Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Book Name: The Charmed

Author's Name: Christine Wenrick

Category: M/F

Main Characters: Olivia & Caleb

Series: The Charmed Trilogy (book 1)

Release Date: 08/29/12

Buy it here: Amazon

Blurb: 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.

Wendy's Review: To have everything you know in your life taken from you or changed in a 6 month time period would be hard for anyone to cope with but to throw a vampire & his coven into the mix is a whole new reality for Olivia.  At 26 years old she is in school doing what she loves, playing and composing music. Surviving a train crash was the easiest thing she did on that fateful night, losing someone close to her and then discovering the existence of vampires were the hardest. Ten years before, Olivia met a man who saved her life then lost his own. Now all these years later she sees the same beautiful grey eyes staring at her again.  Caleb is now a vampire and he knew the instant he saw Olivia she was the girl from years ago, the same girl that had a magical pull on him.  Caleb saves Olivia but they both know she cannot stay with him and his coven. She must go home to the real world and continue her life. Olivia was saved the night of the train wreck but she was hurt, so once her wounds were healed he took her home and again change came to Olivia that she was not expecting. Her past, or should I say her parents past came back to find her, only to throw her into a life she doesn’t want at the time. 
I enjoyed this story, the love between the two grew quickly but you can read the magic behind it.  The author does not hit you with changes to the characters easily, one minute you are thinking, oh I know where this is going to end up and wham it is taken on a completely different path that makes the whole storyline better. I enjoyed the whole story and am looking forward to book two.
My Rating: 4

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