Thursday, September 20, 2012

Reviewed: The Charmed by Christine Wenrick...

The Charmed (The Charmed Trilogy)
In The Charmed—Book One of The Charmed Trilogy—Olivia Ann Greyson 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 starling 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 love apart.

The Charmed is the first book that I have read from Christine Wenrick. I both LOVED it and HATED it at the same time!! She killed me with this book and she better make it up to me in the next one!!! LOL ;P
I need a HEA in the books that I read and The Charmed ended with only the  hint of a future HEA for Olivia and Caleb. The ending was so sweet and sad!! UGH!! 
I wasn't sure what to expect as I had never heard of The Charmed or  Christine Wenrick. I was immediately pulled into the story through the prologue and hooked with the opening chapters. I couldn't wait to see what happened next. But then it started to remind me of Twilight, as there were a few similarities. This disappointed me because I really liked the book up to this point and I didn't want it to be like Twilight because nothing can come close to that book for me. I didn't want to read a Twilight imitation~if I wanted to read Twilight~I would just read Twilight!! But I kept reading and I am so glad that I did because before I knew it I was sucked back into this book and I didn't want it to end!! Yes, there were a few things that reminded me of Twilight but at the same time the story took over and it was all The Charmed!! 
Oh, how I loved Caleb and Olivia!! That scene with Caleb and Olivia at the piano~SMOKIN HOT!! The secondary characters were just as great and I can't wait to see what happens next with Gemma, Jax, and Alec. Those little notes that Gemma left everywhere for Jax *sigh*. 
Just a great story with great characters that kept me entertained and left me wanting more!! I was worn out by the end of this book from the roller coaster of emotions I felt and from biting my nails waiting for Olivia to reveal what she truly was and the affect it would have on everyone. 
Christine please put me out of my misery and give Olivia and Caleb the HEA they deserve!! LOL :)

***ARC provided by Christine Wenrick~Thank you so much!! :)

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