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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One last compliant, the climax fell a little flat for me. Kontsi is a secret that two very powerful people are hiding, the king, and a fairy. Not every fairytale can fit into one book, and trying to fit them all just creates chaos and confusing. And the bad outweighs the very little good. Someone, somewhere along the way, should have told Ms.

Kontis keeps the tone of a fairy tale in places, especially with a touch of humour and irreverence, but really this is a Fantasy novel, and as such I really wanted more meat on the bones.

View all 6 comments. Sunday and her magical powers Sometimes he almost breaks the fourth wall. Tales of Arilland Books of Arilland. This book was nothing short of magical!

I love this book so much! Loving and caring, Sunday is absolutely adorable. When they begin to fall in love, and Ru “Blithe and bonny and good and gay? And in those few days, the time after you close the back cover, you can decide whether to give the book a good rating or a bad rating. After Enchanted is one of those books that tries too hard.

This is fine, but in small doses – it’s so much more fun when people aren’t stunningly gorgeous and have to rely on other sorts of strengths and weaknesses to succeed. Everything was so poorly written. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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Alethea Kontis weaves them perfectly into an original and surprisingly complex story that’s her own, adding Rating: The unseen gods keep sending her gift horses and she looks them in the mouth every.


All the other characters, including protagonists Sunday and Rumbold, felt like archetypes rather than people.

All of us heal in time. For example, when she fervently wrote about her desire to stay home from an undesirable task, she was granted her wish – in the form of an illness that kept her home for a week One lazy afternoon, Sunday escapes from the monotony of her chores and sneaks out to her beloved woods where she meets an enchanted frog, named Grumble, who becomes her ejchanted best friend.

When kkntis meets and befriends Grumble the frog near her house she has no idea that he is actually Rumbold, the crown prince under the effects of a curse! If Sunday’s world is one of sunshine and life and laughter, Rumbold’s is a dark, oppressive one of secrets, mysteries and betrayal. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I loved aletea they were the heroes and got to save the day several times.

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Still, the main storyline that holds it all together is the romantic tale of the frog-prince and Sunday Woodcutter, who is the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter. Her sisters were all named for days of the week. Lists with This Book. Enchantef liked the idea of it. The synopsis even says so!

Princess Monday is only there to make sure there are seven Woodcutter sisters. Believe me, my favorite moments of the story were those enchantex that Sunday the lovely and innocent heroine met Grumble the froggy and charming prince at the well. I found, to my surprise, nearly all the characters were sympathetic. In truth it was a mixture of all, yet none of the elements to me, seemed to get on very well with each other. I’m sure there were more 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.

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She holds Rumbold who was a child at the time responsible for what apethea to Jack, but turns into Mrs. But it wasn’t good.

This story was as charming as it was frustrating. She aletjea read her stories about her family, share her fears and hopes and dreams, and before she knows it, she has fallen in love with her man-trapped-in-a-frog and gives him a kiss. On the other hand, I’m totally invested in this family and I need to know what happens to the next sister. Her short fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in a myriad of anthologies and magazines.

I’ve gotta say the beginning is fast with the romance but just like another reviewer mentioned, I think it makes up for it in the later half. View all 20 comments. I want to be interesting. Yes, it is that beautiful! Kontis has taken elements from several different tales and woven them into her plot in imaginative ways, so you never feel like it’s a predictable story. Tuesday who was graceful and loved to dance, died after putting on a new pair of shoes charmed by her mother and which caused her to dance herself to death.

The King of this place has occupied the throne for so long that no one can remember, let alone write down, his name. Sunday Woodcutter is delicate like a flower, strong as marble, as well as passionate and empathetic. The whole King-Sorrow-Joy thing was bizzare and kind of confusing.