Thursday, September 8, 2011

Review of Enchanted by Rachel Wells

Mandy is a quiet teenager who just wants to blend in with the crowd rather than stand out as anything or anybody. Mandy's pretty successful at this until her parents decide it's time to move from Boston to the quiet seaside town of York Beach, Maine, to "be closer to Nana". Although Mandy has been vacationing in York every summer since she was a child, she has no desire to live there and is worried about fitting in and finding friends during her senior year of high school.

Nana owns a flower shop in town and while working alongside her, Mandy makes a few friends and observes the oddities of the little town and its inhabitants. When she finds some old and cryptic correspondance hidden inside an antique trunk handed down from her Nana, the "oddities" turn into full fledged mysteries. As she unravels the forgotten and hidden history of the town, she simultaneously unravels her own family's past and current secrets while writing her future. With bits of romance and paranormal along the way, she is able to figure out the puzzle of the correspondance, the magic she never realized was surrounding her, and visions of the past and future. Will she walk away from her personal history and her future or will she realize it's ok to be somebody, even if that somebody is nothing like everybody else?

                                                                            About Enchanted 
Mandy is a girl that is quiet and likes it like this. Her family has lived in the city for most of her life. So, when she moves to a quiet town with her family and her nana, she completely feels it can be a bad experience. Mandy has no idea how right she is.
The characters themselves were striking and the plot felt very strong and I couldn't not tell which was better. Mandy isn't the outgoing girl or totally shy type but a good medium that made the story all the more good to get into. An important thing to note is the love interest will actually surprise readers. It's not I can say outright obvious. A little spontaneous which was much appreciated. Enchanted has a vibrant voice that to fantasy book readers will be refreshing.
                                                          Overall: Touching read
                                                              Genre: Fantasy

                                                                 My Star Review  4 of 5 stars
                                                                    Buy Options 
Available as: E-book, 230 pgs
Recommend Ages: 14 and Up
Published: August 6th 2011 by Rachel Wells

For This Review: *Book Copy Provided by Author For Review*

            Enchanted by Rachel Wells Book Trailer


                                                                        About the Author 
[224.JPG]                   Rachel Wells is an Indie author. Mother to three lively and energetic girls. Been happily married for thirteen years.
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Bellas Shelf said...

new follower.grabbed button.found you on blogaholics.
this book has made it to my tbr pile :)
thank you for the gr8 reviews..

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Erica said...

This one looks interesting - I may have to check it out.

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