Review - "Enchantment" by Charlotte Abel

Enchantment was a book that I picked up for my Nook before UtopYA 2014. When I was planning on attending, I wanted to be familiar with several author's works before I went. Charlotte Abel was one of the authors recommended to me by a friend, so I bought my copy and started my adventure!

Book Overview

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 Take

When I started this book, the first couple of chapters didn't pull me right in, but I made sure to keep reading since my friend with similar tastes recommended it. I'm certainly glad I did! The action really picks up and I was swept away into Channie's story! 

Channie's parents sweep up their family to escape some troubles brewing at home. As a family of witches living in Arkansas, her dad and mom have found themselves in some trouble and quickly pick up roots to get away from this threat that is unknown to Channie. All Channie knows is that they are ruining her life. But little did she know that she would fall for cutie Josh. The connection between Channie and Josh pulls them closer together when the magic her parents spell her with should keep them apart. 

As Channie and Josh try to find a way to be together, the two turn to forbidden magic that could cause them to be in a worse situation than they already are. Can the two find a way to break the spell Channie's parents have placed on her and is their new found love even meant to last? Josh and Channie must put everything on the line to try and live for the love they have found or die trying.

Charlotte Abel did a great job in creating interesting characters and a wonderful story! There are definitely some funny antics that take place with Channie and her magic and I couldn't help but smile on some of the "backfire" events that occur. The story is enjoyable and mysterious. Just about the time I thought I knew where we were heading, Charlotte threw a twist into the mix. I definitely found this book keeping me on my toes and wanting to read deep into the night. 

I give this book:

 A new, fresh take on magic and one heck of surprise ending left me ready for more! I can't wait to get started on the next book!

At the time of this post, "Enchantment" is free in eBook format on the following platforms. Here's how to get your copy:

Barnes & Noble (Nook)
Amazon (Kindle)


About the Author

Charlotte Abel was born and raised in Oklahoma where she met her soulmate, Pete. She chased him to Boulder, Colorado and finally convinced him they were meant to be together forever. They've raised three kids, two ferrets, three dogs and countless hamsters -- and are still happily married.

She's in love with "real" life and paranormal romance. When she's not reading or writing, Charlotte enjoys hiking, bicycling and primitive archery (although she's never shot at anything other than a target!)

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