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(Channie #1)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  3,441 ratings  ·  354 reviews
Sixteen year old Channie Kerns leads an idyllic life of seclusion and magic deep in the Ozark Mountains ... until her family is forced to flee for their lives.

They leave everything and everyone behind to start over in Louisville, Colorado. Magic is forbidden while they are in hiding, but Channie can't resist the temptation to enchant a group of local boys. When her overbea
Nook, 1st Edition, 373 pages
Published June 23rd 2011 by Charlotte Abel (first published June 17th 2011)
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Joey Woolfardis
Dec 30, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: bloody-cack, 2017
Read as part of the Get Through The Crap On Your Kindle You Stubborn Eejit reading challenge.

Why is this even on my kindle. Within the first vomit-inducing pages the dude has abs "like a movie star in a love scene".

Must stop downloading free crap... Stop...

But... It's... Free...

Nyer, Yorkshireness overriding... Intelligence noooo...
Midu Hadi
Oct 13, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fantasy and romance fans
I got this amazing book to read and review from Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics! Loved every bit of it. It was the right length and it left me wanting the next book. Channie's a girl who has a backbone and Josh is pretty cute. I loved that they fought and made up like any couple would and the way they kept wanting to be with each other. I liked how the magic could be used to cheat and for mundane tasks. I would have liked to meet the villains once, though. The concept of a power-name ...more
Oct 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Let me first say that I got this book from read 2 review and did not expect to love it so much. I thought this would be a sweet YA book for the younger audience.

I was wrong...
Simply Brilliant.
This story was sweet and endearing, fit for all audiences. Mothers can read with their daughters and boys can enjoy as well. Completely heartwarming and the promise that true love con conquer all.This is a must read for all ages, I could not put it down.
Oct 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Enchantment by Charlotte Abel

Reading this story it reminded me of young love and the wanting and dreaming of meeting your very own Prince Charming. This is one of those stories that you see the story unfolding and you turn every page to make sure it’s going to happen. The writing is great, easy to read, words flow so you just keep reading till you reach the end.

The story begins with Channie (Enchantment) moving to a new city with her family, her father is on the run from a very powerful family,
Karla BookAddict2
Jan 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Karla by: Red Hot Readers
deleting reviews if you want to take a look at them you can do so on my blog, link on my profile
Vanya D.
I just finished reading "Enchantment" about half an hour ago and I feel a little pressured about writing the review. I just wish I had more time to gather my thoughts and all, but since I don't... well, I'll just try my best.

To be honest, I feel a little bipolar about this book. Because at moments it was so amazing, I was literally holding my breath in anticipation. Unfortunately there were also those other moments when I just rolled my eyes. A couple of scenes seemed like they took forever to
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Oct 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) by: R2R
Shelves: reviewed
I received this book as a part of R2R.

This book was certainly enchanting. Overall it was a very good read. It certainly was different than anything else I’ve read. I really enjoyed it a lot. I haven’t read a lot of books that center around witchcraft, so I’m not as familiar. But for me it was really different. I enjoyed learning the mythology built in it. Once I got into the story, I was in it until the end. I laughed a few times at the situation the couple found themselves in. Plot lines, I hav
P.A. Lupton
Sep 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who likes YA and Paranormal
I usually read adult paranormal romance or urban fantasy—YA novels are not typically my genre of choice. With that being said, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Enchantment. It was so different than I expected, and so unique.

I really like that this book deals with teenagers and sex in an open, yet still tactful way. So many YA novels avoid the subject completely, which is a pet peeve of mine. It’s as though the writer is trying to write a book about teenagers that the parents want teenagers to read—
Feb 26, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-4-review
I have to say I'm disappointed. This was a really great idea, and for me it kind of just fell flat. I had really high hopes for Enchantment. And while I think the idea is there, I wouldn't say the execution is.

First: I didn't get immersed into the story. So much information was thrown at me in the beginning that while I'm still trying to figure out how the whole magic things works the whole family just up and moves and throws me into a whole new situation. The emotions Channie had bounced back
Aug 07, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I'm 33% finished with the book and cannot go on.

Channie is a bully. I can only hope that at some point in the book everything she's pulling backfires on her and she learns to be a decent person. As of now though, I can't stand her. I don't like mean girls as main characters--the people I'm supposed to be rooting for.

You don't beat people up (physically or magically) when you don't get your way or don't like what they've done. She's a spoiled child who always wants her way and when she doesn't g
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Jul 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Wonder what my power name would be?!

Will post a review later! Great book!!

Ok let me start off by saying what a wonderful read this was. It gives me hope that someday I will find a love as true as Josh and Channies. It was full of magic and was very original. I have never read a book like this ever. I felt for Abby and her predicament. Although I didn't agree with her decision at the beginning of the book. I do believe in love and I do believe in following your dreams but what she did was selfish
Maddy Edwards
Dec 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I had been seeing positive reviews about this for a while and I finally decided to see what all of the fuss was about. Well, turns out the reviews were right! I really enjoyed this book. The heroine, Channie, is a strong character, but she also has some vulnerabilities. It made her easy to relate to and root for. The magical aspect was great. I liked that Channie already knew about magic and that her navigating its use among non-magical humans created complications for her. Overall, this was a f ...more
Laura Thomas
Apr 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
You know that saying about something tickling your funny bone? Most people's funny bones are in their elbow. Mine is in my heart and that is where this story tickled me.
Channie grew up in a community of witches in the Ozarks. When children are born, the parents bestow them with a magic name and bind it to them.
Channie's older sisters name is Abundance, Abby for short. When she gets pregnant and has triplets you can see how the magic name fits. Prudence is her mothers name, and as you read you wi
Maghon Thomas
Oct 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone!!!
Ok so first, I'm a little in love with both Josh and this story! Second, I don't know if I feel more sorry or frustrated for Channie. I really enjoyed this and even better I got it from read 2 review! I have nothing but good things to say, except for Channie's parents, who are pretty horrible, but if they weren't horrible the story wouldn't be so heart warming, so I guess that means I only have good things to say! I am even more happy to find out there is another book to continue this wonderful ...more
Gina -   Behind the Pages
First of all I would love to thank the amazing Charlotte Abel for providing me with this eBook, after winning the write-a-spell-for-a-day contest (I wrote a prophecy but when taking a look to this novel, the kind of prophecy it is does suit the whole context of the spells used). You did a marvellous job at writing this novel that I can't wait for the next novel in the Channie series.

Ironically, this book truly is enchanting. We are drawn into Channie's world from the very beginning and we learn
Leia Shaw
Aug 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I'm an adult paranormal romance fan but once in a while I find a YA book/series that sucks me in as much as any of my favorite adult romance authors. Enchantment, by Charlotte Abel, has done so. The first thing that drew me in was the author's spin on magic and mages. It was truly unique. It was complex enough to seem real but not confusing. And she did a great job of pacing the information so I didn't feel like I was getting hit by a huge dump of history that left me bored.

No, there wa
Sher A. Hart
Oct 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-reviews
I loved a lot of things about this book once I got used to Channie's hillbilly voice which lacks commas between many clauses. Her teenage angst comes across as authentic and entertaining. The whole fish out of water angle makes her character sympathetic even when she does something that would upset normal parents. Hers are definitely not normal and abusive by most standards, which makes Channie rebel when they hide from a clan war in a non-magical environment. They make things worse by cursing h ...more
Jun 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults, Teenagers over the age of 13
Recommended to Jennifer by: Charlotte Abel
Shelves: young-adult
I just finished reading Enchantment and I loved it! I couldn't stop reading and didn't want to! I very, very much love it. I loved the Oklahoma references and hearing the Arkansas accent reminded me so much of some of my family! Ms. Abel has created two main characters that draw you in and that you root for to make it because you know that love is so hard to find and these two just epitomize true love. You want them have the happiness they deserve and you did a wonderful job with Josh and Channi ...more
Oct 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Ana by: PNR&UFF group on GR
First off, thank you PNR&UFF and thank you Charlotte for giving me a copy of this book! I really liked it!
Now off to my review of this book.
Channie A.K.A. Enchantment is a mage. She can cast spells, do that curse thing plus is great looking

Elf mage Pictures, Images and Photos

This could be her, (without the strange looking ears), long white-blonde hair and green eyes. Everything changes for her one day when her family is forced to move out to Colorado because of her dad's debts (yes, her dad is a mag and has debts because he i
Dec 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Enchantment is pure MAGIC!!

This was a unique book, not like any other young adult paranormal romance I’ve ever read. YA PNR normally involves werewolves, vampires, demons; don’t get me wrong, I LOVE this genre. But, to find a story that captured my heart and was so different from everything else out there, all I can say is: Congratulations Charlotte, I am your newest fan! Now write faster!!! I cannot wait for Finding Valor.

I love the idea of a secret society within our society; possessing their
Isra Starr
Jan 20, 2012 rated it did not like it
In my honest opinion, this book doesn't even deserve the one star that it has received, but there is no lower rating on goodreads so one star it shall be. The narration was horrible, first off, and I hate to say this but this was a book that really, really needed to be in first person and was not.

The narrative, also, was written in southern twang, or at least it was attempted. It did get a little bit better once moving past the first chapter but when something is written in third person and is a
Alexandria Nicole
The beginning of this book was a little slow for me but I really liked it after they moved and she met Josh.

There was a good plot, and even though I guessed at the end, I wasn't completely sure it would happen.

What I really liked about the book was the characters, they definitely had strong personalities of their own. They were very believable and they grew, which is always important!

I kept picturing the Channie and Josh as younger, probably because Channie calls her parents Mommy and Daddy s
Jul 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book was so amazing. I loved the way the author was able to wrap me up in who "Channie" was and the true love she had with Josh. I am in awe. Every girl wants their prince charming to be just like Josh. This was the ultimate fairy tale! LOVED IT! Hope there is more to come! It made me cry and laugh and AWH and gasp. I really felt this story as I was reading it. A make your heart warm and tingle kind of love story! Thanks for giving me the honor to review it for you Charlotte!
This is for su
Obsessive Book Nerd Lauren
Oct 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Someone who enjoys YA Paranormal
I really enjoyed this book! There were a lot of things I liked about the book and a few things I didn't. I didn't care for Channie's parents. One minute they where nasty, rude and abusive, the next minute they seemed caring and loving. I wanted them to pick a side and stay there. In the end, i'm glad they were left behind and I didn't have to read more about them.

I stayed up way to late to finish this book because I couldn't put it down. The thought of having to wait until the next evening made
Oct 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book:) I wasn't sure in the beginning if I would like it, but by the end I was ready for the next one to be out! It has a different take on magic than what is typical in other books. Channie is a hard character to instantly love, but she definitely grows on you, and Josh is, well, dreamy, lol. It's great to read a story about a love so magical and deep, and not one that is pure instant gratification and lust. Anywho... I lovvvved it:) and if you love a good love story with the paran ...more
Airicka Phoenix
Oct 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I finished this book in one day. It was so sweet and heartwarming. I think Charlotte Abel did a fantastic job creating a world inside our world. Her characters are rich and so 3D. The plot was unique and the flow of the story was fast pace and captivating. If I had any doubts about this story at all, it would be my dislike for Channies' parents. I can't say I feel overly bad for them at all. But even that was so in character with what was going on that it was hard to see it as a downside.

A wond
Jan 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great author and AWESOME YA book!!!!

I love the characters but my fave is Channie/Chastity. Love her energy and spunk!!

Was a little unsure at first cuz I mostly read vampire romance but after reading the 1st paragraph I was hooked!!! All the characters were believable and real. Great love story with a magical twist. :-)

HIGHLY recommend!!!!!!

Thank You Charlotte for writing a book that makes the young girls and us older ones believe in true love again!!

Can't wait for book 2!!!!
Cassandra Arnold
This book is just plain fun! The mix of magic and the real world is superbly handled and the plot is both tense and tight and laugh aloud funny at the same time. This is a magical romance that will appeal to young teens and adults-that-love-kids-books as well!
A disclaimer before I start; I didn’t read the entirety of this book, so if some moment of literary genius occurs at the end, forgive me. Additionally this book was provided to me, free of charge, by the author for the express purposes of a review.

Enchantment, a YA paranormal romance, is the start of the Channie series by Charlotte Abel.


While other girls are wearing push-up bras, Channie Belks is trying to hide the fact she's a witch.

Sorta hard to do after her parents slap a chas
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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SYNOPSIS: "How many times could her heart break before it shattered?"

Channie, a 16-year-old mage in a traditional Southern family, thought her bare-necessity life was perfect. Her family, while dysfunctional, is all she thought she needed as she trained to be a powerful mage, until a blood oath is sworn on her family after her Daddy makes a mistake. Her family must flee Arkansas and leave behind all that Enchantment knows- to Louisville, Colorado, wh
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