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Conjure

Conjure, October 2012
Hoodoo Apprentice #1
by Lea Nolan

Entangled
Featuring: Cooper Beaumont; Emma Guthrie
315 pages
ISBN: 1620610973
EAN: 9781620610978
Kindle: B009NY42GM
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"Hoodoo, the Creep and devil dogs are all here to make this one non-stop, exciting adventure."

Fresh Fiction Review

Conjure
Lea Nolan

Reviewed by Amber Keller
Posted February 2, 2013

Fantasy | Young Adult Paranormal

Entangled has done it again! Equal parts fun and creepy, with enough paranormal elements to delight the horror lover in me, CONJURE puts a fresh spin on YA paranormal.

Emma and her twin brother Jack have returned to their father's South Carolina home after a year apart. Emma has a crush on their neighbor, Cooper, who has been away at boarding school. When they find a message in a bottle, their summer becomes filled with adventure, hoodoo, and a nasty curse. Following the message to a hidden pirate treasure, Jack unleashes a Gullah curse that infects him with the flesh-eating Creep. In order to remove the curse, Emma must become a Hoodoo Apprentice for a Gullah healer. And a strange girl, bent on revenge, along with devil dogs, all make for an intense addition. Jack is wasting away as Emma tries to learn how to remove the curse, deal with her crush, and confront the obstacles that seem to be thrown at them from every angle.

Written with a younger voice, the main characters are 14 and almost 16, Emma and Cooper, respectively. However, getting past the younger YA feel, the subject of hoodoo, Gullah and magic really filled in any doubts I had about their ages by compensating with this awesome storyline. Full of suspense and intrigue, CONJURE carries itself alone by its fascinating subject matter. I will be reading the next book in the series to see what else Nolan has up her sleeve.

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SUMMARY

Be careful what you search for...

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.

But when a strange girl bent on revenge appears, 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 the last days of summer—and her friends—are lost forever.


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