Thursday, 23 January 2014

Review: The Enchantment Emporium - Tanya Huff

The Gale family can change the world with the charms they cast. Alysha Gale is tired of having all her aunts try to run her life. So when her Gran leaves her a ""junk"" shop in Calgary, Alysha jumps at the chance. It isn't until she gets there that she realizes her customers are fey. And no one told her there's trouble brewing in Calgary-trouble so big that even calling in the family may not save the day...

My thoughts:
First I must say that the family breeding program was pretty messed up. It was a keep in the family policy, but because there were so many girls then some got to breed outside the family. If the guy was accepted. But to be honest it never truly bothered me, Allie was not chosen by a cousin so I was a bit, ok, I can deal.

Allie left her family to start over in Calgary and take over her gran's weird shop. And of course things goes wrong at once. She meets a Fae, she sees...things I shall not mention but oh my. She meets someone who interests her. And as things starts to go down hill more of the family shows up to help her or just hang out. Calgary is the place to be.

The Gale family sure was an interesting bunch of people, I wonder how their powers came to be. Then I get to see that there is a lot of other beings out there too, and then there is Under the Hill.

The book gets its conclusion here. The next book is about Allie's cousin. I did like that because I knew where I left Allie at least then. It all come together.

I do hope book 3 is about her brother though, I want to know what happens to him, but no blurb on that book yet.

Conclusion:
Powers, beings, some ass-kicking and family issues.

cover
Maybe I am in the mood today but this cover actually works (or maybe cos I saw an older cover that was really bleh)

Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 17th 2014 by Titan Books (first published January 1st 2009)
Gale Women #1
Urban Fantasy for review


40 comments:

  1. Hmmm I actually quite like that cover! The story doesn't sound half bad either :)

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    1. It had grown on me :D I like the pink

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  2. This sounds like a complicated story. I am intrigued about the choosing part though.

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    1. Yeah..that was freaky and needs to be read

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  3. I also quite like the color, maybe its the font. :) Anyhow this sounds like a bit of a messed up family and I'm now really curious as to what she saw!!! :)

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    1. It works, and I am usually not for covers like this

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  4. It's a week full of weird/interesting families. lol. the book I just finished starred the Cassidys...they were interesting too. lol

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    1. Lol, now I wonder about the Cassidys

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  5. maybe... I read her other series about the vampires but nothing else I confess, I should try her other books to see how it is.

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  6. Oh I've seen her. I know I added to my tbr list.

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    1. her other series is more famous ;)

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  7. I hear a lot about this author on Twitter but I haven't read anything yet. This one sounds interesting.

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  8. I read this book a while back and was hoping for a sequel but never found one.

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    1. Book 2 is out and 3 coming this year

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  9. Hmm it does sound pretty interesting. I am curious about the messed up breeding program.

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    1. Yeah that was..different ;) But they wanted to keep the power strong

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  10. Strange family. :) This does sound interesting and I do like the cover. Pink dragon! What's not to like. :D

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  11. I have never read this author, but heard alot about her. I'm not sure this is my kind of book, though.

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  12. Oooh I like that you got to explore more and learn more about the family and their powers.

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  13. Hmm the family breeding program does sound rather bizarre. I'm curious to see what Allie faces in Calgary. Great review!

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    1. Oh it was, it was, there were more to it also and I was all..ok..moving on, lol

      Hihi, something

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  14. I really like that cover, too! :)

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    1. Something just says yes inside of me :) And I am usually so snarky

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  15. It is a nice cover, Linda! Plus I know I've enjoyed Tanya Huff's books before. I might give it a try...

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    1. Everyone has read those Blood books except for me

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  16. Family breeding... quite interesting... kissing cousins, a little icky but at least the heroine dodged that fate. And I do love the title, ENCHANTMENT EMPORIUM, very lovely.

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    1. *coughs* Well *coughs* Moving on

      Her gran sure named her store well

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  17. Hmmm, not sure if I can handle the family breeding thing. But sounds interesting otherwise. And the authors name sounds familiar to me. I'll have to look and see why. :) Thank you!

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    1. It was icky, but not in focus so I could go past it ;)

      Blood Ties author! Oh and I have reviewed her sci-fi books

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  18. This sounds like an okay one, I like the whole junk shop setting. Not too sure about the family breeding program though.

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    1. That was...strange to say the least

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  19. I think I have this one, I certainly want to read it now. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  20. I haven't read anything by Tanya Huff but I like the sound of this one. Nice review

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    1. I seem to read her a lot lately ;)

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