7/26/12

Enchanted

Author: Alethea Kontis
Pages: 305
Publisher: Harcourt
Format: Hardcover (ARC)
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars



Summary (from Goodreads)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?

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

My Summary: Named (like her sisters) for a day of the week, Sunday knows what's always been expected of her - to be, like the poem says, "bonny and blithe and good and gay". Her only solace is writing - something she has to be careful with due to the uncanny way her stories tend to come true.

When Sunday meets a frog in the forest, they become fast friends. Finally, with someone to tell her stories to, Sunday spins tales about just about everything. But when her friendship with the frog deepens and she gives him the kiss he requested, her frog disappears.

Soon a mysterious prince is trying to make her fall in love with him, and though she knows he is despised by her family, Sunday can't help but feel a deep connection to the man....

My Thoughts: First off, can we all take a moment to gaze at that beautiful cover? Wow. Not gonna lie, it was probably the first thing that pulled me in. But the author kept me hooked, spinning a lovely retelling of one of the worlds most well-know fairy tales. I really enjoyed  reading about Sunday's world - I don't think I've ever read anything remotely similar. Love the references to the other fairy tales!

Final Thoughts: I recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys fairy tale retellings and romance.

1 comment:

  1. I love fairy tale retellings, this looks like a good summer read :)

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