Author: Alethea Kontis
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Genre: Fantasy / Faery Tale
Release: May 8th 2012
It isn't easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.
When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises.
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. 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?
"My name is Sunday Woodcutter, and I am doomed to a happy life."
(Kontis, Enchanted, 2012, p.1)
Now, Readers are "Doomed" to a Happy Reading ❤
Books like Enchanted are the reason why I started this blog. This book is such a Dazzling Read that I NEED to tell everyone about it. Enchanted is a magical and wondrous story that will make readers forget about reality and transport them far away to a fascinating kingdom to experience one of the most beautiful and spellbinding stories of the year!
I love this book so much! It is difficult to express how wonderful Enchanted is. From the moment I turned to the first page, Kontis' beautiful and deep writing immediately captivated me. Many times I found myself marveled by it and I re-reading passages during the course of story for the only pleasure of savoring the words again. Yes, it is that beautiful!
Enchanted is a faery tale with depth that I will forever treasure on my shelf. Kontis did such a masterful job retelling and enhancing a classic tale that, I am sure, will take readers' breath away. Oh! and I must mention that I have never met such a nice frog ever before! (not that I have ever talked to one) but I would have fell in love with it myself if I had! Believe me, my favorite moments of the story were those times that Sunday (the lovely and innocent heroine) met Grumble (the froggy and charming prince) at the well. The exquisite dialogues made me smile, laugh, sympathize with the characters and love them from the very first moment I met them both.
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis is a beautiful story that everyone should read. This is a tale that will make you feel like a child again. It will makes you believe that, for 305 pages, rainbows' pot of gold and leprechauns are real. That spells, faeries and magic beans are real. And that maybe somewhere, an enchanted prince is waiting for you in a well.
❤ Thanks so much to Thomas Allen & Son for providing me a copy of Enchanted for review ❤
Visit the author's website at http://aletheakontis.com