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Friday, February 5, 2021

Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours presents... LOVE SPELLS AND OTHER DISASTERS by Angie Barrett - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

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Today, we've got Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours on site as we help celebrate a NEW Entangled Teen title perfect for the reading season!  It's a different take on the magical matchmaker that is cupid for a new generation and the results...well, you'll see.  Ready, set...get your sites set on love, or at least lust, as we welcome today's blog tour guest and ebook of choice...

Angie Barrett
Entangled Teen

About the book...
I didn’t know when I wrote the first love spell that it would actually make things happen. Like, actually make people fall in love with each other…

How could I have known something like that? I mean, magic isn’t real, right?

But here’s the thing—the spell does work and so does the next one and the next one...and suddenly I’m getting a whole lot of attention from everyone at my high school. Me, Blend-into-the-Walls, Please-Let-Me-Introvert-in-Peace Rowan Marshall. And not only that, but I’ve also caught the attention of Luca Russo, a godlike, football-playing hottie who claims he likes me just the way I am. Ummm...

But as I’m about to learn, playing around with things you don’t understand means when things go wrong—like really, very awfully wrong—you don’t know how to fix them.

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Once upon a time, we've all had a crush.  Whether it was the boy/girl next door, the class jock, the study body president, or someone that flew under the radar, we've all had our hearts twisted in knots over the perfect guy/girl.  In the moment, we would've given anything for them to notice us, pay attention to us, heck...fall in LIKE with us...and the same goes in this story.  So is a love, or rather crush, spell that far out of reach?  What about when you see the thoughts thought, the desires written...start to come true?  Coincidence?  Or perhaps something more?  I wish I may, I wish I might...

It IS February, after all, so it's about time to break out all the books on love, about love, even somehow tethered to the idea of it, whether it be in the moment or forever...and this book fits the bill perfectly!  He's not looking for love, but has always wanted to approach her.  She's not looking for pretty much anything, and yet the sparks flying are too hot to ignore.  Their friends have their own agendas, as do their frenemies, but some things won't be denied.  Problem is, things have been cast in such a way that one can't help but wonder when realization is going to dawn.  I mean, it's one thing to wish for something, or rather someone, but to magically influence their attachment...I don't know about you, but I've seen one too many 90's teen witch movies to not realize SOMETHING will come of all this, and it won't be pretty.  It doesn't mean they won't survive the fallout...but it does mean some hearts are gonna get bruised along the way.  Let's just hope they don't break beyond repair.

Overall, I enjoyed the story.  Her unexpected abilities discovered by chance, the understanding that there is a responsibility built into it, but the teenage approach of "what could go wrong', totally felt right for the book.  I definitely was wondering about her Luca hookup...not that I was doubting our girl was worthy, but the timing was oh-so-convenient and the speed at which they achieved item status was faster than a speeding bullet.  I adored her bestie Ethan and all his prowess (so fierce!), cringed at her newly forged connection with Abby because really, how could that end well, and cheered when the sweet moments came about unexpectedly (way to go Luca for acting the gentleman!).  It was a teen story with teens acting like...well, teens...with a heathy dose of magical possibility blended in.  What more could you ask for?

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About the author...

Author Angie Barrett lives in a small town in Ontario, Canada in an old century home that is also known as the “cat house” because, well, Angie likes cats. A lot. She also likes shopping for books, or for anything really, and spending time RVing in the summer with her family. She has worked for sixteen years as a high school English teacher and Librarian and is currently a Curriculum Consultant for new teachers. Angie has always dreamed of being a published author and strives to create worlds where there are strong, relatable characters who maybe are not always perfect but who understand the meaning of friendship and loyalty and who will use their collective strengths to overcome adversity.

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Up for grabs...
(1) $15 Amazon Gift Card!

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Special thanks to MaryAnn of Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as to the team at Entangled Teen for the ebook for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag you copy today!

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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