Title: Enchanted by Starlight
Author: Tina L. Hook
Genre/Audience: Women’s fiction, fantasy, adult
Source: For review
Summary: Grace, Skylar, and Alina were three ordinary women until comets crossed their paths, and they all came into a magical power. Grace can make men fall in love with her, Skylar has gained success and popularity, and Alina, bitter and constantly seeking revenge, has the power to unravel lives. Their lives intersect on their journeys of love, heartbreak, success and failures, sometimes in the worst of ways. The women encounter deception, betrayal, envy and pain, often at the hands of one another.
My Thoughts: I hate when I have to do this, but this book just didn’t work for me. Lots and lots of props to the author for being imaginative and writing a creative story, though. I always want to recognize the hard work and heart that authors pour into their books, and I give Tina Hook a lot of credit. Now, to why this book didn’t work for me… while the story was original, I felt as though it jumped around a lot. The three characters narrated alternately, which I usually like, but to me, the story jumped around a lot within the sections with no indication that it was going to jump elsewhere in the story. In addition, I didn’t feel like their voices were distinct and different enough from one another to differentiate between their personalities and stories. You knew who was narrating because the name was at the beginning of the section, but other than that, I had a hard time distinguishing between them. I was also confused a lot and had to flip back quite often to try and figure out what had happened previously. Lastly, their magic abilities weren’t explained clearly enough for me. They just had powers but I wasn’t entirely sure how they worked. I really think this storyline is creative and unique with a lot of potential, but it just didn’t click well with me. It might work for you though, so don’t necessarily discount it based on my thoughts alone!
My Rating: 2/5