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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Book Review: Enlightenment by Liz Keel

About Liz Keel

I live in Surrey, England, a short walk from the beautiful Windsor Park, with my husband Richard and our two gorgeous children Noah and Olivia. For me, writing is nothing short of an addiction and I often find myself sneaking out to my writing shed for just a few minutes, which can often turn into hours of pure, unadulterated bliss catching up with my characters and continuing their story. In-between writing, I teach in a primary school where there’s never a dull moment! I will also often be found Kindle in hand, reading a wide variety of genres but with YA fantasy and paranormal romance at the forefront of my reading list. Although I’m currently writing the second book in the Driel trilogy, other characters involving all things fantasy, paranormal and YA romance are jockeying for position, wanting me to write their story next, so watch this space! It is such a privilege to share my stories with you the reader. Thank you enough for taking the time to find out more about me.

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Review by Anniek

All Thea has ever known is the human world. She grew up in a loving home. A tragic car accident leaves Thea as the only survivor. Eli, her best friend, and his parents take her in so she can recover from this horrible event. Thea has always been drawn to nature. She can spend hours in the forest. Eli has always been there for Thea although she is beginning to suspect that he wants to come out of the friend zone. On their way to school Thea and Eli are attacked by creatures Thea never knew existed. Being in danger Thea suddenly discovers powers she never knew she had.

Eli has no choice but to take Thea back to their own world, the world of the Faey. Eli is a member of the Thill. The Thill will protect the royal family and every other person in the Faey realm if need be. Eli and his family are very proud that he was assigned to protect Thea. Eli will do anything in his power to keep Thea safe and he also hopes that one day they will become more than friends.

Thea is the princess of the Faey realm and her return means that she will take her rightful place as Queen. After her biological father and mother, the King and Queen, were murdered Thea was sent to the human world to hide. In the Faey world time went on as well and the elves are in need of their Queen. Every elve has its own unique gift, which are based on the elements. The gifts that elves are being blessed with are fire, water, earth, air and spirit. The counsil has a representative of every element but the man who has taken the crown, in absence of a King or Queen, has his own thoughts about who is valuable and who isn't. Thea only has four months to become ready. She has a lot of training to do and Thea also has to find out with which element she was blessed. It turns out she is even more special than she could have ever imagined.

Isaac is the head of the Thill. He has protected and watched Thea from a distance her whole life. Now that she is back he knows that she is the one for him. Their souls are connecting on a deeper level. Both of them feel the instant attraction straight away. Isaac can't bear the thought of losing Thea after losing her parents all those years ago, will she be safe? When the enemy is closer than they think everyone needs to be on high alert.

Thea is a young girl of seventeen when she finds out her true origin. Some of the decisions she makes can be attributed to her age. She works hard to accomplish what is asked of her and Thea is determined to be the Queen that everybody is longing for. Thea is smart and unique in her own way. She is also kind, loving and protective towards her friends, which are character traits of a worthy Queen.

Enlightenment takes the reader to a beautiful magical world. The way Thea describes the Faey world when she enters it for the first time made me want to go there as well. I loved the detail that every elve is given a unique gift, so that they would be united in their goal to achieve harmony, love and respect. Everyone has to work together to use their gift for the greater good. Liz Keel makes the characters come to life really well and she kept me on the edge of my seat while I was reading about Thea and her journey to become Queen. Enlightenment is a brilliant start of a new series with plenty of characters that are waiting to evolve. I wouldn't be surprised if this series would be made into a movie.


  1. Sounds good! Thanks for sharing! =)

  2. It's been a while since I've read a good fairy story

  3. This book sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  4. This sounds really good. I love books with strong fantasy world.

  5. This sounds really good. I love books with strong fantasy world.

  6. A different story indeed! Seems nice

  7. Enlightenment sounds like a great story. I love fantasy books, and I love a good love triangle.

  8. This book sounds amazing! Thanks for posting!

  9. I love Fae stories. There are so many interesting & entertaining ways to interpret the fae myths & legends.

  10. This sounds wonderful! I love books like this where the heroine is drawn into another world full of fantasy and love. :D