Friday, February 3, 2012

Review of "Spellbound" by Cara Lynn Schultz

Spellbound by Cara Lynn Schultz

source: Netgalley
Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

 Description from Goodreads: 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.

Colleen's Thoughts: This book is listed as Young Adult fiction, but I would not allow my teenagers to read it.  It is a better fit for adult fiction, even though it is about high school and teenage romance.  As creative and captivating as the story is, it is riddled with abrasive swearing, underage drinking and drugs, sex, and violence.  However, I am a sucker for a good story.  Despite the language, etc. this book was definitely engaging.  Too bad they don't have Clear Play for books!

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