So today I figured that I would do a small book review on a book I finished at work this morning. Enchanted by Alethea Kontis. I will admit that I bought this book because of the cover and the little blurb on the jacket:
“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?”
Sounds great right??
Well this book I would only give 3 out of 5 stars for, at most. It had promise, it had intrigue, it had what sounded like a great plotline. What I found really happened was the author opened a book of fairy tales and then proceeded to attempt to cram every single fairy tale in the book into one story. I just got WAY to confused.
Some of the Characters were amazing! I liked Sunday at the beginning of the book, and when she was interacting with her brother, but the rest of the time she just kind of faded into the background, which is a bad thing for a main character to do.
I loved the prince’s cousin, he was the perfect comic relief.
All in all it was a decent book, not quite the best ever, but not a horrid one either. At it’s heart it has characters that are likeable. It just feels like the author could have written at least seven different books versus just this one, but instead she tried so hard to connect the threads that we lost the main plot and ended up with a jumbled mess.
Have you read this book? What did you think? What are you reading now?