#Review: Spellbound, by @Daisy_Prescott

spellbound-prescottTitle: Spellbound
Author: Daisy Prescott
Rating: 5/5 stars

“If you don’t carve a pumpkin, it will appear ripe and perfect for months while it slowly rots from the inside out before imploding. The act of transforming a simple, ordinary gourd into something magical accelerates its downfall.

The same could be said for my life.

For twenty-one years I’ve lived quietly in the shadows, avoiding attention, and escaping notice.

I hide in plain sight.

With glasses and average brown eyes below the same dark hair sported by the majority of humans on the planet, there’s nothing extraordinary about me.

Except nothing about me is ordinary.

Not with the last name Wildes in Salem, Massachusetts.

My mother believed she could escape my fate by marrying a normal man.

My father thought he could change me by removing me from Salem and my mother’s history.

Both of them are wrong.

My fate has been sealed since the first time I laid eyes on Madison Bradbury.

She thinks she’s average, but she’s extraordinary to me.

A new love. A curse. Everything can go wrong. ” (description from Goodreads)

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I very much enjoyed Daisy Prescott’s story Bewitched. So much so that I went right out and bought this one, the sequel, Spellbound. My eagerness was rewarded by an even more enjoyable read.

Everything that I enjoyed about the first story was present in its sequel. But what made it more enjoyable for me was that the characters were able to develop more. There was also some more development in the ongoing plot points, some of which were only hinted at in Bewitched.

I also found it interesting to be inside of Andrew’s head for this story. He’s the character going through personality changes due to unknown causes. This would have been easy to write from another character’s point of view, but Prescott decided to get into the head of the one dealing with this issue first hand. And she does it well. While reading, I felt how helpless Andrew was to the changes taking place. It added a unique experience to this story that I haven’t seen anywhere else.

I would really like to read more stories from this series and I’m hoping Prescott plans on writing more. I only hope I don’t have to wait too long to read them. Though, I know however long the wait it, it’ll be worth it.

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You can buy this book from:

Amazon

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About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling author Daisy Prescott lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband and an indeterminate number of imaginary housegoats. When not writing about people falling in love, she can be found traveling, gardening, baking, and reading a good book.

Her novels include the Modern Love Stories series, the Wingmen series, and several short stories. She’s also working on expanding the world of Bewitched this fall.

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One response to “#Review: Spellbound, by @Daisy_Prescott

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