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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However, after all that, I did still give it three stars. This said, I think there’s so much potential for future adventures. First you get the idea he was a quiet young man, with no friends, then suddenly he is a wild womanizer with a dreadful past he can’t quite remember.

She’s a passable main character, but completely fails alethfa be anything more than that.

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. Take Sunday for example. Does this book have anything inappropriate and any swears?

Alethea Kontisbook reviewEnchantedfairiesfantasyfey magicfractured fairy talesfrog princeYA fiction. Its very creative, original book with a traditional Grimm feel I have to admit, I didn’t much care for our dear Sunday – she’s fair, bonny and gay, and ultimately this means she’s so saccharinely sweet that she’s nowhere near as interesting as Rumboldt or her less-blessed other sisters!

Rioters get branded on their arms. Kontis can do better. Enchanted is easily one of the better books that I’ve read this year.

LibrisNotes: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

One of the biggest flaws of this novel is that it almost feels like a sequel. Fairytales are supposed to revolve around circumstances that are unnatural, for lack of a better word.

I didn’t like the characters. It was a lighthearted fairytale that didn’t pretend to be weightier than it was, and it was just a really fun story.

Enchanted is a faery tale that I will forever treasure on my shelf. Muddled, as I said above. Prince Rumbold returns home to the palace, determined to win Sunday’s love.


ENCHANTED by Alethea Kontis | Kirkus Reviews

It’s one of those books that, where I found fault, others might find charm, inventiveness and a story that certainly leaves you guessing. This story feels like it struggled to become a book.

The goose somehow survives this and is sewn up by Friday, good as new. Loyal to his friends, a biting wit and a vicious flirt, tall and lithe and black-haired and usually inebriated, he reminded me a bit of Hawkeye Pierce.


Wednesday is pompous, but smarter than she lets on, and highly entertaining. Luckily I stumbled upon Enchanted. It wasn’t a poor execution but it seemed to stress things that I felt made the story lose momentum. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. She’s innocent and beautiful etc.

But somehow, this one just didn’t do it for me. The eldest son, Jack, had, long ago, gone to work at the palace where, so the story goes, he had been cursed in punishment for kicking Prince Rumbold’s dog. He by far is her closest sibling. 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 kintis try to save Wednesday from the terrible fate alethwa father has planned for her.

I can excuse the insta-love, since this is a fairytale retelling, but that doesn’t make it any less dissatisfying. I positively, absolutely, did not enjoy this book at all. But basically that’s all she is, aleethea of her sisters was a more interesting bj than Sunday. While the story revolves around Sunday Woodcutter and Grumble the frog she meets at a fairy well in the Woodit is clear that Sunday’s family is her life and through her stories and her day to day life we get to know all of them just as well encanted we get to know her.

So it wasn’t bad. Despite appearances there is more than just the romance to the book. Rebekah Gyger Sarah wrote: Anyway, this beauty named Sunday falls in love with her frog so deeply and so truly that she breaks a curse with her love. And of course, Happy Birthday, my awesome friend. Beautifully written, the lines are lyrical and the world building is phenomenal. kongis


Stop by and say hey. Dec 22, Tamora Pierce rated it really liked it Shelves: At it’s heart, there are characters you can like, an ambitiousness on the part of the aleteha in her attempt to weave so many threads together, though she may have lost sight of konhis essence of the true plot, that I have to admire and the simple fact that I didn’t dislike it. 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.

There was simply too much going on, each element a part of different a puzzle that won’t fit together no matter how kontiw you try. 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. I am potentially the biggest sucker for fairy-tale retellings.

Sunday Woodcutter is the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter, living in the shadow of the memory of her eldest brother, Jack Junior, who disappeared on a cursed quest of his own. There are some parts that are somewhere between brutal …more If the 13 year old has been exposed to fairtales before the original once I would say yes.