Darcie Abernathy leads an unusual life. At seventeen, she spent the past two years living abroad while her father studied ancient cultures throughout the Mediterranean. Monotonous days filled with dusty libraries made her count the days until she r ...more
2.5/5 stars. This was a quick, easy read. Nothing exciting, nothing to keep me hooked. The concept was good, but the writing was just okay-ish.
Darcie lives with her father, who researches ancient history. With a job that required him to travel all over the world, Darcie was mostly homeschooled. When she returns to Maine, she is eager to meet ...more
☆☆☆☆ ~ 4/5 stars
I did really like this book. It flowed, it was easy to read and was written well. To be honest though, the storyline was really predictable, Darcie was very naive, maybe a little too fragile... I'm not quite sure how to put it.... There were a few things I'd have changed but overall it was a decent read. I am going to continue th ...more
Enlightened was a relatively quick read about a normal teenage girl who had to deal with a mythical situation.
I liked Darcie. She was sweet, and I honestly enjoyed her desire to return home. She actually had an alright home life, and I appreciated her wanting to keep it, even if I found her resistance to being with Des annoying at times.
On Des: I hope we understand more about him in the next book. Even wi ...more
Actual Rating: 3.5
Thank you Samantha Britt for the opportunity to read your book. This was an interesting read. The characters were great. I started to like Darcie more as the story went on. She was a great heroine. I hope there will be more development in her character, so she can be one of my favourite heroines as the series goes on. The story was confusing to me at times, but it did get better after 25% of the way through. Al ...more
Samantha Britt in my opinion, did an excellent job in creating "Enlightened". I believe it was well written and ended leaving me wanting to know more...
I love the fact it was about Gods I feel sorry for Darcie and Des doesn't help by confusing everything I really I'm looking forward to reading book 2 to find out how their story continues is Darcie "THE ONE"
*Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy
Enlightened is the first installment in author Samantha Britt's Immortal Chronicles. 17-year old Darcie Abernathy spent the past 2 years overseas while her father, Professor John Abernathy who is a world renowned historian of ancient cultures. During this time, Darcie graduated early from High School and now prepares for college. After returning home to Maine, she is eager to meet her friends Marie Jameson and her brother Kevin, w ...more
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the author, Samantha Britt, for trusting me with your book.
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars
I had a blast while reading this. My favorite aspect of this book was the main character, Darcie. She was a badass main character that never lost focus on what was important to her, which was getting back to her normal life. She was smart and made decisions that I would have made myself. She embodied what a normal teenager would do in
Actual rating: 2.5 / 5
Having finished this novel I'm honestly not really sure how I feel about it. The characters and the plot were both fine, but it wasn't really my kind of book. I didn't really find myself connecting with the main character (Darcie), a home-schooled girl who has completed the equivalent of high school way away with her father on a business trip in ...more
This story was over far too soon, and I can't wait to see it continue in the n ...more
Fave quote: “Darcie found herself entangled in a web of immortal history and destiny, and she could not see a way out.”
Enlightened follows the young and intelligent Darcie as she is mistaken by powerful beings as the soulmate of an Immortal. But as the book progresses the questions remain: Is ...more
while I appreciate this author's Curse of the Draekon series, I find book one of the Immortal Chronicles to be severely wanting. A character who should have some maturity from her life situation instead bumbles through it like an idiot. She ends up kidnapped so she can be protected and initialed a token resistance to escape before blindly falling in line. Oh there is language saying she's resisting, but whenever one of her captors says she should do something she obeys wi ...more
Enlightened is a different & intriguing story. It is the first of (I believe) four novels in the “Immortal Chronicles” series being released this year. This YA story focuses on one main female character, who we learn is mistakenly swept up into the world of the “Immortals”. Who they are & what roll she plays draws ...more
So, I took my time with this one because I genuinely loved the story. Overall I recommend this read to anyone who enjoys supernatural romances. For more details continue reading my review, if you hate spoilers stop now.
Initial set up was a bit slow, but it eventually built up. As with all books in a series, the first has to set up the “world building” and the author did a very nice job with giving enough info with out killing the reader with too much details. The idea of imm ...more
I have loved all of the other novels ive read by Samantha Britt; and i was not disappointed with Enlightened.
The story follows Darcie, who is craving a normal life in her not so normal routine. However, she gets caught up in the affairs of immortals, which is almost never a good thing. Darcie gets sucked into events that she had no business being apart of and surrounded by the constant ...more
Book review: Enlightened (Immortal chronicles #1) by Samantha Britt (4 stars)
Enlightened (Immortal chronicles #1) by Samantha Britt
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Rating: 4/5 stars
(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only.)
At seventeen, Darcie has spent the last two years of her life living abroad while her father studied ancient histories. When she finally returns to her childhood home, s ...more
Absolutely loved Enlightened - a fantasy story with mystery, danger, intrigue and hint of romance.
The author captured Darcie and Des's connection beautifully. Their connection builds and intensifies - you could sense their bond pulling them together despite their resistance.
Des came across abrupt and rude but the backstory to why he's so closed off broke my heart. He's been denied of his On ...more
Darcie is a strong character that finds herself in an unbelievable situation, living in a world with beings she never knew existed... and they think she's one of them.
I enjoyed this book immensely, as I do all Samantha Britt's books. The characters are well developed and likable (or hatable, depending on who we're talking about). The world building is imaginative and inspired. I ...more
At the end of the first book I have so many questions. Darcie reaction to the world of Immortals let me think that she has some kind of connection to it no matter what she and Des say. Secrets after intrigues, Darcie does not try to find her place but she wants someone to hear her voice. However, she bonds with the inhabitants of the House of immortals and might have found a mysterious ally. The attitude of Des keeps sending contradictory signals but with his hi ...more
I didn’t like this book. I didn’t like the characters, the language, the storyline, the writing or the ending.
The constant use of Darcie being referred to as “the teenager” or “the girl” was unbearable. Near the end, not a page went by without Darcie being referred to in third person. The writing was bearable but certainly didn’t ensnare me. I laboured thr ...more
Enlightened takes you on a thrilling journey, and keeps you guessing to the very end. I look forward to seeing ...more
I have found a great new author (to me anyway) to follow.
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Her latest series, Immortal Chronicles, will be released Summer 2017.