Review & Give@way of Conjure by Lea Nolan

Today I am a stop on the Conjure by Lea Nolan tour!  I have my review for you as well as an awesome giveaway at the end!
Conjure by Lea Nolan
ebook, 314 pages
Published: October 23rd, 2012 by  Entangled Publishing
Source: Publisher
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Emma Guthrie expects this summer to be like any other in the South Carolina Lowcountry–hot and steamy with plenty of beach time alongside her best friend and secret crush, Cooper Beaumont, and Emma’s ever-present twin brother, Jack. But then a mysterious eighteenth-century message in a bottle surfaces, revealing a hidden pirate bounty. Lured by the adventure, the trio discovers the treasure and unwittingly unleashes an ancient Gullah curse that attacks Jack with the wicked flesh-eating Creep and promises to steal Cooper’s soul on his approaching sixteenth birthday.

When a strange girl appears, bent on revenge; demon dogs become a threat; and Jack turns into a walking skeleton; Emma has no choice but to learn hoodoo magic to undo the hex, all before summer—and her friends–are lost forever.

I love reading books that take place in the south.  Especially anything with witchcraft, voodoo or hoodoo.  It’s just the perfect setting for spooky!  And this one definitely had some spooky in it!

Emma, Jack and Cooper don’t know anything about anything paranormal until Jack is attacked by this flesh eating Creep that he let loose when digging for treasure.  With help from the local ‘Grannie’ a hoodoo practicer, they hope to rid him of the curse and hopefully break it once and for all.

Emma is taken under the Grannie’s wing as an apprentice to learn hoodoo and assist with breaking the curse as  she’s getting old and needs assistance but also needs someone to pass it all on to.  Emma has a way with plants and is quick learner and the job suits her well.

Emma, Jack and Cooper all have a younger voice.  I can’t recall their ages, but I think they were 14 and Cooper is almost 16.  I might be wrong, but they are on the younger scale rather then 17 like so many paranormal characters are.  The younger voice worked fine but it made them a bit more immature.  I think that as an adult this annoyed me a touch here and there but it wasn’t ever anything big.

Sometimes it felt like the same thing over and over and they weren’t getting anywhere, but about the time I was thinking that something big happened and changes occurred the plot really took off.  So I wouldn’t say it became a big issue either.

This is the perfect book for the Halloween Season.  It’s filled with spooky creepy stuff that will have you cringing every time you hear a dog howl or the leaves rustle.  I definitely suggest you give it a try!

Disclosure: I received this book for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are my own and I was not paid or influenced in any way.

About the Author:

Lea Nolan couldn’t read until the third grade. After a lot of hard work she finally got the hang of it and devoured any book she could find with a shiny Newberry Award sticker on the cover. Today she writes the stories she sought as a teen—smart paranormals with bright heroines, crazy-hot heroes, diabolical plot twists, plus a dose of magic, a draft of romance and a sprinkle of history. She holds degrees in history and women’s studies concentrating in public policy and lives with her heroically supportive husband and three brilliant children in Maryland.

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The folks at Entangled are offering up one ebook of Conjure to one lucky person.
Open internationally.
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  1. I love books set in the South, too! Especially when they’re places I’ve been or lived. It just adds something more. And the South is definitely the place for magical stuff. Not sure about the younger voices on the old-ish characters but the story sounds intriguing!

  2. I agree the south always seems like the perfect setting for the mysterious and magical things that happen. New Orleans especially is one of my favorite settings for all things spooky!

    This sounds like a great book! I love the cover, it is gorgeous!

    Thanks for the giveaway Candace and great review!

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  3. Really great review, I agree with what you said about books taking place in the south. This has been on my TBR for awhile so this is an awesome opportunity! Thanks for the giveaway.


  4. I love stories set in the South too, they’re always so atmospheric and I feel like I’m there even though I’ve never actually spent any time in the South. I feel like the immaturity of the characters might be a small niggle for me, but it clearly isn’t a huge issue since you still gave this one a 4:) Fabulous review Candace!

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