Saturday, December 25, 2010
Enchanted No More Review
As one of the last surviving Mistweavers, half-blood Jenni knows what it’s like to be caught between two worlds: the faery and the human. But the time has come to choose. The Lightfolk require her unique talent for balancing the elements to fend off a dangerous enemy—and rescue her missing brother.
Only for Rothly will Jenni deal with those who destroyed her life. Only for him will she agree to work with her ex-lover, Tage, and revisit the darkest corners of her soul. For a reckoning is at hand, and she alone has the power to hold back the forces of dark....
The story is written in our world but all its magic is not public known. Jenni is an elemental balancer and the leaders of the magic world need her. Even though, she doesn't want to help them cause of their past history with her family, she finally agrees when she learns that her brother is in trouble. Now Jenni, have not only to save her brother but also help them. While she do that, she learns new things about them, herself and looks like fate is there and giving her a chance to correct her mistakes.
What i loved most from this book was the world and the idea behind the story. It uses elemental magic and has in it all the creatures you can imagine (elves, djins, dwarves, etc). All of them live together and actually take care of our world. The idea of the story, is some bubbles that come out from there which have in them new magic for the world. The Eight ( two leaders for each element), need help to control them and the only alive who can do it Jenni. Jenni is a balancer. She can make all the elements in a place live together in balance. All of the characters have previous background and great history too, and it's something that i find pretty interesting. Usually we get the very first adventure of our main character.
Now, while all that sound good and interesting, the book had some problems.
First, it was Jenni. All the rest characters are pretty much acceptable except her. At the first half of the book you have her being sad and mad with herself cause of her past. She repeats herself so much that she is getting an emo. Like she loves to be sad. Annoying. Then suddenly is normal and all well, and at the end we get again a bit of her old self.
Then, it's the details. Oh my god...they are so many! Most of the time i was getting either bored or confused. Details,details..again and again. They were necessary but not well introduced to us.Like "here get some details and then we go on". I did a month to finish the book cause of that.
And last annoying part was the end. For 20 pages or so, you read about the preparations of the final battle. And when finally the times comes, you get about 4 pages battle. That's it, you have to read all the details about it, just to enjoy just 4 pages of it. And not only that, but while the book is "girly" written without too much violence,blood,etc the author decides to throw some sentences with guts,etc in. Not only didn't fit, but it felt unreal with the whole environment of the story.
I like the idea behind it, it was clever and something new but you will lose it while you read it.
Thanks Harlequin for providing an ARC for the book.
Release Date: January 1st, 2011
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