I Liked It!
Enchant is the first book in the Enchanted Trilogy by Micalea Smeltzer and it is a unique story of good vs evil and a girl truly coming into her own.
When we first meet Mara she is waking up from a vivid dream on the day of her high school graduation and her day only goes downhill from there. What should be a normal day for her ends up with death and her running away with a stranger who tells her shes a “Chosen One” enchanter and he’s her Protector. She’s now on the run from people who want her dead and her entire world has been turned upside down.
On their way to the safe house watching Mara and Theo bicker back and forth was hilarious and I knew we were going to have an amazing story between these two. The two of them would push each other’s boundaries and get on each-others’ nerves, but there is a bond there that can’t be explained, until we find out what exactly the Protectors duty truly is.
When the two of them get to the safe house, Theo’s protective attitude goes into full swing and things get interesting. Theo doesn’t trust anyone with Mara except for his sister Adelaide and begrudgingly Winston who is also a Chosen One, everyone else he refuses to let them close to her. Throughout the book you can see that Theo has feelings for Mara and Mara definitely has feelings for Theo, but Theo refuses to let anything come of these feelings so everything becomes complicated between them. As Mara tries to accept her new life and the powers she is just starting to come into, as well as the threat of the Iniquitous always looming, I felt horrible for her. Everything in her life has changed so quickly and the one person she trusts the most keeps throwing her for a loop.
This book definitely had some angst, and some teenage drama, but what I really enjoyed the most was watching Mara truly grow into a new person while reading this. When we first met her she was weak and didn’t really come out of her shell, but the time this book ended she was strong, and went after what she wanted. She was powerful, and strong and definitely was starting to understand who she was and was out for revenge. I hated and loved at the same time that this book ended in a cliff-hanger, and I am counting down the days till the next book comes out. Enchant was a book that I picked up on a whim as I have loved Micalea Smeltzers writing for a long time, and wanted to see what she could do with this genre, and I was pleasantly surprised. I definitely recommend picking this book up today, as I couldn’t help but fall in love with Mara’s story and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for her next!