Thursday, October 18, 2012

Book review: The Charmed by Christine Wenrick

Title: The Charmed
Author: Christine Wenrick
Series: The Charmed triology #1
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Purchase: Amazon
My Rating:

About the book:
Olivia Ann Grayson sees only one future for herself – to compose and perform the music she has loved since she was a child.  But that future changes in an instant when a commuter train taking her to the city crashes and is attacked by, unbelievably, a coven of vampires!  As the rabid creatures feed their thirst on the surviving passengers, Olivia is spared from an unthinkable fate because of the intervention of another vampire – Caleb Wolfe, a figure from her past who, for reasons he doesn’t understand himself, would do anything to protect her.
After one familiar touch, Olivia recognizes the man behind the vampire.  Soon love and a powerful supernatural connection begins to grow between them.  But with that connection Olivia starts to notice startling changes happening within herself, and violent events make it clear that the vampire coven which wanted her the night of the train crash won’t stop until they have her.
Time is running out for Olivia and Caleb to discover why all this is happening.  And the answers they find may painfully tear their new found love apart.

My Thoughts:

This must be one of the better books I have read in a while and I am really happy that I agreed to review it. It was simply an excellent story and the charachters were well built and thought through.
I absolutely loves her writing style and she really knows how to connect with the reader through her words. The book is written in one perspective but it almost feels like you are getting it from two and I love it. That is what I call good writing.
Wenrick really knows how to capture the emotions in the sub charachters aswell through the eyes of Olivia.

So to the main charachters themself:
Olivia: She is so believable and you can really feel with her. I liked that she was so strong and cool in the whole situation that she goes through. I love that she is almost the same age as myself since I felt that I easier could put myself in her shoes =)

Caleb: Oh my!, what can I say? He is the perfect mix between a lover and a warrior. He sees himself as a monster and hates what he is. Until Olivia walks in to his life and he gradually accepts it more and more. I think it was great that he was kind of a "new" vampire compared to what vampires usually are in these kind of stories.

The story was all in all a very steamy one I must say! Not too much in the love scenes but just perfect lol. 
It was exciting and you actually never knew beforehand what was to come.
I recommend it warmly!

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