Sunday, August 7, 2011

Review of Spellbound by Samantha Combs

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?


Oh man...Samantha Combs, when does the next book come out??? Seriously! I can't wait for it!!!! This book was the most entertaining I have read in awhile! Romance,  friendship, action, excitement, and paranormal elements combine to form what I would call an ideal read!  Logan and Serena, the main characters, develop a love so deep that only most of us dream about....seriously! Logan opens doors like a gentleman, and is so strong and brave. Who doesn't want that? Don't get me wrong though, Serena knows she can take care of herself perfectly well.  Logan, who has lived a "normal life" is suddenly thrown into new world of Serena and her abilities. Instead of being scared off, he embraces her and her way of life. *sigh* He soon finds out that this was all part of destiny's plan.

 But that's not all!!! I loved the friendships...old and new. I loved the extended family that was developed and the coven of women who all had their own unique talents.  This book was so inviting to me as a reader. I really felt a part of the experience as I read. Every time I thought I knew where the story was headed, I was completely wrong. Another twist and turn would be added, and I was kept on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what happens next. I could go on and on but that would mean giving away spoilers. SPOILERS = BAD! I read this book in less than a day. I stayed up late last night hoping to finish, but when the words started blurring together I knew this story would just have to continue into my dreams. Then today there was the agonizing wait till my daughters nap time to finish the book. Argh! I knew I HAD to finish this book today. I did. Then I raced on over to the blog to type up this review. I hope you enjoyed it!  If you haven't already read this book...GO! NOW! It is such a beautiful story and I know you won't be disappointed.

♥ Shelby


Mindy fangedmom said...

Sounds incredible Shelby! thank you for a great review!!! I want to read this book!!!

Samantha said...

I am wonderously speechless that I wrote something that entertained you so much! Thank you for the wonderful review. And yes, there is a second book! I am editing now and hope to have it to my publisher by the end of the week! Keep Logan and Serena in your hearts and they will return to you soon!

Anonymous said...

This is a most enjoyable story. Readers will be captured and, dare I say it?- spellbound by the tale Ms. Combs weaves. If you haven't read it, what are you waiting for? I promise you won't regret it.