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Entangled (Spellbound #1)

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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  1,597 ratings  ·  390 reviews
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 g...more
Kindle Edition, 303 pages
Published February 20th 2012 by Nikki Jefford (first published February 19th 2012)
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Rose
Initial reaction: I'll write a full review of this once I get home, but I haven't read a book that made me this upset in a while. It wasn't so much for the premise itself as much as the execution of so many things, and honestly, I don't think Jefford writes characters of color and their experiences well AT ALL. This book was not funny, not engaging, and ultimately did not improve as the story went on. Hopefully I can explain in more objective terms what went wrong in my full review.

Full review:

I...more
Kat Kennedy
If there’s one thing I hate, it’s this. When there’s a reasonably professional, respectful self-published whose book I just don’t jive with.

The concept is pretty cool. One twin dies and then her mother performs illicit black magic to bring her back. Problem? She has to share her twin’s body like a time share thing. Awesome, right?

And it’s not like the writing is necessarily bad. The novel’s been reasonably well edited and clearly Jefford has put a lot of effort into providing a professional prod...more
Inge
DNF 25% before I kill myself (a sentiment which fits well with the story)

I can't do this. One quarter in and I already feel my brain cells dying. Jesus fucking Christ, this book is going to be the death of me.

I had such high hopes for this book, guys. Just look at that cover. The cover! I would lick that cover and make love to it. It is gorgeous, and I have been staring creepily at it for years. The premise also sounds really good, and I was so excited to read this one. But the execution of it i...more
Giselle
Freaky Friday gone wrong anybody? Imagine living only every other day. This is what Graylee has to deal with after she dies, only to wake up in her sister's body - except, her sister still uses it too. Eep. Doesn't this sound horrifying? It is! It's also wildly entertaining.

I'm guilty - again - at having completely forgotten what this book was about when I got around to reading it. I knew it related to witches (which is enough for me) but that is all I could recall. As soon as I was introduced...more
Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!*
SPOILER FREE REVIEW
3.5 STARS out of 5
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance/Fantasy

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Resurrection Spell gone wrong...
Seventeen year old Graylee Perez is SHOCKED beyond belief when she awakens to find her soul trapped inside her identical twin sister Charlene's body.

For Graylee is a witch just like her mother and her sister; and they belong to a coven.
She awakes and begins her day like she does any other. She finds it weird that she was in her sister bed and in her teddy(night gown). She gets dressed go...more
archdandy
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First off I have to say that the cover for this book is absolutely lovely. The colors make it really stand out.

I went into Entangled with the expectation of reading a decent book. The premise goes like this: Graylee Perez is a witch, and two months after her death she wakes up in her twin sisters body. Now they have to figure out the mystery of Graylee's death and how she ended up resurrected before she disappears for good. Sounds good right? Unfortunatley it only took me about 15 minutes of r...more
Tt (Never Ending Stories Book Blog)

*I received this book from this Author for an honest review*

Before I start I would like to say that recently Ive been reading a lot of Indie books and most of them have become some of my favorite books and this book is one of them!


In Entangled we are introduced to Graylee "Gray" and Charlene Perez. They are Identical twins who share the same face but are totally different in every way. Except the fact that both twins are witches and are always trying to be a step ahead of each other. We have Gra...more
Crystal Starr Light
Graylee "Gray" and her twin sister, Charlene, don't quite get along. They are both witches, but Gray's power is less than her sister's - until she finds out Charlene was shielding Gray's power and holding her back.

One day, Gray wakes up in Charlene's bed wearing Charlene's clothes. Worse, everyone is talking about her being dead! Turns out, Gray is dead and must live every other day in Charlene's body. Will Gray ever return to her body or must she live out the rest of her existence in her sister...more
Levina  C.
Entangled is a book perfect for inciting WTF reactions from normal people who have common sense. I outline here some of the completely nonsensical reactions and decisions from some characters, along with other idiocy:

1. Firstly, a half-Indian boy who also happens to be a warlock with an infatuation - oops, sorry, I meant he's in tru wuv with the main character, a girl by the unusual name of Graylee, and gets away with doing mildly perverted things to her thanks to his magic. She doesn't return h...more
Katy
Aug 04, 2013 Katy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone interested, great book
Recommended to Katy by: Nikki Jefford
Shelves: ebook, net-galley
Please note: This book is free on Smashwords and Amazon, so if you want to read it, you can!

Book Info: Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Reading Level: Young Adult
Recommended for: Anyone, everyone
Trigger Warnings: there is a scene that is sort of the equivalent of rape

My Thoughts: I meant to just start this book and ended up sitting and reading it straight through, then moaning, “Oh my god, DAMMIT” when it was finished. Yes, it was that good and I wanted more. I don't even know exactly why. It has...more
Shera (Book Whispers)
Good YA books about witches are the white whales of the genre. It seems like when you pick up a YA title about witches you can expect huge bounds of silliness like The Sweep Series by Cate Tiernan, and the writing usually doesn’t get any better than the writing found in The House of Night series. So when I find a good one in that sea of muck, I’m beyond happy. Especially, when I get done reading it and think, “Holy cow!! That was awesome!”

Entangled starts off with teen angst right at the beginni...more
Aa'Ishah
3.5 stars

After reading this I still couldn’t decide whether this book warranted 3 or 4 stars, so I decided to settle safely in the middle, which is probably more accurate anyway. The first thing that caught my eye was, of course, the gorgeous cover (though even now I don’t really see the connection...) Add to that the concept of two people sharing one body and I was totally sold.

Graylee and Charlene Perez are twins...and witches. But despite the similarities in their appearances and the fact tha...more
Jean
HOLY FREAKING CRAP. This really surprised me, which doesn't happen too often these days. I can't wait for the new installment in May!
Shelly Crane
I'm going to be honest.

When I started it, I was a little worried. Gray, you could tell, was the laid back twin and I knew her sister was going to be trouble for her. And Raj was going to be the obvious love interest, but he was kinda mean in the beginning. I felt quivery in my stomach as I inched through the Kindle pages.

And then the heaven's opened up when Raj's pov chapter popped up on my kindle. It was game on after that. And yikes, did I love him! And Graylee, or Gray. I loved her, too. She...more
Ioana
~Review will contain small spoilers~


You see, I really have great respect for self-published authors. Writing a book is no small feat to begin with, but taking a chance with it, publishing it yourself, I think that’s great. I know some people shy away from self-published novels, thinking they are bad, but I’ve never thought that. A book can be good or bad, no matter the means by which it went to the presses.

With that said, the blurb sounded awesome. Graylee, the heroine, dies and wakes up two mon...more
Dragana
All Graylee’s ever wanted is to be a normal high school student. To forget about dating a magically inclined members of the male species and for life to go on without interference. But it’s hard to do these things when you have an identical twin sister. Graylee accepted long time ago that her sister is nothing like her. Charlene is vain, selfish and manipulative. Good thing all witches and warlocks took the Vow of Honor at the age of twelve, or else Charlene would be using black magic…

Graylee mi...more
Rachel Lightwood
Maybe I should have read the blurb before going into this one because going in blind was a stupid idea. Maybe if I had known what was going to happen, I could have prepared myself and it wouldn't have been so surprising when this turned out to be a really bad Freaky Friday remake with witches.

Entangled was about identical twin witches Graylee and Charlene Perez. Half way through the book Graylee dies and is bought "back to life" almost two months later. Only problem? Her mother forgot to mention...more
Angie
A GoodReads friend recommended this to me, and I immediately added it to my to-read. Not only do I just love paranormal books in general, but the premise reminded me of The Host which is one of my all time favorites. But instead of aliens taking over human bodies, Graylee, a witch, dies and wakes up in her identical twin's body after a spell gone wrong. Of course, Graylee doesn't know this at first and has quite an interesting day at school. It isn't until her mother returns home that they reali...more
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This was a super fast read, it took me a little less than three hours, uninterrupted.

I thought the writing was pretty good and the story was awesome. There were a couple things I would have liked that weren't there. Like, (view spoiler)...more
Adrienne
So, the story introduces us to two identical twins who are only the same in appearance but not in personality. They were as different from each other as day was from night. Charlene Perez, the wild child of the two, was selfish, insecure, melodramatic, vain, and possibly psychotic. All she cared about were her looks, her powers as a witch and getting people to notice her. Far from Graylee Perez's character who was sensible and smart and far from extraordinary. At school Gray was practically invi...more
Melissa ( Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf)

I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I started to read Entangled. I knew that I loved the cover, I knew that I loved the premise, but I also knew that some times indie books can be less than impressive. Let's just say that I need not have worried about this title.


I loved this book from the first page. The mix of magic, romance, sibling rivalry, teen angst, friendship and loyalty made this a perfect read. I kept turning the pages...wanting to know how this crazy resurrection spell gone wrong w...more
Katie Tuccelli
Entangled is a well-written, fun, captivating read with a unique take on magic, eternal love, sisterly rivalry, and the danger of power. Each character, even the minor ones, had impressive depth and personality, and the plot moves forward at a pace that will keep you devouring the pages till the very end.

The plot was really fun and suspenseful. I thought there were enough unique aspects to elevate Entangled above "just another story about witches". Much of the magic performed within the book was...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
I'm surprised at how much I disliked this book. I went into this book expecting a really great read. The cover is really pretty and the premise seemed really interesting. However, this book was nothing like I expected.

My first issue is that the characters are all horrendous. I disliked all of them. Each one is more self-absorbed than the last and not in a cute way. In a truly odious way. Greylee and Charlene are identical twins that also happen to be witches. They spend the first 25% of the boo...more
Feminista
Rating: 2 out of 5

Entangled by Nikki Jefford

Graylee is a witch, as is her sister and mother. This is a closed world, where humans don’t know about witches and warlocks, and they are supposed to keep it that way. Graylee and her family is part of a local coven who meet up. When Graylee dies, her mum puts a spell on her so that she doesn’t die, but that she inhabits her sister’s body every other day. And so begins a race to find a solution instead of body sharing, as time runs out for Graylee.

The...more
Abbie
Original rating - 4.

This was a good read, but i never enjoyed it as much as the first time around.

I couldn't stand Charlene. She was so bitchy and immature.
Graylee was an okay character, but at the start, she was quite immature too.

The story was quite boring until about 60%.
Not a lot was happening, so it felt longer than what it was.

It did get better near the end, and i'm curious to see where it will go from here.

Lucy Swing
I first read it as the short story "Spellbound" on the Death by Chocolate anthology and was ENTANGLED! I could not put it down, and with the full length novel, the same thing happened. The story is fresh and original. I thoroughly enjoyed it and cannot wait to see what else Nikki comes out with! Especially book #2!!!
If you haven't read it, then you MUST! NOW!
Cynthia Stacey
I have one word to say “ Freaking Wow”. (ok that was two words but I couldn’t help it). I totally loved this book. It was original and emotional and a roller coaster of emotions. At the beginning I was like “ok this is good, my kind of book, witches etc.” I didn’t read the excerpt before reading it so when I got to the good stuff I was like “holy crap this is wild.” And then when I got into it I was like “Oh no she didn’t” and “Are you freaking kidding me what a B*#@.”

So any book that gets me th...more
Susan Griscom
Since we are so close to Halloween, I thought what better time to start reading some of those witch novels that have been calling to me from my TBR, begging to be read.

This is the story of Graylee, I love that name by the way, and how she wakes one morning to find herself in her twin sister’s body. It reminded me a little of Freaky Friday, but because of the witches and warlocks and the surprise ending, it was so much better and more interesting than FF. I flew through this book because I could...more
Emily AKA Doodle
Review originally posted at Doodle's Book Blog


Entangled has to be one of the best books about witches that I've ever read. Nikki Jefford created an enchanting plot and a fantastic set of characters.

What do you do when you wake up in your twin sisters body? First, you go to school like you normally would. Then, you get called insane. That's what happens when you get out of bed and think all is well in the world. Finally, you realize you only live every other day. Sharing a body isn't easy, especi...more
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Nikki Jefford loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt. Books, travel, TV series, hiking, writing and motorcycle riding are her favorite escapes. She loves meeting people from all walks of life, from around the globe, and wouldn’t trade her French husband in for anyone – not even Spike!

She’s a third generation Alaskan, born & raised in Anchorage, now living in Northern Washington. C...more
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“Love is a more powerful force than magic. You can trick the mind and even the heart, but never the soul. When a person is not free to love with their soul, that is not love and that is why a love spell can never truly work.” 7 likes
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