Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Review: Enchanted Again by Robin D. Owens

Title: Enchanted Again
Author: Robin D. Owens
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Netgalley
Publication Date:USA:Dec 20th 2011|UK:20th Dec 2011
Magic has a price—and for Amber Sarga it's days and years off her life. Each curse she breaks ages her—and the bigger the curse the bigger the cost, and not only to her. That's why she hides away and has vowed not to get involved again… That's why she hates looking in a mirror…
And then an ill-fated stranger arrives. Rafe Davail doesn't believe in curses—not even knowing that in his family every first son dies young. Amber offers guidance but she won't break the curse. Still, as she grows closer to Rafe and discovers the secrets of their pasts, she wonders if for this time, this man, she should risk it all….
[from goodreads]
I got my copy of Enchanted Again from netgalley.  Although I have not read the previous book Enchanted No More I hoped it would not affect me reading this book.  From the moment I started Enchanted Again I found myself really enjoying it and you don't miss out on not having read the previous story, which was great for me.
Amber is a genealogist, but also a curse breaker, and she is approached by Conrad and Rafe to help break Conrad's curse.  Agreeing to help, and and after Rafe has some life threatening attacks, he stays with Amber in her house were she learns more about Conrad and Rafe's curse, and slowly starts to fall in love.  But it's not all plain sailing for Rafe and Amber and they must work together to break Rafe's curse.

Enchanted Again is the first book by Robin D. Owens that I have read and it does not disappoint.  It is a longer book than my usual ebooks but kept me engrossed throughout.  I enjoyed watching the relationship between Rafe and Amber develop into something more than a job.  I like how Robin has described the details of the different magic races and their 'colours' and how a certain magic being is a certain colour, and the detail of Mystic Circle and the houses within it makes me wish I lived there.
I fell in love with the Brownies straight away, and when the fire sprites were introduced I loved them as well. 
The most touching part about Enchanted Again was when Amber breaks her bonds with people who she has made contact or touched their lives in anyway, customers, friends, magical beings and even her pets.  The emotion in those few pages, reading how she feels about each person, finding bonds she didn't know existed, and making sure the bonds frayed slowly so the other person wouldn't feel it really touched me and I felt sorry for Amber for having to do it.
Enchanted Again ends in a place that is waiting for a new book to be wrote and I am looking forward to see what happens next with Rafe and Amber. 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great story, enjoyed your review.


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