Fantasy – Fiction Book Review: Enchanted

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Sunday is the youngest of seven sisters – all named after days of the week. All of her sisters have special gifts, but Sunday’s is the most dangerous as whatever she writes down in one of her stories comes true. And the results are rarely predictable. Sunday loves to write stories, but her family rarely has time for her. So when she happens upon an enchanted frog in the forest who actually wants to hear her stories, they instantly become friends. Each time that she leaves him to return home, she gives him a kiss in hopes he returns to his human form but nothing changes. After time their friendship grows, and one day after kissing him goodbye, the frog changes back into his original human form – Prince Rumbold. Unfortunately, Sunday’s family holds the prince responsible for the death of Sunday’s eldest brother. But Prince Rumbold has fallen in love with Sunday, and will try to win her heart. But both of their families hold powerful secrets that may stand in the way of their happiness.

Sunday is a likeable girl with a good heart. Her romance with Rumbold is straight out of a fairy tale – instant and all-consuming. It doesn’t work in real life, but it somehow makes sense in a fairy tale. Kontis has brilliantly woven together many well-known fairy tales into one fantastic story that is both inspired and riveting. Readers of all ages will enjoy this eclectic and exciting novel. Full of magic, mystery, and colorful characters – Enchanted is a heartwarming and beautiful tale. This is definitely one I’ll want to read again and again.

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