The Enchanter's Soul
Many fall as the last enchanter rises…
The first line of the ancient prophecy keeps playing over and over in my head, but I’m afraid to remember the rest. I don’t want to think about what’s coming for us—what’s coming for him. I’ve been keeping Brinnswick safe for years; I’ve been keeping my coven safe my whole life; and now I was responsible for keeping Sebastian safe,...more
Told in dual POV, 1st person. It’s the second installment in "The Ellwood Chronicles" and has to be read in order. I liked book one but I enjoyed this a bit more. Both characters were likable, I couldn’t decide I liked which one more. I liked that they both care about each other, how possessive they were of each other, protective of each other or get jealous... I liked that how Ailin was patient with Seb. Yes, sometimes Seb’s behavior hurt him but he understood where Seb came from and t ...more
I loved how patient Ailin was with Seb, how slowly they opened up about their ...more
Sebastian and Allin were exhausting. Their back and forth was enough to make me grit my teeth. Sebastian took things way too personal, I could empathize with him initially but after the fifteenelventh time I was over it. I'm yet to decide if I want to read book three.
The constant back and forth between Sebastian and Ailin was exasperating. Their insecurities about not being enough for each other became too repetitive and after a while it felt like maybe they shouldn't be together since they clearly had to try so hard to stay together. For a love like theirs that was written in stars and traveled centuries to come to fruition there sure was a lot of resistanc ...more
Anyway, this book. I love the interactions between characters, the emotions (truly an emotional rollercoaster haha), the relationships (both romantic, platonic, and family), the humor, the mix between serious and fun, calm moments and exciting ones.
And not to be dramatic but i would die for Sera. (And Thayer) (view spoiler)[ That purple dragon was t ...more
I found Seb kind of annoying. I like him but his reactions pissed me off most of the time.. That's why I can't give 5 stars. But I still loved everything about this story.
All the characters, the plot. The world building! I'm looking forward for the next book!
And I'm definitely waiting for Emrys's one!!
Oh and Basil... He's a little shit and I hope he'll get his head out of his ass in the next book... I sense a story between him and ...more
Can't wait to start book 3 later on today.
I have to start by saying Sebastian really annoys me. He is whiny, doesn’t want the newly discovered magic, won’t fully accept Ailin’s feelings for h ...more
This is book 2 in The Ellwood Chronicles series and it needs to be read/listened to in order.
While I was ambivalent over my feelings for Seb and Ailin in the first book, well, not really, I thought Seb was a drama queen and Ailin was a jerk, this changed in this book. I started out loving Ailin and still thinking Sebastian sounded younger and more immature, and I was more than a bit fed up with him being so difficult about everything. Although, I will admit it couldn't have been easy t ...more
A magical addition to the series. Full of so much emotion I absolutely loved learning more about the characters and watching not only themselves grow but also their relationship. Again this one had me on the edge of my seat and I’m so excited for more!
I think it's time I officially give up on this series. I gave it a good faith effort, I did, and it's not bad which is why I kept trying, but it's just not quite working for me, even though I wish it did. The world building here in interesting, but not quite as seamless as I'd like. The characters are interesting, but the dynamics between everybody here are so WEIRD and confusing. Everybody is prickly and there is honestly so much going on between every single person that it's re ...more
"You can see it?" Ugh! Michele put SO much feeling into that one sentence that i started crying!!! This second installment had absolutely everything that i look for in a paranormal/fantasy read. Some angst, laughter, tears. Oh the feels! This was the absolutely best. Although, i truly disliked Sebastian in this one. I felt like he was so selfish and invalidated Ailins feelings. Its like he knew he was hurting Ailin but didnt care. Ailin was amazing. I loved seein ...more
I was a bit disappointed in this book. I loved the first book in the series and really liked Sebastian. In this book I found myself disliking him a bit, especially through the first 70% of it. I think the problem stemmed from the fact that the majority of the book was written from Ailin’s perspective and very little was written from Sebastian’s. This allowed us to see how Sebastian’s actions were affecting Ailin and didn’t really allow us insight to what Sebastian was going throug ...more
It is a little vague but fine for those who read the first book for sure.
My Genre Scale =
5 star genre for me. I love supernatural fantasy.
Odds if not your genre =
I would not recommend — unless one has already read the first and really liked it.
What stood out =
How much better the end was considering I almost stopped reading.
Mood Type / App ...more
I found this one a but more frustrating than the first book, largely because of certain character interactions. There was more angst in this one with everything going on and for a time this seemed to simply drag on. Initially the angst is between Ailin and Sebastian about some hidden truths of the magical world and what it means for their relationship. Then there is a whole thing whenever Emrys us around, which was a lot in the second half.
Ailin and Sebastian fairly well cemete ...more
This book picks up just days after the first one and it spans over the course of a few months. I loved that.
Where book one was told from entirely Sebastian's POV this one is mainly from Ailin's POV with some Sebastian chapters thrown in. I do not like single POV. There are two sides to every story and I li ...more
I was super excited to read this book and to meet the guys again.
Ailin and Sebastian are on fragile ground. Their relationship is new and with Se ...more
The first book was promising and I thought that the lackluster and annoying dynamic between the two MCs would finally improve in this book. I was mistaken. Not only did it not improve, it took a huge nosedive. The characters turned into cardboard caricatures and just fell apart already by chapter 10. Ailin is this controlling "do it all by myself" type and Seb is an insecure whiny and dramatic 13yo girl. His reaction to the revelation that Sera has several forms, manticore being one of them, ...more
The book in which I fall for Emerys and his new beau. I am as shocked by how that went down as I am by how I feel about them. But I am so looking forward to their book (fingers crossed).
In general, this one didn’t quite do it for me as much as the first, at least for the first 75%. It felt like it progressed really slowly, and was meant to build tension with the escalating events. But it fell a little shor ...more
This book is filled with one thing after another disturbing the supernatural world. Ailen, Seb, and family find themselves trying to sort out odd situations and find the reasons behind them. Something is messing with the "supe" world , and it needs to be sorted soon.
Then, of course, there's the fact that Sebastian is the last enchant ...more
This is the next book in the Ellwood Chronicles and while it continues on with the story the best part is how much more we learn about the characters. I am a huge fan of dual POV and in this book we get to really experience Ailin. Wow he was a bit of a surprise to me. I don’t want to spoil anything but I will say he has become a new favorite of mine!
Another thing I like that has continued from the first book is that for Sebastian it does not all come easy ...more
🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 3.5
The adventure continues and I loved it!!
This story is just as awesome as the first book and continues on with Ailin and Sebastian and them coming to terms with Seb's enchanter powers and their fated connection. It is a thrilling journey, full of new intrigue, mystery, and magic. We see all the favorite characters and get a better insight into their magical world and some weird things that have been happening since their battle with the demon. We are introduced (al ...more
Sebastian Fitz has been revealed to be the prophesied Enchanter that everyone in the magical community is after – or rather his soul. Fortunately for him, not many in the community has yet to realized this yet and that he has the backing of Ailin Ellwood, his soul ma ...more
I love that we have more chapter's from Ailin's POV in this book, allowing us to understand where he's coming from regarding his magic, family and Sebastian. There is a lot going on for both men constantly and you have to pay attention to keep up but it's oh so worth it.
The story itself is full of love, heart ...more
Born and raised in Bal ...more