The Summer Solstice: Enchanted
Reviewed by Author Roy Murry
Enchanted is the beginning of a ‘Fantasy world’ series of a young lady who is becoming of age in an unconventional way. She moves in with her estranged grandmother after the death of her mother, who kept her from any engagement with her wealthy and locally popular stepmother.
Katrina, the young lady, has much in common with her grandmother Rose. They were both born on the date of the Summer Solstice, and mysterious abilities, which are now developing in Katrina.
The Solstice is a day of change in Greek Mythology, one of Rose’s questionable linchpins; and is the day that Katrina finds distinct concerning changes in her being. Her mind and body are coming of age, which is not unusual for a sixteen-year-old, but the changes that she is having are not typical of a young woman. They are powerful and consuming.
Ms. Allen’s Young Adult novel grips you and doesn’t let you go. Once you enter the world of The Summer Solstice, your enchanted by its developing fantasy and love story. A story many young adults should follow.