Book Reviews of Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1)

Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1)
Enchanted Inc - Katie Chandler, Bk 1
Author: Shanna Swendson
ISBN-13: 9780345481252
ISBN-10: 0345481259
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 207 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 164 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 15
I knew I wasn't going to want to put this one down as I was turning to the second page! Who knew being ultra-ordinary could turn out to be so interesting?

I share Katie's crush on Owen - the second he started blushing I was a goner. Why is he so bashful? What's up with his background? More Owen, please!

Anyway, the book has a few small flaws (the Mr. Mervyn character didn't work seemlessly, and a little more detail about the background of the magical world would have been nice), but they really don't detract from the story or from the fun of reading it.

Chick lit meets an inverted version of Harry Potter, and it really works. After this it was really hard to wait for the next books!
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 284 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
OK, I'll be trite and say that this book is ENCHANTING! The characters are so charming (pun intended) from the normal roommates to Katie's dreadful blind dates. Jeff the frog stalker, Owen the geeky wizard, Ari and Trix the fairy chicks, Sam the gargoyle...I could go on but I've given enough away. Pleased to say that there are at least 3 books so far.
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 94 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
I rarely ever give a book the highest praise possible, but this book was funny, emgaging, silly & so make you feel good that you wanted to laugh, cry & shout all at the same time!
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 89 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
In March 2011, I had a house fire and lost everything. I was then diagnosed with PTSD. Because of it, I couldn't read anymore without getting dizzy, nauseous, or understand what I had just read. For 10 months I tried to read as I LOVED reading books and missed it. I ended up picking up this book and thank the heavens, it was light, airy, funny, and all around enjoyable..I was able to read it all the way through! My first book since the fire & PTSD!!! This book has the right mix of fun, romance, yet a good story line. Classic chic-lit without any mush! It's definitely a different twist on a small town girl moving to the big city and her take on life and how she sees things!
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 107 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Transplanted Texan Katie Chandler isn't sure what to make of New York City. She sees fairies and elves on the subway and a gargoyle that only sometimes perches on a local church. At first she ignores the mysterious e-mails about a job opportunity at a company called MSI but finally agrees to a meeting. She learns that MSI stands for Magic, Spells, and Illusions and that she is valuable to the company because she is immune to magic of any kind. Intrigued by the job and a handsome wizard named Owen, Katie signs on. Before long, she has come up with a slew of innovative ideas and drawn the attention of the head of the company, Merlin himself, who is dealing with a former prodigy gone bad. Swendson offers a quirky twist on supernatural powers, suggesting that not having any can actually be an asset. This appealing novel offers a charming cast of characters and a clever premise, and readers will hope that Katie's skills will be needed in New York City again soon.
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 310 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
In one word - the book was "charming". I think it has a sweet, uncomplicated appeal to it. Nice texan girl comes to New York and makes good using her common sense. I also like the idea of a secret side to the city, and the author does incorporate a lot of New York into the story. There is also a lot of interesting aspects to the magical world that the author included in the story (like how many frogs in Central Park really are princes and the hijinks that ensue when Katie gets talked into going to kiss some with her tipsy female coworkers). I'm having a little trouble categorizing the genre of this book though. The romance is so light I don't even know if I should mention it, but I think it's possibly going to come up more in following books. I think it comes closest to being chick-lit. Except ..I guess I'm used to chick-lit books being more stand-alone than this book feels (first in a series).
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 141 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Wasn't sure I would like this, but I was wrong - I LOVED it! Really cute story. Funny too! This would make a great movie. Definitely recommend!
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 153 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
enjoyable, quick read. Katie comes from small town Texas to magical New York ... which is weirder that she was expecting - from guys with elf ears to disappearing trolls and girls with fairy wings - and no one else seems to notice. How jaded is this town? Follow Katie's story of what it's like to be completely ordinary in a magical world ... and get to save the world and find true love on the way.
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is full of great characters and equally great stories! It's like Harry Potter meets Sex and the City! If you like either of those, or any of the vampire series, you will love these series of books!
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I honestly didn't think I would like this book as much as I did. What a fun "magical" story. I can't wait to read the rest of the series
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 122 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Katie Chandler learns that Magic is real and she can "see" it and that it has no effect on her what so ever. Not to mention the biggest magic companies around wants to hire her and Merlin is her boss!!!!

I laughed so hard reading this book!! I especially loved Sam the Gargoyle and the frogs!!

This books is a must read!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a fun book. At first I wasn't sure how I would like it. It isn't my usual style of book, but I am glad I read it. Katie is a charicter you real come to like and I think everyone can relate to her on some leval. The plot was entertaining and the story flowed realy well. I can't wait to read the second book.
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 724 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Thought it sounded a little different. REally enjoyed it. Have put a hold on the next book.
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This book was light, fun, and a pleasant way to leave the yuck of the day behind. If you are looking for something to read on a plane, during a business meeting, or just to unwind....this is the book for you.
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Ever since her move from Texas to New York, Katie Chandler has been seeing some weird things. Things like guys who appear to summon the subway with a flick of their wrist, young ladies who wear wings and seem to float above the ground and stone gargoyles that move from one building to another. Little does she know that her normally boring life is about to get really weird.

This book caught my interest on page one and kept it throughout the story. The heroine is an independent business woman with common sense and a great sense of humor. Just the sort of gal you'd like to be friends with. The rest of the characters, from an enamored frog "prince" to the legendary Merlin, provide an amusing and fast-paced tale.
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Enjoyable humorous fiction/borderline sci-fi. It's like sci-fi "chick lit". A good beach read.
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 765 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Great book! 1st in series!
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 38 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Wow! Fabulous book! I loved the characters, especially Owen (rrrowwrr), and found the lead to be charming. I was laughing constantly!
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is a great book, entertaining, light and funny. If you like a little fantasy tossed in with your chick lit then this is the one for you. I just ordered the sequel!
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Great book! Very fun to read! Read this before Once Upon Stilettos
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 103 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Wonderfully fun story! Lots of magical beings and fun twists and turns. I can't wait to read the next one!
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 48 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I absolutely loved this book - had a hard time putting it down ;)
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful, Amazing book. I loved it. One of my all time favorites.
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 66 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Very enjoyable read! I would recommend it for anyone who likes 'magical' types of books.
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Good book, will continue series.
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 40 more book reviews
What a fun read. The characters are so lovable and the author really knows how to keep your attention until the end.
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Wonderfully lighthearted and entertaining.
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on + 37 more book reviews
A really cute fun read! I throughly enjoyed it! I also appreciated the originality of the heroine being 100% magic free!
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I so Love this author. I have all her books and waiting and hoping for her movie deal to go through and for book 5 to come out. If you love fantasy, humor and chick-lit this is the book for you. Meet an ordinary woman in a fantastic career.
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After spending time running her family's farming business (I think it was called the Seed and Feed), Katie Chandler moved to New York to work as an average, everyday business assistant -- or glorified secretary with a BBA. Here her boss, who has a definite Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde complex, tweaks her out daily by making her feel like incompetent, invaluable, hick/outsider from Texas. After spending a year in this dead end job, she is approached by two (fairly attractive) men, and a winged girl on the subway. Katie thinks that this winged "Airy Fairy" girl is just another NYU fashion major trying out a new trend, but she soon finds out that her world is not quite that logically explained. See, Katie is an immune -- a completely non-magical being -- and it is because of this "power" (or lack thereof) that she is being sought out by Ms. "Airy Fairy" and her two handsome companions. It seems she would be a very valuable asset to their company, MSI, Inc. (Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc.) -- and oddly enough, that is just the beginning.


I really enjoyed this book, it was too cute!
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The Ending was a bit disappointing but over all A good Book!
reviewed Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Bk 1) on
AWESOME book. I can understand why it is still on many's wish lists. The whole series is just great! Fun to read, great story line and wonderful characters. If you liked Harry Potter, you will adore this book! Katie is so easy to imagine and Shanna writes like a true pro. It pulls you right in and is a major page turner. I wouldn't recommend starting this book at night when you need to get up early in the morning. The whole series kept me up past my bed time quite frequently!
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Light and funny with a magical twist.
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I was very amused by this book. The story is unusual, and that's what I'm always looking for. Maybe this explains why I'm always seeing those people with wings ...