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Review: ‘Entangled’ by Nikki Jefford

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.

Review: ‘Entangled’ by Nikki JeffordEntangled by Nikki Jefford
Series: Spellbound #1
Published by CreateSpace on February 1st, 2012
Genres: Love & Romance, Paranormal, Witches, Young Adult
Pages: 280
Format: eBook
Source: blog tours
three-stars
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.

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review

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.


quotes

I don’t heed a spell to take care of Stacey Whorehouse.
Anyway, I won’t be needing magic to get your shirt off.
Love is a more powerful force than magic. You can trick the mind and even the heart, but never the soul.
NO MORE PIZZA, YOU PIG!!! I GAINED 2 POUNDS BECAUSE OF YOU!
But looks weren’t everything. In fact, they meant nothing if the person inside wasn’t nice.
I don’t care what size you are so long as it’s you.

rating

3/5

three-stars

8 Comments

  1. Imel Cullen

    January 16, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    thanks for review and btw, I loved book cover, so beautiful 😉

  2. Sarah p

    December 30, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    This book sounds great! I originally was going to click on your most recent review but my eyes wandered to your description of this book and I couldnt stop reading! I have never heard of this one before, but will definnitely be adding this to my need to read list 🙂 Thanks for your review!

  3. VeganYANerds

    December 26, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    These sisters were interesting to read about and I found it realistic in some ways because a lot of siblings don’t get on with each other but Charlene did take that to the extreme!

    I have the second book but am yet ot read it, hopefully in 2013!

  4. Denise Z

    December 25, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    I have followed the tour a bit and the premise sounds really good, but I am disappointed at the very things you missed. I want to know more of what is going on when I read, perhaps the next books give more detail. I might wait until I can get through them all at once 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

  5. Samantha

    December 24, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    It sounds pretty interesting but I don’t know if I’ll pick it up anytime soon. This one does not seem like one I would love.

  6. brandileigh2003

    December 24, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Sounds interesting enough.
    Happy reading and have a happy holidays and Merry Christmas!
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  7. Jaime Lester

    December 24, 2012 at 1:01 AM

    Well, this book is getting better reviews than I assumed, even though I am excited about it. I have it on my Kindle actually and I can’t wait to give it a shot. The cover is pretty beautiful! Thanks for the review. And I like a psychotic character as much as the next but of course I will be rooting for the bookish gal.

  8. Jen (A Reading Daydreamer)

    December 24, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    I got this book a couple of months ago and still haven’t picked it up, but now I’m not too sure if I should! Charlene seems really cliche (mean cheerleader…) and the weak sibling relationship doesn’t seem like it’ll do much for me. And lack of description? No me gusta. Thanks for being honest though, Giselle! Fantastic review 🙂

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