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Enchanted No More (Mystic Circle #1)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  659 Ratings  ·  55 Reviews
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 require her unique talent for balancing the elements to fend off a dangerous enemy - and rescue her missing brother.

Only for Rothly will Jenni deal with those who destroyed her life. Only fo
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Published January 1st 2011 by Luna Books (first published December 21st 2010)
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Apr 03, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 Daye.

Jenni 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 a
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 pa
Apr 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
A Magical Lesson of Love, Valor, and Forgiveness
Fifteen 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 all.

But no more than she blamed herself.

Disowned by her brother, stripped of her entire family, ripped apart by guilt and loss, she fled her family's land in Northumberland, En
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
Splash Of Our Worlds *Yiota*
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 mi ...more
Feb 11, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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 require her unique talent for balancing the elements to fend off a dangerous enemy—and rescue her missing brother.Only 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 i ...more
Anne Marsh
Feb 07, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, dnf
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 more 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 he ...more
Nov 08, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Full review posted at http://urbanfantasyinvestigations.blo...

Jenni 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 help.

I 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 le
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 E ...more
Jan 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved Enchanted No More for it's melding of fantasy and romance. The characters came alive for me as I read the story, and I was holding my breath for the outcome of the battles, both physical and emotional. This was truly a special read that lifted my spirits and inspired me to be more creative in my own writing.

I recommend Enchanted No More for fans of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, historical romance and fantasy such as J.R. Tolkien. It's a wonderful, quick paced read that you'll never
Overall: I really wanted to love this book. The concept behind it and the world that was built was well done, but the romance and guilt/ bitterness really hurt the book. Parts felt like a really long couch session that I was not interested in.

Rating: 3 only for the world and background characters. There is a second book coming with a character that is not from this book but the same community that Jenni lives in.

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I enjoyed this book, the thing I did not like was that certain information was repeated way to many times. I was tired of her rehashing why she felt guilty about her family dying, I got it the first few times and I don't think it needed to be repeated throughout the book. There were a few other things like that, but on the whole it was a fun book.
Feb 15, 2011 rated it did not like it
Fluffy, easy read. Not very good. Seemed like a quick write to keep up with demand in paranormal romance. The back cover had the male lead with the name Tage and in the book his name was something different.
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Jenni Weaver is a halfling. Half human, half djinn - one of the fire Lightfolk. Fifteen years ago, most of her family was killed in a battle between the Lightfolk & Darkfolk. Jenni's one remaining brother, Rothly, was crippled and believes Jenni was the one at fault - all because she didn't arrive to the ceremony early & therefore wasn't present when the battle began. Instead she was at home, making love with our hero, Aric Par
You know how sometimes you just get this feeling when you start a new book that it's going to be great? I knew before the end of the first chapter that Enchanted No More was a book that I was going to fall in love with, and I was not disappointed. Robin Owens does a fantastic job of building a world filled with dark fae, light fae, and the constant press of technology.

Jenni Weavers is a Halfling—half human mixed with the magical races of the fae—and she is also unique in that she is the last of
Stephanie (Once Upon a Chapter)
This review was originally posted on Once Upon a ChapterLightfolk are mystic beings that live amongst humans in our contemporary world. There are elves, djinns, mermaids, mermen, dwarfs, brownies and a myriad of other creatures in Enchanted No More. Our heroine Jenni is a halfling. She is not a full blooded Lightfolk and therefore a sub-class of species. She does however possess a magic that no one else in the world does and that makes her one powerful woman.

Jenni Mistweaver has lived quietly an
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I went on a bit of a e-shopping spree a little while ago and I bought the first two books in Robin D. Owens' Mystic Circle. I've heard great things about her other series and I was going to get one of those but ENCHANTED NO MORE really caught my eye. And not just because Jenni and I share a first name. ;) I love the fact that this book is sort of urban fantasy, sort of more high fantasy -- parts of the story take place in Denver but a lot of it happens in a fantasy world populated by Lightfolk ( ...more
Esther Bernstein
Dec 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full review on Reader's Dialogue:

Jenni has made a normal life for herself. After the disaster that killed her parents and most of her siblings, on a mission from the Eight Kings and Queens of the four elements, a mission to which Jenni was late and continues to blame herself for, Jenni wants nothing to do with the magical community. But when magical creatures show up on her doorstep asking for her help in a mission, and when Aric, her former lover, comes to te
I came away from this book feeling rather positive and remember it as being a fair read but in response to the acid test of "Who would I recommend it to?" that often helps me gauge my reaction, I drew a blank. So a mixed one really...

One thing I really liked about this book was the use of elements; the idea that everything is made up of a certain balance of fire, water, earth and air and certain beings are more in tune with certain elements. There was a touch of New Age philosophy about it but i
Mar 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robin D. Owens is one of my favorite authors and as I absolutely love her Summoning series, was very excited to see that she is starting a brand new series! Despite what I thought was a slow start, the story soon picked up and really sucked me in!

Jenni is a halfling; half human, quarter djinn, quarter elf. Her family was the only family capable of balancing the elements; adjusting Earth, Air, Fire, and Water into a perfect balance. Fifteen years ago, most of them perished in an ambush by the Dar
Nov 11, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The meld of magic and technology was innovative and ushered this story into the modern world. The realm of magic is a tricky place to be on a good day but having the Lightfolk understand computers, meshing spells and codes, makes them even more formidable.

"We are tryimg to integrate back into the mortal world." He gestured in the direction of downtown. "When magic and technology fuse, humans may be ready to accept us."

World building isn't the primary focus of the book and I found most of the sto
Mar 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. Jenni Weaver has spent the last 15 years living as a human, angry and hurt with the Lightfolk that she felt had let her family die - gotten them killed and done nothing to save them. Suddenly Jindesfarne Mist-Weaver is called on again by the Lightfolk, the Eight specifically - the four Elemental Kings and four Elental Queens - to do the one thing that only her family could do, balance all four elements for a perfectly balance living space or ritual circle.
When she turned away t
Dec 28, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
The Eight, leaders of the Lightfolk, have sent for Jennie Weaver aka Jindesfarne Mistweaver. They want her to intercept a bubble and hone its powers for their good. They were unable to intercept the first one it the Darkfolk were able to harnass that one. They used it to create shadleeches to gnaw on the Lightfolk's magic.

Fifteen years ago the original Eight had sent for the Mistweaver family to open a portal for them. At the last minute they move up the time table and Jennie was too late to sav
This book was okay. It's not particularly quick paced so sometimes you just "lull" along, but the one thing I disliked about this book is Jenni (the main character). She's a little too wishy-washy for me. She's not particularly "weak," but the end climax part of the book with her emotions running around was rather disorientating and unsatisfying to read when you're in the midst of a battle. It was annoying, to say the least, how often her emotions ran around. On some level, it makes sense since ...more
Dec 22, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am pretty familiar with Robin D. Owen’s work. I have read almost all of her Heart series. So I was expecting a romance like those. That’s not what I got. Oh, there is romance aplenty. But the romance isn’t the whole like in the Heart series. There is more and I think I like it better. It is pretty good and well up to her usual standards.

I liked the beginning, how the dwarf promised to make her a princess and she threw him out. I thought, who doesn’t want to be a princess?

Then there is a trap
Jan 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story is a little darker than most of Owens' books, but still far from the darkness of many urban fantasy authors (and while I'll read the really dark stuff, my preference is for somewhat lighter things). It is also very much a romance. The heroine is still mourning her family and blaming herself and the fae for their deaths--she and her brother are the only two Mistweavers left, and her brother blames her too. She was late to a job because she stayed for "one more time" with her lover, and ...more
Jan 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a good read - more like her Exotique Summoning books in overall feeling rather than her Celta Heart books. In this strongly fantasy shaded view of contemporary America - you find that politics [and politicians] are just as self serving, prejudice is alive and well and that 'but what have you done for us lately?' is the order of the day. If this isn't depressing enough, the heroine is still deeply grieving the loss of her entire family while they were helping the powers-that-be accomplish th ...more
I found this to be one of those reads that I can finish but one that the story doesn’t stick with me after, if that makes sense. I didn’t have the hype after reading a really good book that I normally get but just – this might sound a bit mean – an acceptance that the book is finished so that I can put it aside and start another straight after.

Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t think it was a bad read per se but it just didn’t intrigue me as I wanted it to and was just interesting enough to be able to
Mar 14, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
The Good Stuff:
- A fascinating magic system. Without getting overly complicated or technical, Ms. Owens sets out a coherent magic that makes sense on an intuitive level.
- Love, love, love the way themes of forgiveness and reconciliation are dealt with. It's not over-simplified, and ultimately isn't about other people earning Jenni's forgiveness (or even earning the right to forgive herself). Instead she realizes the toxicity and fruitlessness of hanging on to the guilt and anger, and chooses to
Dec 01, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, ebook
When the dwarf knocked on her door, Jenni knew nothing would ever be the same again.

Jenni Weaver was able to escape her life as a halfling and the last Mistweaver after the tragic deaths of most of her family fifteen years ago, living a quiet human life in Denver, but she couldn't run from her past or her powers forever. She is drawn back to serving the Lightfolk through guilt, promises and the need to save her last sibling. Soon Jenni discovers that the power she left behind is an integral part
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