The Enchanted Rose
Author: Nadia Nader
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Published: April 4, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
When Vivian’s mother dies in a tragic accident, Vivian’s world is turned upside down. Her life, as she knows it, is over. A new life, full of her mother’s secrets, begins…
Sent away by her father to live with two eccentric aunts on the mysterious Tremaine Estate, Vivian comes to learn that a powerful curse lurks over her family – one that only she may have the power to break. With each day she spends in Misty Hills, Vivian uncovers more unsettling discoveries about the town, her reclusive family, and herself.
Can Vivian let go of every truth she’s ever believed and discover who she really is, before the dark secrets hidden within the supernatural town threaten to consume her and those she loves?
(A digital copy generously provided by the author Nadia Nader in exchange for an honest review) Thank you so much, Ms. Nadia!
I fell in love the first time I saw the cover of this book. It’s pretty! Perhaps it’s one of the reasons why it caught my interest and had me excited to read it. Apart from the coverly love, I also found it unexpectedly good when it comes to the story itself.
I honestly did not have any expectations with this book but when I finally delved into the world of Misty Hills and all its magical and mysterious tales, well, I was smitten. Actually, I don’t have any penchant for witch stories but this book surprisingly enthralled me.
The main character is not annoying and that’s what I love about this book. I usually find it hard to like a YA female character especially when it comes to fantasy books. They tend to get annoying all throughout the book! But Vivian is a likeable character. She’s not angsty and irritating although she has a lot of reasons to, given the fact that she just lost her mom and she was eventually thrown to a very strange place where peculiar things evolve around. But yes, I love this girl.
The other characters are also tolerable, interesting, and mysterious. I still could not judge Hunter and Jaxon’s character and I have this feeling that either of them are hiding something, and that’s what I’m going to find out in the next book.
Overall, The Enchanted Rose is a good read. It’s thought-provoking and it kept me interested the whole time. It’s also a light and easy read. I am surely going to read its sequel! 🙂
Rating: 4 Stars