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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And the bad outweighs the very little good. Another is the whimsical and sometimes dangerous magic manifested in her very special family. At first glance this looks like a retelling of The Frog Prince, but there is more One day while sitting in the woods, writing stories in her journal, Sunday meets a frog – a talking frog named Grumble.

But they can never have more because he is doomed to a life as a frog. When they begin to fall in love, and Ru “Blithe and bonny and good and gay?

Read more Read less. At one point his memories manifest as bubbles, one showing a nude female figure for a second kontiw it pops. Every once in a while a sister is mentioned I don’t remember the age or at least the order so that helped. Some fairy-tale retellings are written to sound like extensions of the real story and others are meant to sound revised.

While the book is billed as a retelling enchanged the Frog Prince, in truth, Enchanted is so much more than that – it borrows from so many beloved fairy tales, from Snow White, to Cinderella, to Jack and the Beanstalk, to Bluebeard. I liked the idea of it. Here’s what I found: But, as we already knew, the frog is an enchanted prince. It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday!

With Grumble, Sunday can be herself. Sweet and caring and determined and clever, I adored Sunday from start to finish! But it comes to a satisfying conclusion that felt like solving a jigsaw puzzle that yields a particularly attractive picture. It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week.


Some of the sister didn’t act older than others, like Friday acts younger than Sunday. Rumbold is endearing and a somewhat tortured soul with his forgotten past. Some women think that guys who treat females as objects of gratification are alluring, or whatever. It was sweetly realistic. There are tons of pieces of fairy tales sprinkled in here. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Sunday doesn’t really know what happened after that, only that there is a deep animosity for the royal family from her parents.

Except that – as Prince Rumbold – he happens to be one of the people the Woodcutter’s dislike the most. He might have had one line in the entire book. It has a very rough feel, for all that the writing style is pretty palatable.

Sunday doesn’t know who Grumble is, only that he is a man with a spell on him. Enchanted by Alethea Kontis New York: Whatever I was expecting, it was not for Sunday to realize, almost immediately, that this little frog is a human.

aletha For a book that’s centered on her, on her story, she is just another puzzle piece. Romantic elements are not overdone and I find myself smiling at those alethew romantic moments. A simple love, but a true one. Put on top of that that the author explains so badly that you can’t help but think her sisters are frogs sometimes, and you’ve got yourself a pot full of crapiness. Sunday, whose family has fey blood in them, is not surprised much by the appearance of Grumble. I may have wanted more, but if that’s enchanhed case, I should just read the sequel, Heroabout Saturday’s adventures.

The King is actually a very good villain, even though I found his acts of blood magic a bit over-the-top, even for this genre.

I’ve gotta say the beginning is fast with the romance but just like another reviewer mentioned, I think it makes kontls for it in the later half. Some people may be turned off by the promise of insta-love since this is a fairytale, after allbut the author managed to pull it off perfectly without making it feel like overwhelming devotion!

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.


LibrisNotes: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

The strongest are born again. For me this book was just frustrating. 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.

When Rumbold goes to see his father, the King, whose name no one knows, he discovers that his father ecnhanted actually extremely ancient and is being kept alive by the blood of a fairy.

The beginning of the book wasn’t actually all that terrible, but once you really got into it it just grew worse and worse until you just didn’t care about what you’re reading anymore. Alethea Kontis weaves them perfectly into an original and surprisingly complex story that’s her own, adding Rating: The characters lives are all woven together and honestly it was a little confusing at times but by the end of the book I was satisfied and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

What’s up with Rumbold’s memories?

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True, part of that is the build-up of tension and suspense, as the plot becomes more central. It will make you believe for pages that rainbows’ pot of gold and leprechauns are real, That spells, faeries and magic beans are real, and that maybe somewhere an enchanted prince is waiting for you in a well.

This is by no means the only dichotomy – the opposite can also be true, wherein the natural world takes on a supernatural quality and becomes dark, mysterious, unpredictable, menacing even. Kojtis the moment I turned to the first page Kontis’ beautiful writing immediately captivated me.

This story is full of enchaanted, fairies, enchantments, and curses

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