DeAnna Reviews: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

by DeAnna on June 4, 2015

DeAnna Reviews: Enchanted by Alethea KontisEnchanted by Alethea Kontis
Series: Woodcutter Sisters #1
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on 2012-05-08
Genres: Fairy Tales & Folklore, Retelling, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover
It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.     When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises.     The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past—and hers?

Earlier this year, I was in a major reading slump. I had a hard time finding things I wanted to read and even getting into any books I did start. Suddenly, books were taking me weeks, rather than days, to finish. I have an obsession with the show Once Upon a Time, so I decided to google books that were similar. That’s how I found Enchanted.  In theory, it was everything I wanted. While it didn’t quite live up to what I was looking for (Honestly, I’ve found very little that can live up to Once Upon a Time, both on TV and in books), I did enjoy it.

What I liked best about Enchanted was that, like Once Upon a Time, it was a new twist on several fairy tales and tied them together in new and interesting ways. I also really liked seeing Sunday and Rumbold’s relationship grow, even if Sunday was a little slow in realizing some things. I also really liked how different the fairy godmothers were from traditional fairy tales.

Other than the fact that it was sometimes hard to keep track of which sister did what (Sunday has 6 sisters, named Monday through Saturday), there wasn’t really much about the story that I actually disliked. It was nothing amazing, but it was far from bad. I would recommend it to fans of fairy tale retellings.


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