Enchanted

Enchanted

Book - 2012
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darladoodles
Feb 05, 2017

I was intrigued by the concept of the seven sisters named after the days of the week, the frog turned back into a prince, etc. There were also fragments of other fairy tales scattered throughout -- the cow sold for the beans which become a huge beanstalk. . ., the goose who lays the golden egg, spinning wool (instead of straw) into gold and more.

This book, though, had an underlying tone of black magic which was not appealing to me. I was rooting for Sunday and Rumbold, but the dark forces in their families were too grim for me. Perhaps I have been too "disneyfied" when it comes to fairy tales. I'm sure many would remind me of the grisly plots the Grimm brothers originally penned. This book was an interesting ride, but I do not think I will go back for more of the Woodcutter series.

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julia_sedai
Feb 05, 2017

I was looking forward to reading this book because it's a fairytale retelling. Well, it's more like a dozen fairytales combined into one short book, which just made it super confusing. Halfway through, I decided I just wasn't going to understand everything that was going on so I just sped towards the end. I liked the side characters more than the main characters so I'm thinking I will probably read the sequels to find out more about them. Overall, I liked it because of her writing style, which was beautiful and quick, but it just wasn't as good as I thought it would be.

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Biscuitmoose
Mar 20, 2016

Althea have change the fairy tales into one magical book with twists and new surprises.Very enchanted book indeed.

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artemishi
Jan 26, 2015

I have been wanting to read Enchanted since I first stumbled across it. Alethea Kontis has a fun YouTube channel where she rants on fairytales (often little-known ones) and I was a part of the Hero Book Tour. And then Amber gave Enchanted to me for the Christmas in July book swap. So at last I was able to read it!

This one is a very fun, lighthearted romp through many, many fairytales. It's not exactly a retelling, more of a mash-up, but in true fairytale style. So there's instalove, and plenty of magic, and just go with it.

The story is a sweet romance, as well as an introduction to the Woodcutter family and their fairytale world. I was tickled pink by the multitude of (mostly subtle) references to a variety of fairytales, including some lesser-known variants. Kontis weaves them into the story, so they feel like a natural extension of it. And they are by far the most clever and unique part of the story. Which is not to say the book is bad, just known.

I recommend this one for fans of fairytales in general, sweet and quick romantic reads, and fictional worlds that have plenty of interesting characters (whose stories are waiting to be told). Personally, I want to read more about Thursday and Saturday now.

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Violet_Cat_646
May 09, 2014

Good book

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SophieNagyfej
Jan 16, 2014

A great read overall, and the characters were good. I wasn't crazy about Saturday and liked Rumbold better as a frog, but otherwise I liked pretty much everyone.

JCLBarbaraL Nov 26, 2013

A satisfying fairy tale.

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husna
Nov 06, 2013

it looks good

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drownedinbooks
Nov 03, 2013

This book is quite good, but not as good as the sisters grimm series. You should read the sisters grimm series!!! It's so good!! Best fantasy fairy tale remake i ever read, and i read a lot.

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Candystars
Sep 08, 2013

This book was really confusing and hard to follow. A lot of plot points are brought up but not really explained or concluded, and by the end I was just sitting there stunned at how random the plot was.

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sportsbookspce
Aug 31, 2013

Captivating book. It had me hooked until the end. Enchanted does not contain just one fairytale but has aspects of many.

JCLChristiH Jul 10, 2013

One of the nominations for the 2013 Teen's Top Ten. Voting will take place Aug. 15 – Sept. 15 via YALSA’s brand new Teens’ Top Ten site for teens at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens, and the winners will be announced during Teen Read Week in October.

780826 Jan 26, 2013

Really good book!!! Would recomend it.

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gracest
Jan 03, 2013

OMG.
This has to be my favourite fairy tale
remake i could not put it down

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Netspaget95
Nov 28, 2012

I loved this book!! It was so interesting. I had a hard time putting it down. You have to read it! Seriously. Do it.

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jennybeast
Aug 21, 2012

Now here’s a fresh and excellent take on fairy tale shenanigans. Sunday Woodcutter, 7th daughter of a 7th daughter meets a frog at a fairy well and starts to tell a story… Wonderful weaving together of a whole host of tales in new and unexpected ways. Engrossing and lively.

medinah98 Jul 08, 2012

This book is fun and entertaining. I was drawn into it and wouldn't let it go until the end! <3

aparm Jul 06, 2012

This is a fun story that mixes a bunch of fairy tales together. The main character comes from a family of magical siblings, named for the days of the week. Great read. Recommended for grades 7 and up.

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erinrosser
Jul 01, 2012

Sounds like a cool book


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