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Enchanted No More

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Or him will she agree to work with her ex lover Tage and revisit the darkest corners of her soul For a reckoning is at hand and she alone has the power to hold back the forces of dar. Synopsis As one of the last surviving Mistweavers half blood Jenni knows what it's like to be caught between two worlds the faery and the human But the time has come to choose The Lightfolk reuire her uniue talent for balancing the elements to fend off a dangerous enemy—and rescue her missing brotherOnly for Rothly will Jenni deal with those who destroyed her life Only for him will she agree to work with her ex lover Tage and revisit the darkest corners of her soul For a reckoning is at hand and she alone has the power to hold back the forces of darkMy Review I am a huge Owens fan but this book just didn't sit right with me There seemed to be a shortage of world building I was lost a lot of the time with the faery terms folk types and rituals I was honestly pretty lost through pretty much all the book and had to continuously push myself to pick it up and read it Also I wasn't too keen on the characters especially the main ones there was no connection to them and I found their relationship to be forced I did however enjoy the guardians the elf and dwarf that assisted Jenni Sadly it ended up being a book just to get through so I could put it away

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As one of the last surviving Mistweavers half blood Jenni knows what it's like to be caught between two worlds the faery and the human But the time has come to choose The Lightfolk r. Enchanted No More is fairly overflowing with enchantment It is full of all sorts of magic based on the four elements of fire earth air and water The entire magical world is in danger and Jenni a half breed is the only one with her special family magic left who can help Can she overcome her bitterness at losing her entire family the last time the magical community asked for their help to do what needs to be doneBeyond the fairy politics and magical conflicts this is a fairly standard paranormal romance with a few adult scenes thrown in for good measure although they are not extremely explicit The overall story and magical atmosphere was enough that the romance didn't totally take over even though it's definitely prominent An enjoyable weekend read The Art of the Hustle r. Enchanted No More is fairly overflowing with enchantment It is full of all sorts of magic based on the four elements of fire earth air and water The entire magical world is in danger and Jenni a half breed is the only one with her special family magic left who can help Can she overcome her bitterness at losing her entire family the last time the magical community asked for their help to do what needs to be doneBeyond the fairy politics and magical conflicts this is a fairly standard paranormal Adolfo Kaminsky romance with a few adult scenes thrown in for good measure although they are not extremely explicit The overall story and magical atmosphere was enough that the Aik Thi Sara / ایک تھی سارہ romance didn't totally take over even though it's definitely prominent An enjoyable weekend 23 Weihnachts-Tiergeschichten read

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Euire her uniue talent for balancing the elements to fend off a dangerous enemy and rescue her missing brotherOnly for Rothly will Jenni deal with those who destroyed her life Only f. This is another in a string of books that I feel just so so about There are certain things that I really liked though and that is why I ultimately gave it a 3 I really liked the premise of this story and as I have been reading a lot of UF lately this seemed a good way to get into something different I love all of the magical elements of this book Jenni has the power to “balance” magic and Aric can travel by using the trees The magic is based on the 4 elements and there are faerie folk that reign over each element There are also a host of other magical beings treefolk and brownies and I thought the mission that Jenni on was really interesting She was supposed to help the Light faeries balance the magic of some bubbles that were popping and releasing energy that could be harnessed for either good or evil A previous bubble that was not harnessed produced shade leeches and they are pretty nasty My personal issue with the story was that I could not just relax and sink into it I kept being told what was happening instead of just being shown Let me explain that; the book kept saying how she had guilt she feels guilt her guilt was so bad I wish I could have felt her guilt with her instead of being told about it It was the same way as she developed and tried to lessen her guilt and move on instead of being trusted as the reader to realize that what she was doing was development on that front it just kept telling me I was able to understand through her action that it was happening I think this is just personal opinion on the style of writing it just is not what I preferAlso the relationship was not my favorite I did not see why they were together except that they used to date I also did not understand why they kept acting as if they were being “kept” apart It was another telling but not showing thing for me I kept being told that he was the “eight’s man” the eight is the kings and ueens of the lightfolk 2 for each element and she wanted to be with the humans and not deal with the faerie Well Jenni sure didn’t act like it and Aric seemed to mostly do as he pleased Overall I felt like they were kept apart when they did not need to be at least not for that reasonI know those seem like big gripes but the overall story was really interesting I like the world that she has created and would love to read stories in it For me though I felt like she wasn’t trusting her imaginative storytelling or her readers Then again if you just want an easy read that doesn’t keep things vague this might be just what you are looking for


10 thoughts on “Enchanted No More

  1. says:

    I was drawn to Enchanted No More by the vibrant hues of the cover art and because the plot summary centering on a half faerie woman sucked back grudgingly into court affairs reminded me of one of my favorite urban fantasy series Seanan McGuire's October DayeJenni is a halfling half human and half Lightfolk fae She wants nothing to do with her Lightfolk heritage after a magical disaster fifteen years ago in which most of her family was killed Instead she lives as a human in Denver and works as a game designer She is drawn back into the Lightfolk world when her last remaining family member her estranged brother disappears while on a mission for the rulers Jenni reluctantly accepts the mission so that she can rescue her brother Now she has court politics to deal with along with dangerous evil creatures and her ex lover Aric Paramon The blurb calls him Tage but I think that must be from an earlier draftJenni must overcome her guilt and grief over the tragedy in her past and forgive herself and Aric for the things they could have done differently Her brother has a similar arc learning to move past his own self pity and his bitterness toward Jenni Readers who enjoy this type of character journey may find Enchanted No More hits the spotFor me it was a bumpy read The trouble starts with Jenni I had trouble warming to her At the beginning of the book she's immature lashing out in anger at the most inopportune moments She throws tantrums at royalty not generally a good idea but her magical talents are rare enough that they put up with it Later as she deals with her past she becomes sympathetic but still has annoying traits such as a tendency to meddle She prods Aric about his dad issues when they're supposed to be having a romantic evening and dispenses career counseling to the other halflings at court In the latter case it's not so much a problem that she does it but that they instantly feel motivated to better their lot after a brief conversation with Jenni unrealistic IMHO Meanwhile Aric never uite feels fleshed outThe magic system and the scenes of magic use are often confusing to follow while other aspects of the story are over explained The deaths of Jenni's family are rehashed so many times that especially after the Fire ueen tells her own version and offers to let Jenni read the other royals' accounts I was sure there would be a twist wherein the incident would turn out to have happened differently than Jenni remembered This doesn't occur howeverFinally there are a huge number of comma splices I hate to nitpick about grammarediting but when there are enough of these errors it becomes distracting Enchanted No More will be appealing to some readers but fell flat with me I'm sad to say I'd rather be reading October Daye


  2. says:

    Mostly a meh bookIt reads easily but it lacks gripping power It is difficult to warm to the MCs one is too easily moved to change the other is too sketchyI appreciate growing up but here it felt like wishing upon magic There's no feeling of growth it just happens But then it's a common problem with this books things happen and there are no reasons for it and this is a world building problemThere's no depth to characters either No real drama and false easily removed angst Pleasant but not a book I'll keep


  3. says:

    Enchanted No More is fairly overflowing with enchantment It is full of all sorts of magic based on the four elements of fire earth air and water The entire magical world is in danger and Jenni a half breed is the only one with her special family magic left who can help Can she overcome her bitterness at losing her entire family the last time the magical community asked for their help to do what needs to be done?Beyond the fairy politics and magical conflicts this is a fairly standard paranormal romance with a few adult scenes thrown in for good measure although they are not extremely explicit The overall story and magical atmosphere was enough that the romance didn't totally take over even though it's definitely prominent An enjoyable weekend read


  4. says:

    A Magical Lesson of Love Valor and ForgivenessFifteen years ago the family of halfling Jindesfarne Mistweaver was caught in the middle of a vicious magical battle between the Lightfolk and Dark ones All but one brother were slain and that brother Rothly was maimed physically and magically And he blamed Jenni for it allBut no than she blamed herselfDisowned by her brother stripped of her entire family ripped apart by guilt and loss she fled her family's land in Northumberland England and moved west through America until she landed in Denver There she built a little world for herself living as the human Jenni Weaver away from the magics of the Lightfolk and the treacherous power of the Eight who rule powerful elemental beings she blames for their poor treatment of halflings in general and her family in particular It was they who started the portal ceremony early It was they who share responsibility for her family's death But it is Jenni who pays the steepest price for self guilt and burning resentmentNow fifteen years later a knock on her door draws her back into the world she turned from forces her to take up again the elemental balancing that is her gift once eschewed The Eight had offered her brother something he couldn't resist to take on a dangerous task he was ill euipped to complete and now he is lost in the interdimensional mist that only Jenni and he can enter They use her love for him to manipulate her into taking up his task and risk herself once again for the Lightfolk She must balance the elemental power of a rising force of the purest magics or risk unimaginable wild forces of creation and destruction letting loose on the worldWith little than Aric Paramon to be her guardian and guide a half Elf half Treeman who was her lover on that fateful day of greatest loss Jenni faces a bitter battle against forces of great evil and her emotions and the horrors of the past threaten to break her before the fight even begins Only by healing from wounds still fresh in her psyche and soul and embracing the full grace of her nature can she even hope to survive let alone triumph But the risk of opening herself up to that sort of pain once again may prove too much for Jenni to takeWhat a rich deep magical world Robin D Owens has created with this series debut Straddling the human and Lightfolk worlds Enchanted No More offers up a thorough three dimensional reality that is both intriguing and captivating as Jenni and Aric work together for the good of the world at large I was very impressed with the complexity and originality of the concept for the fantasy elements of the Lightfolk cultures and the plot of the story in generalJenni was a fascinating heroine Her journey was about forgiveness and finding an internal balance that allowed her to heal from her loss and take her rightful place in the Lighfolk community than it was about battling an external foe and that proved to be surprisingly compelling Especially when the events that traumatized her so deeply were combined with fresher conflicts over the status of halflings in the Lightfolk world Yet the threat posed by malevolent Darkfolk and their shadleech monsters was also taut and thrilling and provided much juicy action for reading enjoymentOwens was masterful at the slow steady evolution of Jenni throughout the book and I thought her development was completely realistic and sympathetic I was particularly fond of the deft strokes of relationship mending between her and Aric as the story progressed Aric was much like his nature a steady force of immutable strength and while that could have tipped over into stagnancy for the character his own issues of dissatisfaction for how his people's needs have been ignored and the dissidence between him and his father along with the sometimes too restricting fealty to the Eight kept his character interesting real and freshAs a couple Jenni and Aric complemented each other and while there was a definite romance subplot it evolved in a satisfying and natural way that seemed very organic to the characters' growth and development and remained respectful of their past Secondary and ancillary characters richly populated all threads of the plot and some of the most enchanting aspects of the story surrounded some of the least powerful of the beings in it Owens impressed me with the many and varied personalities so finely woven into the tapestry of the taleThe narrative took me a while to get used to and the book did start out slow for me The stylistic touches in the narrative aren't completely to my taste as there is very little world building or explanation of the fantasy aspects What I learned about the Lightfolk and their connection and interactions with humanity I had to divine through the actions and dialogue of the characters I don't like to be overwhelmed with exposition who does? but I do prefer to feel a little less like I've been dropped into a foreign land unaware of the rules or the inhabitants unable to speak the language and forced to muck about until I suss things out on my own There was a little too much self sussing for my tastes especially for the first half of the bookI also thought that the events of the tragedy fifteen years ago were a little over emphasized and repeated a bit too often through most of the book It got to be repetitive for me and because the loss of Jenni's family was such a decisive breaking point in her life every time it was mentioned it forced the focus back to the pain and subseuent negative emotions surrounding it I found that a little depressing but also noticed it seemed to segregate Jenni a bit from other characters and from me as a reader Even the narrative surrounding those times of reflection seemed different than the rest of the book full of shorter choppier sentences that lacked description and flow almost like each mention of the past was a wound not yet healed that seeped into even the text that described itJenni's journey though from a woman closed off from her heritage one limping through a full human world with little than her work and her cat to a strong adept master of her magical craft who embraced herself and the people she cares about was a true pleasure to experience As was the romance with Aric and the major plot arc of the uest to balance the magic bubblesI do hope the future of the series delves into the blend of Lightfolk and human cultures because there were many fascinating techno magic meldings mentioned or referred to and I found my interest than piued about them and about the presence of the Eight in Denver Seeing a balanced blend of fantasy and reality would appeal to me as Enchanted No More did seem to focus mostly on the fantasy elements and rightly so The Mystic Circle series has caught my eye and I plan to follow up on the groundwork laid here as soon as the opportunity presents itself Disclosure A copy of this book was provided to me free of charge for the purpose of an honest review All ratings comments thoughts and opinions are my ownOne Good Book Deserves Another


  5. says:

    This is another in a string of books that I feel just so so about There are certain things that I really liked though and that is why I ultimately gave it a 3 I really liked the premise of this story and as I have been reading a lot of UF lately this seemed a good way to get into something different I love all of the magical elements of this book Jenni has the power to “balance” magic and Aric can travel by using the trees The magic is based on the 4 elements and there are faerie folk that reign over each element There are also a host of other magical beings treefolk and brownies and I thought the mission that Jenni on was really interesting She was supposed to help the Light faeries balance the magic of some bubbles that were popping and releasing energy that could be harnessed for either good or evil A previous bubble that was not harnessed produced shade leeches and they are pretty nasty My personal issue with the story was that I could not just relax and sink into it I kept being told what was happening instead of just being shown Let me explain that; the book kept saying how she had guilt she feels guilt her guilt was so bad I wish I could have felt her guilt with her instead of being told about it It was the same way as she developed and tried to lessen her guilt and move on instead of being trusted as the reader to realize that what she was doing was development on that front it just kept telling me I was able to understand through her action that it was happening I think this is just personal opinion on the style of writing it just is not what I preferAlso the relationship was not my favorite I did not see why they were together except that they used to date I also did not understand why they kept acting as if they were being “kept” apart It was another telling but not showing thing for me I kept being told that he was the “eight’s man” the eight is the kings and ueens of the lightfolk 2 for each element and she wanted to be with the humans and not deal with the faerie Well Jenni sure didn’t act like it and Aric seemed to mostly do as he pleased Overall I felt like they were kept apart when they did not need to be at least not for that reasonI know those seem like big gripes but the overall story was really interesting I like the world that she has created and would love to read stories in it For me though I felt like she wasn’t trusting her imaginative storytelling or her readers Then again if you just want an easy read that doesn’t keep things vague this might be just what you are looking for


  6. says:

    The story is written in our world but all its magic is not public known Jenni is an elemental balancer and the leaders of the magic world need her Even though she doesn't want to help them cause of their past history with her family she finally agrees when she learns that her brother is in trouble Now Jenni have not only to save her brother but also help them While she do that she learns new things about them herself and looks like fate is there and giving her a chance to correct her mistakesWhat i loved most from this book was the world and the idea behind the story It uses elemental magic and has in it all the creatures you can imagine elves djins dwarves etc All of them live together and actually take care of our world The idea of the story is some bubbles that come out from there which have in them new magic for the world The Eight two leaders for each element need help to control them and the only alive who can do it Jenni Jenni is a balancer She can make all the elements in a place live together in balance All of the characters have previous background and great history too and it's something that i find pretty interesting Usually we get the very first adventure of our main characterNow while all that sound good and interesting the book had some problemsFirst it was Jenni All the rest characters are pretty much acceptable except her At the first half of the book you have her being sad and mad with herself cause of her past She repeats herself so much that she is getting an emo Like she loves to be sad Annoying Then suddenly is normal and all well and at the end we get again a bit of her old selfThen it's the details Oh my godthey are so many Most of the time i was getting either bored or confused Detailsdetailsagain and again They were necessary but not well introduced to usLike here get some details and then we go on I did a month to finish the book cause of thatAnd last annoying part was the end For 20 pages or so you read about the preparations of the final battle And when finally the times comes you get about 4 pages battle That's it you have to read all the details about it just to enjoy just 4 pages of it And not only that but while the book is girly written without too much violencebloodetc the author decides to throw some sentences with gutsetc in Not only didn't fit but it felt unreal with the whole environment of the storyI like the idea behind it it was clever and something new but you will lose it while you read it


  7. says:

    Synopsis As one of the last surviving Mistweavers half blood Jenni knows what it's like to be caught between two worlds the faery and the human But the time has come to choose The Lightfolk reuire her uniue talent for balancing the elements to fend off a dangerous enemy—and rescue her missing brotherOnly for Rothly will Jenni deal with those who destroyed her life Only for him will she agree to work with her ex lover Tage and revisit the darkest corners of her soul For a reckoning is at hand and she alone has the power to hold back the forces of darkMy Review I am a huge Owens fan but this book just didn't sit right with me There seemed to be a shortage of world building I was lost a lot of the time with the faery terms folk types and rituals I was honestly pretty lost through pretty much all the book and had to continuously push myself to pick it up and read it Also I wasn't too keen on the characters especially the main ones there was no connection to them and I found their relationship to be forced I did however enjoy the guardians the elf and dwarf that assisted Jenni Sadly it ended up being a book just to get through so I could put it away


  8. says:

    I love love love Robin Owens and her earlier books are some of my absolute favorites Her writing style is always a pure pleasure to read and she writes some deliciously strong heroines who are still extremely feminine One thing I've noticed in her recent books however is just how nice the heroines are to the point where for me it's just a little too much ENCHANTED's heroine is so very very very nice I'd have liked her to be a little less so She goes after her brother She helps out the faerie world She lets the homeless brownies stay in her home and she even alters her will so that the brownies can keep her home forever if she happens to die on her mission The cute factor is also extremely high the heroine's pet is cute The brownies are cute I suspect the issue may be me rather than Owens I appreciate a bit of grit and darkness in my books now and Ilona Andrews is much my cup of tea when it comes to magical world building I just miss Owen's earlier dark alphas Rand T'Ash is still one of my favorite heroes ever


  9. says:

    Full review posted at is racked with grief and guilt over the death of all her family besides her brother who disowns her after the tragedy She moved to the human world 15 years ago and has stopped using her magic until her brother lands himself in trouble and her ex lover shows up asking her for helpI felt that the author did a good job on conveying Jenni's emotions and feelings She is so bitter about helping in the beginning and slowly has to let go of all her anger and grief I enjoyed all the Magical stuff the way it is explained and the uses of it all I enjoyed the storyline and the way it progressed but I also found it a bit slow at times There is some nice romance and bonding threw out the book and I didn't feel it went over board on descriptions of Aricthe ex boyfriend as I read another review state I found it to be a solid book with a good ending


  10. says:

    In Robin Owens's Enchanted No More the first installment in the Mystic Circle series this was a fantastic urban fantasy romance with very vivid scenery and details of an imaginary world For the last remaining Mistweaver Jinnesfarne Jenni Mistweaver is a half ling with magical elements and mourned the loss of her family from years ago She's called upon to rescue her brother Rothly and heal him while she was sent on a mission to help raise the bubble with her magical elements to help the Eight Lightfolk battle against the Darkfolk She was reunited with her ex lover Aric Pandamon a Treefolk to go on this mission Together they travel to new foreign lands a world like no other when they've learned to care for each other again and about their magic to save their world from dark forces with a happy ending


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