Entangled (Spellbound #1)

Entangled (Spellbound #1) - Nikki Jefford If the Secret Circle had an evil twin, it'd be Entangled. With all her witchy powers you would think that Charlene might have devoured her twin in the womb, but fortunately Gray lives on only to be tormented by her jealous, heartless twin sister. However, good will prevail or at least take on another shape. Coupled with all the high school drama and enriched with supernatural trauma, Entangled is a spell-flinging one-up teen fiction filled with a set of crafty characters, which makes for a quick, fluid read that will keep you interested until the end. This is a series, but doesn't leave you hanging by your fingernails from a cliff. Instead, there is some closer, but with just enough enticement that will hopefully make you want to pick up the next book. However, there isn't a lot of depth and it includes a mother that is conveniently absent whenever something important needs to be handled. I understand the plotting, since this is becoming a very common theme in many teen/YA fiction books. It allows the teens to have more freedom without the dreaded parental unit interference, but I can't help wondering is this a too easy of an out? If you like the show Secret Circle, you'll enjoy Entangled. It has a similar motif and premise with a similar punch. Much of what occurred was expected and fairly predictable, but did not diminish the overall entertainment value. You won't get a big twist or gasp moment - but you'll be rooting for team Gray and wondering what new trouble will come. I will definitely be reading the second in the series. A good set up in the end makes me want to see what happens next. This story is far from over and I can't wait to read on!