A heartfelt, angsty read.
This is about a tortured soul and an independent spirit. Sebastian and Lizbeth are both individuals who exist on the fringe of high society. Sebastian is haunted by a tragic past. Lizbeth is a woman with a sharp mind and yearns for freedom from societal constraints. They find kindred spirits within each other.
I like that Lizbeth was portrayed as a strong woman. She knew her mind and needs. She fears that commitment to a man would negate her as an individual. Sebastian was similar to the Beast in the fairytale Beauty And The Beast in many ways. There are similarities but they are depicted in a fresh way. They were both strongly written characters. My one issue with them was they were both in their heads a lot. I understand it was integral to the plot and it did work. However it was frustrating at times as there was so much miscommunication.
The plot was intricate and very descriptive. I especially enjoyed the description of the castle, I could picture what it looked like. The pace dragged just a little, but it flowed well. Overall it was a well written book, it could have been stronger at times, but ultimately an interesting, heartfelt read. This book is for those who enjoy a slow burn, angsty read with ultimately a very satisfying happily ever after.
I received an ARC of this book from Book Sirens, this is my honest opinion.
This is a new author and series for me. It is the first book in The Enchantresses series. I gave this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ because I enjoyed it, but there were times I was yelling at the Kindle! This woke my two lap dogs up and they were not happy! The two main characters kept sabotaging themselves constantly. It was frustrating, so that is why it wasn’t ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It did keep my interest. The second book in the series is The Duke And The Enchantress. It is the story of Lizbeth’s sister, Charlotte and Sebastian’s cousin, Drake. These characters in this book were interesting. Drake had depth for a secondary character, Charlotte seemed a little shallow but she could be developed. I will read the next book in the series. I feel this series has room to grow, and I will be interested to see where it goes. My dogs hope it won’t make me yell! 😊