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Mere Enchantment

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A World Like No Other... When a newly formed group of friends finds themselves fighting for survival, little did they know that was just the beginning. When Chloe, Megan, Jason and Zach are forced to take cover in a nearby cave from a violent storm they find their new friend Preston there as well. Zach guides the group through the cave but as they go deeper strange things ...more
Paperback, 1st Paperback Edition, 392 pages
Published April 12th 2012 by Createspace (first published April 5th 2012)
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Dan
Apr 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first rule of reading: NEVER start a new book series until ALL the books in the series have been published. You can thank Jo and Harry for that rule. Heroes of Olympus, Kane Chronicles, Beyonders -- haven't even touched them yet.

I've only broken that rule twice. The first was Miss. Peregrins Home for Peculiar Children. It was a fun book, but there was no warning that it would leave me hanging from a cliff of unresolved story, with no signs of book #2 coming to rescue me. And so I continue to
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Anna Hargett
Jun 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is an AWESOME book! If you love all things fantasy, you will LOVE this book. Alicia Rivoli has the coolest imagination! She really brings this book to life and the characters are a lot of fun too. Can't wait for the second book to come out! This is a MUST READ!
Caroline Barker
Mere Enchantment and Rings of Enchantment are Alicia Rivoli's Enchantment series books that have one epic adventure flowing through them as though they are a Part One and Part Two. Part Two continues the story beautifully. Personally, I couldn't read one book without the other and therefore would recommend to any reader to obtain both copies. Aside from not feeling myself, this was also another reason for my belated review, as I had to read the sequel as soon as I finished Mere Enchantment!

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Madeline
Sep 01, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy, didn-t-like
DNF at around page 71.
Oh God. Where to begin.
The first ten pages or so were okay, but it rapidly started going downhill from there. The writing was bland, average, and lacking. The characters were so generic and two-dimensional, like mere illusions of what teenagers actually act like. The sixteen-year-old protagonists sounded like TEN YEAR OLDS, as did all of the other children, whose ages in the book ranged from about 12 or so to 18. The parents were equally stupid. Last but not least, the plo
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Justin
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yup

Better written than some I have read lately. Would recommend to the people that I know are into this genre.
Nic
May 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Preston has lived his entire life secluded from the outside world. He was born and raised in a cabin on the banks of a large lake, called Mirror Lake, in the Rocky Mountains. When Preston was younger, his father would tell him stories of a fantasy world called Mere. Yet what happens if stories become reality? As a new family arrives at the cabin across from the lake, a storm blows in and the children are lured into the entrance to a secret kingdom. With no hopes of going back, they must work to ...more
Melissa (TheBibliophilicCat)
Jun 26, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Children and YA fans of fantasy
This was a nice story with a lot of potential. Alicia Rivoli certainly gives us a unique and interesting fantasy world full of magic and enchanting imagery. There are some intriguing characters, however the main characters fell a little flat for me. Based on their dialogue and actions I kept wanting to think of them as between the ages of 12 and 14 (that is Preston, Megan, Chloe and Jason) instead of their actual older ages. Also, I understand the premise that they were each born with natural ma ...more
Martha
May 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Imagine your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, and taking them to bed or putting them on your knee to tell them a story. An enchanting story about mermaids and mermen, magic, lakes, caves, kings and queens, smart large red birds and many other fantastic creatures. Imagine telling them a story about all these things and more. Now how would said child react? Big round eyes? Begging you to tell them more? All of the above? That is what I saw everytime I picked up this book to read some mo ...more
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Sep 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Vintage Science Fiction Month--January by: Alicia Rivoli
Review of Mere Enchantment by Alicia Rivoli

I received a review ebook copy from the author in exchange for my fair and impartial review.

“Mere Enchantment” is a moving and imaginative contemporary/fantasy postulating an alternate “world,” one located under mysterious Mirror Lake in the Rockies. Preston, almost eighteen, has lived exclusively in a cabin on the lake which belonged to his grandfather, who also owned another cabin on the opposite shore. From early childhood Preston’s father Jack has r
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Cassandra Giovanni
Oct 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: indie
3.5 Stars
Where to begin? Honestly, I did not believe that I would finish the book. The writing is great first off, but it's very technical. For me this caused the dialogue to feel choppy. The description was very intricate and detailed down to every piece of food the characters consumed. This was a bit much for me, and I found myself skimming many parts. The reason I didn't feel I would finish was because of the slow start and high levels of description. The storyline is great, and I really enjo
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Alicia Rivoli was born and raised in a small town in Idaho. She grew up riding horses, and helping on the family farm and ranch. She discovered her love of books as a teenager, but didn't really start reading for fun until she was married. She received the inspiration for The Enchantment Series in a dream, and the rest is history. She is a stay at home mom with two handsome boys and an amazing hus ...more
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