Review: Spellbound and Determined

Spellbound and Determined by Dax Varley

Spellbound and Determined

Publication date: July 25th 2013 (first published March 20th 2013)

Publisher: Createspace

Number of pages: 240

Series: N/A

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Source: Received in exchange for review. This is my honest opinion.


 Goodreads synopsis:

Welcome to Mimi’s Charms & Enchantments – a New Age shop filled with magical merchandise and colorful customers. Cam couldn’t ask for a better afterschool job.

When a shady man in gray slinks in one afternoon, Cam is this close to calling 911. To her relief, he hurries away, leaving behind the nauseating odor of his cologne and a curious spell he’s dropped on the floor. But this spell is not your average hocus-pocus. It’s ancient, odd and promises Power Supreme – something Cam could definitely use to keep up her 3.9 grade point average.

But the spell requires more than what’s stocked on Mimi’s shelves. And acquiring each item will take some heavy teamwork. With the help of her best friend, Reade, and Zach, the high school’s resident genius/nerd, Cam can’t lose…unless the Gray man returns.



Witty, fun and cute, this was definitely a spellbinding read.

There was a lot of wit behind the words, whether it was in the speech of characters or just in the thoughts of the ever-cute Cameron.

Speaking of characters, Cammie was adorable. She was loyal and determined to help her friend, no matter the consequences. Or what she has to do to get there. And just as adorable and determined was her friend to win the guy of her dream’s heart. And let’s not forget the adorable-ness and determination of Zach. Aw.

Spellbound and Determined was a very light and fun read. I loved the characters of this story. This is only a mini review but I’d like to get across that it was a good book. Though there were a few things that could do with a bit of touching up.

 3/5 comets
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  Goodreads author bio:

Dax VarleyWhen Dax Varley isn’t reading, she’s slinging words onto a page. She lives in Richmond, Texas with her husband and a half-dozen imaginary friends.


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