Thursday, August 22, 2013

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

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? (from Goodreads)

Flo's Review
In the same way I picked up How to Love and All Our Yesterdays, I picked up an ARC of Hero at BEA, having never heard of Enchanted, and not knowing that Hero was the second book in a series. I eventually figured it out and realized I'd need to read Enchanted. How lucky was I when Sync had it as one of the free audiobook downloads for the summer

This book was interesting. Basically, it's a story of different fairy tales, but all told together as one story -- the story of the Woodcutter family, and more specifically Sunday Woodcutter. (Yes -- the daughters are named for the days of the week.) It made me think that I don't know a lot of fairy tales! I recognized a good bit of the stories that were weaved in, but there were a lot that I didn't. It was a creative concept, but honestly, I found myself getting confused. There was so much going on that I started to forget who the characters were, what their magical abilities were (if any), and their back stories -- which kept being referred to once they were told.  Along with there being too much going on, I felt that some of the stories were incomplete? That may be because I don't know the fairy tales. 

I did enjoy the love story of Rumbold and Sunday -- even the magical elements. I also enjoyed the Woodcutter family and their interactions with each other.

Here's the trailer:

1 comment :

  1. The cover is pretty, but after this review...I don't think I will be reading it.