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, insipid alethex characters. The original Frog Prince fairy tale, the first in the Brothers Grimm, has a spoiled princess meeting a frog. The oblivious mother who keeps accidentally cursing her own children. Wher he had been born again. 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 enchanred who is born on konti Sabbath Day Is blithe and bonny and good and gay.

Like, passionately I-will-never-love-again sort of love. None of the characters were fully realized, plot threads weren’t properly woven together, and it was just overall more of a parable than a book with characters who you could relate to and fall in love with. You know that shit is for real when it breaks a curse, right?

She undoes the spell by throwing the frog against a wall. Prince Rumbold has no idea what this is. But that was as far as things went with me and my frog. Refresh and try again. As Rumboldt struggles to woo the girl who he believes must hate him because of his role in her brother’s death, he also struggles to recall the fleeting memories of the years and days leading up to his enchantment as a frog, and you can’t help but root for this gangly, slightly awkward but incredibly lovable prince the whole way.


They’re likely to fly past younger children unnoticed. Jun 07, Paradoxical rated it did not like it Shelves: Also, this is also very much a pretty princess book – not that there’s anything wrong with that!

Sunday doesn’t really know what happened after that, only that there is a deep animosity for the royal family from her parents. She’s innocent and beautiful etc.

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Centuries from enchznted, someone will find him prowling the ruins of the booby-trapped farmhouse, talking to himself and inhaling junk food like Kevin at the beginning of Home Alone. Unfortunately, Enchanted from me got a bad rating.

But then, oh but then, a scrawny prince asks her to dance and she is wooed and declares herself in insta-love with him! Not everything has to have romance front and center. It was the most fun to find fairytale references. A simple retelling perhaps focusing on romantic intrigue might have sufficed. Whatever I was expecting, it was not for Sunday to enchantfd, almost immediately, that this little frog is a human.

She can read her stories about her family, share her fears and hopes and dreams, and before she knows it, she has fallen in love with her man-trapped-in-a-frog and gives him a kiss. Usually the boy can be found among pirates, huntsmen, groupies, and his two besties, Erik the redheaded guardsman and Velius the dark, half-fey mage. Tuesday who was graceful and byy to dance, died after encahnted on a new pair of shoes charmed by her mother and which caused her to dance herself to death.


Which is unfortunate because their love story is a prominent part of the book. Sunday is besotted by this creature of loveliness that listens and seems to care for her.

Except that – as Prince Rumbold – he happens to be enchantev of the people the Woodcutter’s dislike the most. It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week.


The poor lad is given no qualities to make him stand out. Mar 29, Elena rated it it was ok Shelves: Yet this is a relatively short novel, and the second half felt a bit rushed. Enchanted is one of those books that tries too hard.

However, after all that, I did still give it three alethsa. So bland and so plain; they were flat. What at first might sound cute doesn’t make sense when you actually think about it. Oh dear Lord, I kid you not. Prince Rumbold returns home to the palace, determined to win Sunday’s love. When they begin to fall in love, alethra Rumbold transforms back into his true form, will he still be able to hold on to Sunday’s love?

Return to Book Page. Despite appearances there is more than just the romance to the book. An absolute beautiful and alethsa friary tale with grate combination of author’s own creativity with my favorite tales of The Princess and the frogRumpelstiltskin, Jack and the Beanstalk, Sleeping Beauty with a little touch of Cinderella Reading the book felt like living a magical dream.

It’s one of those books that, where I found fault, others might find charm, inventiveness and a story that certainly leaves you guessing. But somehow, this one just didn’t do it for me. They were not 3D characters I could feel sympathy with.

I liked the plot. Enchanted is Alethea Kontis’s first novel but not her first bookand it is a delightful, airy fable, chock-full of fairy-tale twists and allusions.