Review: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis Release Date: May 8, 2012
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Amazon Vine
IBSN: 9780547645704
Blurb:

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?

 

It’s been quite awhile since I read a fairy tale book and after reading Enchanted I can’t remember why I don’t read them more often. Enchanted is a delightful, whimsical take on just about every fairy tale that you can think of. It pulled me in from the very first page and then I floated through the rest of the book with a smile on my face. It enchanted me.

Sunday is the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter and there are many things about herself she doesn’t know. Mostly she just likes to tell herself stories and wonder in the Wood. On one of those days she meets a charming frog and her life changes forever. Sunday and her sisters were so fascinating. They all had such lush back stories and histories. I couldn’t help but get lost in their adventures. I can’t say that I liked Prince Rumbold nearly as much. I think I might have liked him more as a frog…but overall, I really enjoyed all of the characters.

The writing is what stands out. It’s gorgeous and enthralling. It’s the kind of writing that makes you forget everything else that’s going on. You will look up from the page and realize you’ve been reading for 3 hours with no idea where the time went.

If you are a fan of fairy tale retellings or just beautiful writing you should definitely check out Enchanted. You will be charmed by this book!

 

Comments

  1. It legit makes my morning that you liked Enchanted, because I’ve seen a few not so wonderful reviews for it. And um, I get nervous when I see bad reviews. SO YAY A GOOD REVIEW.

    I’m just really psyched because, I also love fairy tale retellings, especially good ones!

  2. This one looks really good. You won me over with the assurance that it’s written good. It’s now on my TBR list. 

  3. The Frog Prince. I got YA/FT stories about Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Snow White, i will add this to the list

  4. This sounds so very very good! The Frog Prince isn’t one of those tales that’s often retold, so I’m interested to see how this one is presented.

  5. I have actually been on the look out for more fairy tale type books and this one sounds perfect! 

  6. I added it to my to-read list before, but after reading your review I want to read ENCHANTED even more. Sounds like a fascinating read, so thanks a lot for sharing your review with us! :)

  7. Oh this sounds really good. I have heard of it, but had not heard much about it. Great review!!

  8. tnx 4 the review
    i want it dearly

  9. I CANNOT GET OVER HOW PRETTY THIS BOOK COVER IS! 
     
    Okay, now that is out of the way, I’m so glad you liked this one! I LOVE fairytale retellings but I haven’t read anything about this one yet. I like to read reviews with words like “delightful” and “whimsical” and “floated” in them…

    I can’t wait to read this when I get a chance! Thanks, Lori! 

  10. YES! What a great review! I **love** fairy tale retellings. Definitely going on my wishlist.

  11. Oh I’m definitely going to read this one, it sounds awesome!

  12. Yes! I cannot wait to read this one – I love fairy tales :) 
    Great review! This one is going to the top of my list, thanks! 

  13. Awe~ This is a retelling of Princess & The Frog? Oh I am into that! I can’t wait to pick this one up!
    Thanks for the great review!!

  14. ComaCalm says:

    I adore the cover BUT… Rumbold? RUMBOLD? I can’t read this with a name like that.. >.<

  15. I’m very excited about this as I love fairy-tale stories; this one sounds perfect for me and I can’t wait to pick it up!

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