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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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. Sunday is the seventh daughter of a the seventh daughter. I was really excited for this book because the description seemed so cute.
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
Enchanted would’ve done better to tell a simple fairytale retelling. Prince Rumbold’s mother, the Queen, has been long dead. Meanwhile, each of Sunday’s sisters Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Here are just a few of the things: At first glance this looks like a retelling of The Frog Prince, but there is more He is quiet, troubled, thoughtful and a bit anxious. The author takes bits and pieces of fairy tales and instead of weaving them together to make something coherent, seems to just fling them at the wall in hope that something interesting sticks.
Originally reviewed on The Book Smugglers Monday’s child is fair of face Tuesday’s child is full of grace, Wednesday’s child is full of woe, Thursday’s child has far to go, Friday’s child is loving and giving, Saturday’s child works hard for a living, But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.
LibrisNotes: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
And even that is subject for debate even to me, who is a sucker kotis close knit families. Where she given him one thing he had never known he was missing and had made him whole.
Sunday is a lovely character. Dec 24, Sunday is the 7th daughter of a 7th daughter and do you know what that means? I’ve never really disliked a book that much.
My favorite character is Velius, the dashing half-fae gothic heartthrob of the royal court. But somehow, this one just didn’t do it for me. It was all the stupid worthless godmothers. And certainly it wasn’t for her to decide, after a grand total of TWO DAYS, that this little frog person was the bestest best friend she’s ever had, her eternal soul-mate, and the only person who understands me, dawgonnit!
At once charming and hopelessly muddled, Enchanted takes old tales encbanted tries to breath new life into them.
The child who was born on Sabbath Day, is blithe and bonny and good and gay Seventh daughter of a seventh daughter, Sunday Woodcutter is doomed to a happy life. Why was Rumbold’s mother as I understood it whispering “Kill me” in Rumbold’s head?
I loved them from the very first moment. But Rumbold learns even more about his father and his evil plan, and knows now that he must not only tell Sunday the truth about who he is, but also try to save Wednesday from the terrible fate his father has planned for her. I mean, within 20 pages I’m reading about a girl who danced herself to death as an aside, how is that possible?
I would have liked to uncover a little more the mystery of the Godmother Sorrow and the nameless King, the tale of the sister’s who were gone and the enigmatic Jack who never actually appears. It is truly one of the sweetest and best reads that I have had the joy of coming across and I am so glad that I did! Konhis all 10 questions about Enchanted…. I love this book so much!
The unseen gods keep sending her gift horses and she looks them in the mouth every. Luckily I stumbled upon Enchanted. Woodcutter Sisters 1 enchxnted, Books of Arilland komtis. I didn’t really appreciate any of the characters. Someone enchaned their throat cut.
The narrator, a girl named Sunday Woodcutter, had such a blase and matter-of-fact voice that did nothing to elicit any kind of empathy, compassion, or interest in me at all. They are all told in a fresh way. Since Rumbold’s early return from his spell, it was supposed to last a year but he spent only nine months as a frog he struggles to adjust to palace life.
Return to Book Page. The exquisite dialogues made me smile, laugh, and sympathize with the characters. While the writing was ok, the plot just tried to do too much. The name of the book itself says so much more than just a reminder of the wondrous classic faery enchantted. She married a prince—apparently not a son of the king, since Rumbold appears to be an only child—and moved far away.