Friday, January 18, 2013

Book Review: Enchanted (The Sidhe)

After a somewhat lengthy holiday hiatus, I am finally posting another book review! Sadly, I have not been giving my blog the attention it deserves.

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with family and friends!


Summary:
In book three of Touched, part of S.A. Archer and S. Ravynheart's The Sidhe series, London does the unthinkable and kidnaps Kieran, one of the young fey in Donovan's charge and a regular at the Glamour Club. London doesn't want to hurt Kieran, she only wants the Sidhe Touch--a mystical, unexplainable force that makes humans willing to do anything to get it. And London really will do anything to feed her addiction.
Unfortunately for her, she isn't the only one after the fey and she will have to risk her life to get him back.

Review:

Enchanted runs parallel with Bloodhound, the fourth book in the Rise of the Unseelie series. What is fascinating about this novel is we really see just how much her addiction has affected her by the third book. In Cursed we see that London's moral boundaries are more black and white, but book three whatever is left of her morality is nearly gone as she lets her addiction to the Touch take over.

It's excellent character development and quite opposite from what you see in most urban fantasy heroines. I like that she's not really a heroine according to the traditional definition, but not really a bad guy... or gal. Archer and Ravynheart do a phenomenal job at making you really sympathize with London. Despite making life difficult for the unseelie fey you can't help but want to see her survive.

It'll be interesting to see what happens to her character as the series continues to progress but now that she's inflicted the wrath of Donovan, and the unseelie fey are hunting her, I can't imagine it will be good.

It was also interesting to see Kieran's reaction though to being kidnapped. He didn't react nearly as much as Malcolm and while frightened at first there was also a bit of sympathy for her character as well. I'm definitely looking forward to see how Archer and Ravynheart will work that angle into the story.

It's been a while since I've read a series that has captivated me this much and I can't stop raving about it. Every time I think I have it figured out there's always a new twist that completely catches me off guard. Forget everything you thought you knew about the fey, vampires and werewolves--this series completely redefines urban fantasy and the supernatural monsters that go along with it.

Rating: 5/5

Find out more about the reading order for The Sidhe and look for Enchanted, book three in the Touched series, on Amazon or wherever eBooks are sold!

 

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2 comments:

  1. Wow. The author should really be proud of this review.

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    1. Thanks for the comment! The series is spectacular. I definitely recommend it.

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