Saturday, September 13, 2014

Book Review | Enchanted Inc.

by Shanna Swendson

Genre: Urban Fantasy | Chick Lit
Series: Enchanted Inc.Series Book 1 | Goodreads
Read an excerpt here

Blurb from Goodreads
Katie Chandler had always heard that New York is a weird and wonderful place, but this small-town Texas gal had no idea how weird until she moved there. Everywhere she goes, she sees something worth gawking at and Katie is afraid she's a little too normal to make a splash in the big city. Working for an ogre of a boss doesn't help.

Then, seemingly out of the blue, Katie gets a job offer from Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., a company that tricks of the trade to the magic community. For MSI, Katie's ordinariness is an asset.

Lacking any bit of magic, she can easily spot a fake spell, catch hidden clauses in competitor's contracts, and detect magically disguised intruders. Suddenly, average Katie is very special indeed.

She quickly learns that office politics are even more complicated when your new boss is a real ogre, and you have a crush on the sexy, shy, ultra powerful head of the R&D department, who is so busy fighting an evil competitor threatening to sell black magic on the street that he seems barely to notice Katie. Now it's up to Katie to pull off the impossible: save the world and—hopefully—live happily ever after.


Hmm... Something is missing...
But I will give Book 2 a chance...

Enchanted Inc. is a very light read that is best enjoyed on a relaxing night after a long and busy day. It is like Sex in the City —without the "sex", Alias —without the espionage, FRIENDS —without the crazy, and Harry Potter —without Hogwarts and Dumbledor, all rolled into one. It's fun and a bit intriguing.

And now both my roommates were dating former frogs. My life is so weird.

I like it. I like Katie. I like the magic and MSI. There is just something missing for me to be truly enchanted by Enchanted Inc. I just can't pin point the exact reason why. I also think that the world building is pretty wispy with many loose ends. An good example of a loose end in the story will be the former frog "princes". —When and how did they end up cursed? What happened with their lives after they were rescued from a lifetime of eating insects (aside from dating Katie's roommates)? Do they work? How about the guy who seemed to have been cursed a few decades ago? Is his family still around?— And other similar questions. Well, I guess, it is just not as air-tight as I would have preferred.

"But if you kiss enough frogs, you’re bound to stumble upon a prince.”
Having said all that, I will still read the second book of this series, Once Upon Stilettos. I will give it a chance because I want to find out if Katie will work it out with a certain "heart breaker" wizard or with the "immune" lawyer. I also want to read more about the story's modern Merlin. —Will he learn the all about the internet? Will he sign-up on Facebook?

As I said, I was not enchanted but I'm a bit intrigued.

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  1. I was very pleased to find this web-site. I wanted to thanks for your time for this wonderful read.

  2. Wow! Thank you for that. I will be posting other reviews soon.