Thursday, August 16, 2012

Review: Enchanted

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Enchanted introduces the reader to Sunday Woodcutter, a seventh daughter of a seventh daughter, who discovers and befriends a talking frog near the fairy well and begins telling him stories of her eccentric family. This family includes her rather normal father, her mother Seven, her sisters Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, her brothers Jack, Peter, and adopted brother Trix. The Woodcutter family were my favorite part of the story and I would love to read more of their adventures!

I LOVED everything about this book. Enchanted is an enchanting blend of many popular fairy tales into one whimsical feel-good story. It is sweet and charming without being syrupy. There is a bit in the middle where I got a little confused with how the story was jumping around, but all loose ends were tied up at the end.

This is the perfect story for anyone who enjoys fairy tales or for something light and fun to read in between reading a "heavier" series.

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kimbacaffeinate said...

I love when stories blend in fairytales and the cover is lovely..thanks for sharing your review, I am so glad you enjoyed it.

Sam said...

I really enjoyed this too! It's nice to read a book like this in between some of the more grittier stories in the YA market. I'm glad you liked it, Donna! :)

Donna Smith said...

This is definitely a "Cover Love" kind of book Kimba!

Sam, I have this weird tendency to enjoy both ends of the spectrum, very dark and gritty fantasy or dark & disturbing contemporary, and light and whimsical fairy tales, both YA and Adult.
(On a different note Sam, I just minutes ago raided your Goodreads "Favorites" shelves for ideas for upcoming reads)

Thanks both of you for stopping by and commenting!

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