July 10, 2011

Review: Spellbound by Margeaux Laurent

Spellbound: The Awakening of Aislin Collins By Margeaux Laurent
Format: Kindle Edition

"I have many secrets, but the one I must hide at all costs is the one that keeps threatening to surface. I turned from the woman’s screams as the flames licked at her feet. I started to run, but I was stopped by a booming voice, “Witch!” the man roared as he pointed at . . . ME? I was terror-struck, completely powerless against the witch hunter."
The witch hunter’s eyes locked onto mine and time suspended. In that moment, my life was forever changed. As an evil force overtook me, I was carried away, protected by a mysterious stranger who disappeared as quickly as he arrived. Now, the witch hunter haunts my every step, and my protector appears in my every dream. I am undeniably in love, but mother is suspicious. Rumors have spread through town. Something evil has settled here. It lurks in the woods, cloaked by dark magic. Animals have been found mutilated, and men patrol the forest to hunt this unknown malice. They will not find the creature, it is not interested in them. It is after me. I am a witch, and the creature is the servant of the witch hunter. I am their prey.

I was greatly surprised by how much I enjoyed reading this book. When I was asked to read this story I didn't have much to go on. I knew it was about witches and that was pretty much it. I actually had trouble putting this book down. I was up til 2:30 A.M. this morning (I had to be up at 7 A.M. today) just because I didn't want to go to bed with less than 100 pages left....lol. Spellbound is set in 1734-1735 but since I grew up on historical romances this was so not an issue for me. The only parts that were hard to read were when it came to the slaves/slaveholders and the persecution of witches. I was brought up in such a way that I barely even register a person’s skin color. It is the persons character that determines my feelings towards them. But to read about people owning slaves like it was a given right did not sit well with me at all. Also it was hard to hear about how people were basically easily manipulated into thinking one way or another. To actually accuse people of being a witch just because they were different or didn't conform to their way of thinking was appalling. Margeaux did great research in this area to make it all seem so vividly real. The heart of this book is actually a love story that transcends time. It also brings up the old debate about everyone having a soul mate. This has always been a debatable topic with no true cut answer. I like to believe we have a soul mate out there. Someone whom is meant just for one specific person and your heart knows them in an instance. Spellbound had so many wonderful layers that just when you think you have it all figured out there is always another layer that still needs to be uncovered. I am dying to get my hands on book 2 in this series. I just really need to know what happens next. If you are looking for a great period piece read this book it is for you. If you are looking for a great book about witches and witch craft, again, this book is for you. On a scale from 1-10 I give this book a 10. It was an unexpected gem and one I am so glad I got the chance to read. In my opinion everyone should pick up this book and learn about The Awakening of Aislin Collins.

Raquel a.k.a. Skyla
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  1. Great review. Now you've got me intrigued by this book. I'll have to go check it out.

  2. Nice review! I hadn't heard of this one, but now I'm intrigued! Thanks.

  3. I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds great! I'll be adding it to my TBR list.

  4. I started reading it, but put it down to start another one that needed to be reviewed and I don't know why. lol After reading your review Skyla I think I am going to pick it up and finish it lol

  5. I hadn't heard of this book before, but I definitely think I'll have to pick it up now! Great review. Thanks =)

  6. tty for the review ive wanted to read it so badd now its worse

  7. I am so glad everyone liked my review. This book was such a great read that I am so glad my review makes you want to check it out....^_^.


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