled was full of twists and turns I couldn't have predicted. The simple but smooth-flowing prose was filled with a ton of humor, and the ending couldn't be more satisfying. I need Duplicity now! <3

MY FAVORITE PART was the ending. You go, Gray Coco.

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