Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sonny Reviews Spellbound

 Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: June 28, 2011

Do you believe in magic? Or soul mates? Or even wearing Louboutin heels? Well, Emma sure does not.
After an accident with Emma’s stepfather left her slowly healing heart scared yet again, and her physical self as well, she finally agrees to her aunt’s wishes to move into her apartment in New York. Along with this move come her cousin Ashley, whom she becomes close to, and a prestige education at Vincent Academy.
Emma already feels like an outcast with her chipped nail polish, scuffed Mary Janes and straight hair. So, when she sees the girls of Vince A in their red soled shoes and bouncy blond hair, she feels even more of a dud. She also immediately gains a new blond headed bimbo enemy in said red Louboutins.
Enter Brendan; black messy hair, bright green eyes and a killer body. Emma is immediately pulled towards him. She wants to, has to, know him.
Soon, Emma and Brendan’s lives intertwine with one another, along with some steamy kisses and intertwined legs, into a swoon worthy romance.
Emma, once wanting to just melt into the walls, finds her and Brendan’s romance front and center in Vince A; they are constantly scrutinized by these mascara covered eyes of the school. Along the ride, they have gained an enemy that will go to any length to end them.
But, there is more to this romance than meets the eye. Could it be that their souls are meant to find one another? Will their love be the one that saves their lives, or the one to rip it apart? Can their love last from the results of being spellbound?

My Thoughts:
How can I stress enough how absolutely enticing and magical this book is for the romance seeker?
Emma and Brendan are electric together. Cara’s writing is humorous and romantic in all the same breath. The communication between the two of them is intoxicating in a way that is difficult to find in a world filled with fantasy romance. But Spellbound stands almost alone with tongue wagging romance.
I absolutely adore the fact that Emma is not your everyday bimbo, just another girl with a painted face. She has characters. She has life experience. And she is so snarky. I love it!
Brendan. Oh Brendan. I have a new fantasy crush. Those large, dark fringed green eyes. The dark messy hair. Mmm. Emma is a lucky girl for having the chance to run her fingers through his silky, black hair. (Fantasy terms, of course.)
Spellbound is a spectacular debut of the magic of love, and how a soul can transcend time to find the one that is truly its match. This read took my breath away in many hot and romantic ways.

 Couldn't put it down!


Zakiya LadyWings said...

Awesome review! I will definitely have to get this one ASAP! :p

Sonny said...

Thanks for taking the time to read my review. And yes, I suggest picking this one up as soon as you can, it is amazing! I highly recommend it!

kaye (paper reader) said...

I loved this book as well, and it makes me happy to see others enjoy it, too! I really loved the realistic teen characterization in this book, it was so spot on for me.