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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Recommendation ~ MY ENCHANTED LIFE by Laura Eno

My Enchanted Life is a light-hearted and fun read for anyone who enjoys paranormal romance - particularly YA.


Goodreads Description: 
An American teen finds herself thrust into a world she never knew existed in England's magical community of Wode Gate. While dealing with gnomes, a cranky dragon, murder and mayhem, Emma tries to cope with her unwanted duties as Sentinel and fights to get back home again. 
She finds that things aren't always what they seem, people aren't who they pretend to be, and someone wants her dead. The king of the underworld wants her too, but he may be the least of her problems as Emma struggles to control her powers—while losing her heart to a demon.

Laura Eno's writing style drew me in immediately. Despite being Indie published, her editing was flawless and I was very impressed by the overall quality of the novel.

In this book, the main character, Emma, finds out on her 18th birthday that she has inherited a house in England and a powerful heritage. When she arrives at her new estate, she's greeted by every manner of enchanted creature you can imagine (except weres and vampires). But elves, sirens, dragons, shape shifters, and even demons, make an appearance. And the house -- it's quite simply enchanted. Eno's descriptions of the creatures and home make you feel like you're really there without slowing down the story.

The twists and turns in the story were also fun and added to the suspense. If I had to pin point the one thing that I didn't quite love, it was that the novel was so lighthearted, I never really believed that Emma was in that great of danger, even when she was. So, the suspense wasn't quite as protected as I would have liked.

But bottom line, I'd say that fans of Ella Enchanted, classic fairy tales, or younger YA in general, will probably really enjoy this novel.  Kindle readers can pick up a copy for just $2.99.


**FTC Disclaimer: Laura provided me with an e-copy of her novel in exchange for my honest review.**

8 comments:

Laura Eno said...

Thank you so much for the review!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A wonderful review for Laura's book!

Sheila Deeth said...

Cool! This is almost at the top of my to-read list now, and I know I shall enjoy it.

Carol Kilgore said...

Great review. I downloaded her book the other day. Looking forward to reading it.

Helen Ginger said...

Laura is one of my favorite authors. I just finished reading Raven and I already have My Enchanted Life in my To-Be-Read stack.

Ciara said...

Great review. I'm actually reading Tempest Child right now and loving it. :)

Melissa Sugar said...

Awesome review of Laura's book. I love the post it notes on your blog.

Stephen Tremp said...

Thanks for the review! I'm reading one of Laura's books now Prophecy Moon and enjoying it very much.

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