Monday, November 5, 2012

The Charmed by Christine Wenrick

reviewed by Charlotte

Olivia and Sarah are best friends taking a commuter train back to the city where they attend college.  A coven of vampires attach the train causing it to crash.  Everyone on the train dies as a result of the accident or feeding vampires, except Olivia.  Olivia is saved by Caleb, a person from her past, who doesn’t understand the strong feeling to do anything possible to keep Olivia safe.

Olivia recognizes Caleb with a single touch.  Soon they are in love and unusually in tune with each other.  As the feelings get stronger and they spend more time together Olivia starts to notice startling changes in herself.  When she finds out the reason behind these changes she worries she will have to give Caleb up.

As the first book in a trilogy and the first book I have read from Christine Wenrick I was unsure what to expect.  Was this going to be a mushy girl and vampire fall in love or a gross blood sucking everyone dies story?  I am happy to say it had a little bit of everything and I loved it.

Calebs coven, which included Jax and Gemma, is a coven of daywalkers who really just want to blend in and fit with regular people when they have to.  Isaac’s coven, which is a lot larger, bites people and kills them.  They are not wanting to live in the real work and just take what they want, when they want it.
Then there is Caleb and Olivia’s story.  OOO LALA!  The love they share is unreal.  So deep and true.  The scene at the piano, OH MY GOSH, it made me blush and I loved every minute of it.  The rest of Caleb’s coven, Gemma and Jax, equally interest me.  The notes, a.k.a  not poems, that Gemma writes and Jax collects  make my heart pitter patter.  I hope there is more to both stories to be told in Book 2 and Book 3 of this series.

The Charmed is a great story with amazing characters that entertain me from beginning to end.  Everyone should just read it, you won’t be sorry.

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The Charmed is also available at Barnes & Noble and the iBookstore

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