Review - Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz

Title: Spellbound
Author: Cara Lynn Shultz
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publish Date: June 28, 2011
Paperback, 324 Pages

I always enjoy reading about a new girl in a new school since I was always moving every couple of years. It is so hard to make friends, let alone be the one in the crowd to walk up and try to be friendly with high school. It's crazy hard and no one makes it easier.

Emma is the new kid in a really ritzy school. She makes friends with a crowd of people who are a mixture of mean, nice and gay. She gets into a confrontation with Kristen who is threatened by her and trying to put her in her place, when Brendon comes to her rescue. She likes him because of course he is gorgeous, but he seems so hot and cold. One minute really nice and the next not. Then they get thrown together one night when a group of friends go out and they have an incredible night. But again, Brendon goes cold.

Meanwhile Emma is making fast friends with the "witch" of the school who seems to think Emma has some witchy blood of her own. Emma wears a pendant around her neck that her brother gave to her and she wears it in memory of him, but she is finding out it may have more significance that she thought.

This book was so much fun. I loved the way she learns to be friends with all types of people. Her encounters with Anthony are deplorable, but so courageous. The times that Brendon comes around are heart warming. A good read, with fun twists and turns.

Summary -
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 Connor, 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.

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