I received this book for free from blog tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Spellbound #1
Published by CreateSpace on February 1st, 2012
Genres: Love & Romance, Paranormal, Witches, Young Adult
Source: blog tours
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 of her death and resurrection and disentangle herself from Charlene’s body before she disappears for good.
Twin sisters Graylee and Charlene are as different as night and day. One is bookish and the other is a cheerleader. (Enough said, can you guess which one I was rooting for?) When Charlene finds out her boyfriend has dumped her for the most popular girl, her attempts at getting over him are downright dramatic and even dangerous.
Gray is your main protagonist and being the “good” twin has its advantages. I can’t believe the way these two treated each other. It wasn’t even like they were sisters to begin with. Charlene is one of the most manipulative, mean and psychotic characters I have ever read. And that is also why this book was so interesting to read. Her plans and failures were crazy. She didn’t stop at anything to get what she wanted. Her failures just fueled her to work harder. I would have loved to read through Charlene’s point of view.
There was no indication of how the world was made up to be. It was assumed that some people were witches and warlocks, kept hidden from the normal humans. I wanted details. I wanted descriptions of how they got their powers. There was none of that and I felt sorely disappointed. The lack of decency and moral ethics also astounded me. Literally the case of “I want and I don’t care who it hurts, I’ll get it.” (Yikes!)
I gave this a three out of five only because the writing wasn’t as bad. The pacing was decent and the plot was engaging enough to finish. I will definitely pick up the next book in the series but I won’t be rushing to do so.