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. : Enchanted (The Woodcutter Sisters) (): Alethea Kontis: Books. Editorial Reviews. Review. A Kirkus Best Teen Book of A World Book Night Selection Enchanted (The Woodcutter Sisters Book 1) by [Kontis, Alethea].

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Peter still wound up being one of my favorite characters in this—by process of elimination. If your true love has left leaving only a shoe, is that really the size of the hole in your heart? View all 22 comments. It’s not in any way realistic. She carries most of the story but is by no means the heavy lifter. Jun 02, Hermione rated it did not like it Recommends it for: With the help of his beloved sorceress, the amethyst-eyed enchantress named Sorrow, the King has somehow managed to stay young, vibrant, and in power for many years.

LibrisNotes: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

But she’s still young – fifteen, going on sixteen – and a bit self-absorbed the world revolves around me kind of thing. And see, I get it. Yet this is a relatively short novel, koontis the second half felt a bit rushed.

Enchanted is a fractured fairytale telling the story of the vy prince while incorporating parts of many other fairy tales. But I can tell you this: There was still something that drew me in.

This is a tale that will make you feel like a child again. Fairy tales don’t do character development: True, part of that is the build-up of tension and suspense, as the plot becomes more central. Enchanted is utterly enchanting from start to finish.

We see a sailor getting flogged in a very confusing flashback. You know that shit is for real when it breaks a curse, right?


I thought that was truly the only b he was sure about but perhaps I wasn’t really paying attention. At the palace, all is not right for the prince. Now if only it just worked off some calories And as the legend goes–‘ she is blimey and good and gay Give the poor sisters real names instead of this days-of-the-week scheme, which is cute at first but gets annoying.

Though I believe this is just me.

It also means that there are hordes of siblings all with complicated but not very well fleshed out stories of their own going on here and I could remember none of them. Beautifully written, the lines are lyrical and the world building is phenomenal.


He can remember how to walk and talk, but he can’t remember his life before becoming a frog. View all 15 comments. All of this made the novel difficult to follow and tedious to read. This book and I are going to be together forever. Kontis did such a masterful job retelling and enhancing a classic tale that, I am sure, will take readers’ breath away.

But that was as far as things went with me and my frog. Jul 22, Amy rated it did not like it. As for Sunday herself, however, my feelings are less warm and fuzzy. It had so many problems, though Or did you lower the rating after a reread? Not every fairytale can fit into one book, and trying to fit them all just creates chaos and confusing.

If you’re a fan of fairy tales then this is a definite Must-Read. The prose is nice and descriptions are lovely.

There are some parts that are somewhere between brutal and scary, but not more than in other fairy tales. This is JUST my opinion 2. But I did have this feeling of wanting to spend more time with the characters, because ny were so interesting and I didn’t quite feel like I’d got to know them well enough to really invest in their story as deeply as I wanted to.


She’s innoce Being an absolute lover of fairy tales, it took only a glimpse of the “Fairy Tales” genre pasted on this book to interest me. 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. This storyline is never fully developed in the novel.

If you read or started Enchanted and liked Kontis’s ideas and her tone and approach to fairytales, I’d encbanted recommend you check out some of her short fiction. Sunday is the 7th daughter of a 7th daughter and do you know what that means?

ENCHANTED by Alethea Kontis | Kirkus Reviews

It is showing that you had read it three times, so I was wondering. There are different kinds, or forms, of love, and the way Kontis writes the early relationship between Sunday and the frog which doesn’t bear much resemblance to the common versions of the fairy tale as you would know it, it simply features a girl, a frog, a golden ball and a kiss of love made it quite easy for me bby believe in their kind of love, a love of friends that went as deep as the recognition of kindred spirits.

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