By: Cara Lynn Shultz
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Harlequin Teen (June 28th, 2011)
My Copy: Netgalley Ebook
About the book:
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 mix of fairy tale and mystery that will keep readers guessing. This unique story is a entertaining and eventful read. Keep readers attention through the last pages this promises to be a success for the debut author. Noticeable a new author there is much potential hidden in this 300 pages, and the future of this author looks to be very promising. Emma and Brendan are great characters, and the attraction presented in this new story is spellbinding in itself. Emma has lived a life of tragedy, and the need to sympathize with her character is strong. Brendan is the fairy tale prince; that would grab readers through his protective nature throughout the pages. I look forward to see what is to come in the future for Shultz, but I am also wondering by the conclusion if there will be a possible sequel to this lovely read.