Friday, 27 August 2010

Wicked Enchantment by Anya Bast - review and another chance to enter the giveaway

I bought this book after I read a lot of exellent things about it and a excerpt - I was hooked form the start. And I wasn't disappointed. Here's a little bit about it (from Ms Bast's webpage):

When you’re a half incubus, your reputation precedes you…
All eyes are on Gabriel Mac Braire the day he makes his first appearance in the Seelie Court, including those of Aislinn Finvarra. Despite deep bitterness over her last failed relationship, Aislinn cannot help but be curious about the half incubus who is known to possess dark magick, both lethal and sexual in nature. Rumors abound of the women who have become enslaved to his irresistible charms.
So when the Summer Queen of the fae orders Aislinn herself to act as his guide in the court, she is understandably on guard. She’s fallen under the spell of far less persuasive men before. In addition, Gabriel might be more than he seems and his true mission is far from innocent.
This time, Aislinn must protect not only her heart, but her very life…

The story is set in the mythological land of Piefferburg where all Fae people have been imprisoned by humans. The world is broken into two main subgroups of Fae: The Summer Queen with her Seelie noble class and the Shadow King ruled in dark with the Unseelie class. Oh I love those powerful people and while I don't especially find incubus attractive Gabriel was something different. I liked him from the start and I cheered for him throughout the whole story. Aislinn is very believable character and I could relate to her angst and feeling of not belonging. And I must admit that I am a sucker for those stories about magic where heroine is not sure if she is involved or under a spell and then hero has to prove himself (in very enjoyable ways *wink*). The world building was amazing. The back-story, the city where all the Fae people now has to live, the villains - everything was beautifully described and believable. When starting a new paranormal or fantasy book I am always afraid I won't be able to grasp all the important facts about this new world whit its special rules. But here everything went smoothly and natural. I liked how court's dynamics were described and all those behind the curtain actions. The story is fast paced and loaded with action. In some places it takes turn in a direction I didn't expect.
And then there is that great cover...
All in all it was a good book and I am looking forward to reading Ms Bast's next instalment in this series called Cruel Enchantment that comes out on September 7, 2010.

I give it 4 feathers because the end was just too much for me; but I don't want to spoil it for you with my negative thoughts. Read it and judge it yourself.

Don't forget to comment on this post since it gives you an extra entry for my contest.


  1. Hey honey, you did not care for the ending of the book?? It has been a while for me, but I did love this book. And yes, Ms Anya did an awesome job at world building to where you are never lost. Even in their world of so much!

    I hope all is well honey and hope the internet connection got better for you honey!

  2. Thanks Cecile!
    As for the Internet, they are working on it, we'll wee :(

  3. i havent' read any books from Anya. lucky you !