What's a girl to do when meeting The One means she's cursed to die a horrible death?
Life hasn't been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Conner, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she's irresistibly drawn to—Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks and the richest kid in school, who might just be her very own white knight.
But even when Brendan inexplicably turns cold, Emma can't stop staring. Ever since she laid eyes on him, strange things have been happening. Streetlamps go out wherever she walks, and Emma's been having the oddest dreams: visions of herself in past lives—visions that warn her to stay away from Brendan. Or else.
Spellbound is a fantastic love story that incorporates reincarnation, romance, and suspense. Emma is a 16 year old girl that has led a tragic life, and moves to New York to live with her aunt. Despite everything that Emma has gone through, she doesn't let it keep her down. She is a wonderful lead character that young girls will be able to look up to. I think that Emma has so many different facets that there will be something each reader will be able to identify with.
I thought Spellbound was amazing. I was hooked from the very beginning. I identified with the main character, Emma, in a lot of ways. I was definitely never one of the cool kids, lacked confidence, had quirky habits, was maybe a little bit dorky – ok, so I like to call it adorkable. However, I found my soul mate in high school, and so did Emma. I think that these similarities are part of what made me feel so connected to this book.
I loved the writing in this book, and I loved the funny thoughts that kept popping into Emma's mind. The characterization is great too. Even the secondary characters were written very well – which added a lot of charm and variety to the book. One of my favorite characters in the book is Brendan. He is part of a rich, prominent family but he is unlike any other guy at Emma's new Upper East Side prep school. He's not stuck on himself and he doesn't let all his money go to his head. He is strong, brave, selfless, sweet, and incredibly handsome. He's basically the type of guy that all teenage girls dream about.
A big part of the story revolves around this necklace that Emma's brother gives her shortly before he dies. During this book, Emma starts researching the interesting design on the medallion to find out the meaning. She finds out this amazing history on the necklace, and about how she is destined to end up with it. Spellbound has a great plot that takes you on a journey to see if you can stop what fate has in store for you. This is one of those books that I think will appeal to people of various ages, and fans of various genres. I think that Cara Lynn Schultz has a huge hit on her hands, and I predict we will be seeing more from her in the near future!
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Want to win a finished copy of Spellbound? It's easy to enter, all you have to do is leave a comment here at this blog post. Don't forget to leave your email address so we can get ahold of you if you are the winner! Winner will be announced July 5th. Open to US/Canada.
One lucky winner will receive a iPod nano with a beautiful Spellbound Skin and the Spellbound Playlist! The winner will be announced on July 5th at Cara's site!
Contest rules for the iPod give-away
- In order to enter to win a iPod nano including the Spellbound Playlist and covered in a GelaSkin of Spellbound’s cover art, you must collect the pink highlighted words the text messages between Brendan and Emma that are provided each day at the individual tour stops. The daily words can be joined together in sequential order to create the winning secret message. Once you’ve constructed the winning secret message, you will need to enter that message on Spellbound’s tour home page .
- No purchase, affiliation, status as follower to a certain blog or any other association is required to enter.
- Full rules for the contest can be found at the Spellbound tour home page.
- Winner of the iPod give-away will be announced on Cara’s homepage on Tuesday, July 5th.
Monday June, 13th - Stacey, The Page Turners / Character Interview , Brendan Tuesday, June 14th - Candace , Candace’s Book Blog / Guest Post
Wednesday, June 15th - Lisa, Baffled Books
Thursday, June 16th - Michelle, Hooked To Books /Guest Post, Playlist
Friday, June 17th - Truly Bookish
Monday June, 20th - Tishia, Paranormal Opinion
Tuesday, June 21st - Rie, Mission to Read /Interview with Cara
Wednesday, June 22nd - Angela, Reading Angel / Character Interview, Emma
Thursday, June 23rd - Sarah, Miss Page Turners
Friday, June 24th - Jenn, Books At Midnight
Monday June, 27th - Lorie, Pure Imagination
Tuesday, June 28th - (Spellbound Book Birthday!) - Missie, The Unread Reader /Guest Post
Wednesday, June 29th - Divya, Bookish Delights
Thursday, June 30th - Jenny, Mimosa Stimulus / Guest post
Friday, July 1st - Jamie, writers write, right? /special Guest post
Tuesday, July 5th: Announcement of the big prize winner on Cara’s Site!