Smashwords book reviews by TGO Designs - Publisher
on June 15, 2012
I fell in love with this book at page 40. Jael reminded me of my determination and extreme independence that I had at 18 (although I have to say i have never had a romantic interlude in space, I wish!) One of my favorite parts of this book is how MANY characters C.G Powell juggles in this story. There are two main characters, Jael and Salik, but the book is from pretty much every major characters perspective. Lenni and Tam's story was my favorite. It was by far the best love story in this book. AND it has Atlantis, interstellar beings and magic. My three favorite things. I really hope that C.G writes a lot more stories for these characters. I will read them all!
on Dec. 09, 2012
I was blown away by this book. The writing was fantastic, the characters were so real it was almost eerie. Ella and I could be best friends. :) I can not wait to see what else is in store for Ella!
on May 02, 2013
I am a professional reader. I have been for a long time in one form or another. Books normally don’t shock me or surprise me. I read a lot of them and more times than not, they all seem to blend together. Enlightened taught me not to judge a book by it’s cover. I honestly thought I was going to read a hippy, dippy book about yoga and romance. Um boy was I wrong. What starts out as a retreat from herself, her life and her husband’s death, Loti sets out to train to be a yogini, to achieve a semblance of peace and balance. She stumbles into a destiny that seems to have been hers all along, but was being kept from her. Loti finds she has an enemy she never knew existed (and with the help of her friend Rachel, her family and new unexpected family Loti picks up on the way) she has to battle this unknown enemy, fight a strange bond to a vampire of all things, and save the world! (Well not really but pretty close) This is a great book with a brilliantly crafted and well thought out characters plus a fantastic supernatural adventure. I honestly could not put it down, it was a great lazy Sunday read.
For a debut novel I was extremely impressed with Enlightened and I am really looking forward to reading more from Melissa and hopefully get to read more of Loti’s adventures!