Mortal Enchantment #1
YA Urban Fantasy
Phoenix Reign Publishing
May 20, 2014
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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...
My Review: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review
Looking for a fast-paced YA urban fantasy series? Look no further than Mortal Enchantment. Part paranormal, part mythology, part fantasy, this novel draws the reader in immediately and refuses to let go.
I think the blurb does a great job outlining the plot-- what you read is exactly what you get. Twists and turns abound, coupled with lots of action and adventure. I liked Kalin, but truth be told, it's Rowan who stole the show. His attitude, power, just everything is swoon-worthy.
Ms. O'Neale's writing flows so easily, making reading effortless and fun. There's a great mix of description and dialogue which keeps the story moving at a fast clip. The fantasy world is full of intrigue and fascinating characters.
Mortal Enchantment will appeal to all ages, not just the YA audience. If you like paranormal/urban fantasy, you should consider giving this series a try. Shadow Prince is a prequel novella, perfect to whet your appetite.
About the Author
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.
Stacey loves hearing from readers. Follow her on Twitter @StaceyONeale, look for her on Facebook, Pinterest, and GoodReads. You can also visit her blog at http://staceyoneale.com/.