Thursday, February 16, 2006
Book ~ "Enchanted, Inc." - Shanna Swendson (2005)
From Amazon.com ~ Fish-out-of-water Katie Chandler suffers in her thankless job as assistant to marketing manager "Evil Mimi," worrying that maybe she just can't hack it in New York City. Will her colleagues ever consider her anything but a hick? For a girl from Texas, the Big Apple is stranger than a foreign country, but she discovers that the weird things she notices are signs of real magic afoot. Her "small-town honesty and common sense" soon land her a new job at Magic, Spells, and Illusion Inc., which traffics in benevolent sorcery. "You ... are of the rare breed who can neither do magic nor be influenced by magic. You see the world as it is," an MSI executive explains. With her clear-sightedness, plus business acumen gained working for her family's feed-and-seed store, Katie will play a pivotal role in MSI's magical battle against a malevolent competitor. From sanitized descriptions of New York City life to hunky wizards and fairies on the subway, this book is pure and innocent fantasy, suitable for preteens or readers hungry for a cotton candy read.
I didn't really enjoy this book so I don't know why I finished it. The story was wacky - not what I usually read but I was willing to go "outside my box". I didn't really care for the writing and I found it kind of boring. But I kept at it hoping it would get more exciting ... and it didn't. Very predictable and blah.