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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Wher he had been aldthea again. With her own view of life, she is also very expressive in poetic way. The narrator, a girl named Sunday Woodcutter, had such a blase and matter-of-fact voice that did nothing to elicit any kind of empathy, compassion, or interest in me at konti. This book just wasn’t for me.

But what really killed me in the end, I suppose, was how Sunday didn’t really do much of anything towards the resolution of the book. When I read “Sunday,” the short story on which this novel is based, I was charmed.

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She snatches moments of peace to go with her notebook to the pond to write in solitude. My aleethea character is Velius, the dashing half-fae gothic heartthrob of the royal court.

Even with the further editing from ARC enchantex final copy, I still feel like Enchanted was a very disjointed and sloppy read A mystery, family saga? Friday is a discount Beth March, and she would have been really likeable had the book given her any room to breathe.

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

All the enxhanted have a special role to play and each of them get to be the hero at some point in the story. Product details Age Range: This is a fairytale mish-mash that feels a bit like an ADD fest, and not in a good way. Or three days, give or take. I honestly did NOT want Enchanted to end. Tuesday, well, read the book for that.


The book references his life and death so many times without ever kontsi explaining. If Sunday’s world is one of sunshine and life and laughter, Rumbold’s is a dark, oppressive one of secrets, mysteries enchantrd betrayal.

It is showing that you had read it three times, so I was wondering. The first line is, “My name is Sunday Woodcutter, and I am doomed to a happy life. He is recovering slowly from his time as a frog – he’s lost weight and is always exhausted – though this, it turns out, has another root cause.

Rochester but comes off about as suave and Byronic as Napoleon Dynamite.

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Enchanted by Alethea Kontis New York: That could partly be the sheer unpredictability of the plot though. First you get the idea he was a quiet young man, with no friends, then suddenly he is a wild womanizer with a dreadful past he can’t quite remember.

Some other reviewers have remarked that it can feel too crowded, and I have to agree that towards the end there was a bit of this. Perhaps I am getting to used to the modern idea of a kick-butt I-can-take-care-of-myself genre of heroine. But this is not really a simple retelling. Oct 28, Hira marked it as to-be-released Shelves: View all 7 comments. While spend time in both his and Sunday’s minds, to me Rumboldt is the true hero of this book.

It’s distracting, hard to follow and by the end downright obnoxious. After she leaves he transforms back into Rumbold, the crowned prince.

They are a big deal. It was an wonderful experience for 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. But then, oh but then, a scrawny prince asks her to dance and she is wooed and declares herself in insta-love with him! There were many odd bits and pieces of other fairy tales woven throughout: He wanted to laugh, to cry, to scoop her up in his feeble arm and take her back to the Wood, back to their well, back to where they had fallen in love.


There isn’t really one definitive version of each tale, they were always being altered by the teller and that’s part of the fairy tale genre, so you can’t really bastardise a fairy tale though we could argue that Disney has come extremely close, with its saccharine versions. When they begin to fall in love, and Rumbold transforms back into his true form, will he still be able to hold on to Sunday’s love?

Maybe a coming of age story shrouded in fantasy? The guy is a frog when she first meets him.

And I love fairy tales! The transformation spell, in normal fairytales, is supposed to be something dramatic, heartwrenching, infuriating, and either completely unwarranted and unfair or a harsh but understandable punishment for some wrongdoing think Little Bunny Foo-Foo, who got turned into a Goon.

But no one has seen Prince Rumbold in a year. The writing was just perfect. I have been told by a reliable source that these passages were edited out of the final copy. Despite appearances there is more than just the romance to the book. But I can tell you this: Sunday Woodcutter is the seventh daughter of the Seventh daughter who meets an enchanted frog at the well near her home Crazy for Young A They are all told in a fresh way.