Friday, February 10, 2017

Review: Enchantment (Channie #1) by Charlotte Abel

Enchantment (Channie, #1)
Title: Enchantment

Series: Channie #1

Author: Charlotte Abel

Publication date: June 2011

Published by: Charlotte Abel

Source: Amazon Freebie

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While other girls are wearing push-up bras, Channie Belks is trying to hide the fact she's a witch.

Sorta hard to do after her parents slap a chastity curse on her for flirting with "dirty-minded, non-magical, city-boys." She can't even walk by a hot guy without zapping him.

There's a way to break the curse; but one mistake could kill her. It's not worth the risk ... until she meets Josh.

Suddenly, the threat of death isn't such a deal-breaker.

My rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Channie grew up in a magical community, up until her father’s gambling problem forces them to flee and live among the “Magically Disabled,” that is. And now Channie must hide the fact that she is a witch.

The idea of power names is interesting for sure, but I don’t know that I’m completely sold on it. Channie’s power name was Enchantment which, well, brought all the boys to the yard, and her parents are like,

So her worried parents changed her power name to Chastity... Ha! I mean, I do love me a good witchy book! That being said, I didn’t like this very much =/ The use of magic in this was just... fine.

The characters themselves were too out there. The dialogue was over the top and their ignorance was beyond belief! And the parents were a special kind of something... they were awful! They were vindictive and abusive—both verbally and magically. I mean, here is this family throwing magic left and right—at their own family! The parents give Channie these awful punishments, and Channie talked back to her parents so much and demanded things of them and even threatened them with magic! If I would’ve done this to my parents (minus the magic part, of course), I would’ve gotten the f*cking chancla!

Channie’s behavior was frustrating! She was immature, obnoxious, disrespectful, and a spoiled brat! Of course, I can’t fully blame her because there was zero mutual respect between the children and the parents. None! The parents aren’t very good role models, to begin with, so I don’t know how they expect their children to be any better than them.


Some characters I actually liked were the triplets! They were the cutest things ever! I liked Josh, too, mostly. But the romance... ugh! So much freaking lust! Too much, in fact. The romance was cheesy and annoying and it left little room for anything else, like, I don't know, story. Too much horny teenagers, not enough of anything else.

I am just so annoyed with this book because it had potential! There was barely any story, too much of lusting teenagers and just—I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought or hoped I would, unfortunately.

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)


  1. It would be hard to be a teenage witch! There should be a show about that!

    1. It definitely would! When I was younger I actually used to watch Sabrina the Teenage Witch and I absolutely loved it!

  2. This book seems to have a great idea, but very poor execution, especially if the author didn't seem to realize characters need depth and not flat stereotyping.

    1. Exactly! There was no dimension to them at all!

  3. I can't imagine hiding the fact that I'm a witch. It sounds like an interesting tale. Thanks for posting!

    1. Oh yeah! I love that idea! I just wish it was better executed in this book lol

  4. Sounds like a good book! I love Witches! :)

  5. I'm starting to love Witches as I did when I was a child :) Awesome review.


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