Review: Entangled by Nikki Jefford

December 6, 2012 Review 0

Entangled by Nikki JeffordPages: 303
Published: February 20th 2012 by Nikki Jefford
# in Series: 1st in Spellbound
Source: For review from Netgalley

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 Summary from Goodreads:

“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.

My Thoughts & Review:

 Entangled starts off with Graylee, a young witch, and her twin sister Charlene on the roof of their school.  Charlene says she is going to jump because her boyfriend just broke up with her for another girl.  At this point it doesn’t directly say that the girls are witches, but when Charlene floats to the bottom it’s soon confirmed.  Charlene is the popular one of the two and fairly superficial and overly dramatic. Graylee is quieter and has a closer knit group of friends. Enter Raj. Raj is a “dangerous” warlock that Gray is really creeped out by but secretly Raj has a crush on Graylee and plans to win her over. Then Gray mysteriously dies… and wakes up two months later in her sisters body.  Every 24 hours one of the twins is living in Charlene’s body. Raj suspects it right away and Gray shares her secret with him. The two of them together start to solve the mystery around her suspicious death.

Entangled was such a surprise! I actually really enjoyed it, and finished it in a few hours. The plot was fairly predictable as you went along – because of certain clues placed along you could tell who was guilty and so on, but that didn’t take away from the story. It was light, refreshing and has a lot of potential as a series.

Gray, the main character, is a really good main character.  I’ve found lately that no MC is pleasing me, but with Gray I had no complaints. She was strong-willed, determined and except for a minor slip up in a certain character judging she was all around smart.  Raj is also very interesting-he had a bit of mystery surrounding him as well and I really enjoyed how much he adored Gray. Charlene was a bitch, but she was supposed to be… and that was portrayed very well.

I also loved the fact this wasn’t insta love.  Obviously Gray & Raj have a romance… that’s pretty easy to guess, it would be strange if there wasn’t some sort of love aspect, but it was a normal progressing romance and it didn’t over shadow the story which is one I look for when it’s not specifically a romance novel.

One thing I will say is that at some points, the writing was a bit hard to follow due to point of views switching around. Once you got used to it though, there was no problems figuring out who was speaking.

All in all it was a great read. Extremely easy to read and I loved the witch aspect.  I am partial to witchcraft/witch books and I wasn’t left disappointed.  I’m really looking forward to continuing this series!


My Rating:

4 Star Rating
 Happy Reading!
xo Lauren


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