Enchanted by Alethea Kontis. Monday’s child is fair of face, Tuesday’s child is full of grace, Wednesday’s child is full of woe, Thursday’s child. : Enchanted (The Woodcutter Sisters) (): Alethea Kontis: Books. Editorial Reviews. Review. A Kirkus Best Teen Book of A World Book Night Selection Enchanted (The Woodcutter Sisters Book 1) by [Kontis, Alethea].

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LibrisNotes: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Alethea Kontisbook reviewEnchantedfairiesenchabtedfey magicfractured fairy talesfrog princeYA fiction. I have to admit, I didn’t much care for our dear Sunday – she’s fair, bonny and gay, and ultimately this means she’s so saccharinely sweet that she’s nowhere near as interesting as Rumboldt or her less-blessed other sisters!

But she’s still young – fifteen, going on sixteen – and a bit self-absorbed aleethea world revolves around me kind of thing. View all 20 comments.

ENCHANTED by Alethea Kontis | Kirkus Reviews

Why was Rumbold’s mother as I understood it whispering “Kill me” in Rumbold’s head? Th So it wasn’t bad. Maybe a coming of age story shrouded in fantasy?

But I can tell you this: But this is not really a simple retelling. Alethea Kontis simply tried to do too much. Despite appearances there is more than just the romance to the book. With the help of his beloved sorceress, the amethyst-eyed enchantress named Sorrow, the King has somehow managed to stay young, vibrant, and in power for many years.


The strongest are born again. But, it is always changed a little bit to make them more interesting or funny. Woodcutter Sisters 1Books of Arilland 1.

If you are looking for a clean unique twisted tale give Enchanted a try. Okayish happy ending though absolutely predictable.


I got that, but when kotnis retell a fairytale and make it into YA literature, authors should know what the YA community hates about books: Sep 08, Ceitidh rated it it was amazing Shelves: I liked the idea of it.

How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction enchantdd this prince she barely knows? Give the poor sisters real names instead of this days-of-the-week scheme, which is cute at first but gets annoying. The longer Grumble stays a frog, the less he will remember until he forgets he was ever a man. He wanted to laugh, to cry, to scoop her up in his feeble arm and take her back to the Wood, back to their well, back to where they had fallen in love.

And me being a sucker for happy endings, I gave it the. Oh dear Lord, I kid you not. When I aletuea “Sunday,” the short story on which this novel is based, I was charmed. Sunday, whose family has fey blood in them, is not surprised much by the appearance of Grumble. The prose is nice and descriptions are lovely. I positively, absolutely, did not enjoy this book at all.

Put on top of that that konts author explains so badly that you can’t help but think her sisters are frogs sometimes, and you’ve bj yourself a pot full of crapiness. This is JUST my opinion 3. The brilliant Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier really raised the bar as far as frog-prince stories are concerned. Their adventures could fill several novels but are all crammed into the first fifty pages of this one as info-dumping. Grumble is smart, eloquent, well mannered and moves and behaves as though he were a man trapped in a frog’s body.


But it wasn’t good. Sunday doesn’t enchantev do much other than fall in love with the prince, Rumbold, and their love is both unbelievable it happens over a enchated of days. Kontis took the fantastic and made it believable, magical and lovely all at the same time. Except, she does fall in love.

Enchanted is a fractured fairytale telling the story of the frog prince while incorporating parts of many other fairy tales. I started this last year and just ended up abandoning it.

Why alehtea we have their story? The fairy stuff was semi-interesting but not enough for me to want to go on.

A fairy tale for more mature readers. This is JUST my opinion 2.

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