- Paperback: 292 pages
- Publisher: NLA Digital, LLC (September 17, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1620510529
- ISBN-13: 978-1620510520
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 115 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #477,623 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Much Ado About Magic Paperback – September 17, 2012
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About the Author
Shanna Swendson is the author of the Enchanted Inc. series of humorous contemporary fantasy novels, including Enchanted, Inc., Once Upon Stilettos, Damsel Under Stress, Don't Hex with Texas, Much Ado About Magic, No Quest for the Wicked, and Kiss and Spell. She's also contributed essays to a number of books on pop culture topics, including Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl, I Learned from Judy Blume, Serenity Found, Perfectly Plum and So Say We All. When she's not writing, she's usually discussing books and television on the Internet, singing in or directing choirs, taking ballet classes or attempting to learn Italian cooking. She lives in Irving, Texas, with several hardy houseplants and a lot of books.
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After waiting for what seems like forever, we finally have our paws on book 5, and what a book it is. The book starts off where Don't Hex with Texas leaves off. The plot follows some big twists that I did not see coming. It had me on the edge of my seat for a few scenes. I also had tears in my eyes for a couple of other scenes.
Shanna has a great writing style that is easy to read. There was so much to love about this book: tons of Katie and Owen scenes, witty comedy, crazy plot twists, and even some romance. I can't say enough how much I love this series. I can't wait for book 6.
Don't wait, get this book NOW. Unless you haven't read the ones before - then get all of them. Enchanted Inc., Once Upon Stilettos, Damsel Under Stress, Don't Hex with Texas.
Now, about Owen, our hero, what can I say that hasn't already been said? He's simply awesome, and is undeniably one of the best fiction guys I've ever come across. His shyness is completely endearing, yet he can be tough if the situation is extreme enough. This book shows a side to him that was barely touched on in the previous books...in a way it sort of knocks him down off the "perfect man" pedestal, adding realism by showing that he actually is human, beautiful yet flawed. (I still love him, though!) I'm sure my heart wasn't the only one to break in agony for him during the final events of the story!
Much Ado About Magic is the 5th book in the "Enchanted, Inc" series, and while it does include some back-story for new readers, you really should just read the series in order, starting with book one "Enchanted, Inc". Go ahead, treat yourself and pick them all up. I think you'll be glad you did!
For those concerned about possible objectionable content, I'd say this book is on par with the rest of the series: Occasional mild language and an innuendo or two, but I actually thought this was the mildest in the series so far. I appreciate that Shanna Swendson gives us a fun and sweet romance without the steamy scenes and situations. Bravo!
So, in closing....after waiting almost 4 years for this book to be published, I'm happy to say that it was definitely worth the wait, agonizing though it was. Katie, Owen, Merlin and Rod have all been stuck in my head ever since I originally read the first books, and I doubt they'll be leaving me alone anytime soon. These characters and stories are unlike anything I've ever encountered before, I just love it! As long as Shanna keeps writing this series, I'll keep buying!!!! hint, hint! ;)
The only thing I was left wishing for at the end was a little more heat between Katie and Owen (not erotic-type heat, just a little more fade-to-black good old-fashioned snugglin' and lovin' like you see in old movies. I read this series precisely because it's not smutty--that's one of the things I love so much about it). There was so much going on, their love story was out of necessity put a bit on the back burner in this book, although I do think their relationship deepened. But I'm hopeful it'll be back in the spotlight in the sixth book.
Thanks for giving us more Enchanted, Inc., Shanna. I'll be here for as many installments as you're willing to write!