Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Enchantment by Charlotte Abel
About the book:
"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."
The summary for this book had me intrigued and I really wanted to read it! The cover threw me for a loop, it reminds me of E.T. with the bike in the air like that. However, this book was a great read! The beginning took awhile for the story to set up, but once that happened, the story took off! I was so frustrated with Channie's parents! I understood that they wanted to protect her from boys, because let's be honest, all boys think of only one thing. I just felt that her parents did not think things through before they did them. Channie herself is a great character, trying to battle between who she really is and who Chastity wants her to be. Josh is great because he seems real to me. His looks aren't perfect, but he has a heart of gold. I appreciated that he cared more about Channie than he did about himself. I would have given this book five stars but I called the twist at the end. Since I wasn't surprised, I took off one star. Overall Enchantment will enchant you and have you turning page after page until you've reached the end! I WILL be reading the next one! ( This book does discuss intimacy before marriage).
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I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.
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