- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 688 KB
- Print Length: 393 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475145535
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Alicia Rivoli (5 April 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007RTO0EO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,709,137 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Mere Enchantment (The Enchantment Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The Enchantment series takes you into another world. The world of Mere. Under attack from the dark traitor, Jacan, and his army of Umbra, the Kingdom of Mere is struggling to survive. Jacan and his army have already taken over the city of Nebula and if nobody stops him, Jacan will strive to take over the whole Kingdom! It is therefore up to the five main characters, Preston, Chloe, Jason, Megan and Zach to prevent Jacan with the use of magic and their new-founded abilities in Mere to defeat Jacan and his army.
Mere Enchantment (Book 1) begins with Preston living in a cabin with his parents overlooking Mirror Lake. When Preston's parents rent out their second cabin, across the other side of the lake, to two families, each with two teenagers, Chloe, Jason, Megan and Zach, Preston seems happy to have kids of a similar age visit. He quickly builds up a bond with them, in particular Chloe. Preston takes them to a cave nearby and little do they realise at the time that this cave is where the magic really begins for them!
There were a couple of instances in the very beginning that made me question why Preston's parents treated him like a younger child, when he was an older teenager.Read more ›
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I've only broken that rule twice. The first was Miss. Peregrins Home for Peculiar Children. It was a fun book, but there was no warning that it would leave me hanging from a cliff of unresolved story, with no signs of book #2 coming to rescue me. And so I continue to hang.
The second violation was for Mere Enchantment, although this time I did with full knowledge of what I was getting into AND for a good reason. Alicia Rivoli is a friend of mine, and I was excited to know that she had finally finished her long rumored book! Who wouldn't be excited to read a book written by someone you actually know? If only I could figure out a way for her to sign my Kindle book . . .
Enough of my rambling, on with the review!
I love the world Alicia has created! The story is original and fun--I felt like I was reading the dreams of every 8 to 14 year old boy or girl coming true on paper--or eInk anyway! When I found myself turning the last page, I felt a twinge of disappointment that I have to wait to learn the rest of the story. Or maybe Alicia will give me a peak into the future of my new friends from Mere (Maybe? Alicia?) . . .
As an adult, reading Mere Enchantment felt very similar to the first time I picked up Fablehaven. (Which also earned three stars from me btw, so Mere Enchantment is in good company!) Like Fablehaven, there are inconsistencies that my perfectionist mind got hung up on, pacing that felt off, some grammar mistakes that can easily be corrected, and terminology that I might have wielded differently. Certainly all things that can and should be corrected in future editions--for me these elements distracted from the story. Alicia, if you'd like a more detailed explination, I'd be happy to share my notes and thoughts with you.
As a child, however, I suspect reading Mere Enchantment will also feel similar to reading Fablehaven--magical and exciting and hard to put down!
Brava Alicia for seeing through to the end what has certainly been a labor of love. I am completely impressed that you have created a new world and new characters and a story that is fresh and unique, but still feels familiar because (view spoiler)[finding out you are a prince or princess (hide spoiler)] is the dream of every child! Thank you for creating a wholesome and uplifting story. I picture kids 8 - 14 (and their parents) enjoying your story for years to come!
The beginning of the story is developed as you learn who the four main characters are. They are meeting each other and then learn together through some rather extreme events who they really are! And then you go to Mere :)
I love Mere and the people already! The last half of the book was definitely the most exciting but it's a story worth getting to. It does have a part one feel, so be ready to move right on to Rings of Enchantment! I haven't read that one yet but am thoroughly excited to see how these quickly growing characters are able to fill the huge destinies set out for them.
It's a very engaging story with description that fills the imagination and makes immersing yourself in Alicia Rivoli's world as easy as opening the pages.
I was not satisfied with the end, I was not happy that the story just dropped and left you hanging. I think you should have tied the story up a little more before ending it.
I really can't wait until the second book comes out.
Great job Alicia! I hope someday to write a book.
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