Mission to Read

Wife, technophile, bibliophile, and student who obsesses over the latest gadget and political drama. I read compulsively. It's an addiction really. I also blog.

Spellbound (Harlequin Teen)

Spellbound - Cara Lynn Shultz I am so conflicted about this book. On one hand I loved the characters, I cared so much about each and every one of them. Scared but spunky Emma, sweet niave Ashley, Aunt Christine who took Emma out of her bad environment, and Brendan was brave and loving. I fell in love with them, but…I was bored. The plot moves incredibly slow and there are only two “Oh my gosh, what is gonna happen next?” moments within the entire book. Since I’m more interested in character in development than action this was all right for me, but I would have liked to see more action.I would have loved to see more of Ethan, more magic between Emma and Angelique, more anything that moved the plot forward in an exciting way.The snubbing by Brendan at the beginning of the book was not explained in a way that made it seem reasonable or acceptable, but he made up for it in the end. Other than that the characterization was amazingly crafted.This is a great read for those who are more into the characters than the paranormal plotline. An excellent read for a rainy day, but not one for the beach as it is not a lighthearted read. It is one that makes you feel most of that feeling is love for the characters. Shultz gets an A+ for characterization. I read the entire book in one night, because I simply had to know if Emma would have it easier by the end. She is such a lovely character that I was truly invested in her story.Read more: http://www.missiontoread.com