Title: Enchant (The Enchanted Series #1)
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: November 17, 2017
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.
Mara Pryce never imagined that her life was anything but normal and then a strange gray-eyed young man appears at her graduation. When he vanishes without a trace, she’s convinced he’s a figment of her imagination. Then he appears again and shatters her whole world.
Mara is an enchanter, part of an ancient line of Wiccan power, and a war is raging—one of good and evil—between the Enchanted and the Iniquitous.
The Iniquitous want her dead and it’s Theodore’s job as her protector to keep her safe.
When Mara and Theodore arrive at a safe house, where Mara will remain hidden while learning about her powers, they find that the real threat might be a little closer to home than they want to believe.
I’m not usually a big “people on covers” person, but holy crap, I think this cover is absolutely gorgeous. It gets even better once you’ve actually read the book. Trust me.
I don’t know what I did to deserve all of the good paranormal romance that has come my way recently, but I am so glad I did it. I tore through Enchant in two sittings, which would have been one if I didn’t, ya know, need to sleep. The writing style is smooth and easy to read, and the pacing is perfect. I never felt like the story was dragging or wildly galloping out of control. The beginning is a bit hectic, but it makes sense for it to be hectic, I suppose. As for the ending… Well, let’s just say that I’m EAGERLY anticipating the next book in the series.
The characters in this book are great. I’ll be totally honest and say that one of my favorite characters is a cat named Nigel, even though he just casually wanders around in a scene or two. Most of the characters have wicked senses of humor, making for some hilarious banter throughout, which I’m always a sucker for. Mara and Theo have such killer chemistry, and many of their scenes are just drowning in sexual tension. The romance does get a bit sexy, but nothing gratuitous, so younger readers proceed with caution.
I loved Enchant, and I’ll be continuing on with the series as soon as I can get my hands on the second book. I highly recommend you pick this one up on it’s release day, as it was a 5 star read for me.