Series: Woodcutter Sisters, book one
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on 2012-05-08
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?
Enchanted. What a perfect title for this book. It’s exactly how I felt listening to the story! I absolutely adored it!
What to even say about this one… First, I’m a sucker for fairy tale retellings. I’ve read everything I can get my hands on by Robin McKinley, Donna Jo Napoli, Gail Carson Levine, Jessica Day George, and more. What set Enchanted apart for me was the way Alethea Kontis expertly wove a wide variety of tales together! It was such a joy when each new story made its entrance. There were so many! I’m sure I didn’t catch them all.
Sunday and Rumbold were characters I enjoyed getting to know. They were interesting in and of themselves but I really loved seeing how their stories played out. There were so many little twists and turns. And I loved each introduction of a new character! The reader gets a bit of their backstory and sees how they all come together. It was simply delightful!
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis was the perfect read for me! The story itself appealed to me and the narration kept me captivated. I highly suggest listening to this one it you’re an audiobook fan!