Sunday, November 18, 2012

Entangled by Nikki Jefford

Entangled by Nikki Jefford ReviewReading Level: Ages 15 and up
Paperback: 281 Pages
File Size: 370 KB
Release Date: February 20, 2012
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Fantasy/Witches
Source: Netgalley

Spellbound Series
Book One: Entangled
Book Two: Duplicity
Book Three: Enchantment

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Amazon Summary:

Two months after dying, seventeen-year-old witch Graylee Perez wakes up in her twin sister Charlene’s body. Until Gray finds a way back inside her own body, she’s stuck being Charlene every twenty-hour hours. Her sister has left precise instructions on how Gray should dress and behave. Looking like a prep isn’t half as bad as hanging out with Charlene’s snotty friends and gropey boyfriend.

The “normals” of McKinley High might be quick to write her behavior off as post-traumatic stress, but warlock Raj McKenna is the only person who suspects Gray has returned from the dead.

Now Gray has to solve the mystery of her death while working out a way to disentangle herself from Charlene’s body before she disappears for good.

My Review:

While I was scrolling through Netgalley, I discovered that Entangled didn't have to be approved by a publisher, so I jumped at the opportunity to download it! I don't usually read witch books for some odd reason, but I decided to take a chance since the cover was just so gorgeous! The cover model, a girl with ice blue eyes and snow white hair, kind of reminded me of some kind of Ice Princess, which only furthered my intrigue.

Entangled was yet another book with a great theme, but terribly written characters. I was in such a happy reading phase after reading flawlessly written books like Deity and Days of Blood and Starlight. But after these amazing books, Entangled couldn't even come close to my awesomeness scale. I loved the idea of two souls in one body and there being a switch every day. Kind of reminded me of a movie I watched when I was like ten, Freaky Friday I think it was called?

I liked Graylee's character in the beginning. I thought that she was a pretty good sister to her conceited twin, Charlene, even though Charlene was nothing but a pain in the ass. She stood up for herself when someone threatened her and did a fine good job at it! However, after Graylee wakes up in her sister's body, she turns into a absolute bitch. First of all, when she realizes that she died, there's no reaction at all. No screaming or Oh My Gosh my body's rotting in a cemetery! If I found out that I died, I would be freaking out...alot. And when she realizes that she is indeed in her sister's body, she doesn't even question about Charlene's whereabouts.  I mean, yeah I know that they hate each other's guts but there still family no matter what happens. In my opinion, Graylee loses herself while inhabiting Charlene's body and becomes just as much as a brat as her sister was.

The romance was ridiculous as well. Graylee and Raj only even start to notice each other and want each other, after they threaten to kill one another. Yeah, cause I think it's incredibly sexy for a guy to threaten to kill me if I don't give him what he wants. Greatt. And after they get together, Graylee treats Raj horribly! All she thinks about is herself, and not how much Raj is risking in order to help her.

Entangled was pretty well paced. I read it in two sittings and enjoyed the events that took place throughout the book. I would've absolutely loved it if the characters were written better or had realistic reactions to bad situations. Wasn't to crazy about the writing though. The sentences were a little choppy for my taste and the switch in POVs was often confusing and headache inducing. POVs switched in the middle of a paragraph and I had to reread whole pages just to realize that it was from someone else's point of view. For people who are picky about grammar in self published books, this one wasn't too bad. There were a couple problems with spacing between words but that was pretty much it.

Entangled in a nutshell: Great Idea. Unrelatable and Unrealistic Characters. Will I be reading the sequel? Probably not, but I might just have to look it up to so I can stare at the gorgeous cover!

Heroine- 2/5
Romance- 1/5
Comedy- 2.5/5
Action- 3.5/5
Overall- 2/5

*A ebook was provided by Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.*

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