Publication Date: May 1st 2014
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance
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Synopsis: Look into the world of The Enchanters, where water has a sense of humor, trees scare people, and love… is destiny.
The beautiful Jane is hovering at the edge of content in her life of solitude in the quiet town of Jasmyn Lake, but when her energy sends her on a journey to meet the man she has been dreaming about for months, she cannot resist. Meet sexy artist Elias, who moved to Hazel Grove, California to get away from the rain, his parents, and everything that was taken from him in Hayward, Washington. But he thinks he may be losing his mind when he starts seeing purple glitter in the air, the scent of rosemary is everywhere, and he is hearing a beautiful voice.
But all is not flowers and ease for the newly joined couple. With a woman who prefers night to day and a man with heartache from his past, they must learn how to create their own new world with grace and the occasional water feature. Written with humor and intensity, book one of the three part trilogy will leave you yearning for more and daydreaming shades of purple.
My Rating: 4/5 stars
My Review: Violet Midnight is the perfect book for all hopeless romantics! With a 'to die for' love story in a fantasy setting, it is the perfect book for any fan of young adult and new adult books.
I fell in love with this book in the beginning! The characters all felt so real, I couldn't help to fall in love with both the main characters. I loved Jane's fierceness,I admire how she is such a strong and independent women, but you also get to see the scared and afraid side of her that makes her feel so human. And who couldn't love the sexy Elias! Not only is he the perfect man, but you also get so see how reliable he is, and how loving, especially when it comes to his dead twin brother (those parts were a killer).
The only thing I didn't like about their relationship was that they had insta-love, (its when characters fall in love at first sight). Don't get me wrong, I love stories like that, they are super romantic. Yet growing up I realized that this only happens in stories and very rarely in real life, I feel like the story could have been better if they didn't fall in love at first sight, yet I'm glad the author decided to go this way, because that could have made the book very long, and the length of this book was absolutely perfect.
Throughout the book, we get to see not only Jane and Elias's point of view, but also the point of view from his parent's perspective. I wasn't too keen with this at first, but in the end I ended up loving it so much. Its not often you get to read a tiny story inside another story, and the way the author did this was absolutely wonderful! Thumbs up.
There wasn't too much world building going on in this book since the characters didn't travel to many places, but some settings like Jane's cabin and the lake are explained in such detail that you cant't help but fall in love with the place. You not only get a perfect sense of what the place looks like, but you also feel a need to go and see it for yourself in person. Its that wonderfully written.
Overall, I loved this book from beginning to end. I would have loved it more if there were more places the characters visited and their romance was more realistic, but other than those small things, I couldn't find anything wrong with this masterpiece. I definitely recommend this to all romance lovers, its such a cute story.