GoodReads: Enchanted, Inc (Enchanted, Inc. #1)

Enchanted, Inc. (Enchanted Inc., #1)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Enchanted, Inc. I bought this book like 4 years ago in some kinds of bazaar when I still lived in Jogja. Since then I only read the book once and I found the book disappointed just because the ending, according to me at that time, is unsatisfying.

Like a month ago, I dig my bookshelves a little deeper and found this book again and decided to read it once more. When I log in to my Goodreads account to add ‘my currently reading’ list, I found the book to be part of a Katie Chandler series. Now I know why the ending of the book is so unsatisfying because the book is not finished yet. Gosh, I need like 4 years to realize that. I’m sorry Shanna Swendson, I know I’m not supposed to judge your book just by reading the first book of the series.

So, I re-read Enchanted, Inc. in Bahasa Indonesia version and I after I know the book is actually a series, now I found it to be interesting.

Katie Chandler always sees New York to be a weird city. Asides from the almost naked street musician in Times Square and all kinds of fashion lifestyles that ever exists in the world could be found in Manhattan district, Katie sometimes could see a girl with wings, gargoyle which sometimes appears in the top of church but also sometimes disappears and ensure herself to trust that to be the part of New York’s weirdness.

However, one day her ‘normal’ life finally shaken when she is recruited by a company called MSI, Inc. Magic, Spells and Illusions, Inc. Because now, she knows that magic is real.

Why Katie could see magic when other people couldn’t?

It is because she somehow turns into 1% in the world of people who immune to magic and that is the reason why she is recruited. She will be useful as verifier for the company because she would never be able to be affected with magic and spells and she could see through all kinds of illusions. At the beginning working with fairies as her co-workers, actual monster as her boss, handsome and powerful wizard she has crush on from R&D department and then Merlin as the CEO is very fun for an ordinary small town girl like Katie but then there is Phelan Idris. He is an ex-employee in MSI, Inc. who has been fired because he worked too close to Dark Magic and that is actually the reason why Merlin is coming back, to save the world from evil villain and somehow Katie is caught in the middle.

Well, say hello to the adulthood Harry Potter. Moved from Hogwarts to the real world in the modern era and the glamour of Manhattan where war is not only about using wands and Avada Kedavra but much more like how to win the market and increase sales for the company while in the same time is decreasing the unhealthy business competition.

Phelan Idris tried to build his own business by selling spells which once not approved by the company because according to the current head of the theoretical magic section of R&D, Owen Palmer, all of the spells are dangerous. Fortunately, Katie has idea to stop it and buy some time for them to deal with all of the Idris’ products in the market by asking the help from Ethan Wainwright, a lawyer who specializes in intellectual property who happened to be as immune as Katie to magic who once has been set up in a dinner with one of Katie’s roommates, Marcia. It seems like Ethan and Marcia didn’t work at that dinner but because of intellectual property case of Phelan Idris, Ethan and Katie finally found something in common between them.

So, how about Owen Palmer, a powerful wizard from R&D department Katie has been crushing on since the very beginning? Is he really too high to reach for an ordinary girl from Texas like Katie? That’s why I’m happy to find the book is actually a series.



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