Review: Enchant (Enchanted #1) by Micalea Smeltzer

 Micalea Smeltzer
Publisher: Micalea Smeltzer LLC
Publication Date: October 30th 2017
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


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.

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Mara Pryce is just a normal teenager, living with her widowed father and going to high school, just like it is expected from her. That is, until the day a mysterious stranger that only she sees appears in her life. She almost fools herself into thinking he was just a figment of her imagination but in a time of peril he reappears and saves her life.
The stranger is called Theodore and e proceeds to explain to her that she is an enchanter and him her protector. In the world of Wiccan magic, there are the Enchanted and the Iniquitous, forces of good and evil magic who are always at odds with each other. By discovering her true nature, Mara embarks on a journey to discover a part of the world that has always been hidden away from her.
I first approached this book with a sense that maybe it was not for me but I was proven wrong right from the first chapter. Written beautifully and fluently, this is a stunning immersing book that is a sure recipe for one to get lost amongst its pages.
Throughout the book, the reader gets to unfold a whole unseen world at the same time that the main character, Mara, starts to discover it herself. There is a magical world hidden from humans and the ones who inhabit within it try to hide it from the ones who do not belong to it. Unfortunately, the strife between light and dark forces has many of the younger Enchanted generations hidden away in safe houses in order not to get murdered, like those who are not as fortunate as being able to be protected.
This new world and its history help Mara to make some sense about her true parentage as well as to discover a new side of herself that she had never had the chance to know before. This journey brings her closer to a new family, not a traditional one, but one made up of friends who deeply love each other.
This book will build you up and its end will blow your mind. I am (not so) patiently waiting for the next instalment!

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