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Estelle: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis Release Date: May 8, 2012 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Pages: 305 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: Fantasy, fairy tales, princes & princesses, family drama Format read: ARC received from HMH! (Thanks!) Summary: With hopes of leading an interesting life, Sunday never would have known that befriending a frog in the forest […]

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June 18, 2012 - 2:48 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I’m a fan of fairy tales so it does seem like I’d like this novel, should I get the chance to read it. HOWEVER, I do have issues with slow pacing sometimes, unless it’s well done, so we’ll see how that works out!

June 5, 2012 - 4:56 pm

Brian Burton - Great, thoughtful review! I love Kontis’ work!

May 26, 2012 - 4:32 pm

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May 13, 2012 - 9:06 pm

Estelle - Mands, definitely worth reading a retelling. The writing is the best feature and there are some funny moments. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts if you get your hands on it!

May 13, 2012 - 9:04 pm

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May 13, 2012 - 8:43 pm

VeganYANerds - I’m glad you ended up enjoying this, Estelle, I know it dragged a bit but it does sound like a very sweet story and I don’t read many fairy tale re-tellings, but this appeals to me!

May 12, 2012 - 12:33 pm

margie c {the bumble girl} - Isn’t it amazing how differently others can perceive a book!? I absolutely adored this book, it’s everything that I thought it would be, for me it flowed beautifully and was magical 🙂 I couldn’t put it down and read it all in one night!
I don’t read enough contemp, I am going to have to take a look at your recs and add a few more to my list, thanks!

May 12, 2012 - 12:39 am

elena - I realllly want to read this book so I got excited when you started it read it! Even though this book wasn’t exactly your cup of tea and had uneven pacing, I loved reading this review! I still want to read this book and see how I feel about it. I’m glad Kontis is a beautiful writer. 🙂

May 11, 2012 - 7:49 pm

Aneeqah - I’ve seen this book a few times before, but I don’t think I’ve read a really in-depth review about it before. The synopsis of the book sounds really interesting, but I’m sad that it wasn’t as amazing as it sounds. I’m not a fan of slower type books, I like lots of action and dialogue and stuff like that in my books [I’m more of a fantasy fan, unlike you. =)]. This book also seems like it’s super confusing, with all those plot lines and other fairy tales mixed in. I still may give this book a shot, but like you suggested, I think this will be a library read for me. Thank you for the helpful review, Estelle!

-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life