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
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.
This was a unique book, not like any other young adult paranormal romance I've ever read. YA PNR normally involves werewolves, vampires, demons; don't get me wrong, I LOVE this genre. But, to find a story that captured my heart and was so different from everything else out there, all I can say is: Congratulations Charlotte, I am your newest fan! Now write faster!!! I cannot wait for Empty.
I love the idea of a secret society within our society; possessing their own rules, laws, and magical powers. The love between Josh and Channie is so strong I couldn't help but cheer for them the whole way through. The attention to detail from the author was exceptional, her descriptions were perfect and I was able to visualize every scene. The ending was pure magic. In fact, after I finished the book I went back and read the last chapter a second time. YES, it is that awesome!
As for Charlotte Abel's writing? Let me preface this with, I LOVE independent authors. Independent Author's books have more of a raw feel; the bulk of them are like finding a diamond in the rough. I routinely overlook spelling, grammatical errors, word misuse - because stories from Independent Authors are mesmerizing. It is a rare find to see an independent author that has such a polished story. Enchantment was editing was better than many of the traditionally-published books I've read lately and the book still maintained its "Independent Edge." The dialog was believable, I didn't find one misspelled or misused word, zero grammatical errors anywhere in the book!!!!
Can you tell? I'm hooked! Give it a try, this was probably the best $.99 I spent in ages, I guarantee - you will love Enchantment.
Link to book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Enchantment-The-Channie-Series-ebook/dp/B0056P2MQ4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326677355&sr=8-1