Random Musings by Frodosco

Day 26: Entangled by Nikki Jefford

Day 26

Summary From Goodreads:  

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 and resurrection and disentangle herself from Charlene’s body before she disappears for good.

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You know when you are in the mood for a nice, easy and pleasant read? Entangled is just the book for that. The book is easy to breeze through and will still quench your thirst for a new adventure. The characters are engaging enough to keep the reader interested without giving an insane amount of detail to describe their inner workings. The pacing is nice and quick and the writing smooth and easy to process and enjoy.

Graylee is likable right from the start, and though she does act a bit on the moody side at times the reasons for doing so are legitimate so it does not detract from her character. You can easily sympathize with her since anyone losing their body would be experiencing something quite traumatic, and sharing it with your twin sister, someone you have had some major issues with recently, would be even more difficult. From the get go you want Graylee to figure out a way to get out of her predicament, but how will she do that and can she figure it out before she disappears?

The plot is straight forward, and while to some that may lessen the experience, for me it was refreshing. I didn’t feel bogged down by details that I didn’t need and the story didn’t suffer because of simplicity. I was just able to cruise right along waiting to see what Graylee would do next and of course what would happen to her as well. The interspersed magic is done really well and doesn’t feel like a gimmick to further the story line along easier, but a truly vital part of the characters. As I said before, the writing style is great in its ease of reading and the flow and pacing are excellent. There isn’t a whole lot else to say except that I look forward to reading Duplicity soon and continuing the adventure! Thank you as always for reading and come back tomorrow for Day 27!

Mount TBR Challenge #22/150+; 2013 TBR Pile #22/50; Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge #26/365; Seriously Series Reading Challenge #11/44

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One response

  1. Great review. This book has been on my TBR shelf for ages. It’s hiding in a mass of other Kindle books and I need to read it. You may have just convinced me to move it up my priority list!

    January 27, 2013 at 10:13 am

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