Review of Awesomness: Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz

Posted 21 June, 2011 by Danny in / 15 Comments

Spellbound
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.

Oh my this book was a wonderful surprise! 

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.

There is something between them that neither of them can’t deny!

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!

Emma, lovely Emma …
Emma was a wonderful, wonderful character! Vulnerable, sweet and still brave when it comes to defend her little cousin. Also, she’s sometimes so awkward when talking to Brandon that it made me simply smile! Who doesn’t know how it is when you have a huge crush and can’t seem to form a normal sentence! So sweet and so very real!
Brendan … ohh *swooooon* 

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 ?

Bottom Line

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!

Oh and you can find Brendan on twitter and on facebook! You should follow him, he’s awesome:)

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!

Obsessive Reader by Night – Scientist at Day!
You can also find me on goodreads. I’d love to get to know you so, don’t be shy and say Hello!

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15 Responses to “Review of Awesomness: Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz”

  1. Christy@TheReaderBee

    This book was great! 🙂 Glad to see you enjoyed it as well. Thanks for sharing your review!

  2. What!? I don't think I'll even know what to do with myself when I get to the end of this book and there's no cliffhanger. I no longer know how to handle a stand alone book! I love that this one is going to have a sequel though, I like to know I'll be getting another fix when I really enjoy a story:) Awesome review Danny, I need to give this one a try!
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  3. I am SO glad to see a good review for this one! I read a really bad review for it lately, and I was super disappointed. It sounds amazing though, and the fact that it doesn't have a cliffhanger is totally an added bonus.
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  4. Darkfallen

    Ummmm so first great review! In fact mine looks almost exactly the same, which might be a little creepy that we think alike. But Danny it gets even more creepy….We even posted about this book on the SAME day! No joke I posted my Spellbound review and kicked off the giveaway today! You can check it out HERE!!

    I even take a break to swoon over Brendan in my review as well. This is too funny!
    It's like when you are your friend both show up wearing the same shirt and everyone gives you crap for doing it…I SWEAR blogger world we did NOT plan this….although maybe we should have *winks*

  5. hrose2931

    I've read nothing but good things about Spellbound! I have a copy to read but I'm hoping to win a copy to give away when I celebrate my blogoversary. And I'm trying to hook my sister on YA.

    Heather
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