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Enlightened

(Immortal Chronicles #1)

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Almost every civilization believed in immortal beings and worshiped them as gods. Little did we know, our ancestors were right…

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
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Kindle Edition, 321 pages
Published June 20th 2017
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Fuzaila ~ is on hiatus
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange of an honest review. Thank you Samantha Britt and YA Buddy Reader's Corner 🖤 for this opportunity.

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
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Kyra Davies
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the author of this book, Samantha Britt, for this generous opportunity 😚

☆☆☆☆ ~ 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
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Abi
I was given a free copy of Enlightened by Samantha Britt in exchange for an honest review.

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
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Sharon Mariampillai
I received a copy from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

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
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Swati Singh
Jul 18, 2017 rated it liked it
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Sian
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I was asked to give an honest review...
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"
✦ Maica ✦ [mini hiatus]

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

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Mar 22, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Natalie
Jul 10, 2017 rated it liked it
(Please note: I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review, thank you to Samantha Britt for the opportunity.)

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
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Rae Lake
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
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meghann
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I love Darcie. She is everything I look for in a mc. The girl is smart and strong and questions everything. She's not going to just sit back and accept what others tell her, even if they are gods. Darcie is thrust into an unfair situation and handles it like a boss. And the fact that she does not believe in instalove was just the icing on the cake. The best part though was that ending. The decision she made just...

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This story was over far too soon, and I can't wait to see it continue in the next
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Brigitte
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic

Can't wait for the next one. The book was exciting suspenseful and full of wonder. Author has easy writing style and storyline is great.
Kadi P
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way effects the integrity of my review. Thanks to Samantha Britt for the opportunity to read and review the book :)

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
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Jennifer
Aug 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book from the author, Samantha Britt, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Samantha, for the opportunity to read another one of your books.

3.5/5 stars

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 play
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Tachina Eva
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book IS the One!

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
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Alex (Briennai)
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Darcie has spent two years being homeschooled while living with her single father abroad as he studied ancient Mediterranean cultures. Now 17 years old, she lives in her hometown in Maine and spends her days with her best friend Marie. Her biggest struggles are trying to convince her father to allow her to attend college early so that she can further her education, and maybe landing a date with her Marie's older brother Kevin. However, she meets a strange man named Thane at the library and meets ...more
Jo
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Taylor
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have received the book free from the We ♥ YA Books! group and/or the author in exchange for a honest review.

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
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T.L. McDonald
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I found Samantha Britt’s Enlightened to be very intriguing, and very addicting. In fact, I read it from start to finish all in one day. The characters were well developed and the world Darcie finds herself pulled into perfectly mysterious. Told she’s Des’s “One” by his brothers, while being refused as the “One” by Des himself, Darcie finds herself trapped in a brewing war between immortals seeking more power and the three brother standing in their way. And I have to say it made for a good read t ...more
Ramona Plant
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enlightened is a lovely book written by Samantha Britt. It focuses on Darcie Abernathy and her discovery of a whole new world. Darcie has a very good head on her shoulder and seems to take this adventure good heartedly but does reach her limits. I have to admit I would have probably reacted differently from her and embraced this new world more than she did. She seemed apprehensive to it, which seemed odd since her dad is a historian so she grew up learning about the world these immortals grew up ...more
Michelle (Firstbooklove)
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
(I received a free book from Bookfunnel via the author in exchange for an honest review.)

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


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(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, she i
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P Leslie
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
**I voluntarily read a review copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else's*

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
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Wendi Wilson
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Enlightened has everything a good fantasy story should: Secrets and intrigue, a life on the line, a hint of romance...
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
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A_MOTUS
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Promising start of a great series.
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
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Charlotte Bull
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
I received this book in exchanged for an honest review. Maybe that’s the reason I feel guilty about my review of it but I have to be honest.

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 thro
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Tammy
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a one sitting read. It kept me interested throughout the whole book. Secondary characters are just as interesting as the main ones. We were fed the details of the immortals past in bits in pieces. Seeing what each god/goddess was linked to was very interesting. The parts with Des and Darcie near the end were well worth the build up. This would have been a five star but the ending was too quick and what happened just left me confused and unsatisfied. I am hoping this is just leading into ...more
Candice Allen
Nov 20, 2017 rated it liked it
I really wanted to like this book but...

This story has an interesting premise, immortals who grow stronger based on human actions. I found myself skimming because the writing style would confuse me. The perspective kept switching between the main character and some 3rd person viewing the experience so you ended with awkward phrases. I might have enjoyed it more if things were consistent. Not terrible for a first book but I'm not sure if I'm willing to read more to see if it improves.
Jennifer
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Entertaining and enthralling story. It started a bit slow for me, but there were several characters who needed introductions. After the first couple of chapters, I was hooked and couldn't put it down. I'm intrigued to see where the story goes in the second book. Bummer that it will be a wait for about a week! I also hope that we will get to see the back story to some of the supporting characters, and what their adventures have been.

I have found a great new author (to me anyway) to follow.
Nik
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
An intriguing story about what happens when the lives of humans and immortals mesh, Enlightened is a captivating read for lovers of fantasy. Darcie is just your ordinary girl when she comes under the notice of immortal beings who believe her to be an important player in their quest for power. She is quickly pulled into a world where she doesn't know who to trust or what her future holds.
Enlightened takes you on a thrilling journey, and keeps you guessing to the very end. I look forward to seeing
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Pauline Anne
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: polankasag, fantasy
I have received the book free from the We ♥ YA Books! group and/or the author in exchange for a honest review.
The first of what I think will be a great new fantasy series, set in the world of Immortals.
Darcie, a teenage girl who often travels with her historian father, wants nothing more than to have a more normal life ie the whole high school experience and maybe romance with Kevin , the typical boy next door. What she didn't expect was to be mistaken for an Immortal's soulmate and to be caugh
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Lifelong reader turned author, Samantha Britt enjoys reading and writing young adult and new adult fantasy and paranormal romance.

Her latest series, Immortal Chronicles, will be released Summer 2017.

Other books in the series

Immortal Chronicles (4 books)
  • Ensnared (Immortal Chronicles, #2)
  • Envisioned (Immortal Chronicles, #3)
  • Enraptured (Immortal Chronicles, #4)