Violet Midnight (The Enchanters Series) — Allie Burke
I believe a reviewer once said that Allie Burke was the queen of the surreal, and I’d have to say I concur. Indeed, the flow of the writing, the way the scenes are short and fluid, are very dream-like. In Violet Midnight, the first in The Enchanters Series, we meet Jane, a woman who comes from a line of enchanters. She is characterized by her aversion to daylight and her glittery purple aura. Then along comes Elias, the mortal love interest met once upon a dream.
Jane is an odd but beautiful bird, one who relishes her solitude, while Elias is an artist, troubled by a fragmented relationship with his parents and recent losses. But together, they have a chemistry that is instantaneous and a love that is easily the very central theme to this novel. The story’s main conflict comes in the form of insecurities in love, broken familial relationships and of course, evil enchanters. But at the center, it’s about Jane and Elias’s connection, one that we’re made aware may very well be timeless and powerful.
I’m looking forward to the next book, Emerald Destiny, the second book in the series because the ending of Violet Midnight was intriguing. The relationship dynamic between new and old characters is about to get interesting, and I can’t wait to see what Burke does with it.
Her life is a beautiful disaster, flowered with the harrowing existence of inherited eccentricity, a murderous family history, a faithful literature addiction, and the intricate darkness of true love. These are the enchanting experiences that inspire Allie’s fairytales.
From some coffee shop in Los Angeles, she is working on her next novel.