Friday, January 9, 2015

Book Review: Enchanted

Enchanted (Woodcutter Sisters #1)


Author: Alethea Komtis
Publisher:  HMH Book for Young Readers
Publish Date: May, 8 2012

Book Rating 3/5
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Publisher's Description 
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?

Book received:  Rented 

Why I Picked it up: Some of Co-worker know I enjoy retold fairy tales suggested this book to me. The premise of the story seemed interesting. A retelling of the Princess and the Frog, but it is so much more than that. It draws form many different tales but that is also the problem. The tales become badly tangled.  

Sunday meets the Prince and loves him but he is the Prince her family hates. The reason being that Rumbold (the Prince) had her older brother, Jack, turned in to a dog. Well we never find out what happens to Jack. At one point we find out he is dead, or so we think because towards the end they say he is alive. 

There are dream scenes that throw you off while reading the book and are never addressed again.  

The writing style was well done, but there just seemed to much happening at one time and many things not explained. 

Why I finished it: It was an easy enough read and I wanted to see how the author solved the problems she created for the characters.

Who I would give it to: Joy and Meghan they both enjoy retold tales, but with a caution that they will become confused 

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