“I'm absolutely astounded this series hasn't gone mainstream viral! The creativity is unparalleled; it has such a unique take on the subject of magic and wizards. I love how Katie is just an ordinary girl, with literally no magical abilities whatsoever, but she is still so valuable and such an...”see full review » see other reviews »
“weer erg leuk!”jojootje wrote this review Thursday, August 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm absolutely astounded this series hasn't gone mainstream viral! The creativity is unparalleled; it has such a unique take on the subject of magic and wizards. I love how Katie is just an ordinary girl, with literally no magical abilities whatsoever, but she is still so valuable and such an integral part of the magical world. It's the stuff dreams are made of, for an ordinary girl to have such an extraordinary life.
Now, about Owen, our hero, what can I say that hasn't already been said? He's simply awesome, and is undeniably one of the best fiction guys I've ever come across. His shyness is completely endearing, yet he can be tough if the situation is extreme enough. This book shows a side to him that was barely touched on in the previous books...in a way it sort of knocks him down off the "perfect man" pedestal, adding realism by showing that he actually is human, beautiful yet flawed. (I still love him, though!) I'm sure my heart wasn't the only one to break in agony for him during the final events of the story!
Much Ado About Magic is the 5th book in the "Enchanted, Inc" series, and while it does include some back-story for new readers, you really should just read the series in order, starting with book one "Enchanted, Inc". Go ahead, treat yourself and pick them all up. I think you'll be glad you did!
For those concerned about possible objectionable content, I'd say this book is on par with the rest of the series: Occasional mild language and an innuendo or two, but I actually thought this was the mildest in the series so far. I appreciate that Shanna Swendson gives us a fun and sweet romance without the steamy scenes and situations. Bravo!
So, in closing....after waiting almost 4 years for this book to be published, I'm happy to say that it was definitely worth the wait, agonizing though it was. Katie, Owen, Merlin and Rod have all been stuck in my head ever since I originally read the first books, and I doubt they'll be leaving me alone anytime soon. These characters and stories are unlike anything I've ever encountered before, I just love it! As long as Shanna keeps writing this series, I'll keep buying!!!! hint, hint! ;)”