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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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt pp. My musings on Enchanted by Alethea Kontis. I love both fairy tale retellings and twisted fairy tales so this one was right up my alley. Enchanted The Woodcutter Sisters. Showing of reviews. Where he had chosen life, for her.

Prince Rumbold has no idea what this is. You get a couple of family members popping out of nowhere, you have siblings who have apparently done amazing things and where those siblings are now?

He also is haunted by dreams and voices that ask him to help. Rumbold is endearing and a somewhat tortured soul with his forgotten past. And then there is Prince Rumbold! For engaging, lively, vigorous and inventive Fantasy, Kontis is one to watch. The writing was just perfect. We see a sailor getting flogged in a very confusing flashback. Grumble the frog thinks he’s in love with Sunday after she comes to visit him after the first visit. This universe is run by a lot of shady, unseen gods with unpredictable whims.


So far as the actual characters are concerned, I fell in love with Grumble the frog and Rumboldt the young man from almost first glance. Maybe a coming of age story shrouded in fantasy? Some of the references are obvious, and others you barely catch out of the corner of your eye.

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Its very creative, original book with a traditional Grimm feel Not every fairytale can fit into one book, and trying to fit them all just creates chaos and confusing. The longer Grumble stays a frog, the less he will remember until he forgets he was ever a man.

Or three days, give or take. The quiet wizard brother, hovering, waiting for his own shining hour. My favorite character is Velius, the dashing half-fae gothic heartthrob of the royal court.

The feisty sister who eloped with the Pirate King! Annoying, exacerbating, irritating, go-die-in-a-hole insta-love romance.

Is this book appropriate for 13 year olds? There’s a problem loading this menu right now. More than half the time, I was just utterly confused. There is something completely charming and magical about sitting down on a dreary November day and reading a story about fate, destiny and otherworldly power.


Sunday, the main character, is bonny and good, etc. I really loved the Woodcutter family – named after the days of the week – they all have their very own personality based on an old rhyme.

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Jun 19, Kat rated it liked it Shelves: Which sucks, because I was really looking forward to this novel. He is one of those few characters with potentials of their own.

It’s distracting, hard to follow and by the end downright obnoxious. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. At one point his memories manifest as bubbles, one showing a nude female figure for a second before it pops. We add to this already confusing mix the storyline itself. The narrator, a girl named Sunday Alethsa, had such a blase and matter-of-fact voice that did nothing to elicit enchantde kind of empathy, compassion, or interest in me at all.

This book just wasn’t for me. At once charming and hopelessly muddled, Enchanted takes old tales and tries to breath new life into them.