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Worst. Summer. Ever.
Emma Guthrie races to learn the hoodoo magic needed to break The Beaumont Curse before her marked boyfriend Cooper’s sixteenth birthday. But deep in the South Carolina Lowcountry, dark, mysterious forces encroach, conspiring to separate Emma and Cooper forever. When Cooper starts to change, turning cold and indifferent, Emma discovers that both his heart and body are marked for possession by competing but equally powerful adversaries.
Desperate to save him, Emma and her twin brother, Jack, risk their lives to uncover the source of the black magic that has allured Cooper and holds him in its grip. Faced with the horror of a soul-eating boohag, Emma and Jack must fight to resist its fiendish power to free Cooper long enough to join their strengths and face it together, before it destroys them all.
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"Nolan's writing ability will amaze readers. She doesn't let you catch your breath during the entire captivating storyline. Expect to laugh, cry, bite your nails and shiver - it's that good. Thank goodness a third book is coming!" ~RT Magazine, 4/12 stars Top Pick
"Magic, romance, suspense, and mystery in equal measure make this a must-read for fans of Stephanie Meyer's "Twilight" books (Little, Brown)."~Jennifer Prince, Buncombe County Public Libraries, School Library Journal
"A magical adventure where first loves, ancient curses, and magic collide." ~Glitter Magazine
"After reading Conjure I couldn't imagine a book that would be more exciting as this one but Lea Nolan did it again! I can't wait to read more." 5 Stars ~Diary of a Book Addict
"The villains are perfectly evil, the ending is freakin awesome and heartbreaking...This is fantastic and so worth picking up and reading." 4.5 Stars ~Books Live Forever
"I really enjoyed Lea's writing, she did an amazing job bringing the characters to life and building up the world they live in. She also did a wonderful job explaining everything in the book to make it realistic and easy to relate to... I can't wait to see what happens next!" 4.5 Stars ~Reading Rainblog
"I love the writing style of this author, she builds a wonderful world and there are real MAJOR cliffhangers (YAY) Can't wait for book 3 (if there is one) as I want to see what happens next in this series." 4 Stars ~Endless Reading <3
"Allure is the second book in The Hoodoo Apprentice by Lea Nolan and is still just as good as the first...a very fast paced novel where you want to turn the pages and find out what it going to happen in the next chapter." 4 Stars ~Fan Girl Daily
Neener, neener, neener...I got to read it early! (One of the benefits to being a crit partner. :) ALLURE is a fast-paced, page-turner of a sequel. You're in for a real treat! ...more
My biggest issue with Conjure was the ages of these characters and while it's still an issue, for me, it's not as big of one during Allure. I'd actually consider this series borderline Middle Grade and Young Adult. Not only because of the ages because of the content and the dialogue. This isn't a... ...more
I loved Conjure so much! It's so refreshing to read a YA book that's not too mushy and is appropriate for the younger YAs, 12-14. Here's my review. You can imagine I was over the moon when, through a little hoodoo magic, I conjured up an advanced copy of Allure, the sequel to Conjure!
Allure is j... ...more
Please note: this review is for book two in the series, there may be small spoilers for book one
When you begin reading Allure, the second story in the Hoodoo Apprentice young adult series, get ready to be dropped into Lea Nolan’s fantastic world where curses, soul-eating creatures, and Hoodoo go... ...more
“It’s hoodoo…Not voodoo. That’s a religion.”
In case you were unclear, 14 year old Emma, apprentice to Miss Delia, the most powerful hoodoo Gullah root worker of the Lowcountry in South Carolina, will clarify the misconception and race against a deadline to save her BF, Cooper Beaumont from a 300... ...more
Review originally posted at Step Into Fiction
My biggest issue with Conjure was the ages of these characters and while it's still an issue, for me, it's not as big of one during Allure. I'd actually consider this series borderline Middle Grade and Young Adult. Not only because of the ages because... ...more
Review also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
I loved Conjure and was definitely excited to read Allure and with that ending of Conjure, I was anxious to find out if Emma would be able to stop the curse from happening and losing her boyfriend for good.
Allure definitely was an emotional roller coaster d... ...more
Review Posted on Reading Lark 10/1/13: http://readinglark.blogspot.com/2013/...
I should have known that this would be a difficult read from the tagline: Worst.Summer.Ever. It surely wasn't a story that was fun and uplifting. Poor Emma! Not only is she racing against the clock to save p... ...more
I was so excited to visit with Emma, Cooper, Jack and Miss Delia again that I dove right into Allure during Dewey's 24-hour read-a-thon this past weekend. Conjure was so enjoyable and different exploring the South Carolina low country, the Gullah people a little and the magic and responsibility o... ...more
Allure in the second installment in The Hoodoo Apprentice series, and I was excited when I was offered a copy of Allure because I absolutely adored Conjure. And with this picking up shortly where Conjured left off, it was easy to slip right back into Emma and Copper’s world.
A long time... ...more
originally posted here: http://alwayslostinbooks.wordpress.co...
Allure can be read without Conjure because Lea Nolan was able to recap the major events in Conjure. I personally did not need it because I had read Conjure 2 or 3 times already so most of the details were still in my mind. However, I... ...more
To see my full review:
The tables have turned in this sequel to Conjure, and though one curse was broken, another looms on the horizon, one thats potential to wreak havoc threatens not only Cooper, but Emma and Jack as well. Everything is nearly right with the world again no... ...more
Review for BookStoreFinds.com
I recently read Conjure and I really enjoyed it , so I was excited to start Allure and see where things went from there. We pick up almost right after book 1 ended. After Emma saved her brother from the Creep, she accidentally ruined the one thing that she could us... ...more
This is a very young YA book. The characters are 14 & 15, so they are just getting to the age where they really start making their own decisions. Allure picks up right after Conjure ends. Emma is still trying to find a cure to save Cooper’s soul, and things just keep getting messier and more... ...more
NOTE: I received the book through Netgalley. Thanks a bunch to the Entangled Teen team!
Conjure, the first book in The Hoodoo Apprentice series was something really refreshing and I ended up really intrigued by it. Which is why, I had to have Allure and review it for you guys. I had grand expectat... ...more
I got this book from the author and publisher, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review.
Firstly I would like to thank Lea Nolan (author) and Entangled Publishing for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this awesome book.
In this sequel we find Emma who is trying hard to learn... ...more
It was great to get back into the world of Emma,Jack,Ms Delia and Cooper and it was just as fun as the last book. I think this series may become one of my guilty pleasure series as it is just such a fun easy read and full of such culture. We start this series again with Emma and Ms Delia trying t... ...more
A fabulous addition to a great series! Allure has it all: murder, mystery and well of course romance.
Picking up literally where Conjure left off, Emma and Miss Delia are looking for a way to break the Beaumont Curse. They have little time and the sense of urgency is real. What better way to screw... ...more
Allure picks up right where Conjure left off, with Miss Delia returning home from the hospital and Emma, Jack and Cooper still trying to figure out how to break the curse that plaques Cooper's family.
To say that I liked this even more than Conjure would be an understatement. I liked Emma, Jack a... ...more
Allure is the second book in The Hoodoo Apprentice by Lea Nolan and is still just as good as the first book.
I read this book early from NetGalley in return for an honest review. This will be a spoiler free review, especially as it comes out today!
These books fall under the YA genre and I can say... ...more
A HUGE thank you to Lea for providing me with an ARC copy for me to review :)
So we know from the last book that when Cooper becomes of age on his 16th birthday he will lose hie soul to a cure that was placed on his family name by the voodoo Sabina.
After the trio break one curse, another comes to... ...more
Emma’s summer is not going quite as she planned it. She has to race against the clock to save her boyfriend’s life thanks to a very nasty curse that will kill him on his birthday unless she finds some cure. With the help of her twin, will she be able to do it or is Cooper doomed?
I thought I would... ...more
Cooper Beaumont’s sixteenth birthday is almost here. While the ‘sweet sixteen’ is a cause of celebration for most, it certainly isn’t the case for Cooper. He is marked by the Beaumont Curse which will claim his life on his birthday if Emma can’t find a cure.
Emma Guthrie is training in hoodoo mag... ...more
I got an ARC of this book last week, and I decided to start reading it in m vacation. I’m glad I was on vacation because this book had me hooked from the first page.
It’s the second book in this series and it starts of almost right after the last line of the first book. This made reading this book... ...more
I might not have gotten to read it early, but I wish I could have. I was so excited when I went searching and found the book was (actually had been) out (for several months). I couldn't put it down. There was heartbreak, a little horror, mystery, and a whole lot of magic that kept me turning the... ...more