Review: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

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?

Title: Enchanted
Author: Alethea Kontis
Published: May 8th 2012 by Harcourt Children’s Books
Links: Goodreads
Received: Received from Publisher
Rating: 3 of 5

My thoughts: This was the second book I handed to Amy to review. I did this partially because I got the book from the publisher and never want to not review a book that a publisher has graciously given me, but also because my interest in this book from the blurb was initially zero.

Amy told me she had trouble with this one. When I first asked for a reading update she said she was trying to get through it. The problem for her was that the book jerked in a lot of ways and she found herself rereading passages so she knew what was going on.

The other problem she had was with the flow. It seemed like the author was trying to insert all of the stories and so the book would be flowing and then another of these tangent stories would begin and she’d be jarred out of the original story line. That’s why there was all the rereading.

As for the quality of the stories? She said they were cute, that they all made sense and it was a sad story for poor Sunday but she was very satisfied with the ending. She said that the ending pretty much made up for all the confusion she had while reading the book.

She didn’t really tell me much other than that and so if you’re interested in cute fairy tales then this is one to pick up.

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