Thursday, March 29, 2012

Enchantment by Charlotte Abel

Title: Enchantment (Channie, #1)
Author: Charlotte Abel
Release Date: June 23rd 2011 by Charlotte Abel
Edition: Ebook
Source: For review - Author

Channie is a lovable teenage mage that lives a simple but magical life with her clannish community deep in the Ozark Mountains. She's blessed with the ability to enchant those around her, charming not only her family and friends, but any boy with a pulse that doesn't know how to shield himself against her magic.

When her father's gambling addiction earns the wrath of a powerful mage, the family is forced to flee for their lives. They escape to the suburbs of Colorado hoping to hide amongst Magically Disabled people (like you and me).

Channie's parents are overwhelmed by the modern world and panic when they catch her flirting with a group of "dirty-minded, non-magical city-boys." They strip away her power of enchantment and replace it with a chastity curse that automatically zaps any boy foolish, or courageous, enough to pursue her.

Josh Abrim — a BMX racer with a killer smile, Olympic dreams and dangerous secrets of his own — is exactly that kind of boy. When he and Channie realize their interest in each other is more than just friendship, she turns to dark and forbidden magic, determined to break the curse keeping them apart. Her inexperience makes matters infinitely worse and unleashes a malevolent force with the power to destroy everything they love ... including each other.

My Thoughts:
I find that I don't read to many magic/witch books. I don't know why even though I love Harry Potter, but I don't read many of these kind of books. I really enjoyed this one though. Channie is a girl whose family are mages (witches) and they have a power name which goes on how their magic is performed. Enchantment was her power name until her parents unleashed dark magic and changed it into Chastity. That is where all the drama begins!

I really liked the storyline of this book. It took a different take on things than any of the other witch books that I have read. The difference made it intriguing, but sometimes I felt it fell a little flat, but overall I really enjoyed it.

I liked Channie. She was smart, but sometimes I felt she had the "reckless teen" syndrome. She did things without thought and tended to let her emotions cloud her thoughts. And sometimes she got a bit annoying, but I could over look it. She fought for what she believed in, against her parents who tried to run her life. (that's basically how I see it. They could have went about the situation another way).

When Channie meets Josh for the first time, I thought it was hilarious. The whole shocking thing would really come in handy! But I really liked Josh. He was a loveable guy and was really sweet and always had Channie's best interest at heart. He was the kind of guy that all girls wish they had :) But it did have the "Love at first sight" feel to it. But it wasn't too bad for all you who hate that kind of thing. I thought the romance between to two was cute and sweet. But I do feel this book is for mature teens because it does tough the subject of sex quite a few times.

This book isn't the action filled type, but it does have moments where you really want to know what happens next.

Channie's parents are a trip! Her dad, especially, but he was hilarious. Her parents took things to the extreme.

I just love the trips and wish we learned more about where her sister went and the Diego guy. I love Elijah too, he was just too cute!

The Hunter thing was kind of weird, like the way he acted. And I really liked the ending :) I am so glad I already have book 2 and I can't wait to read it! Thank you to Charlotte Abel for participating in the read 2 review in my Young Adult Reads goodreads group and providing the copies :)! I really appreciate and am glad I got the chance this book!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Winners of the March Competition!!!

The winners of the march competion are:

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First place:
Mallory - 155 pts
-you get to choose 3 of the ebooks!

Second place:
Joanne - 70 pts
-you get to choose 2 of the the ebooks!

Third place:
Melanie - 69 pts
-you get to choose 1 of the ebooks!

Congrats :)
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With your emails and the book choices you would like from this list.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

March Competion - Ebook Choices

This is the list of books the winner gets to choose from (2 ebooks)
Epub and kindle format available.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Enchantment by Charlotte Abel - Read 2 Review (7)

Title: Enchantment (Channie, #1)
Author: Charlotte Abel
Release Date: June 23rd 2011 by Charlotte Abel 
Edition: Ebook 373 pages
Source: Provided by the Author

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 delinquints,” 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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Sunday, March 4, 2012

March Monthly Reads

Title: Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Release Date: November 15th 2011 by Harper/HarperCollins
Edition: Hardcover, 338 pages

Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war-- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.

Title: The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Release Date: October 1st 2008 by Scholastic Inc.
Edition: Hardcover, 374 pages

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister Primrose, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before — and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Embrace by Cherie Colyer

Title: Embrace
Author: Cherie Colyer
Release Date: December 20th 2011 by Omnific Publishing
Edition: Ebook

How far would you go to save the people you love?

Madison is familiar enough with change, and she hates everything about it. Change took her long-term boyfriend away from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly hate her. It’s responsible for the death of a local along with a host of other mysterious happenings. But when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her luck is about to improve.

Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and intriguing Isaac Addington. She quickly realizes he’s a guy harboring a secret, but she’s willing to risk the unknown to be with him.

Her world really spins out of control, however, when her best friend becomes delusional, seeing things that aren’t there and desperately trying to escape their evil. When the doctors can’t find the answers, Madison seeks her own.

Nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover.
Dangerous, intoxicating, and darkly romantic, Embrace is a thriller that will leave you spellbound.

My Thoughts:
Let me start off saying that I don't read to many witch books. You know, besides Harry Potter. But I must say I really enjoyed this one. This was a new concept on witches and I really enjoyed the characters and the storyline. The fact that the witch powers had a taste, I really liked.

Of course, Issac was my favorite character. He was sweet and protective, but dangerous all the same. I thought he was the perfect love interest. At times I didn't care for Madison, but she was still enjoyable. She could be kind of annoying. And why towards the end of the books, there was a "possible" love triangle. I really didn't like that. A part of this book kind of reminded me of an exorcism. Freaked - Me - Out. I really liked Kaylee and Josh and wish we could of seen more with Josh.

I really liked the ending :) I liked the action in this book and I really liked the romance between Isaac and Madison. I thought it was cute. And I loved when Madison got all jealous!

If you like witches, I think you should check out this book! It was a fun and a very quick read. Thank you to Cherie Colyer for supplying the copies for the Read 2 Review for the Young Adult Reads group!

This was a short review. Lol