Anathema (Causal Enchantment, #1)

Anathema (Causal Enchantment, #1)

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by K.A. Tucker
     
 

Evangeline has spent her teenage years in obscurity. Her foster parents have the emotional aptitude of robots and her classmates barely acknowledge her existence. About to turn eighteen and feeling like a social pariah, she is desperate to connect with someone. Anyone.

When Evangeline meets Sofie after literally stumbling upon her café, she believes she

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Overview

Evangeline has spent her teenage years in obscurity. Her foster parents have the emotional aptitude of robots and her classmates barely acknowledge her existence. About to turn eighteen and feeling like a social pariah, she is desperate to connect with someone. Anyone.

When Evangeline meets Sofie after literally stumbling upon her café, she believes she’s found that connection. Willing to...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011318221
Publisher:
K.A. Tucker
Publication date:
05/25/2011
Series:
Causal Enchantment , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
37,718
File size:
779 KB
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons.She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit.Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.The third book in the series, Allegiance, will release October 2012

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Anathema 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 323 reviews.
Katya_Sozaeva More than 1 year ago
Evangeline has been an orphan for 5 years and living in foster homes when she stumbles - quite literally - across a beautiful woman named Sophie who owns a small cafe in Portland, Maine. Sophie offers Evangeline a job at her cafe, but then next day when Evangeline arrives, Sophie announces she has to go to New York and offers to take Evangeline along. Evangeline feels like she's in a dream come true when she arrives in a lavish house and is showered with gifts . until that dream turns into a nightmare. A highly engrossing story, this first book in the Causal Enchantment series kept me glued to the pages until I finished it. It contains a somewhat different version of vampires than the that often being provided today - sure, they're beautiful and tragic but they're also devious, manipulative and highly dangerous. I really enjoyed this book and am going to be checking on picking up the next book in the series, "Asylum," as soon as I can. I look forward to the chance to continue in this fascinating world and I highly recommend this book to fans of the paranormal/urban fantasy genre.
Andreat78 More than 1 year ago
What if you had nothing and no one? No roots to hold you to your life. What if you had the opportunity of a lifetime? The most luxurious aspects of life become yours for the taking. What price would you pay? Evangeline is a girl with no family, no ties to her life. When the glamorous Sofie mysteriously insinuates herself into Evangeline's life, her life changes in ways she could never possibly imagine. Upon arriving in New York, Sofie introduces Evangeline to Viggo and Mortimer. The fact that the three are hiding something from Evangeline quickly becomes apparent. But who can worry about that when wads of cash and loads of clothes are heaved upon you at every turn? Things take a bizarre turn on her first night in New York. A terrifying "dream" has Evangeline meeting strangely beautiful and dangerous people, coming under attack, and waking up with a bump on her head. Night after night, she becomes more involved in the "dream world" and day after day, she is faced with increasingly troubling behavior from Sofie, Viggo and Mortimer. With deceptions coming at every angle, Evangeline is left choosing who she can trust. The wrong choice may certainly cost her life. In Anathema, K.A. Tucker has created a fascinating world filled with rich characters, alternate realities and psychological drama. Although Evangeline is the main character, Sofie was, for me, the most interesting character. Sofie was by turns ruthless, deceptive and surprisingly caring. Evangeline started the story as a meek character, but developed the strength to handle her circumstances. To be completely honest, the jumping between Evangeline's dream world and daily life was a little confusing and left me hoping that there would be a great explanation. Every time she was thrown from one reality to the other, I was thrown off track. Both storylines were excellent, but they felt distinct, not fully cohesive. The dual storylines are explained about halfway through the book, and eventually come together very nicely. My favorite aspect of Anathema was the deception between the characters. While reading this book, you can never take anyone at "face value". Each time I felt I knew who Evangeline could trust, the tables were turned. The level of deceit and trickery is astounding. I changed allegiance continuously and by the time I finished reading the book, I was still not sure I, or Evangeline, made the right choice. K.A. Tucker beautifully set the stage for the sequel, Asylum, due out in 2012. *I received Anathema from the author, in exchange for an honest review.*
jess309 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!! Very good writing, kept your attention the whole time. Read the whole book without putting it down. Can't wait for the next one to come out. Really hope it will not take to long. I feel like I have a movie put on pause in my head and I want to finish it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For starters: i love this book. It is the best vampire and witch book ever. It makes twilight look like crap. My overall rating of this book: It deserves way more than 5 stars. Grammar and spelling: 4/5 i only noticed two or three minor errors in spelling in the book. Character development: 5/5 each character was obvisiously planned out very carefully, and very detailed. Plot: 5/5 astonishly perfect in everyway. Beginning: 5/5 interesting Middle: 5/5 riveting End: 5/5 so shocking i gasped at least 5 times. Anyway be sure to read the next book in her series asylum which has even more shocking twist than this book. I already read it and it is awesome. I will be reading the third book allegiance soon too.
ccha1981 More than 1 year ago
This is a awesome story and read!! I cannot wait until the next one comes out...
Alana71 More than 1 year ago
This book is great! I couldn't put it down! The characters are believable and the story line keeps you begging for more. Can't wait for the second book in the series to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up and literally read all night! Great book, attention to detail. I would happily pay 10 bucks for #2 but will not have to because it is 2.99. Sweet deal for me! Starting #2 after i get a little sleep!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only negative thing i would have to say about this book is that in every scene she had to describe caden's hottness. We understand how hot he is next subect. Overall amazing. About to start book two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very unique and gripping. Wish it was longer but over 600 pages will do for now. Put K.A. Tucker on your favorite author list.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had left this free book in my library for a long while ... BIG!! MISTAKE!!! This book is awesome, it grabs you right from the start and all the way through it keeps you guesing 'Who can Eve trust? Who is telling the truth? and What secrets are being kept from her?' The book is aprox 660 nook pages, going to get the next one right now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a wonderful read. It is was definitely NOT what I was expecting. Once I started, I didn't stop until I finished it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the start I loved this book. It was interesting and the characters felt real. When (Spoiler Alert) I found out it had vampires, I went "Oh no. Not another story modeled after twilight". But it wasn't. It was captivating and made me want to read more. I rate this book four stars. I belive that some parts could have been stronger. In all, I loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book! I could not put it down!! I was very skeptical as to wether it would be a good book or not with it being free. Its a great book and always has you questioning where it will go next, i would recomend this to anyone eho enjoys a mix of vimpiers magic and romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The summary on the store does not correctly advertize this beautiful story of love and trust. Evangeline has never had a friend or a parent to call her own. She is all alone until one day she meets Sophie. Sophie takes Evangeline to NYC to fufil a curse that was placed upon her at birth. Evangeline learns what she must do and along the way finds Caden, a vampire from another world containing no humans for his "family" to drink from. She falls for him. Hard. But Caden is insistent that they can never be together the way Evangeline wants. How far will she go to aid her lover AND satisfy her curse?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I first saw the book I honestly didn't know it was a Vampire story and I'm glad I didn't because I probably wouldn't have picked it up. I don't like clique stories and vampires have been done so many times. But, this one was different and I'm glad I picked this up. I'm so glad this is free since I REALLY don't like spending money. Anyways, this was an epically awesome book and I give it five stars :) <3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a greay book. K.a. really thought this all out and did a great job convaying her image through her story, reallynloved, ready for book #2!
Anonymous 6 months ago
A 650 page free book (Nook scanning skips on page count for this book) of a young teenage neglected girl finding herself imvolved in a fairytale existence that turns paranormal then sci-fi. The storyline is unique and very good (free book - so editing is rough) then around Chapter 12 turns into a teenage romance/drama queen event and the plot goes in circles. But if you slog through all the teenage angst/drama, the story gets back on track in last two chapters and ends with a cliffhanger to next in series. There are mild kissing and makeout sessions described with some rough language. An excerpt from the next in series is also provided. Three stars because of the slow down in the plot, and it took several tries to get to the point where it was moving again, and not a lanquishing romance novel.
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This story makes vampires--werewolves--& other strange creatures seem very possible!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing love story with hurt,betrayal,and kindness.I'm twelve but understood evrything.no sex scenes.YOU HAVE TO READ IT!!!!!!!!!:):)The second,third,and fourth are not free but u should get them.The end is a cliffhanger but not a terrible one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the first book in this series and I look forward to reading #2. The story never lulled and the storyline wasn't predictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved the story!  The only reason I didn't give this five stars is because of the obscene amount of editing errors.  In one paragraph, a spoon changes to a fork and a bowl changes to a plate.  This was not because of the magical characters.  There was another spot were the wrong character's name was used.  Not to mention, dozens of grammatical errors.  In the end, the story itself was so enthralling that I've decided I have to read the next book.  However, if the same problems exist I may be forced to abandon the series.  I really hope I don't have to end this simply because I get annoyed easily :/ 
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