Book Review: Enchanted (The Summer Solstice #1) by K.K. Allen

23340748Title: Enchanted (The Summer Solstice #1)

Author: K.K. Allen

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

After Katrina “Kat” Summer’s mother dies a mysterious and tragic death, Kat is hurtled into life at Apollo Beach. Her estranged and cryptic grandmother Rose fills Kat with legends of her Ancient Greek Ancestors from which the Summer family descends. Kat’s world begins to unravel as secrets from her heritage are exposed – secrets that her mother purposefully concealed.
Leading to her birthday, the day of the Summer Solstice, Kat becomes frightened when enigmatic visions and disturbing dreams haunt her. When her visions become reality, her fear turns to terror as powerful forces threaten the lives of those around her.
Amidst the turmoil, Kat meets Alec Stone, her gorgeous neighbor, who becomes her sole solace in an evocative world of mythological enchantment and evil prophecies that lurk around every corner…

In Enchanted, the first book in the Summer Solstice series, Katrina ‘Kat’ Summer moves in with her grandmother, after her mother’s recent and tragic death. Apollo Beach, hometown of her estranged and mysterious grandmother, Rose, is a strange, magical place, filled with legends of Kat’s ancient Greek ancestors. But as the secrets of her heritage are exposed, secrets her mother kept hidden, and the lives of everyone she knows are put in danger, Kat meets Alec Stone, her gorgeous new neighbor, who seems to be her sole solace in this world of myth and legend…

The author did a great job focusing on the Greek mythology, and interweaving it with a contemporary story. Kat is a loveable, engaging character. She’s smart, witty, resourceful and brave, especially considering everything that happened to her. The mystery part worked well, and the romance did too. I loved Alec, and how he tried to be there for Kat.

If you love YA fantasy, you’ll adore this book.

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