“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 while working out a way to disentangle herself from Charlene’s body before she disappears for good.”
I got this eBook when it was available as a free download from Amazon (current price £1.94), I absolutely love the cover – it has such a magical yet eerie feel to it!
The story got off to a dramatic start but it took me a little while to feel like I really knew the characters, I was a bit confused as to what was going on at this point. However, I was soon caught up in this magical world the author had so beautifully created.
Identical twins Graylee and Charlene were witches, they had very different personalities and didn’t seem to get on well at all. There were also warlocks, Raj, Nolan and Ryan to name just a few. There were many rules and regulations that the coven were supposed to follow but, as always, rules are made to be broken and that is just what these young witches and warlocks did.
Charlene turned out to be more than just a nasty twin with a grudge against her sister, she really did seem to have an evil streak. When Graylee woke up to find people calling her Charlene, she couldn’t figure it out. There was a moment when she read a newspaper clipping that she had discovered hidden away in her house, this gave me chills and was a real turning point in the story. It became much more intense, interesting and sinister as Graylee tried to piece everything together. Obviously sharing a body with her twin sister had its complications but I enjoyed seeing how they coped with it, one of my favourite parts were the written instructions and notes that they left for each other.
There were some funny moments including one where Graylee attempted to speak French without much success, and there were also a couple of heated romantic scenes, these moments lightened the book and made it the complete package for me – I simply loved this different take on the witch story, it was just such an intriguing idea!
A fantastic one day read with an ending that left me wanting more – I’m definitely adding the next book Duplicity to my wish list.
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