Apr 9, 2013

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Enchanted
Title: Enchanted
Author: Alethea Kontis

Rating: 4 Stars
Source: Bought

Synopsis:

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?




My Thoughts

A magical mix of fairytale and mystery!

I really enjoyed all of the beautiful descriptions and felt that the writing reminded me a lot of an old fairytale with its poetic words. This story puts a whole new spin on the classic Frog Prince and though it does have that basic storyline it takes it to a whole new level. Enchanted interweaves some other fairytale favorites into the mix as well. There is a bit of a dark edge to this fairytale though, but it does give it some mystery which kept me on the edge of my seat.

Sunday is a fun and quirky heroine who of course is doomed to a happy life, but the journey to her happy ending is full of twists and turns that will put her courage to the test. I really liked her and enjoyed seeing through her eyes and hearing all of the tales she weaves about her family. Her father especially is a wonderful storyteller. 

The Prince is complicated. As a frog he was charming and sincere, but there was always something missing. His story has more of a darker edge to it and even after he becomes a man again he must fight to not only win Sunday, but bring back his old memories to make himself whole once again. 

This is a beautiful tale that fairytale lovers are sure to enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. This one sounds really cool! I haven't read a well written fairy tale in a while, and I'm really looking forward to reading this one. :D Great review!

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

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