Spellbound series, #1

Logan is an average guy, somewhat sheltered, but he knows what he wants in love and life and just hasn’t found it. It’s funny how life can change your views without any notice. From the moment Logan sees Serena, he knows there is something special about her. He knows he wants to be with no one else in his school as much as he wants to be with her. He is even more surprised when he finds that she holds the same feelings for him, but Serena and her sisters have a big secret. They’re witches. When Serena has to reveal herself to Logan, worry that her new boyfriend will not be able to accept what she is, sets in. However this is just the tip of the iceberg.

It seems that the ruling council has plans for Serena and will stop at nothing to get their way. But, they aren’t alone. Serena and her sisters, along with some new and old friends have no intention of giving in without a fight. What’s worse, a demon seems to have taken over the council. Can Serena and Logan’s relationship endure despite the abrupt changes taking place in their lives? Even as powerful as her coven appears to be, can they stand up to a powerful demon and its followers? Can Logan protect not only his new girlfriend, despite her revelation, but also his mom, sister and friends?

Spellbound is the first book in a fabulous series by Samantha Combs. Comb’s has the ability to make one remember falling in love for the first time and all the magic that comes with it. Spellbound itself was a roller coaster of emotion. One moment the characters are just typical teens learning the joy of love at first sight and the next they are in terror of just how bad things can go both in a magical and non-magical world. Comb’s truly has a gift for being able to develop her words into something her readers can envision.

The story itself is told from a first person point of view, but this one differs in that all of the main characters are telling the story, with a fresh perspective from chapter to chapter. At some points, I did have to look back at the beginning of the chapter to see whose point of view I was reading the story from, but this was not a drawback. The story is fast paced and flows fairly evenly considering the change from action to romance at the drop of a hat.

Spellbound had me wanting more before I was even halfway through the book. This one has everything a Paranormal Romance is meant to be. Readers will find a story that will bring them along for the ride and leave them with a smile on their face. Readers might think this is another typical witch story but it really is so much more than that. Readers will be clamoring for more at the turn of the last page, and looking forward to the next book in this magical series!

Book Blurb for Spellbound

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 and evil with an ominous mission: it wants Serena and will stop at nothing to have her. Tearing apart Logan’s town, threatening his friends, even causing harm to his family, the demon will spread its doom over every facet of Logan’s once placid life. Logan matures in ways he could never have imagined as he struggles to protect those he loves, including Serena. But he can't do it alone.

Serena hails from a long line of able and powerful women who will aide in the battle and perhaps settle a score of their own. The strength of the coven and Serena's love will be behind him, but ultimately this is Logan’s fight to win. But, will he?

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2012 4.50