I received this ARC from Publisher for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hero Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on 2013-10-01
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Rough and tumble Saturday Woodcutter thinks she's the only one of her sisters without any magic—until the day she accidentally conjures an ocean in the backyard. With her sword in tow, Saturday sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself kidnapped and whisked off to the top of the world. Is Saturday powerful enough to kill the mountain witch who holds her captive and save the world from sure destruction? And, as she wonders grumpily, "Did romance have to be part of the adventure?" As in Enchanted, readers will revel in the fragments of fairy tales that embellish this action-packed story of adventure and, yes, romance.
Book One: Enchanted
I’ve been meaning to read Hero for sometime now. I adored Enchanted and was excited to see where another Woodcutter sister would take us! And of course I had to read it before Dearest (book three) comes out. However, I am terrible at keeping up with books in a series so Hero languished on my shelf, unread. Thankfully I finally got myself together and picked this one up!
The action, adventure, and all around fun from Enchanted continues in Hero. Saturday is a very different sister from Sunday! Not only is she the only one without magic, she also enjoys cutting wood with her father and brother more than more “feminine” pursuits. I really enjoyed watching her discover more about herself throughout the book. Spending some time away from her family and on her own adventure really taught her a lot about who she is and her place in the world.
Peregrine is another interesting character. He’s been tricked into taking the place of the daughter of a witch. For years he’s been stuck up on a mountain pretending to be a young girl. His only companion (aside from the witch!) is Betwixt, a shape shifting chimera of sorts. When Saturday is brought to the mountain she may be just what he needs to defeat the witch and make an escape!
I really enjoyed the humor and adventure of Saturday’s story… and of course the fairy tales! Hero is a promising follow-up to Enchanted. I’m even more excited to see what’s in store for Friday in Dearest!!