Kontis , Alethea. Enchanted. New York; Harcourt Children’s Books, 2012. Print. ISBN 0547645708. Harcover. $14.84. e-Book (Nook) $7.49.
Annotation: Sunday Woodcutter’s kiss frees a prince from his curse and opens he to a whirlwind of magic and secrets.
Book talk: Secrets, so many secrets…
Sunday is the seventh daughter. Irritated by her family and the expectations to meet the description of her name Sunday’s child is full of joy, she finds escape and joy in writing in her journal.
When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something more, something magical. Hoping to break the spell the frog often asks Sunday for a kiss…..and finally after a hasty visit, Sunday rushed off after a hurried kiss. The kiss of true love transforms the frog back into human, back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises.
Determined to be with his true love, Prince Rumbold returns to his castle, and plans to convince Sunday to fall in love with him as the man that he has become and the same inside as the frog she fell in love with in the Woods. Sunday, struggles with her sadness of loss of her love, the frog, and her breathtaking and strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? Evil is at play and both Prince and young girl are woven into the tangled and twisted web of secrets that threatened not only their love but their very lives.
A curious weave of familiar fairy tales into a interesting fantasy, ages 12+
MY RATING: 3
(1 is poor and 5 amazing! )
LITERARY AWARDS (from Good Reads):
- Audie Award Nominee for Teen (2013),
- Andre Norton Award Nominee (2012),
- YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults (Top Ten) (2013),
- Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award (2012)
Favorite genre: Fantasy/Paranormal/Horror
Favorite book: The Immortals Series, Evermore
Social media I use the most: Instagram/Twitter
What do you think about books found in the fantasy genre? I do but I don’t like books fantasy. It has to be well written and has to be VERY interesting for me to actually read. I like the fantasy books books that have more action in them.
What is your favorite book in the fantasy genre? The Immortals Series, Evermore.
- Kissing frogs…the real lesson (theburdenofwings.com)
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A book talk including Enchanted and several other possibly other interesting books