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Enchanted (2012)

by Alethea Kontis(Favorite Author)
3.74 of 5 Votes: 5
0547645708 (ISBN13: 9780547645704)
Harcourt Children's Books
Woodcutter Sisters
review 1: It has often been said that there is power in words, but i'm not sure Sunday was what they had in mind when they said it. See, Sunday has a power, a power that few others can claim. She has magic, and with that magic, she causes all sorts of trouble. I suppose it's only fair to state that the trouble was never intentional, and she did manage to save a frog in the process... so i suppose that balances things out.
review 2: Enchanted had a wonderfully colorful world filled with many different bits of fairytales. As a fan of Once Upon a Time, I loved that Kontis took all the different stories and mixed them together. As with the original fairytales, Kontis does not explain much of what goes on behind the scenes of magic and mayhem. Since this book is more of a fai
... morerytale than a fairytale retelling, the fact that none of the magic was explained did not bother me as much as it did some other readers. What did bother me was the lack of understanding as to a few other things:Who was telling Rumbold to kill them? If it was his mother... Why would she do that?Why has Joy not already put a stop to Sorrow and is now staying home while her unwitting nieces wonder into danger, yet says she has come to fix what Sorrow has done?And finally, though I see how Rumbold is the hero, Sunday seems useless as a heroine. She does break Rumbold's curse, but then mopes the rest of the book while her family does all of the actual saving-of-the-day. Which would not have confused me as much if Joy had not insisted that as a Seventh daughter of a Seventh daughter, Sunday is one of the most powerful fae blood there is.Enchanted was an interesting read, and I think that if the above issues had been fixed, it would have been one of my favorite books of the year. I might read the sequel, Hero, but have not yet decided. It is about Sunday's sister, Saturday, and seems to have little to nothing to do with Sunday at all. less
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Sunday and Rumbold are adorable! The fairytale elements were expertly woven in as well.
A very fun story. I love a fairy tale!
this book was really weird...
I love fairy tales!
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