Just Finished: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Publisher:  Harcourt Children’s Books

Release Date:  May 2012

Enchanted

Summary:  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?

Notes:  Fairy tale retellings.  This books involves a myriad of Western fairy tales (Jack and the beanstalk, goose that lays golden eggs, cursed weaving spinning wheel, etc., sleeping beauty, etc.).  At the core of it all, or rather the underlying connector is fairy – of the fae variety (humanoid fairies).  So this book is heavily a fae/fairy book.  The romance is lite.  Like very lite.  Like Disney lite aka instant love with “true love” notion paving the way.  It reads like a fairy tale in all aspects of the notion of a “fairy tale.”

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