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Spellbound (Spellbound #1)

3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  119 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews
Logan Daniels has always led a sheltered life in sleepy, predictable Lancaster, New Hampshire. But when beautiful Serena suddenly appears at school one day, his comfortable existence becomes anything but as he finds himself falling in love with her. There’s something special about Serena Starr. He realizes what it is when he sees her unleash her spells. Soon, a mysterious ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published June 14th 2011 by Astraea Press (first published June 13th 2011)
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Jul 13, 2011 Sherry rated it really liked it
Writing in the 1st person can be restricting, but Ms Combs overcomes both this, and head-hopping, in Spellbound with her masterly use of giving various characters their own sections in the story. Not only does the reader see the events from multiple viewpoints, but each one segues neatly into the next without slowing the pace of the story.
There is a large cast of characters, but the author’s technique ensures the reader never loses track of her main players. I did find keeping track of w
Jul 03, 2015 Natasha rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Spellbound by Samantha Combs offers her readers a story full of action, wonderful writing, suspense, magic, young love and right from the very beginning to the very end Spellbound had me hooked.

"Spellbound" is about Logan and the new girl at school called Serena Star, who has just moved into town with her 1 older sister and also 1 younger sister. Little does Logan know that Serena Star and her sisters are far from normal and with Serena capturing Logan's heart. Logan soon finds out what Serena
Jan 04, 2012 Delphina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Spellbound, on the surface, is a YA story about a teenage boy whose life is turned completely upside-down when he meets and falls in love with the new girl in town. In actuality, it is about so much more. Combs explores this fun and fast paced adventure of teen witches through the eyes of multiple characters, leaving you with a very satisfied feel for the story. Here is I liked about it (without any spoilers....I hope):

Witches, demons, and trolls :)
Young (fated) love that is believable. I love h
Jul 18, 2011 Tanya rated it it was amazing
Spellbound is a well written book with a large focus on family.The story does not lack excitement and the romance between the two main characters was very sweet.Spellbound is most definitely a book for teens and adults alike.I particularly enjoyed the whole witch and warlock aspect of the story.I'm a lover of anything fantasy or paranormal so this book was very enjoyable for me to read.I am looking forward to reading more books by Samantha Combs in the future.

Beth Price
Aug 21, 2011 Beth Price rated it it was amazing
As if being a Senior in high school isn't hard enough, try falling head over heels in love with the new girl who also happens to be a witch! Add to that finding out that you have some witchy powers of your own, and becoming embroiled in a war with the Council that turns your home town into something from the outer limits, all while trying to be a couple in love. You have just begun to scratch the surface of SPELLBOUND by SAMANTHA COMBS.
Logan is a normal teen in his Senior year o
Carly Wallace
Jul 26, 2011 Carly Wallace rated it it was amazing
Hi all Anne here, I literally just finished Spellbound by Samantha Combs and I could not wait one moment longer to jump on the computer and post my review....
I loved this book! From page one I was hooked the main character Logan is depicted as the genuine all American guy, he plays baseball, basketball, and like all normal high school kids he has insecurities. His first day of senior year brings a new challenge in his life, her name is Serena. Love at first sight starts the journey for these t
Jan 05, 2013 Stephanie rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
Logan is a typical teenage boy, with a seemingly typical teenage crush on Serena, the beautiful new girl in school. Fortunately for Logan, Serena reciprocates his feelings, and the two move quickly - VERY quickly - towards a sweet romance. Logan learns that Serena is a "twitch" - a young witch just coming into her powers. She's protected by a powerful coven who assist in training to develop her talents. These talents will be tested very soon, as a dark force of warlocks and demons is headed to t ...more
Tahlia Newland
Jul 18, 2011 Tahlia Newland rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, paranormal

Spellbound is a refreshingly sweet book about good witches who protect humans from evil witches and demons. It’s a pleasant read full of lovely warm-hearted characters - apart from the requisite evil master mind and his demon minions, of course.

Christophe wants to breed a race of super-witches under his control and Sarina has the genes he wants. He isn’t going to try to woo her, however, because her family knows he’s evil, so she’s not interested. He’s going to have to fight them for her and no
Seriously Reviewed
Mar 21, 2012 Seriously Reviewed rated it it was amazing
There is a boy name Logan whose dad died when he was younger so its just his mom, Lilly and his sister Jade all who has normal lives then there is Serena who one day just appears at Logan's school. Logan is very interested in finding out everything he can about Serena from the moment he saw her. He feels drawn to her somehow he doesn't know why, but when some stuff starts happening like magic. So Serena is a witch who tell Logan what she is and he doesn't care that she is a witch, he actually ta ...more
Aug 17, 2011 Bella rated it it was amazing
Well when I started the book I had NO idea what I was getting into! Then I started and wow, it was for sure a page turner! The witches in this book were one of a kind, their powers their just over all abilities were cool to read about! I have not read much on witches but glad I was able to get a feel for them in this book. You will fall in love with it, and not want to put it down. The story line, the characters all fit together so well!! I really loved reading this story and so will you! Samant ...more
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Feb 12, 2012 Paranormal Reads rated it it was amazing
I was pulled into this amazing magical world on the first page. Samantha Combs has written an amazing book that has you feeling and experiencing everything right along with each character. It has everything a great book should action, a love story, great plot, oh and let’s not forget witches, twitches(young witch),warlocks, demons, trolls, and attack rose bushes which I loved. This book is for all ages from young adult to adult.

Spellbound is an amazing and magical page turner that will not let
Jul 04, 2014 Sara rated it liked it
Shelves: nook
A cute magical book. Needs a little editing and clearing up a little confusion, but this was an enjoyable read and I can't wait to start the next book. The romance was sweet, and not overbearin, and I hope to get a little more of that in book 2.
Jun 18, 2015 Sandra rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
It must be admitted I didn't finish this one. However I did give it a pretty good go but it just couldn't grab my interest. The writing was too immature and clichéd for me to keep struggling through. Logan and Serena meet and they are instantly drawn to each other. They spend about 2 hours in the other's company and are in love. The older sister Elizabeth is against it then within a day she is supportive and waving her hand to create the perfect dress for the dance. The witches seem all powerful ...more
Bri Clark
Jul 25, 2011 Bri Clark rated it really liked it
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Logan Daniels has always led a sheltered life in sleepy, predictable Lancaster, New Hampshire. But when beautiful Serena suddenly appears at school one day, his comfortable existence becomes anything but as he finds himself falling in love with her. There’s something special about Serena Starr. He realizes what it is when he sees her unleash her spells. Soon, a mysterious and foreboding presence settles over his placid home.

Logan and Serena find themselves battling darkness an
Yoly De Sedas
Jul 28, 2011 Yoly De Sedas rated it really liked it
If there’s a word I shoud use to describe this amazing book by such a gifted author , it’s none other than magical!

In Spellbound, Samantha Combs delivers an exciting, misterious and sweet love-filled YA story unlike many I’ve read before: The fantasy world surrounding the pages of the book comes to life each time you read it’s words, making it a must read this year! I am so pleased with the book I can’t wait for the sequel!~

I absolutely loved the way the book was written, it was in first person
Connie Garcia
Sep 01, 2011 Connie Garcia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: done-reading
** I just want to say very special Thank You to Samantha Combs for letting me read her book!!** Spellbound was given to me thru Ebook and with the promise I would give it a review I am very glad since I cannot put it down!!
The story of Logan and Serena is a very good story of a young twitch. No not a typo since Serena is still under 18 she is a teenwitch therefore twitch. Serena along with her older sister and young sister move to a small town. Logan a teen living with the loss of this father
Michelle Fita
Dec 28, 2011 Michelle Fita rated it really liked it
I want to make it clear first of all I didn't give this book 4 stars because it wasn't an enjoyable read. It was quite a refreshing story, the twists and turns that unfold make great story telling.

I gave it 4 stars mainly because I was waiting for one of the main characters to step up to the plate,I fell in love with Logan and I was craving for more of this character, he has a generous heart and you get the feeling he would do anything for the ppl he loves but I just felt he needed something mor
Lynn Worton
Mar 21, 2012 Lynn Worton rated it it was amazing
Logan Daniels's quiet existence in Lancaster, New Hampshire is disturbed by the arrival of Serena Starr and her sisters. Logan finds himself falling in love with her. There is something special about Serena; she is a witch. When a mysterious and foreboding presence settles over his home, Logan and Serena find themselves fighting against an enemy with an ominous mission: it wants Serena and will stop at nothing to get her. Can Logan and Serena, along with her coven, stop the demon before it destr ...more
Jan 28, 2012 Emily rated it really liked it
Book Title: Spellbound

Author: Samantha Combs

Published By: Astrea Press

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Recommended Age: 13+

Reviewed By: Emily Tuley / AngelsCryHavoc

Blog Reviewed For: Great Minds Think Aloud Literary Community

Rating: 4 Ravens

The book was fun to read but not my usual cup of tea. Then again I’m not a young adult and don’t always like every YA supernatural thing I read. It has potential just something that is better suited for the younger audience than a woman of my age. I did like how
Romancing the Book
Jul 21, 2011 Romancing the Book rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, fantasy, paranormal
Reviewed by Shyla
Book provided by author for review

Spellbound starts off and places you into the thick of action. Demons, witches destiny and young love explode across the screen. I wasn’t even a page in, and I had a list of questions I wanted answered. This was a smart move expertly executed by the clever Ms. Combs. As we move on from the prologue we meet our Hero. Logan is a dark haired cutie who’s breezing his way through his senior year of high school. Nothing much happens in the tiny town o
Aug 03, 2011 Katrina rated it really liked it
Logan Daniels leads a sheltered quiet life in sleepy Lancaster, New Hampshire. GOing to school, getting good grades, playing sport and hanging out with his best mates - Until a new girl enrolls in school - then life changes as Logan never imagined.

Logan finds himself drawn to Serena, her beauty and also something special about her but , In time he find out what, falls in love and his life escaltes on a scale he would never have fathemed.

Serena and Logan find themselves b...moreLogan Daniels le
Aug 11, 2011 Chamera rated it really liked it

Logan Daniels has had an acceptably ordinary life. In fact, if you were to ask him, he'd say his family and his town were in all regards normal. This all changes when Serena Starr and her two siblings move into the quiet town of Lancaster. Upon sight of Serena, Logan is instantly smitten, and with perfect reason. Serena, with long honey colored hair and shimmering green eyes, as she is described by Logan, is absolutely stunning. Besides her looks, Serena is perfectly sweet and pure of heart.

Wendy Gina Ewurum
Nov 06, 2011 Wendy Gina Ewurum rated it liked it
Logan Daniels is the a resident and teenager in sleepy Lancaster and is the MC although not the only narrator.
Serena Starr is the beautiful teenage witch who arrives in town with her sister Tabitha and Elizabeth; they are also the new additions to Logan’s school where he meets them.
Jade Daniels is Logan’s sister how also has a strong support presence throughout the novel.

This is a very sweet YA story that I thought would really be enjoyed by young people between the age
Oct 12, 2011 Lissette rated it it was amazing
Magic, witches, warlocks, and demons galore - this book has it all. Samantha Combs has done a beautiful job in spinning many elements of the paranormal with a good dose of fantasy. Not to mention the hot and heavy romance growing between Serena Starr and Logan Daniels with every turn of the page.

Logan has always led a comfortable life, while taking care of his mother and sister ever since his father's demise so long ago. He's surrounded himself with the best of friends and is practically the sta
Beautiful cover and an interesting synopsis fooled me with this one, always judging a book by it's cover, not planning on changing that habit anytime soon, rarely steers me wrong except this time. I had a difficult time reading this book. The dialogue was way too young sounding for me. Sounds more appropriate for the 10-14 age range, doubt even most 16 year-old would connect with the writing. I felt like I was reading a script for Sabrina The Teenage Witch instead it would be called Twitch(Teena ...more
Aug 22, 2011 Sabrina rated it it was amazing

I was pulled into this amazing magical world on the first page. Samantha Combs has written an amazing book that has you feeling and experiencing everything right along with each character. It has everything a great book should action, a love story, great plot, oh and let’s not forget witches, twitches(young witch),warlocks, demons, trolls, and attack rose bushes which I loved. This book is for all ages from young adult to adult.

Spellbound is an amazing and magical page turner that will not let
Ruth Hartman
Apr 20, 2012 Ruth Hartman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spellbound took me by pleasant surprise. Yes, it's about witches, but the author has given her characters such depth and feeling, it makes the story so much more than just another paranormal romance. It had me from start to finish with the love developing between the two main characters, their bond with their families and friends, and the danger they all find themselves in throughout the book. Can't wait to read the next book in the series!
Jan 02, 2012 Nicole rated it it was amazing
WOW! This completely differs from all other paranormal romances that I have ever read. Straight to the point in what Serena was and how Logan felt about it. This book was absolutely perfect. The romance that Samantha had written into the book seemed nothing but real. It wasn't overly gushy and sappy (or inappropriate like some books being written). This book left me Spellbound waiting for the next.
Claire Taylor
Mar 02, 2014 Claire Taylor rated it it was amazing
Witches, warlocks, demons, a battle for power and teen romance – what more could you possible ask for. Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish, I loved the fact that you got to read from the perspective of so many different characters, I really felt like I knew exactly what was happening when. Logan and Serena are so sweet together, and the feelings and emotions they continually went through just jumped off the page. The story ended nicely, but left so much open for more to come and I can’t wa ...more
Alex Moore
Mar 02, 2013 Alex Moore rated it it was amazing
This book was great! The storyline was breathtaking, and it was well-written.
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Samantha Combs is a multi-published, young adult/middle grade author living in Southern California. The award-winning author of nine books, five are young adult paranormals: Spellbound, Everspell, Ghostly, Waterdancer, and The Deadlies; one is a middle grade horror novel: The Detention Demon; and three are adult horror collections: Teeth and Talons, Way Past Midnight, and Helloween. Samantha has t ...more
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