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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I enjoyed that at first but after aletheaa while it felt a little like overkill. Kontis’ attempt to weave in elements of other fairy tales was in itself interesting and might have worked but for the convoluted main story which was further broken up by having two narrators.


We’ll have to excuse him though: It is brilliant how the author achieves this without any choppiness or muddling up of the story. The end result was not quite chaos, but it was within spitting distance of becoming a broiling concoction of far too much told with far too little. Feb 06, Soumi rated it really liked it Shelves: However, the light, charming short story should never have become a novel.

The girl with the axe. 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!

The other parts of the book. The feisty sister who eloped with the Pirate King! In case that isn’t clear: Meanwhile, we also learn that Sunday is in fact, no ordinary girl.

With Grumble, Sunday can be herself. If Sunday’s world is one of sunshine and life and laughter, Rumbold’s is a dark, oppressive aletuea of secrets, mysteries and betrayal.


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The only thing I liked about her was her relationship with her brother Trix. The plotline was disjointed and drawn out, and there were so many threads that never seemed to really connect, or didn’t connect in a way that was emotio Oh, Alethea Kontis. Because this has probably been one of the worst YA romance novels I’ve ever read.

I thought that was truly the only thing he was sure about but perhaps I wasn’t really paying attention. Jun 08, Kathy rated it really liked it Shelves: I can tell you this, though: Put every fairy tale in a bowl, add in nursery rhymes, bedtime stories, folklore, and fae magic, and you get this amazingly charming book that I loved, loved, loved! But my goodness, do they ever apply to whatever Enchanted was. Now go get the book. Oh, for the love of God, NO. For example, when she fervently wrote about her desire to stay home from an undesirable task, she was granted her wish – in the form of an illness that kept her home for a week One lazy afternoon, Sunday escapes from the monotony of her chores and sneaks out to her beloved woods where she meets an enchanted frog, named Grumble, who becomes her new best friend.

She deserved a bigger role than she was given. Yes, it is that beautiful! Rumboldt’s father – the eternally youthful King whose true name has been forgotten – has dark secrets, not only encompassing Rumboldt’s mother and her mysterious death, but stretching back so many prior generations of beautiful young brides.

Not yet understanding the significance of this, Rumbold attends the first ball and easily picks out Sunday as the young woman he fell in love with as a frog. Oh my gosh, it’s a frog-turns-prince type of story! Romantic elements are not overdone and I find myself smiling at those sweet romantic moments. What a beautiful name. The prince awakens with fuzzy, partial memories so not only am I confused but so is he.


Like I said, Enchanted was bizarre. When he got the chance to start over life again, he was fragile, also unable to speak, incapable of recalling his memories as human and skills he acquired as a prince.

Kill me and you’ll put me at rest. But really, it seems silly to complain about such things.

ENCHANTED by Alethea Kontis | Kirkus Reviews

She made me want to gag. Yeah, and some people eat cats. She was weak akethea irritating. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. Sunday loves to write stories, but she long ago discovered that whatever she writes has a tendency to come true, so now she’s careful to only write of things that have already happened.

Why was Rumbold’s mother as Enchxnted understood it whispering “Kill me” in Rumbold’s head? His narrative is sweet and compelling, and I love his earnestness and at times comic devotion to Sunday.

Refresh and try again. Rumbold is no better. I love both fairy tale retellings and twisted fairy tales so this one was right up my alley.

And every day nothing happens to change poor Grumble back into the prince he once was. This book is one of the many reasons why I love fairytales and their re-tellings so much! I love the way he slowly made his place in her heart.

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