Saturday, October 27, 2012

Short Review: Enchantment & Taken by Charlotte Abel

Channie Book 1
by Charlotte Abel
YA Paranormal Romance
Published June 23, 2011 by Charlotte Abel
Kindle Edition 373 Pages

Received e-book copy straight from the author in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis from Goodreads:
Sixteen year old Channie Kerns leads an idyllic life of seclusion and magic deep in the Ozark Mountains ... until her family is forced to flee for their lives.

They leave everything and everyone behind to start over in Louisville, Colorado. Magic is forbidden while they are in hiding, but Channie can't resist the temptation to enchant a group of local boys. When her overbearing parents catch her flirting with these "sex-crazed, non-magical delinquents," they slap a chastity spell on her to protect her virtue.

The spell is triggered by lust, so just navigating the halls at her new school is an ordeal. She can't even touch a boy she's attracted to without blasting him with a jolt of magical energy that feels like a taser.

When Channie falls in love with Josh Abrim, a BMX racer with dangerous secrets of his own, she rebels against her parents and turns to dark and forbidden magic to break the chastity spell ... with disastrous results"

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My Short Review:
Wow - SO I really wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading Enchantment. I LOVE this spin on mages. At first, it was a little hard to pick up the concept of the "powername," "heart of hearts," and the "powerwell" but you get into after a bit and it seems second nature. Josh - *swoon* - what can I say... he's awesome. Channie & fam's accent does make me laugh a little because I'm from Louisiana... and I know several people from Alabama who have the really big country accent... so it does make me chuckle when reading from their POV or conversations between them. Overall, I was really happy with this read. I LOVED the ending and couldn't wait to start book two.

My Overall Rating: 3.8 Stars

Channie Book 2
by Charlotte Abel
YA Paranormal Romance
Published January 27, 2012 by Charlotte Abel
Kindle Edition 266 Pages

Received e-book copy straight from the author in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis from Goodreads:
"Bound by love and magic. Betrayed by those they trust. Not everyone survives.

Gasp-out-loud action, heart-pounding romance and an OMG ending that leaves you hungry for the next book."

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My Short Review:
I LOVE the characters in this series. Charlotte Abel does a great job portraying the characters in a way that makes you connect and fall in love with them. Josh is such a FABULOUS character. Channie & Hunter are great but man, you just fall in love with Josh. There's so many twists and turns. The climax towards the end has you biting your nails all the way through. I was so nervous for everyone! You really didn't know what was going to happen next. I can't wait for the next piece of their story to come together! I NEED to know what's going to happen to them!!

My Overall Rating: 3.8 Stars

About the Author:
Charlotte Abel was born and raised in Oklahoma where she met her soulmate, Pete. She chased him to Boulder, Colorado and finally convinced him they were meant to be together forever. They've raised three kids, two ferrets, three dogs and countless hamsters -- and are still happily married.
She's in love with "real" life and paranormal romance. When she's not reading or writing, Charlotte enjoys hiking, bicycling and primitive archery (although she's never shot at anything other than a target!)

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Author's Blog
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