by Cara Lynn Shultz (facebook, twitter)
release date June 28th 2011
copy received from publisher
pre order amazon (paperback, Kindle) amazon did a soft release and ships the books already out
synopsis from goodreads
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.
I adore the story and most of all, this seems to be a Stand-Alone, no cruel torture cliffhanger end where you have to wait a year for an update! I read and finished the book in only one day, I couldn’t stop once I started with this beautiful story of soul-mates.
This is the story of Emma, who couldn’t have had a more horrible life. She lost her mother and her twin brother Ethan and her step-dead was a drunk that nearly got her killed. This is why she moves in with her aunt who is fairly rich and sends her to a precious school in New York. All Emma wants is to stay hidden and not let anyone close to her. She couldn’t bear loosing again someone. But, what you wish and what you get are two different things!
The instand she lays eyes on Brendan’s in awe. He looks rock-star gorgeous with his black hair and blue eyes but keeps everyone at a distant as if he wouldn’t want something to do with either of the kids at school. But, he’s looking back at Emma and she has a feeling he’s as intrigued as she is. But, she can’t figure him out in one minute he seems interested in the next he’s avoiding her. But Emma can’t stay away from him, she simply can’t…
Brandon was swoon worthy and had the perfect mix of bad boy and sweetness. He stands up for Emma and ready to beat the shit out of the real bad boy, but is tender and lovely when he is with her. Honestly he’s the perfect boy to have a crush on. Exactly what I love in fictional character.
But their love is cursed and they have to find a way to be together and break a ancient curse that lays on them.. Will they ?
Captivating beautiful and haunting story about finding a away to break a curse to be together forever with your soulmate! Wonderful real and genuine characters and especially a boy that makes you swoon and fall in love with as easily as Emma did!
Addition Information and random notes:
Although the book very much can be read as a Standalone we will get another book – Wooot!! I was so excited to hear this!
If you live in New York you can go to Cara’s release party and signing at “Fresh” next week June 28th! And if you go, say Hi from me 🙂
Also, if you want to learn more about Spellbound, Cara is on tour with her book! (more info here and Tour Schedule here) You can even win an iPod nano when participating in the tour! There are some awesome posts from Cara and some exciting reviews!