Title: Enchanted. Author: Alethea Kontis. Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retellings, Young Adult. Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Publication. Summary and reviews of Enchanted by Alethea Kontis, plus links to a book excerpt from Enchanted and author biography of Alethea Kontis. 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.

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Soon that friendship deepens into something magical.

He’s uncomplicated and honourable, so there’s never any kontos on the part of the reader that he would be good enough for Sunday. My friend, Pau enjoyed it even more than I did, so do check out her quick but wonderful review. But I did have this feeling of wanting to spend more time with the characters, because they were so interesting and I didn’t quite feel like I’d got to know them well enough to really invest in their story as deeply as I wanted to.

I still liked Joy and Sadness better in Inside Out. Sep 08, Ceitidh rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 26 comments. Monday married a handsome prince after spending a night on a pile of kotis through which she could feel a pea; Tuesday danced herself to death in a pair of enchanted slippers; Wednesday is strange and distracted and spends most of her time gazing at the moon and thinking; Thursday left kojtis join her pirate husband as captain of a ship, sailing around the world and periodically sending back marvellous gifts; Friday is full of generosity and selfless deeds, making clothes for orphaned children; and Saturday works hard on encyanted farm with her father and other brother, wielding an axe.

I just didn’t like Enchanted. The first enchantedd Rumbold and Sunday meet after he is a man again was sweet. But Enchanted was like a weird mix of the two.


Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Enchanted is Alethea Kontis’s first novel but not her first bookand it is a delightful, airy fable, chock-full of fairy-tale twists and allusions. Get to Know Us. Sunday doesn’t actually do much other than fall in love with the prince, Rumbold, and their love is both unbelievable it happens over a couple of days.

The writing was just perfect. I loved this book. I think my favorite thing about this story was the sheer amount of fairy tales that the author referenced or tied into the story line.

Some other reviewers have remarked that it can feel too crowded, and I have to agree that towards the end there was a bit of this. The strongest are born again.

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Now if only it just worked off some calories Some of the sister didn’t act older than others, like Friday acts younger than Sunday. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. For this review and more be sure to check out my blog, Galavanting Girl Books.

When he was Grumble, Sunday found him easy to talk to. Sunday is a beautiful girl that gets to wear beautiful dresses, but she’s lacking the fire of her Pirate Queen sister Thursday, or the grit of her hard-working sister Saturday. A mystery, family saga? Her true aleteha for Grumble has broken the spell. This said, I think there’s so much potential for future adventures. What is supposed to be suspenseful or foreshadowing just mucks up the plot.

I am absolutely flabbergasted. However, the light, encchanted short story should never have become a novel. She’s a passable main character, but completely fails to be anything more than that. This book is salvageable, but not recommended as is, unless you like giving yourself a headache, trying to follow a story where everything happens and none of it matters.

I liked the plot. Some of the references are obvious, and others you barely catch out of the corner of your eye. The frog, an enchanted prince, turns human and is determined to win Sunday’s love.


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A beautiful young lady named Sunday falls truly, madly, deeply in love with a frog. The girl who writes down her daydreams and brings them to life.

Someone, somewhere along the way, should have told Ms. The problem is, these girls aren’t heroines. Kontis has taken elements from several different tales and woven them into her plot in imaginative ways, so you never feel like it’s a predictable story.

I didn’t like the characters. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Anyway, this beauty named Sunday falls in love with her frog so deeply and so truly that she breaks a curse with her love.

The main I was really excited for this book because the description seemed so cute.

We add to this already confusing mix the storyline itself. The author introduced us to so much but didn’t seem overly fussed about digging deeper. If you’re a fan of fairy tales then this is a definite Must-Read. Enchanted is a magical and wondrous story that will make readers forget about reality and transport them far away to a fascinating kingdom and to experience one of the enchanetd beautiful and spellbinding stories of the year!

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Why authors feel the need to put in so much sexual innuendo is completely beyond me. It has a very rough feel, for all that the writing style is pretty palatable. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows?

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