The Enchanted Rose by Nadia Nader

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I received this book to review as part of my involvement with Xpresso Book Tours. All thoughts are my own.

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The Enchanted Rose by Nadia Nader 
Publication date: January 14th 2015 
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

 

Synopsis:

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?

 

My review:

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.
 

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AUTHOR BIO:

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.

 

Author links:

http://www.nadianader.com/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7945488.Nadia_Nader

https://www.facebook.com/NadiaNaderBooks

https://twitter.com/nadia_nader

 

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One winner will receive an electronic copy of The Enchanted Rose by Nadia Nader!  Giveaway is open worldwide (excluding Quebec) to adults ages 18 and older.  Giveaway ends Friday, 6/5/15 at 11:59pm EDT.  To enter, just use the widget below.  The tour-wide giveaway can be found at the bottom of this post.  Good luck!

 

 

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    • Alisha Sienkiel on June 1, 2015 at 10:38 pm
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    Great review! This books sounds intriguing so I will have to check it out 🙂

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    • Katrina Angele on June 1, 2015 at 2:13 am
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    I am looking forward to reading this!

  3. 5

    It sounds like the secrets are really something! What a great story of intrigue.

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    • Maria on May 21, 2015 at 9:29 am
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    I love that it is current and yet fairy tale combined into one. If this is a series, it’s going to do so well!

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    • Patty H on May 20, 2015 at 2:07 pm
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    I love the story line of this book. I would love to read it.

  6. 2

    This sounds interesting. I don’t mind a cliff hanger as long as I don’t have to wait a year for the next installment. That is the worst!

  7. 1

    Great review, Maggie! I like the fairy-tale esque quality to this and it sounds like a fun read overall 🙂

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