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(Enchanted #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  286 ratings  ·  107 reviews
Mara Pryce never imagined that her life was anything but normal and then a strange gray-eyed young man appears at her graduation. When he vanishes without a trace, she’s convinced he’s a figment of her imagination. Then he appears again and shatters her whole world.

Mara is an enchanter, part of an ancient line of Wiccan power, and a war is raging—one of good and evil—betwe
Paperback, 378 pages
Published November 17th 2017
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Carlene Inspired
Things had been feeling off for Mara for a while, her dreams and unease as she approached graduation keep her looking over her shoulder constantly, but she never could have prepared for the night that changed everything. She finds herself on the run with a handsome guy named Theodore, filled with questions and fear as she leaves everything she's known behind her. Her old life is gone, in its place is a locked-down safe house, an over-protective jerk for a protector, and a sea of lessons to learn ...more
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017-releases, arcs
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

Enchant is a YA paranormal romance about Mara Pryce. She's just an ordinary seventeen-year-old who's just graduated high school. At her graduation, a mysterious, grey-eyed guy shows and suddenly disappears. Mara is convinced he's just a figment of her imagination. Then one day he returns and she discovers she's an Enchanter, a witch. Theodor
L.P. Logan
Nov 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, witches, fantasy
I came, I saw, I read it, and I came to the conclusion that this book has about as much emotional range as a rock.

That said I am giving it extra stars for a somewhat unique plot line.

The whole problem stems from my inability to get invested in the characters. And it's not like they are doing anything to make it so I will. The text moves quickly without making appropriate cues and observations about feelings. It is all about feelings. And detailing why the character feels the way they do -- not
Aimee Ferguson
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviews
Digital ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This review can also be found here, on my blog!

Look, I knew what I was getting into when I read the blurb of this book. It's the sort of premise that dominates paranormal books (particularly those of the last couple years). You know, a 'normal' girl who meets a mysterious (dark, hot and usually insufferable) boy who tears apart everything she knows, and shows her that she's actually -insert paranormal creature here-. Not just an
Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
I am slowly getting through all my NetGalley books. Which is really helping my stress level. Now to the actual review. I'm a simple person, I see anything paranormal (vampires and witches especially) and I got to read it or at the very least give it a try. So this one pulled me in quickly. I loved the characters and I thought everything was well done but the whole war part.... I just felt that it could've been more. Otherwise, I can't wait to read the rest.
Steph's Romance Book Talk
This is the first fantasy book I have read from Micalea and I really, really enjoyed it!! I loved getting to know Mara and Theo and I want more. I did feel that it was a little jumbled at parts but felt it was more about the story building for the rest of the series/triolgy than a lacking to the story. There is action, romance, and adventure. This is an adventure that I encourage you to take!!

This specific video review: (To be posted later in the November 2017 Wrap Up)

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Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 STARS!!!
This was such a great paranormal read of good v's evil. The story follows Mara and her protector Theodore as they prepare for a battle of Enchanted v's Iniquitous and what a story it is. This story is filled with suspense from the very beginning and ends the same way. There were laughs, bickering, friendships and enemies between these characters and it was both amusing and frustrating at times. There were times I wanted them to act more mature than their age, but I loved the chemistr
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc, blog-tours
I've read pretty much all of this author's contemporary books, but I've only read one of her paranormal series'! I knew that she was supposed to publish this book a few years ago and then she ended up not doing so, so I was very sad about that! So it's fair to say that I was very excited when the author announced that she was publishing this book and the other two books in the trilogy! I signed up for the Blog Tour as soon as I saw one and I started my ARC as soon as I received it! After reading ...more
Anna Doe
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is phenomenal.

All the time I read contemporary, and mostly NA romance that I forgot how fun and amazing paranormal and YA books can be.

The whole story is captivating and mysterious. It pulls you in and you can't stop reading. I loved the characters, both main and supporting. They are well developed. There were moments when I wanted to punch Mara in the face, but at the same time I can totally understand where she's coming from.

I want more of this series, and I want it NOW.

Brilliant in
Polly Barreto
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Holy cow can Ms. Smeltzer conjure up a beautiful story! Follow Mara (doll face) on her mystical journey of discovering who she really is with the help of her protector Theodore (Theo).
Follow the battle between the Enchanted (good) vs the Iniquitous (bad) to see which side comes up victorious. I wish I had my own “magical powers” to see into the future, because with the cliffhanger we are left with – dang I need some answers!!
Raquel Auriemma
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
No, it's not out yet, but I was able to read an advanced copy and I loved it! I've always been a fan of Micalea's work, but hadn't read any of her paranormal books before this one. Now I need to go back and read the others. Add this to your TBR immediately if you're a Micalea fan or a paranormal fan. You won't regret it.
S.L. Shiner
Oct 30, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book was just okay. I actually struggled to finish the whole thing. Maybe it just wasn't my cup of tea, though supernatural is usually something I enjoy. One thing that irked me about this work was there was too many shower scenes. Why was everyone always taking a shower? The main character took two showers in the first chapter alone. The story was too fast past, it went from one thing to the next with out building up any suspense. I feel like you didn't get to know the characters. It was u ...more
Lenore Kosinski

2 stars -- I received a free copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.

I hate when this happens.  I actually won an ARC of this book, but it just did not work out for me.  And that always bums me out.  I've never read anything by this author before, but I've heard great things about her contemporary I'm uncertain if it's just that her voice doesn't shine through as well in non-contemp books?  I'll maybe give those a try before I
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Nov 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a interesting take on the magic paranormal area. The ending is a cliffy but not a cliffy. I say this because during the book we get told something that can have you believe that what we are seeing isn’t going to happen but it may happen.

The idea here is that Mara is a chosen one enchanter who is highly coveted. She is to do great things. What no idea. That is to come I believe. She doesn’t know she is an enchanter until Theo shows up at her high school graduation and sweeps her away from
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017, series

Enchant is the first book in the Enchanted Trilogy by Micalea Smeltzer and it is a unique story of good vs evil and a girl truly coming into her own.

When we first meet Mara she is waking up from a vivid dream on the day of her high school graduation and her day only goes downhill from there. What should be a normal day for her ends up with death and her running away with a stranger who tells her shes a “Chosen One” enchanter and he’s her Protector. She’s n
Ana Beatriz Esteves
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-reviews

Mara Pryce is just a normal teenager, living with her widowed father and going to high school, just like it is expected from her. That is, until the day a mysterious stranger that only she sees appears in her life. She almost fools herself into thinking he was just a figment of her imagination but in a time of peril he reappears and saves her life.
The stranger is called Theodore and e proceeds to explain to her that she is an enchan
Neilliza Swaffar
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
**Copy provided by NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review**

☆☆☆☆ 4.5 STARS ☆☆☆☆

Enchant is magically beautiful and will cast a spell on any reader. Mara and Theo’s story is complicated, but yet enchanting. I love the world that Author Micalea Smeltzer had created. She really shot an arrow through my heart, by creating this beautiful fantasy story that I love so much.

Mara lived a normal life as human for many years, until her almost 18th birthday gotten in the way. Her beautiful savior Theo
Julia ⏃  ✦ :The Romance Rebels: ⏃ ✦
I wanted every last one of the Iniquitous to bleed out beneath me. I wanted their blood to coat my hands and stain my clothes. I wanted them to cower at my name. "

Enchant by Micalea Smeltzer, is a YA paranormal romance. Mara is a young girl not knowing the power that she wields within her. And as her birthday grows near, she is thrown into a world she never knew existed. Just as Mara is adjusting to her new life, she is in grave danger. The Iniquitous are tracking her every move, and when the
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
‘Enchant’ is a beautifully written YA paranormal romance. Though author Micalea Smeltzer makes use of some familiar YA tropes (teenage girl unknowingly about to come into her powers on her nearing birthday and is thrown into the hidden supernatural world she never knew she was born into) this book holds its own within the genre.

I love the witty banter and teasing between main character Mara and her protector, Theodore. His younger sister, Adelaide, adds to the realistic and sarcasm-laced dialog
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, arc
As this is the first book by Micalea Smeltzer that I've read I was really blown away. Immediately I looked up other books by her and purchased a few. Enchant was nothing like I expected in the best way possible. First of all I was drawn by the gorgeous cover, anyone that says covers don't sell books are lying. The synopsis is pretty vague but I'm happy for that as it didn't give anything huge away. The characters were all really interesting, the magic and safe house in the book gave it that whim ...more
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Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
My mind is a mess of thoughts, suspicion, and assumptions! That ending just blew my damn mind.

The story starts with a mystery feel. Our leads, Mara and Theo, at first I wasn't so sure about them, their perceived relationship, Theo came off as over confident and a jerk without much depth and Mara a bit naive and detached. However, the more I read the more I knew I was wrong. There was more, A LOT more to both of them, and their behaviour is more about protecting themselves than anything else.

I lo
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My mind is a mess of thoughts, suspicion, and assumptions! That ending just blew my damn mind.

The story starts with a mystery feel. Our leads, Mara and Theo, at first I wasn't so sure about them, their perceived relationship, Theo came off as over confident and a jerk without much depth and Mara a bit naive and detached. However, the more I read the more I knew I was wrong. There was more, A LOT more to both of them, and their behaviour is more about protecting themselves than anything
Melinda Howard
*This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

This was a really interesting read. I found the plot to be quite interesting and the characters were, for the most part, intriguing and likeable. I did at times, however, find Mara to be quite annoying and angsty. Also, her attraction to Theodore tended to dominate the plot too much, at times detracting away from the story line itself and becoming quite repetitive. Despite this, I found that I couldn't put the book down; the
I've had this book on my Kindle since its release and finally got around to reading it! I liked the story and the whole premise of it. I mean, I love witches and warlocks and seers and vampires and... you get my point, right?

Now, while I liked it I didn't really like or love it as much as I was hoping it to. The story, for a YA Fantansy, seemed too fast-paced. Months and years were being muddled up without a warning and a select few times I did lose track. But saying all that, this is an intrig
Jan 11, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a fun book, and while I kind of want to see the sequel(s), it'll be a hard time for me to actively seek them out.

Mara is a regular teenager, living a regular life. Then as it goes, everything gets twisted upside down, her friend's crush gets murdered, and her dad's been kidnapped.

Then she gets kidnapped by a guy who keeps flinging sexual innuendo at her, while telling her that he literally can't sleep with her, or else.

It's a cliched romance novel, with some magic thrown in. The charact
Nov 12, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a quick and satisfying book that focuses on the romance more than anything, however we do get to see some fun magic. I liked that we got to see Mara actually training and working hard. Too often in “chosen one” stories, the lead character barely lifts a finger and they’re just naturally gifted, but Mara, while still having a natural affinity, still puts effort in. I’m hoping she keeps growing and becomes a badass magical witch. And I hope we get to see some more world-building as well!

Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a lovely enchanter/witch romance.

Mara stringing Winston along while she loved Theo really didn't sit right with me. It's all good and dandy when he is a nice guy and took it well, but she really should have known better. I liked Adelaide and Theo, though Theo was a bit too typical a romantic hero: hot, strong, resourceful, cocky, self-sacrificial...

Poor Theo is all I can say for the cliffhanger ending... He really does take his protector job seriously.

Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it

I can't believe that ending. That is one of the worst cliffhangers that I've ever read. Granted I really, really enjoyed reading this. But that ending!

This is mostly a fast paced book, there were a few slow moments. But this was a well rounded read. It is quite a unique take on witches/wizards.
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sooo good! I wish I had book two already. I need answers. Now!
Andrea Heltsley
Funny but this book has actually been on my Goodreads tbr since 2012ish. I adore this author’s paranormal romance. Sooo happy this finally came to fruition! I’m looking forward to reading the next installment! And that ending...
Mara and Theo! What is going to happen next? Five glittery stars for this long awaited release!
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Micalea Smeltzer is a twenty-something author from Northern Virginia. She has four dogs, which is as crazy as it sounds. As a recent kidney transplant recipient she's dedicated to raising awareness around the effects of kidney disease, dialysis, and transplant as well as educating people on living donation. She enjoys writing about fantastical paranormal creatures and sexy rock stars. When she's n ...more

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