Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendson

OOoooh...I liked this book. Quite a lot of fun and I really like Shanna Swendson's voice. I think this is the start of a series and if so, I can't wait for the next book to come out.

Blurb from Amazon:

Katie Chandler had always heard that New York is a weird and wonderful place, but this small-town Texas gal had no idea how weird until she moved there. Everywhere she goes, she sees something worth gawking at and Katie is afraid she’s a little too normal to make a splash in the big city. Working for an ogre of a boss doesn’t help.

Then, seemingly out of the blue, Katie gets a job offer from Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., a company that tricks of the trade to the magic community. For MSI, Katie’s ordinariness is an asset. Lacking any bit of magic, she can easily spot a fake spell, catch hidden clauses in competitor’s contracts, and detect magically disguised intruders. Suddenly, average Katie is very special indeed.

She quickly learns that office politics are even more complicated when your new boss is a real ogre, and you have a crush on the sexy, shy, ultra powerful head of the R&D department, who is so busy fighting an evil competitor threatening to sell black magic on the street that he seems barely to notice Katie. Now it’s up to Katie to pull off the impossible: save the world and–hopefully–live happily ever after.

I really enjoyed reading this book. Well, except for the rather small print. You get kinda used to the larger font pubs have been putting in trade paperbacks. Other than that, though, this was a book I had trouble putting down. It's just so much fun. I really liked Katie, though one would wonder why she really didn't realize something was up with all the strange things she was seeing. But yet it worked for me and I really liked her character. She's very down-to-earth and it was nice to see a character from Texas who didn't act like a hick.

There are some very funny scenes, like where Katie is on a girls-night-out with some fairies (yes, real fairies) and mentions how you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince (basically her just referring to dating), but the fairies take it literally and they all head to Central Park to kiss some enchanted frogs.

This isn't really a romance per se, but there are some romantic elements. I especially liked Owen, the head of the R&D department. Gotta love a cute, but shy guy.

All in all, it's a very quirky, fun book and although I got my copy from the library, I think I'm going to have to pick up a copy of my own. I really do hope this is the start of a great series, or at least see more books set in this world. It was just so much fun.


Alyssa said...

I just reserved this at the library. It sounds interesting!


CW said...

Aaah! You guys have great libraries. *sniffle*