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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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — 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. When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One ni It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week.
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.
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
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? Hardcoverpages. Woodcutter Sisters 1Books of Arilland 1.
ENCHANTED by Alethea Kontis | Kirkus Reviews
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Enchantedplease sign up. Does this book have anything inappropriate and any swears? Cmadler The allusions to sex are veiled, brief, and limited. They’re likely to fly past younger children unnoticed. Depending on your opinion on that and your …more The allusions to sex are veiled, brief, and limited. Depending on your opinion on that and your child, it could be considered for a younger child.
If it were a movie, it would certainly be rated PG, not PG Is this book appropriate for 13 year olds? Meike If the 13 year old has been exposed to fairtales before the original once I would say yes. There are some parts that are somewhere between brutal …more If the 13 year old has been exposed to fairtales before the original once I would say yes.
There are some parts that are somewhere between brutal and scary, but not more than in other fairy tales. See all 10 questions about Enchanted…. Lists with This Book. Oct 28, Hira marked it as to-be-released Shelves: It’d be kind of funny and tragic if she was named Friday in current times. It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday!
May 05, Anne rated it it kontie amazing Shelves: Enchanted is easily one of the better books that I’ve read this year. If you’re a fan of fairy tales then this is a definite Must-Read.
The author did an amazing job of including almost every single well-know fairytale out there into one incredible story. They are all told in a fresh way. At first glance this looks like a retelling of The Frog Prince, but there is more Some of the references are obvious, and others you barely catch out of the corner of your eye.
Did I say I loved it? Now go get the book. View all 26 comments. Nov 05, Amelia, the pragmatic idealist rated kontia it was ok Shelves: Before reading this review, please keep 3 things in mind: This is JUST my opinion 2. This is JUST my byy 3.
Basically, the main word I’d use to describe Enchanted is bizarre. Even before I ultimately decided it wasn’t going to get any better and I couldn’t care less about the characters, I thought that this was a very bizarre story. Some fairy-tale retellings are written to sound like extensions of the real story and others are Before reading this review, please keep 3 things in mind: Some fairy-tale retellings are written to sound like extensions of the real story and others are meant to sound revised.
But Enchanted was like a weird mix of the two. 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 all.
For crying out loud, she spills her whole family story in the first chapter and talks about how one sister has run away with a pirate and another sister danced herself to death with as much enthusiasm as Ben Stein from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
In fact, if Sunday Woodcutter was a real person, I’m guessing her voice would sound similar. Like I said, Enchanted was bizarre. I mean, within 20 pages I’m reading about a girl who danced herself to death as an aside, how is that possible? I saw the “Rite of Spring” ballet as a kid and have been pondering that ever sincesomeone else ran off with a pirate and makes a living raiding ships, someone else got turned into a dog or something And see, I get it.
Fairytales are supposed to revolve around circumstances that are unnatural, for lack of a better word. But I’ve never read a story as flippant and it appears to mecareless as Enchanted. Most fairytale stories I’ve read either satirize fairytale elements jontis all the extraordinary elements or they really play them up. But Sunday’s narration alethra just lazy. The most bizarre part of the story, though, centers around Sunday’s relationship with the frog prince because we all know he’s a prince!
The synopsis even says so! The brilliant Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier really raised the bar as far as frog-prince stories are concerned.
Whatever I was expecting, it was not for Sunday to realize, kintis immediately, that this little frog is a human. And certainly it wasn’t for her to decide, after a grand total of TWO DAYS, that this little frog person was the bestest best friend she’s ever had, her eternal soul-mate, and the only person who understands me, dawgonnit!
And I don’t mean bizarre in a Tim Burton sort of way. I mean bizarre in a practically-incoherent sort of way. Then they get to go back to normal 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.
Then they get to go back to their normal, average existences. I am absolutely flabbergasted. I don’t even remember his real name – The main objection I had to the Prince, in terms of his characterization, had to do with the inclusion of what I’d call “major” innuendo, considering the story’s target audience.
I have been told by a reliable source that these passages were edited out of kontus final copy. I’m going to leave my notes just for the sake of clarity, but because they refer to the ARC copy, I’m going to give them a strikethrough: Within the span of less than pages, I was treated to at least 4 references to konfis sexual exploits.
In one scene, the all-important “fairytale ballroom scene,” he’s surveying the ladies in the hall and commenting on how many of them he’s had sex with. WHAT kind of bass-ackwards fairytale is this?! Why authors feel the need to put in so much sexual innuendo is completely beyond me. I get it, I do. Some women think that kontid who treat females as objects of gratification are alluring, or whatever. Yeah, and some people eat cats. It doesn’t mean it’s normal, it doesn’t mean it’s okay, and it doesn’t mean it’s sanitary.
Even with the further editing from Konntis to final copy, I still feel like Enchanted was a very disjointed and sloppy read View all 20 comments. Aug 15, Elevetha rated it it was ok Shelves: So it wasn’t bad. But it wasn’t good. The prose is nice and iontis are lovely. But, as we envhanted knew, the frog is an enchanted prince. As soon as he talks Sunday is besotted by this creature of loveliness that listens and seems to care for her.
But they can never have more because he is doomed to a konntis as a frog. Th So it wasn’t bad. Then enter the fact that Rumbold, back when he was man, was a slimeball, traipsing around with every available and not-so-available woman around.