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“Mortal Enchantment spins a unique twist on elemental mythology. This series is not to be missed.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
In Kalin Matthew's world, elementals control the forces of nature. They are divided into four courts: air, woodland, fire, and water. At sixteen she will leave the life she's built with her mortal mother. Kalin will move to Avalon to rule with her father—the elemental king of the air court. Along the way, she's attacked by a fire court assassin and saved by Rowan, a swoon-worthy elemental with a questionable past.
Worst of all, she learns her father is missing.
To rescue him, Kalin will have to work with a judgmental council and a system of courts too busy accusing each other of deceit to actually be able to help her. But, they aren’t her biggest challenge. With the Midwinter’s Ball only five days away, Kalin must take over her father’s duties, which includes shifting control of the elements—power Kalin has yet to realize.
As Rowan attempts to train her, a war looms between the four courts. If Kalin fails, her father will die and the courts will fall, but the betrayal she’s about to uncover may cost her even more...
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Kalin has just turned 16 and that means she is going to Avalon to be with her father. She has lived in the mortal world her entire life and doesn’t know what to expect, but before she gets there, trouble ensues. She gets attacked in the woods and a sexy stranger comes to her rescue. The hard part is going to trust him and his motives. To make matters worse, when she arrives in Avalon, her father is missing. Now she must work with a council, that may or may not have a traitor and learn how to use her powers in a about 5 days. Sounds simple right, not. Kalin must believe in herself before she can do anything.
Who do you trust when everyone you’ve met has not given you a reason to trust them? Kalin needs to find the traitors fast because her father might not have much time left.
Mortal Enchantment starts out where The Shadow Prince ended, if you’ve read the prequel that is. You know a book is going to be good when it starts off with a fight scene. It’s too bad Kalin doesn’t know how to use her powers, yet. It was fun knowing things about Rowan that Kalin didn’t know. I felt like I was keeping secrets from her. Lol I wanted to raise my hand and say pick me pick me, I know the answer.
We get a glimpse of some of the elementals powers. I’d like to get to know more about the water and woodland creatures though. I’m very satisfied with what I do know. :D I always enjoy a book that has elementals, they just rock my socks. Kalin was strong during this whole process and I was impressed. I would have puked everywhere. Another thing this book had was mystery. Who took the king and why? Oh did I mention romance. Ok maybe not a lot of romance but there are a lot of swoon worthy moments. I also always impressed when a author can make the secondary characters just as important as the main ones. Ariel played a big role in thus book and she was a darling that has a kick-butt side. Avalon sounded beautiful and I want to visit. I felt like I was there when she first arrived.
Overall: This was a kink-butt elemental book and I’m dying to get my hands on the next one.
Kalin: She is the Halfling daughter of the Air court King. Although she didn’t have any powers in the beginning of the book, her powers slowly manifest during the book. I’m glad she didn’t just know how to use her power. No one can just get power and be like wham bam thank you ma’am. She also had a kind heart and she is very strong. When could have crumbled, but she stood tall and did what was needed to be done. Kalin is going to be a force to be reckoned with and I pity the fool that crosses her.
Rowan: Prince of the fire court. He is tall, dark, and handsome. Oh and not to mention that sexy eyebrow piercing. He is one tough son of a gun. How he manages to move on from what happened in The Shadow Prince is beyond me. That was devastating and I cried. He is powerful as heck and he is awesome with a sword. He doesn’t like to answer questions and doesn’t like to get close to anyone. When he does let his guard down you better get a napkin because you are going to drool. He is the whole package ladies…..so back off he is mine :D
Ariel: Kalins best friend in the book. I don’t want to say she is a servant….so lets just say she is helping Kalin out with the entire princess stuff. I can tell she was a little feisty from the beginning and I was right. She is one chick you do not want to mess with. Do mot let her cuteness fools you, she has a sword and she knows how to use it.
ABOUT STACEY O’NEALE
Stacey O'Neale lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she's not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter.
Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult paranormal romance and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.
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THE SHADOW PRINCE (Mortal Enchantment #0.5)
"Filled with betrayal and intrigue, THE SHADOW PRINCE is a dark and twisty novella from an exciting new author!"
Katee Robert, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission:
Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king.
Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he's capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?
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Rowan is the price on the fire and wants nothing more than to become the king and free his people. His mother will let him lead….on one condition; he has to kill the air king’s half elemental daughter.
What will he choose: Save his people or save Kalin hoping she can save them all?
Rowan is only 16 and his mother expects him the create treason. What kind of mother does that, the crazy kind that’s who? His mother is an awful lady and someone needs to deal with her. He also has twin step siblings and they are just like his mother. Ok, not really, but they are in the makings of becoming evil. Lol
To be a novella this was a very entertaining read. I usually don’t like the short stories, but this one was jam packed with useful info along with a lot of action. It wasn’t a waste of time. I recommend you read this before you read Mortal Enchantment. Things will make more sense if you do.
Marcus: He is a Gabriel Hound. His father is a hound and his mother was a human, so that makes him a Halfling. He also happens to be Rowans best friend. Oh, and Rowan’s mother can control him, not just him but all hounds. Talk about scary and having no control over your actions. He seems like a sweet guy that just wants to be free and be with the girl he loves.
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Sounds like an interesting and sexy combo! Picked up the novella based on your recommendation. Thanks!ReplyDelete