Enchant (Enchanted #1)
Mara Pryce never imagined that her life was anything but normal and then a strange gray-eyed young man appears at her graduation. When he vanishes without a trace, she’s convinced he’s a figment of her imagination. Then he appears again and shatters her whole world.Mara is an enchanter, part of an ancient line of Wiccan power, and a war is raging—one of good and evil—between the Enchanted and the Iniquitous. The Iniquitous want her dead and it’s Theodore’s job as her protector to keep her safe.When Mara and Theodore arrive at a safe house, where Mara will remain hidden while learning about her powers, they find that the real threat might be a little closer to home than they want to believe.

Enchant (Enchanted #1) Details

TitleEnchant (Enchanted #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 17th, 2017
Rating
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Paranormal Romance

Enchant (Enchanted #1) Review

  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    January 1, 1970
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  • Crissy
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 STARS!!!This was such a great paranormal read of good v's evil. The story follows Mara and her protector Theodore as they prepare for a battle of Enchanted v's Iniquitous and what a story it is. This story is filled with suspense from the very beginning and ends the same way. There were laughs, bickering, friendships and enemies between these characters and it was both amusing and frustrating at times. There were times I wanted them to act more mature than their age, but I loved the chemistr 4.5 STARS!!!This was such a great paranormal read of good v's evil. The story follows Mara and her protector Theodore as they prepare for a battle of Enchanted v's Iniquitous and what a story it is. This story is filled with suspense from the very beginning and ends the same way. There were laughs, bickering, friendships and enemies between these characters and it was both amusing and frustrating at times. There were times I wanted them to act more mature than their age, but I loved the chemistry between Mara and Theo, they were so right for each other it was irritating. I felt bad for Winston but the heart wants what the heart wants. Adelaide was another character in this story that will have you smiling, she was too much but I loved her. I really enjoyed most of the characters in this story and this one ends with a huge cliffhanger that left me wanting and anticipating the next read. I also look forward to the growth of the characters in the next book because once they come into their full powers they will be unstoppable.
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  • Kendall {Book Crazy}
    January 1, 1970
    I've read pretty much all of this author's contemporary books, but I've only read one of her paranormal series'! I knew that she was supposed to publish this book a few years ago and then she ended up not doing so, so I was very sad about that! So it's fair to say that I was very excited when the author announced that she was publishing this book and the other two books in the trilogy! I signed up for the Blog Tour as soon as I saw one and I started my ARC as soon as I received it! After reading I've read pretty much all of this author's contemporary books, but I've only read one of her paranormal series'! I knew that she was supposed to publish this book a few years ago and then she ended up not doing so, so I was very sad about that! So it's fair to say that I was very excited when the author announced that she was publishing this book and the other two books in the trilogy! I signed up for the Blog Tour as soon as I saw one and I started my ARC as soon as I received it! After reading, I can say that I loved this book a lot! It held my interest all the way through and only took me a few sittings to read too! I wish I had read it slower so that it lasted longer lol! The plot also had quite a lot in it and had a few action and suspense scenes too! There weren’t too many action and suspense scenes, but the romance was at the forefront of the plot! I loved the romance! There was a bit of a love triangle too and this fuelled the plot and allowed for more things to happen! The characters were also amazing and made this book even better! Mara was the main character, and in this book she went through a lot in a short space of time! This made me feel sorry for her because she was ripped from the life that she knew and was told a lot about her real life and about what she really was! I think that Mara handled it all very well and she adjusted quickly to her new life! Mara also had two potential love interests in this book and I liked that she didn’t drag both guys along and play them off against each other! I connected with Mara all the way through this book too! Theodore "Theo" was the main love interest of Mara! I loved Theo a lot in this book! He had a hard, tough exterior, but underneath it all he was such a loving, caring guy! Theo was also very, very protective of Mara! This was completely understandable because it was his job to keep her safe and out of danger! It was also easy to see Theo’s real feelings for Mara! He really loved her, but he shouldn’t be in love with her, so sometimes he was distant with her and wasn’t the nicest! I could understand why he was like this! This book was only written from Mara's point of view! I wasn't sure if it was going to be written from only one point of view or from dual point of view after I read the synopsis! I was slightly sad that Theo's point of view wasn't in the book, but maybe the author will write a few chapters from Theo's point of view in one of the next two books! I can also completely understand why this book was only written from Mara's point of view! It was her journey and about the changes that she went through! I also can't wait to read the next book in this series! I'm not sure when the next book is going to release because all it says on Goodreads is late 2017, but I'll definitely be anticipating its release and hopefully it does release before the end of the year because I can’t wait to find out what’s going to happen! The cover for this book is also absolutely stunning! It would definitely draw me to the book and make me want to read the story behind it if I saw it! I love how well it suits the book and the cover models on the front are the perfect Mara and Theo too! Big thank you to Micalea for an ARC of Enchant and to Good Choice Reading Promotions for having me on the Blog Tour!
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  • L.P. Logan
    January 1, 1970
    I came, I saw, I read it, and I came to the conclusion that this book has about as much emotional range as a rock. That said I am giving it extra stars for a somewhat unique plot line. The whole problem stems from my inability to get invested in the characters. And it's not like they are doing anything to make it so I will. The text moves quickly without making appropriate cues and observations about feelings. It is all about feelings. And detailing why the character feels the way they do -- not I came, I saw, I read it, and I came to the conclusion that this book has about as much emotional range as a rock. That said I am giving it extra stars for a somewhat unique plot line. The whole problem stems from my inability to get invested in the characters. And it's not like they are doing anything to make it so I will. The text moves quickly without making appropriate cues and observations about feelings. It is all about feelings. And detailing why the character feels the way they do -- not just constantly repeating the same phrases such as "it will never happen" and "how does something so wrong, feel so right?". I want details! I want to know specifics and WHY it can't happen, why this makes them feel the way they do. When someone dies, make it so that I am mourning their passing instead of feeling like, 'Well, I didn't know them that well anyway.' Give me a reason to care!!!!!So that is how I feel about this book. It's missing some key details and emotional depth. Bug time. Fix these things, and I'd recommend it to everyone.
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  • Anna Doe
    January 1, 1970
    This book is phenomenal.All the time I read contemporary, and mostly NA romance that I forgot how fun and amazing paranormal and YA books can be.The whole story is captivating and mysterious. It pulls you in and you can't stop reading. I loved the characters, both main and supporting. They are well developed. There were moments when I wanted to punch Mara in the face, but at the same time I can totally understand where she's coming from. I want more of this series, and I want it NOW.Brilliant in This book is phenomenal.All the time I read contemporary, and mostly NA romance that I forgot how fun and amazing paranormal and YA books can be.The whole story is captivating and mysterious. It pulls you in and you can't stop reading. I loved the characters, both main and supporting. They are well developed. There were moments when I wanted to punch Mara in the face, but at the same time I can totally understand where she's coming from. I want more of this series, and I want it NOW.Brilliant indeed, Micalea.
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  • Polly Barreto
    January 1, 1970
    Genre: Paranormal RomanceHoly cow can Ms. Smeltzer conjure up a beautiful story! Follow Mara (doll face) on her mystical journey of discovering who she really is with the help of her protector Theodore (Theo).Follow the battle between the Enchanted (good) vs the Iniquitous (bad) to see which side comes up victorious. I wish I had my own “magical powers” to see into the future, because with the cliffhanger we are left with – dang I need some answers!!
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  • Ayla
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book. Enchant is a YA paranormal romance about Mara Pryce. She's just an ordinary seventeen-year-old who's just graduated high school. At her graduation, a mysterious, grey-eyed guy shows and suddenly disappears. Mara is convinced he's just a figment of her imagination. Then one day he returns and she discovers she's an Enchanter, a witch. Theodor I received an ARC of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book. Enchant is a YA paranormal romance about Mara Pryce. She's just an ordinary seventeen-year-old who's just graduated high school. At her graduation, a mysterious, grey-eyed guy shows and suddenly disappears. Mara is convinced he's just a figment of her imagination. Then one day he returns and she discovers she's an Enchanter, a witch. Theodore, the grey-eyed guy, takes her to a safehouse, where she'll remain hidden and learn about her powers.When I first read the synopsis, this book seemed right up my alley. I mean, a girl who's just graduated high school who learns she's a witch? Yes, please! I LOVE these kinds of books, especially when they're NOT set in High School. Looking back at the synopsis after reading it, though... I didn't like it as much and felt like it's almost a synopsis for a different book. Apparently Enchanters are part of an ancient Wiccan like, but.... There's nothing about that in the book? There's also something about a war, and yes, there's a little bit about said war in the book, but by far not enough, for my taste. Plus, the "real threat is closer to home than they want to believe"? I must've missed that part. I also felt like the book has too many similarities to City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. First of all "All the stories are true"?! Erm, yeah, heard that before. I'm not saying it's 100% exclusive to The Mortal Instrument, but the book also has a garden scene. Which is about 99% the same as in COB. I think there's even more, but I also think I've made my point.There are things I did like, though! I kinda liked Mara and Theodore, although not all the time, especially when Theorode kept calling Mara 'doll face'. Was that really necessary? I loved Winston and his British accent, and Theo's sister Adelaide. I loved their (realistic!) sibling relationship. Overal I liked their friend group in the safe house. Also, that cliffhanger, though! That was really cleverly done because although I had no interest in the sequel, I kind of really want to read it just to see how it'll continue, omg!I really wish I had liked this more! The storyline/plot definitely has potential, and I can see why other people might love, it just didn't.
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  • ♚Julia ~ The Romance Rebels ♚
    January 1, 1970
    I wanted every last one of the Iniquitous to bleed out beneath me. I wanted their blood to coat my hands and stain my clothes. I wanted them to cower at my name. " Enchant by Micalea Smeltzer, is a YA paranormal romance. Mara is a young girl not knowing the power that she wields within her. And as her birthday grows near, she is thrown into a world she never knew existed. Just as Mara is adjusting to her new life, she is in grave danger. The Iniquitous are tracking her every move, and when the I wanted every last one of the Iniquitous to bleed out beneath me. I wanted their blood to coat my hands and stain my clothes. I wanted them to cower at my name. " Enchant by Micalea Smeltzer, is a YA paranormal romance. Mara is a young girl not knowing the power that she wields within her. And as her birthday grows near, she is thrown into a world she never knew existed. Just as Mara is adjusting to her new life, she is in grave danger. The Iniquitous are tracking her every move, and when the time is right they will strike. War is brewing, and death is inevitable. Theodore is Mara's protector. He is your typical silent yet deadly alpha male. He takes his job seriously, and will do what ever is necessary to protect Mara. Even if it means dying in the process. But what he least expects is to fall for the girl. Theo and Mara's love story has just only just begun. But, be prepared... Enchant ends on a cliffy, one that will leave you in tears. Enchant by Micalea Smeltzer was a truly magical read. It's an action packed romance that left me in goosebumps after I read the very last page. War breeds fear, and fear leads to death. No one is safe, and Mara must face drastic consequences for the choices she makes.
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    ‘Enchant’ is a beautifully written YA paranormal romance. Though author Micalea Smeltzer makes use of some familiar YA tropes (teenage girl unknowingly about to come into her powers on her nearing birthday and is thrown into the hidden supernatural world she never knew she was born into) this book holds its own within the genre. I love the witty banter and teasing between main character Mara and her protector, Theodore. His younger sister, Adelaide, adds to the realistic and sarcasm-laced dialog ‘Enchant’ is a beautifully written YA paranormal romance. Though author Micalea Smeltzer makes use of some familiar YA tropes (teenage girl unknowingly about to come into her powers on her nearing birthday and is thrown into the hidden supernatural world she never knew she was born into) this book holds its own within the genre. I love the witty banter and teasing between main character Mara and her protector, Theodore. His younger sister, Adelaide, adds to the realistic and sarcasm-laced dialog.Theo is part charming and suave, part brooding silent type, and at all times sarcastic. His protectiveness of his sister and his charge is heartwarming, even when it leads him to be ridiculous. His serious side is intriguing, but his playful side is book-boyfriend worthy.Mara, for her part, holds her own with witty comebacks and dedication to learning all she can about magic, supernatural beings, and preparing for the impending battle with the group that killed her parents. I found both her moral compass and willingness to do what must be done without whining to be refreshing. She was a fun character to root for!This book ends on a cliffhanger, cannot wait to find out what happens next! ‘Enchant’ will be available from booksellers on November 17, 2017.I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s. Read more reviews! http://dreamerjbookreviews.blogspot.com#Enchant,Ya,MicaleaSmeltzer,EnchantedSeries #NetGalley
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  • Yericka ↬One Click Romance↫
    January 1, 1970
    My mind is a mess of thoughts, suspicion, and assumptions! That ending just blew my damn mind.The story starts with a mystery feel. Our leads, Mara and Theo, at first I wasn't so sure about them, their perceived relationship, Theo came off as over confident and a jerk without much depth and Mara a bit naive and detached. However, the more I read the more I knew I was wrong. There was more, A LOT more to both of them, and their behaviour is more about protecting themselves than anything else.I lo My mind is a mess of thoughts, suspicion, and assumptions! That ending just blew my damn mind.The story starts with a mystery feel. Our leads, Mara and Theo, at first I wasn't so sure about them, their perceived relationship, Theo came off as over confident and a jerk without much depth and Mara a bit naive and detached. However, the more I read the more I knew I was wrong. There was more, A LOT more to both of them, and their behaviour is more about protecting themselves than anything else.I love the uniqueness in this story. For now I'd say it's more Fantasy than Paranormal, more New Adult than YA. Smeltzer's writing always amazes me, she reels you in and soon you're in another world. The details from the writing to her cover! It all matches, clicks, and connects.And that ending! It has left me with many, many questions and desperate for the installment, like yesterday!I need more Theo and Mara!
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  • S.L. Shiner
    January 1, 1970
    This book was just okay. I actually struggled to finish the whole thing. Maybe it just wasn't my cup of tea, though supernatural is usually something I enjoy. One thing that irked me about this work was there was too many shower scenes. Why was everyone always taking a shower? The main character took two showers in the first chapter alone. The story was too fast past, it went from one thing to the next with out building up any suspense. I feel like you didn't get to know the characters. It was u This book was just okay. I actually struggled to finish the whole thing. Maybe it just wasn't my cup of tea, though supernatural is usually something I enjoy. One thing that irked me about this work was there was too many shower scenes. Why was everyone always taking a shower? The main character took two showers in the first chapter alone. The story was too fast past, it went from one thing to the next with out building up any suspense. I feel like you didn't get to know the characters. It was unbelievable....and yes I know this is a story about magic. Who just tells there best friend bye on the phone, and then doesn't even seem to care or think about them again until months later? This isn't a book I would recommend for anyone to read. The author needs to work on their characters and the overall narrative. I really wanted to like this one, but I didn't. :(
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  • Raquel Auriemma
    January 1, 1970
    No, it's not out yet, but I was able to read an advanced copy and I loved it! I've always been a fan of Micalea's work, but hadn't read any of her paranormal books before this one. Now I need to go back and read the others. Add this to your TBR immediately if you're a Micalea fan or a paranormal fan. You won't regret it.
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  • Aimee Ferguson
    January 1, 1970
    Digital ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewLook, I knew what I was getting into when I read the blurb of this book. It's the sort of premise that dominates paranormal books (particularly those of the last couple years). You know, 'normal' girl who meets a mysterious (dark, hot and usually insufferable) boy who tears apart everything she knows, and shows her that she's actually -insert paranormal creature here-. Not just any -insert paranormal creature-, a special one. He w Digital ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewLook, I knew what I was getting into when I read the blurb of this book. It's the sort of premise that dominates paranormal books (particularly those of the last couple years). You know, 'normal' girl who meets a mysterious (dark, hot and usually insufferable) boy who tears apart everything she knows, and shows her that she's actually -insert paranormal creature here-. Not just any -insert paranormal creature-, a special one. He whisks her away to a new life, where she must learn to embrace who she is, because everyone now depends on her. This had that down to the literal Chosen One title. I knew from the opening chapter, honestly. I think it's because this kind of book used to be a favourite of mine. I was a sucker for bad boys and girls secretly finding out they have powers that they then go off and learn how to use... And maybe I still am a bit of a sucker because I kept reading as I rolled my eyes....The thing is, this book did have the bones to be a pretty decent story. I mean, this cliche was a cliche for a reason. This premise can work really well, and it's kinda addictive to read by nature of the whole finding out about this world with the protagonist under the threat of the dark, evil forces always looming. I liked the idea of a group of enchanters split, and the 'good' now sequestered into safe houses across the world, trying to protect and educated other enchanters before the 'bad' can get to them. I liked the idea of protectors... a lot...And I am a very very big sucker for a good bad boy. Especially one in a role as cool as a protector. I mean the idea of people being paired for reasons outside of their control, and pushed together like Mara and Theodore were is something I enjoy. I really liked that Theodore was a protector, but also his own person? I mean that in the sense that Theodore was his own character who'd grown up without Mara and wasn't defined by her, but also his entire role was in looking out for her. But.... Theodore bugged the hell out of me, mostly because he was inconsistent. I mean this boy was supposed to live or die for her, but he'd spend his life antagonising her, and freaking out and picking dumb fights. One moment it's "don't leave my sight" the next he's disappearing off to do his own thing. And to be honest, I was willing to look at that as a sort of conflict of his role vs. him being his own person but... He was a bit of a dickhead. Like when he is angry at Winston and finds out that he's reading Pride and Prejudice he says "I didn't know you had a vagina" (which reaaaaally tested any soft spot I had for him. And then later it comes up that he reads books and its supposed to be some awwe soft boy moment, but all I could remember is that comment... He's also all over the place with what he wants from Mara, which creates a lot of conflict between them that shouldn't be there, if he needs to keep her safe. I mean, she needs to be able to trust him no matter what, and she can't if he's acting all over the place. And then there was the issue of romance. It's hard to say a lot without spoilers, but the were some weird skips around that didn't make a lot of sense to me. I mean I knew, again, that with the premise we'd have some sort of angst. The whole protectors can't date thing was always going to be a blockade in an obvious romance, but even for the premise it was a little random. (view spoiler)[I mean they have their kissing and romance, and then it goes bad and then the book skips FOUR MONTHS and they're basically in the same point except she's been leading another guy on for four months. Why??? (hide spoiler)]Mara didn't bug me as much. I mean she wasn't always the easiest for me to connect to, and I haaaated that we saw glimpses of girl on girl hate (esp @ Naomi), but she did keep me reading? Although, I must also say that I wish she'd been a little more... caught up? Normally I dislike how long these protagonists refuse to believe what they're seeing, but Mara accepted everything very quickly. (view spoiler)[I mean she says goodbye to her best friend since kindergarten with a two second phone call and only thinks of her?? twice? at the end of the books (hide spoiler)]. It would have given a lot of depth to her character to see those kinds of emotions.But she was very capable of holding her own, and her acceptance meant that we skipped the whole "you've got the wrong girl!" thing. For the most part. Her training with Theodore was nice to see - I liked to see that it required work and lots of practise. Though I'm still not sure why they didn't do that in her classes. I'm also still not sure why they started all these classes like it was a school year when there were only twenty people? I guess what I'm trying to say is that this book could have been a pretty good?? take on a paranormal premise, but it fell into a lot of the same traps. And that would have been cool, I mean I'll roll my eyes at cliches and continue reading if I like the characters. But Mara could have used a little more depth, and Theodore had me until some of his dickhead comments..... (Like honestly?? if not for that line I would have probably really enjoyed him).But all this said, I did read the book in one sitting. And I am kinda interested by where the author will take it after that cliffhanger of an ending.
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  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    This was a quick and satisfying book that focuses on the romance more than anything, however we do get to see some fun magic. I liked that we got to see Mara actually training and working hard. Too often in “chosen one” stories, the lead character barely lifts a finger and they’re just naturally gifted, but Mara, while still having a natural affinity, still puts effort in. I’m hoping she keeps growing and becomes a badass magical witch. And I hope we get to see some more world-building as well!I This was a quick and satisfying book that focuses on the romance more than anything, however we do get to see some fun magic. I liked that we got to see Mara actually training and working hard. Too often in “chosen one” stories, the lead character barely lifts a finger and they’re just naturally gifted, but Mara, while still having a natural affinity, still puts effort in. I’m hoping she keeps growing and becomes a badass magical witch. And I hope we get to see some more world-building as well!I also liked that the characters were on the older side of YA. I prefer reading stories about actual young adults and not 15 year olds.My main complaint with the book is that the character dialogues and interactions sometimes seemed inauthentic and unrealistic. Characters reacted or responded in ways that didn’t always make sense to me, and it could also be a bit overdramatic at times.I also heard about Theodore’s lip ring too many times.Overall, though, this was a fun and quick read, and perfect for fans of dramatic romance in magical settings.
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  • Tara Weiss
    January 1, 1970
    One part Cassandra Clare, one part J.K. Rowling. Three stars, but you know you want to read it anyway. It has the perfect brooding, yet totally steaming up the place, leading man. A capable female protagonist who might not have it all figured out, but she is dedicated to learning more. And these two collide in a show of sparks that cause little fires to pop up all over the setting of a gigantic, mysterious safe house that's just like the Institute in the Mortal Instruments series, but only if yo One part Cassandra Clare, one part J.K. Rowling. Three stars, but you know you want to read it anyway. It has the perfect brooding, yet totally steaming up the place, leading man. A capable female protagonist who might not have it all figured out, but she is dedicated to learning more. And these two collide in a show of sparks that cause little fires to pop up all over the setting of a gigantic, mysterious safe house that's just like the Institute in the Mortal Instruments series, but only if you bring in Hogwarts catering service and a totally stocked closet. It's good. You'll want more.
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  • Gigi
    January 1, 1970
    I won this Arc in a giveaway. I was lucky to have won it. Why? Well because this was one Amazing book. It had me hooked from start to finish. The author did a phenomenal job with the story. I really Love Mara, Theo, Adelaide, and even Winston. Let me just say that this book was really good. It will keep you wanting more until the very end. In order for me not to spoil it for Everyone I’ll have to stop. Because I tend to say way too much. I will end it with Everyone needs to Read it!!!!
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  • Sarah Nelson
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This was a cheesy mix of Harry Potter and Hex Hall. But it was a good cheesy. Mostly because the relationships developed a little too quickly and unrealistically. Overall, it was a quick and easy read. I really enjoyed this one!
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  • Dawn Sellers
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved this book. I love any type of romance so when Micalea posted about asking who wanted to read it early I jumped at the chance. Mara and Theo's story starts off kind of rocky. They were destined to be together, but couldn't. Their witty banter had me laughing throughout the whole book. I can't wait to see if there is going to be a sequel.
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  • Curious Reader
    January 1, 1970
    Cute and predictable but not irritating. Typical magic and love interest with mystery and thrills for this type of teen story. It was alright - nothing special, though...Note: I received a free e-copy of the book via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. Special thanks to the author for giving me a chance to read it
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  • Shawna (Blue's Books)
    January 1, 1970
    i got to Beta this book for my best good author friend Micalea and while it took me a bit to really jump in, when i did i couldn’t stop reading. Theo is life and i NEED to know what happens in Covet!
  • Micalea Smeltzer
    January 1, 1970
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