Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Enchantment by Charlotte Abel

Enchantment (Channie, #1)Title: Enchantment
Author: Charlotte Abel

Goodreads Synopsis:
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.

My thoughts:
I am not sure if Abel wrote this book intentionally funny or not but I thought it was pretty funny. All the awkward moments of first times and love and just being a teenager and everything that comes with the territory fused with magic made 'Enchantment' and incredible read!

Channie and Josh go through this whirlwind friendship/relationship even with all the curses he keeps getting knocked on his bum with. Josh, I had to very much admire because even though he kept getting hurt time and time again he kept enduring it to be with Channie. Channie, I understood, had almost no control over these curses that kept escaping her and hitting Josh.

I read it less then a day because I was fascinated to see where the story would take me. There was so much adventure that I couldn't put it down (for which I now have the oh so amazing bags under my eyes). Every time I thought I knew where this story was headed, I was wrong and instead I was taken in a complete different path then what I had thought.

I did feel as though their relationship was a bit rushed but then again isn't that how pretty much every hormonal ridden teenage relationship goes. Now throw in some magic and a crazy family out to kill Channie and her family and you have 'Enchantment'.

Trust me, you want to read this book!! It is an awesome read and you won't be sorry!!

-martha :D


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