The Summer Solstice Enchanted: (The Summer Solstice Series, Book 1)

The Summer Solstice Enchanted: (The Summer Solstice Series, Book 1)

by K.K. Allen

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The Summer Solstice Enchanted: (The Summer Solstice Series, Book 1) by K.K. Allen

After Katrina Summer's mother dies a mysterious and tragic death, she is hurtled into life at Apollo Beach where she learns the legends of her Ancient Greek ancestors. Kat's world unravels as secrets from her heritage are exposed-secrets that her mother purposefully concealed.

Leading to her 16th birthday, the day of the Summer Solstice, Kat becomes frightened when enigmatic visions and disturbing dreams haunt her. As her visions become reality fear turns to terror as powerful forces threaten the lives of those around her.

Amidst the turmoil, Kat meets the gorgeous boy-next-door, Alec Stone, who becomes her sole solace in an evocative world of mythological enchantment and evil prophecies that lurk around every corner ...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781522903932
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/23/2015
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

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The Summer Solstice: Enchanted 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
eternalised More than 1 year ago
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. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
booksandartss More than 1 year ago
" As Solstice descendants, or Enchanters, as we have become, we believe in the purest of all things. We do not tolerate evil. " Enchanted takes you to the journey of Katrina, a normal girl who moves to live with her grandmother ( Rose )after the unexpected death of her mother ( Grace ). Weird things start happening to Katrina and she experiences dreams and visions on her 16th birthday. She learns something about herself that was a secret kept by her mother and meets a gorgeous boy Alec Stone. Both Alec and Katrina are likeable and well developed characters. Katrina has the most growth as a character. I love her character so much and I was able to connect to her when the book begins. My favourite secondary character would be Rose. I would love to know more about her and the secrets she keeps! I loved the whole idea of this book. It was such a nice concept and I think it has the potential to be really fascinating and powerful. There is a flow to it most of the time that kept me reading. It is such a good book! I just love everything about this book! I am clearly very anxious about the next book in the series ( The Equinox ). The action felt like it was just beginning and I am looking forward to going on more adventures with them in the future. I wish this book was not too short! I highly recommend this book.❤❤❤
swtdrmsnluv4u More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book from the author for a free review. And I have to say Kudos for your debut novel! I really enjoyed reading this story. I am glad that the second book is out so I can continue the story. The story flowed nicely and the character's were very well put together. I do feel that there is a lot more to this story though and some questions that I hope will be answered as the story moves forward. I recommend this book for tween/teen girls who are learning about themselves and having a first crush.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
A Great Introduction to a new saga! Kat lived with her Mum, never having contact with any other relatives. She was also home schooled so when her Mum tragically dies, Summer initially lives with foster parents and attends High School where she struggles to ‘fit in’ and be accepted. Then she goes to live with her Grandmother, Rose, and her companion, Charlotte, neither of whom she has met before. She is full of trepidation as she discovers just how huge her new home is and how wealthy is her Grandmother. Kat isn’t a materialistic girl, she’s nervous about fitting in, starting yet another new school, making friends and her new life and expectations. Not surprising she starts having nightmares, is it? The story unfolds through Kat’s experiences and so the reader learns alongside Kat about her secret heritage, magic and mystical powers! This is a great story about a teenager’s coming of age. It involves Greek mythology, a goddess, good v evil and secrets slowly being revealed. It is a brilliant start to a new series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is supposedly written for young adults but is still really enjoyable for not so young adults, too! I’ll be looking out for the next books in this series soon!  Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review.