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Enchanted

by Alethea Kontis

Rated: Mild

Being a part of Sunday’s family means you have to acknowledge that sometimes you have no control over things. Between magic and faery, you never know what the future really holds — and as the seventh child of a seventh child with siblings who have powers of their own, you know there is some craziness in store. So when Sunday happens upon a talking frog whose charming personality leads to very un-frog-like feelings, Sunday isn’t completely caught off guard. When, however, a pot-stirring aunt arrives and a ball at the palace is announced, the plot really thickens.

Um, DELIGHTFUL! This book has more fairy-tale plot devices thrown in than I can even count. It was so fun to see how Kontis was able to quite seamlessly weave them all together into a new kind of tale that still has love at its core but with that same dark magic that makes all fairy tales work hard for their happy ending. I loved her brand of faery and the love story was wonderfully rich. I can’t say it’s particularly deep or will change your life, but I will say that it was just really fun to read.

Rated: Mild for eight uses of mild language and some discussions of affairs between fairy and human.

— Reviewed by Corinne Edwards

Corinne Edwards is always happiest when a book is in her hand. If her current read needs to be closed for a short time, either in her backpack while she leads her three rambunctious children on adventures, or on her nightstand while she sleeps, that's okay too. Her book thoughts and reviews land at her bookish blog, The Book Nest.

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  • Enchanted
  • by Alethea Kontis
  • Rated: Mild
  • Genre: Young adult
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