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!