Thursday, March 21

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
Release Date: May 8, 2012
Publisher: Harcourt Childrens Books
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 320

Summary: 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?

My Thoughts: I was somewhat excited for this one. It sounded really romantic and something I could get into.

We are introduced to Sunday who comes from a big family. She has a lot of people in her family and they all have unique things about each of them.

One day she meets a frog. She tells him her stories and continues to see him. Until he isn’t there anymore.

Come to find out the frog was under a curse or enchantment and he finally turned back into a human after she fell in love with him.

I liked this one, kinda. Yep, it was unique but I just didn’t find myself that attracted to the Prince or even like most of the characters. I just had a hard time connecting with the whole thing.

I think if you're a fan of fairy tales, you’ll probably enjoy this a lot more than me. It seemed more middle grade than young adult really.

Overall: I just didn’t really connect to the story or the characters. I did finish it though, just wasn’t one of my favorites of the year.  Probably more of a 3.5 rating than a 3.

Cover: I like it. Like her dress.

What I'd Give It:


Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Bummer that you didn't like this one! I still have this in my TBR pile from its release last year. I love fairy tales so I thought it would be the perfect read for me!

Hope your next read is more to your liking!

Princess Alethea said...

Aw...too bad you didn't really connect with this one! It's *definitely* for those who were born with a copy of Grimms' Tales under their pillow. But I totally agree--doesn't the cover rock? The cover for HERO is equally as stunning...and Saturday has a SWORD. That just kicks so much butt.
Thanks for the review!

The Insouciant Sophisticate said...

I thought this book was all a bit much unfortunately so it's not my favorite fairy tale retelling.


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