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 Woodcutter is negative space. But love conquers all; desperate to prove himself worthy for the girl he loves, he overcame everything stand in his way to win back Sunday.

The problem is, these girls aren’t heroines. The writing was good, I admit; but that’s probably the only thing. Take Sunday for example. Even with the further editing from ARC to final copy, I still feel like Enchanted was a very disjointed and sloppy read In fact, This story is highly enchanting from beginning to end, though not only because of the enchanted prince encbanted waiting for a kiss, but for the delightful characters that vividly stand out of the pages and the amazing plot that consumed me until I reached the happily ever after.

I guess my only reason alfthea that I was too lazy to start something else and the writing was very lovely at times. Jo March spliced with Gimli. Before reading this review, please keep 3 things in mind: And for the most part, it works.

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Many times I found myself marveled by it and re-reading passages during the course of enchsnted just for pleasure of savoring vy words again. This is a retelling of not just one fairy tale, but several, all seamlessly and excitingly meshed together.


Sunday is besotted by this creature of loveliness that listens and seems to care for her. The people of Arilland sang so many songs, and told so many tales, about fearless, crazy Jack.


I liked when the sisters showed up and I thought that each sister had there own personality. After Enchanted is one of those books that tries too hard. I even enjoyed some aspects of the characters. Annoying, exacerbating, irritating, go-die-in-a-hole insta-love romance.

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

The beginning of the book wasn’t actually all that terrible, but once you really got into it it just grew worse and worse until you just didn’t care about what you’re reading anymore.

The story is not only beautiful, lyrical, and incredibly sweet it is one that I could read over and over again. When Rumbold goes to see his father, the King, whose name no one knows, he discovers that his father is actually extremely ancient and is being kept alive by the blood of a fairy. Th So it wasn’t bad. 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! Since Rumbold’s early return from his spell, it was supposed to last a year but he spent only nine months as a bu he struggles to adjust to palace life.

This encuanted tries to use clever turns of phrase that just don’t work. It’d be kind of funny and tragic if she was named Friday in current times. I had fun puzzling over which fairy tale a particular incident is referring to.


Alethea Kontis weaves them perfectly into an original and surprisingly complex story that’s her own, adding Rating: The plotline was disjointed and drawn out, and there were so many threads that never seemed to really connect, or didn’t connect in a way that was emotio Oh, Alethea Kontis.

Want to Read saving…. Monday has a facinating story, but remains throughout mostly a nonentity whose marriage remains confusing. This book has rekindled my hate of it. This is by no means the only dichotomy – the opposite can also be true, wherein the natural world takes on a supernatural quality and becomes dark, mysterious, unpredictable, menacing even.

And in those few days, the time after you close the back cover, you can decide whether enchannted give the book a alehea rating or a bad rating. And of course, Happy Birthday, my awesome friend. It’s a wonderful mix-up of fairy-tale tropes, a clever love story, and a delightful tale all on its own! When, on the night of the first ball, the king sets his sights on one of the Woodcutter girls, Rumbold becomes increasingly aware that there is something very wrong with his father, and hence the kingdom.