When Vivian’s mother dies in a tragic accident, Vivian’s world is turned upside down. Her life, as she knows it, is over. A new life, full of her mother’s secrets, begins…
Sent away by her father to live with two eccentric aunts on the mysterious Tremaine Estate, Vivian comes to learn that a powerful curse lurks over her family – one that only she may have the power to break. With each day she spends in Misty Hills, Vivian uncovers more unsettling discoveries about the town, her reclusive family, and herself.
Can Vivian let go of every truth she’s ever believed and discover who she really is, before the dark secrets hidden within the supernatural town threaten to consume her and those she loves?
You can’t help but to think of Snow White when you start reading The Enchanted Rose. The story immediately has a fairy-tale-like quality, with poor Vivian having lost her mother and being shipped off to family that she’s never met. I know this book is the first in a series so I hope maybe we can find out Vivian’s father’s reasoning for sending her to the Tremaine Estate.
Vivian finds out so many secrets as she grows acclimated to her new home. I almost feel there were a few too many bombshells, or they took a bit too long to be unveiled. That being said, the story pulled me in right away and I was dying to know how Vivian would fit into Misty Hills.
After finishing reading this book, I reflected on the title. Credit goes to Nader for coming up for a title that fits but doesn’t really make sense until after you’ve read the book. It’s like you just accept it and then it dawns on you as to what the title really means.
I was a bit upset at the abrupt ending of the story. I understand that there are more installments in the series to come but it still very jarring. I was left with lots of unanswered questions and felt a bit abandoned.
I feel that The Enchanted Rose reaches far beyond the YA genre and is just as suited for adults. If you are a fan of the classic VC Andrews series and/or the television series Charmed, you would probably enjoy this book. Not sure if it’s for you? Pick it up – I bet you will like it.
Nadia Nader was born and raised in Kuwait.
You can find Nadia on her website: www.NadiaNader.com
In addition to writing, Nadia’s interests include traveling around the world.
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