Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Violet Midnight by Allie Burke
“He knew she was gone the second her cool touch withdrew from his arm. He never saw her but had felt her disappear into some cold, dark place. He perceived the black emptiness where she had been summoned, her deep anxiety filling his heart. But he couldn't reach her. He didn't even know her name.”Violet Midnight is the first book in The Enchanters series by Allie Burke. First of all, I have to say that I loved her book dedication. If you are a fan of a certain series that has taken the world by storm (you know the one), you will appreciate the allusions to that particular phenomenon. I thought these well placed references were very sweet, and I love that the author is enough of a fan that it merits a mention in her story.
I adored the magical feeling of Violet Midnight and was very intrigued by what an Enchanter is and what powers they have. I also want to say how grateful I am to the author for giving us a sexy male character who is in his thirties and I don’t have to feel like a cougar for finding him swoon worthy …. And believe me, Elias is dreamy!
There was some confusion with a few scenes jumping from past to future, and I would have found it helpful if these had been prefaced with a time reference. While I really enjoyed the attention to detail concerning the elements, the concept of which is fascinating, I wished for a bit more history on characters that were introduced later in the story. I wonder if that may have been the author’s intention and mysteries will reveal themselves in the next installments of the series.
Allie Burke is a delightful, sweet author and I will definitely be reading Emerald Destiny, the second book in The Enchanter’s series. I look forward to reading more of her work in the future.