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4.48  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Sixteen-year-old Sophie Goodchild is an outcast among the ordinaries and her coven, but not because she’s untalented. Descended from a powerful Wethersfield witch, her spellcasting gift is awkwardly emerging, but that’s the least of her worries. The boy she’s forbidden to fall for, a descendant of the man who condemned her witch ancestor to hang, carries a dark secret that ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published June 1st 2015 by Mirror World Publishing (first published December 18th 2014)
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Melissa
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I don’t know where to start telling you how much I loved this book! With shelves filled with witchcraft stories, fiction and historical alike, I think Disenchanted will forever stand out as one of my favorites. Sophie, even while being supernatural, remains human. Thought she fights between her head and heart she ultimately makes her decisions based on her heart. That’s something I think we can all relate to.
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I don’t know where to start telling you how much I loved this book! With shelves filled with witchcraft stories, fiction and historical alike, I think Disenchanted will forever stand out as one of my favorites. Sophie, even while being supernatural, remains human. Thought she fights between her head and heart she ultimately makes her decisions based on her heart. That’s something I think we can all relate to.
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Jehan Jones-Radgowski
This book has everything that draws me into a good YA book and a little more.  This is Sophie Goodchild's coming of age story. Sophie is forced to make decisions against seemingly insurmountable forces including people trying to kill her.  Of course she has to do all that with potential budding romance with a cute boy or two!!! Sophie has a lot going on as a half witch, an orphan, and a member of an underground secret society all living next door to her families multigenerational enemy.  You alw ...more
Sally
Oct 30, 2017 rated it did not like it
Skipped ahead a bit, but ultimately a DNF.

Update: 1/10/18
I'm bored, so let me tell you about this book. This is a great book. The best book really, if you enjoy reading aloud to medium size groups of your closest and drunkest friends. Literally, I used this book as a party trick. The party getting a little dull, a gaping lull in the conversation? Whip this book off your coffee table and flip to a random page. Immediate hilarity ensues. To this day, "big leafy trees" still sends
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Alicia
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was an enchanting YA novel! With vivid descriptions the reader becomes involved in Sophie's life as she becomes not only aware of her powers, but more comfortable with them. Sophie also deals with an attraction to a forbidden love interest.
Cheryl Parrella
Excellent first novel

A wonderful first novel. It reads well and flows smoothly. Easy transition from the now to the past. A good novel for older young adults and older.
Sapphyria
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Disenchanted is a book that explores the lives of hideaway witches in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Descended from a long line of Wethersfield witches, Sophie Goodchild is actually having difficulties with her powers. She has the ability to spellcast but not in the traditional fashion. She finds that most of the spells she casts turn out incredibly wrong and put her and the underground witches in danger. You see, the descendant of the man who hung her witchy ancestor is a prominent figure in town a ...more
Nicole Kelleher
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! This was the last book on my fall reading list, and I wasn't disappointed. I don't normally read YA, but Disenchanted and a few other YA titles have made me rethink my TBR pile for 2018.
Tim Verhoeven
May 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
Disclosure: I received an ARC (Advanced Review Copy) of this book to review. This review is also posted on my personal website: www.travelsinmedia.nl, but in both cases 100% written by me.

This is the first review that I am writing for Mirror World Publishing, but that is not the only thing that is new. The book I received is Disenchanted, Leigh Goff's debut novel! The synopsis was showing great promise, so let’s start my review.

The story is about a sixteen-year-old girl named Sophie Goodchild. She is not a norma
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Carrie Tripp
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Teenagers
Recommended to Carrie by: Reviewed for promotion
Today I am reviewing a YA debut novel, Disenchanted, by Leigh Goff. When I first opened the book, I was afraid I'd made a mistake when agreeing to review it. I though perhaps I had volunteered to review a romance novel that wouldn't be appropriate on my Christian blog.

However, that was not the case. While some may not agree with Christians reading novels about witches and warlocks and vampires and such, I love literature and fiction literature especially. I teach middle school and hi
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Cashew Nut
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Disenchanted by Leigh Goff is a cute young adult love story. The main character, Sophie, is a teen struggling to get control of her witch powers all the while trying to hide what they truly are from the coven. Meanwhile, she meets the neighbour and her coven’s sworn enemy’s son and thus starts the forbidden relationship and all that it involves.
It is a stereotypical young adult love story with no real surprises in that department. However, I did really enjoy this book. I found it to be well wri
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Amanda Miller /A Bookaholic's Fix: Feeding the Addiction
This one follows in the tradition of Romeo and Juliet. Two young people on the opposite sides of a massive feud, struggling with a love that could destroy them.

For anyone who knows of my obsession with Shakespeare, it shouldn't come as any surprise that I really enjoyed this book. Now, I don't want anyone mistaking my meaning here. While this story does have some of the elements present in Romeo and Juliet, it is also vastly different. Much like many of the books and movies that have rehashed s
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Grace Ashley
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Disenchanted by Leigh Goff follows the story of half-witch Sophie Goodchild. Sophie lives in Weathersfield, a town with a long history of persecuting witches, Salem style. Sophie does her best to keep her head down and remain inconspicuous. Unfortunately, it's not enough to keep Judge Mather from having witches shops closed down or worse arrested. The coven is on the brink of turning to black magic and Sophie is in love with her enemy's son. Sophie descents from Elizabeth Greensmith who fell in ...more
Lindsay
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
4/5
I LOVED this debut novel from Leigh Goff. Goff has such a way with words, reading this novel was like being in your grandma's kitchen- the sights, the smells, the tastes. It was a literary warm hug that enveloped me.

Beautiful prose that I cannot say enough good about. I'm hooked on Sophie and her Aunt's shop, I want to buy most of the products in there. Great paranormal romance, my only real complaint was that the ending wrapped up too quickly and neatly for me, which bumped
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Sherri
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I feel in love with the story and characters right away. Sophie isn't your average teenager. She is a half-witch trying to fit in with the ordinaries, living in a town where her ancestors were persecuted by the Mather family for being witches. This is a book about Sophie's tale of coming of age in the witch world. I laughed so many times as Sophie got frustrated with her magical mishaps. I held my breath waiting to see what would become of her and Alexavier. Sophie is now one of my favorite book ...more
Andrew
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was a good story filled with passion and magic. I liked how it was tied in to real-life historic figures and witch trials from the past. Until I read this book I did not know about the witch trials in Connecticut. Sophie Goodchild was an interesting character, and I liked her a lot as well as her romance with Alexavier Mather.

I gave it four stars because I was left feeling the story could have had a little more to it - a little more delving into the witchcraft, Sophie and her powe
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Maura Stefano
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I bought this as an e-book back in February and read it on a flight to London. Purely entertaining and fun with a little bit of history thrown in. Enjoyed the magic, enjoyed the romance, loved the ending. Definitely a good read for teen girls and women into fantasy fiction.
Lacey Anderson
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-fantasy
Loved this young adult fantasy. Has just the right amount of romance and the magic spells are beautifully written. A fantastic mix of Twilight and Beautiful Creatures, yet stands on its own. Bought the print version from Amazon.
Ruby
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was spellbound at frist glance of this book. As pages turned I was "moth to flame" by the characters and not to mention some actual facts that lie in the storyline.
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I'm a published author from Annapolis, Maryland. I am a University of Maryland grad and a member of SCBWI. Fun fact--I'm descended from an accused seventeenth-century Chesapeake witch (I kind of love that!).

My next enchanting ever-after, KOUSH HOLLOW, a YA novel set in New Orleans will be released by The Parliament House in Fall 2020.

My first two YA novels, BEWITCHING HANNAH and DISEN
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“This time, I invited it in. I felt the darkness tame my impetuous nature, allowing me to feed slowly on the hatred and control it. The coldness flowed through my veins and to the lengths of each limb. The icy darkness pooled in my chest and chilled my heart.” 3 likes
“I threw my hands on my hips, shocked by the irony. A Mather helping a Greensmith? Hell was freezing over somewhere beneath our feet and every kind of farm animal was sprouting wings to fly.” 1 likes
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