Alethea Kontis takes us into a young adult story in "Besphinxed". This is a story set in the Nocturne Falls universe and involves Heather Hayden (witch) and Owen Liddell (cursed to be a cat shifter). They both are attending a magical high school and from different clicks. Alethea is the popular rich girl with a family who doesn't love. While Owen has lived for centuries. He was just a boy who got cursed to live forever as a cat. Luckily part of the curse was broken and he's a cat shifter now... instead of being stuck as a cat.
I enjoyed watching these two fall in love. It was so sweet. But this book is more than just a sweet love story. We get family dynamics, friendship scenes and an evil teacher. Overall, "Besphinxed" was a fun introduction to Nocturne Falls.
The only thing that had my head spinning a bit was all the friend characters. There are a lot of them and it was hard to keep track of who they were and how they connected to the story. Plus who was really important to remember :). I'm sure with more stories they will all fall into place.
Heather Hayden has everything a young witch could desire: beauty, money, popularity, and exceptionally strong magical powers. Too bad she’s also got a dysfunctional family that couldn’t care less about her and a Head Witch who’s watching her every move. Heather has no idea what she wants. But she’s pretty sure it’s not some low-rent cat shifter boy from goddess-knows-where, despite the fact that their paths keep crossing again and again…and again.
Owen Liddell is in big trouble. A hundred years ago, a descendant of Arachne tricked him into staring into the eyes of the Great Sphinx, leaving him bespelled into the form a cat. Now Arachne’s sisters have found him again and placed one of their own as a substitute teacher at Harmswood. And if that weren’t bad enough, destiny got involved, tangling his heart up with the most popular witch in school: his best friend Kai’s sworn enemy.
Can Owen escape the evil spider sisters, thwart the spell, rescue the girl, save his friendship and pass his finals all before Zombie Prom? It seems unlikely. But unlikely things are known to happen in Nocturne Falls…