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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But I’ve never read a story as flippant and it appears to mecareless as Enchanted. They become good friends and she enjoys telling him about her family. Kontis weaves a tale with that same smooth traditional style, incorporating classic fairy tale elements with her own uniquely musical voice.
Mar 29, Elena rated it it was ok Shelves: It is a magical family – more so than Sunday ever realised, when her fairy godmother, Aunt Joy, arrives to present them with gifts, and qlethea Sunday. While the story revolves around Konyis Woodcutter and Grumble the frog she meets at a fairy well in the Apetheait is clear that Sunday’s family is her life and through her stories and her day to day life we get to know all of them just as well as we get to know her.
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This story was as charming as it was frustrating. The people of Arilland sang so many songs, and told so many tales, about fearless, crazy Jack. Wher he had been born again. I had fun puzzling over which fairy tale a particular incident is referring to. I recommend this to anyone that loves fairytales, clean romance and adventure!
I want to be interesting. Dec 22, Tamora Pierce rated it really liked it Shelves: While the book is billed as a retelling of 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. Monday’s child is fair of face, Tuesday’s child is full of grace, Wednesday’s child is full of woe, Thursday’s child has far to go, Friday’s child is loving and giving, Saturday’s child works hard for a living, But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day Is blithe and bonny and good and gay.
What’s up with Rumbold’s memories? An absolute MUST-have for anyone who likes or just appreciates fairytales at all, but even if you don’t, I’d recommend this book anyways! A mystery, family saga?
And certainly it wasn’t for her to decide, after a grand total of TWO DAYS, that this little frog person was the bestest best friend she’s ever had, her eternal soul-mate, and the only person who understands me, dawgonnit!
Kontus author introduced us to so much but didn’t seem overly fussed about digging deeper.
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While our two protagonists figure out what is going on, they find that someone’s life is hanging in the balance. I love this book so much! I’ve gotta say the beginning is fast with the romance but just like another reviewer mentioned, I think it makes up for it in the later half. This was a fun kontid. Tales of Arillanda short story collection set in the same fairy tale world, won a second Gelett Envhanted Award in 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!
I found, to my surprise, nearly all the characters were sympathetic. I love both fairy tale retellings and twisted fairy tales so this one was right up my alley. I loved this book. But there were just too many fairy tales going on. The kingdom of Arilland is so marinated in magic that archetypal fairytale events are common enough that people can identify them when they happen.
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
But Enchanted was like a weird mix of the two. Enchanted is easily one of the better books that I’ve read this year. Preview — Enchanted by Alethea Kontis.
Sunday’s family includes her older brothers Jack Jr. Kontis did such a masterful job retelling kkntis enhancing a classic tale that, I am sure, will take readers’ breath away.
Too bad that the story lines run into one another and you don’t end up feeling anything other than “well, finally” at the end of the story. Started off okay, very charming and Sunday was adorable but after Aunt Joy came along, it started to go’meh’ for me The oblivious mother who keeps accidentally cursing her own children. The seventh daughter of a seventh daughter and seventh son, Sunday is destined to be “blithe and bonny and good and gay” and do lots of snchanted things. It was nigh impossible to remember which of the Woodcutter kids was dead, which was just presumed dead, which married a prince and which married a pirate.
One of these items ships sooner than the other. Feb 06, Soumi rated it really liked it Shelves: When I read “Sunday,” the short story on which this komtis is based, I was charmed.
Crazy for Young A 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.