11/17/13

Hero

Author: Alethea Kontis 
Pages: 304 
Publisher: Harcourt 
Format: Hardcover (ARC) 
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Summary (from Goodreads): Rough and tumble Saturday Woodcutter thinks she's the only one of her sisters without any magic—until the day she accidentally conjures an ocean in the backyard. With her sword in tow, Saturday sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself kidnapped and whisked off to the top of the world. Is Saturday powerful enough to kill the mountain witch who holds her captive and save the world from sure destruction? And, as she wonders grumpily, "Did romance have to be part of the adventure?" As in Enchanted, readers will revel in the fragments of fairy tales that embellish this action-packed story of adventure and, yes, romance. 




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

My Summary: Saturday comes from a family of amazing people. Her sisters all have their own unique powers, and she has... well, nothing. 

Or so she thinks. Until an unexpected burst of magic causes her to make an ocean appear in the backyard. Tempted by the promise of an adventure, she hops aboard a pirate ship - probably not her best idea - and finds herself kidnapped and enslaved to an evil witch. 

With a daunting to-do list and an impossible romantic situation, Saturday sets out to stop total destruction of the planet. But will the girl with no magic be powerful enough to save the world?
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed the first novel in the series, and this installment was a great addition. Saturday was a great main character, and very easy to connect to - everyone has those moments where they questions where they fit into their own family. I loved that she was so stubborn and insisted on being independent. 

There was a fair amount of action in the book, which I really enjoyed. Our heroine kicks some major butt, but there isn't so much action that it gets boring or monotonous. I can't wait to get my hands on the next installment so I can find out what happens next (there may or may not have been a minor cliffhanger).   

Final Thoughts: I recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys paranormal fantasy as well as romance and adventure. This series is definitely one to check out!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, good! I kind of forgot about this one coming out. I liked Enchanted too. I'll have to check this one out. Thanks!

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