Review: Spellbound by Samantha Combs

Spellbound by Samantha Combs

Book description (from Goodreads) –

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?

Review

When Logan meets the new student at school, Serena, he has no idea just how much she is about to change his life. With an immediate attraction to each other, Logan and Serena find themselves falling in love, but Serena has a secret: She is a witch.

Before she has the chance to tell Logan, he witnesses Serena use magic, when she casts a spell at school without fully realizing it. Logan is about to discover that Serena’s magic is only one of the many secrets hiding in his hometown, secrets that he doesn’t know he is a part of.

A dark force is coming for Serena and it is Logan’s destiny to protect her. Will he embrace his destiny and his future with Serena or will supernatural forces tear them apart?

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Spellbound by Samantha Combs is a novel that combines magic, action and suspense with a sweet romance, to create the perfect novel to introduce younger readers to the supernatural/paranormal romance genre.

When I think of Spellbound the first thing that I think of is the romance between Logan and Serena. Their relationship is very sweet and Samantha Combs perfectly captures the all-consuming feelings of love. Logan and Serena have an immediate attraction to each other and while I did find that they fell in love with each other very quickly, I enjoyed reading about them and seeing their connection grow.

I really liked the character Logan as well as his sister, Jade. Some of their conversations made me smile and it was easy to see how much of a gentleman Logan is. He loves his mother and his sister very much and is very protective of them. I found it a little hard to connect to Serena but I did find her character likeable.

There were many surprising moments throughout the novel. Secrets were revealed, that left me stunned and I liked how Samantha Combs put a unique spin on witches. In Spellbound, a teenage witch is not known by the term witch, they are referred to as a twitch.

As mentioned earlier, Spellbound is a great novel for introducing a younger reader – who has just started reading the young adult genre – into the world of paranormal/supernatural romance. The relationship between Serena and Logan is very sweet and the paranormal and supernatural elements contain action and suspense, that will leave the reader eagerly turning the pages to find out what happens to Serena and Logan next.

An entertaining read that fans of romance and the supernatural will enjoy.

3.5/5

*Thank you to Samantha Combs for providing me with a copy of Spellbound to review.

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