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When Sunday Woodcutter, the youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week, kisses an enchanted frog, he transforms back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland--a man Sunday's family despises.
Publisher: Boston [Mass.] : Harcourt, 2012.
ISBN: 9780547645704
Branch Call Number: TEEN KONTIS
Characteristics: 308 p. ; 22 cm.


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Sunday is the youngest of 7 sisters, and her story is both amusing and touching. While the heart of the story is a retelling of The Frog Prince, there are also hints of dozens of other folktale chacters used in loads of unique ways.

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Enchanted by Alethea Kontis is a fantasy novel revolving around Sunday, the youngest girl in a family with 6 other daughters all named after the days of the week. Sunday is a dreamer who loves to write and wishes she has someone to listen to her. One day, in the forest, she meets an enchanted frog who becomes her closest friend. The frog is a prince who is released from his curse when she kisses him out of true love. However, the prince is from a royal family that Sunday’s family despises because it is rumored that the prince killed their heroic son. To find out if Sunday can find happiness with her prince, read this amazing book! On a scale from 1 to 5, this book is a 4 because it was slow in some parts, but it was a fun, light read overall. Catherine P., grade 11, of the Yorba Linda Teen Book Bloggers

Feb 05, 2017

I was intrigued by the concept of the seven sisters named after the days of the week, the frog turned back into a prince, etc. There were also fragments of other fairy tales scattered throughout -- the cow sold for the beans which become a huge beanstalk. . ., the goose who lays the golden egg, spinning wool (instead of straw) into gold and more.

This book, though, had an underlying tone of black magic which was not appealing to me. I was rooting for Sunday and Rumbold, but the dark forces in their families were too grim for me. Perhaps I have been too "disneyfied" when it comes to fairy tales. I'm sure many would remind me of the grisly plots the Grimm brothers originally penned. This book was an interesting ride, but I do not think I will go back for more of the Woodcutter series.

Feb 05, 2017

I was looking forward to reading this book because it's a fairytale retelling. Well, it's more like a dozen fairytales combined into one short book, which just made it super confusing. Halfway through, I decided I just wasn't going to understand everything that was going on so I just sped towards the end. I liked the side characters more than the main characters so I'm thinking I will probably read the sequels to find out more about them. Overall, I liked it because of her writing style, which was beautiful and quick, but it just wasn't as good as I thought it would be.

Mar 20, 2016

Althea have change the fairy tales into one magical book with twists and new surprises.Very enchanted book indeed.

Jan 26, 2015

I have been wanting to read Enchanted since I first stumbled across it. Alethea Kontis has a fun YouTube channel where she rants on fairytales (often little-known ones) and I was a part of the Hero Book Tour. And then Amber gave Enchanted to me for the Christmas in July book swap. So at last I was able to read it!

This one is a very fun, lighthearted romp through many, many fairytales. It's not exactly a retelling, more of a mash-up, but in true fairytale style. So there's instalove, and plenty of magic, and just go with it.

The story is a sweet romance, as well as an introduction to the Woodcutter family and their fairytale world. I was tickled pink by the multitude of (mostly subtle) references to a variety of fairytales, including some lesser-known variants. Kontis weaves them into the story, so they feel like a natural extension of it. And they are by far the most clever and unique part of the story. Which is not to say the book is bad, just known.

I recommend this one for fans of fairytales in general, sweet and quick romantic reads, and fictional worlds that have plenty of interesting characters (whose stories are waiting to be told). Personally, I want to read more about Thursday and Saturday now.

May 09, 2014

Good book

Jan 16, 2014

A great read overall, and the characters were good. I wasn't crazy about Saturday and liked Rumbold better as a frog, but otherwise I liked pretty much everyone.

JCLBarbaraL Nov 26, 2013

A satisfying fairy tale.

Nov 06, 2013

it looks good

Nov 03, 2013

This book is quite good, but not as good as the sisters grimm series. You should read the sisters grimm series!!! It's so good!! Best fantasy fairy tale remake i ever read, and i read a lot.

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Jul 07, 2015

mauve_badger_63 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 16

medinah98 Jul 08, 2012

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Aug 11, 2012

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?


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