Monday, July 14, 2014

The Enchanter Heir (The Heir Chronicles #4) by Cinda Williams Chima

The Enchanter Heir (The Heir Chronicles, #4)
This book is the 4th one in a series and I have not read the other 3 books. However, it seemed to do fine as a stand alone book and I felt like I was able to follow it and I did enjoy it. This book follows two characters - Emma, who up until this point was not aware of the magical world, and Jonah, who is a victim of the Thorn Hill massacre/incident. Sixteen year old Emma has been raised by her grandfather, and when he dies under suspicious circumstances, giving her a letter that instructs her to call a man who she later finds out is her father, she is introduced to the magical part of the world that most people do not know exists and she is in danger. Seventeen year old Jonah is cursed and gifted as a result of the Thornhill incident and he works for Gabriel who he does not quite trust anymore. Emma and Jonah are brought together through circumstance and a love of music, but theirs is a doomed relationship. The book ends with a cliffhanger suggesting more to come and I look forward to reading other books in the series. That being said, the writing had some rather odd imagery that just did not work for me. For example, Jonah "jackknifed" out of a chair which reminded me of an eighteen wheeler crash, but did not seem appropriate for getting out of a chair and someone spoke with a "foxy voice", and I all I could think of when I read that was "what does the fox say?". I received this book free to review from Netgalley and I think that young people who enjoy the fantasy genre will enjoy it.

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