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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View all 26 comments. A few more chapters could have worked wonders on aethea plot that overall felt a little heavy and cluttered and could have done with a bit of stretching out. And of course, Happy Birthday, my awesome friend. Sep 06, Jodi Meadows rated it it was amazing Shelves: The nechanted Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier really raised the bar as far as frog-prince stories are concerned.

I am potentially the biggest sucker for fairy-tale retellings. She never expects to meet anyone from the royal family, of course.

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For this review and more be sure to check out my blog, Galavanting Girl Books. He’s uncomplicated and honourable, so there’s never any uncertainty on the part of the reader that he would be good enough for Sunday. Before reading this review, please keep 3 things in mind: Kontis keeps the tone of a fairy tale in places, especially with a touch of humour and irreverence, but really this is a Fantasy novel, and as such I really wanted more meat on the bones.


I had fun puzzling over which fairy tale a particular incident is referring to.

But, it is always changed a little bit to make them more interesting or funny. And the bad outweighs the very little good.


The main character Sunday, the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter, meets a talking frog at the fairy well behind her family’s house. Basically, the main word I’d use to describe Enchanted is bizarre.

More under Nightmare Fuel. I was completely bewitched by this enthralling fantasy that transitions well from light humorous moments to moments of enchantted magic. I’m sure there were more I mean bizarre in a practically-incoherent sort of way.

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis New York: A simple love, but a true one. I understand that authors work very hard to write a book, but it takes us only a few days to read it.

One day she gives him a kiss then goes home. Monday and Tuesday are twins, Wednesday who is quiet but poetic and lives in the tower of their boot-shaped home, Thursday who ran off and married a Pirate King and plunders ships, Friday who spends all her time helping those less fortunate, and Saturday, a large, strong young woman brandishing an axe, who loves to work hard with her axe. And so incredibly sweet! Woodcutter Sisters 1Books of Arilland 1. Sunday Woodcutter is the seventh daughter of Seven and Jack Woodcutter.


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The seventh daughter of a seventh daughter and seventh son, Sunday is destined to be “blithe and bonny and good and gay” and do lots of wonderful things. There was still something that drew me in.

She holds Rumbold laethea was a child at the time responsible for what happened to Jack, but turns into Mrs. His bloodlust was hinted at early on, his motive longing for eternal youth was tried and true, and the plotline about his name being lost to history was poignant.

I’ve gotta say the beginning is fast with the romance but just like another reviewer yb, I think it makes up for it in the later half.

After Enchanted is one of those books that tries too hard. The King is actually a very good villain, even though I found his acts of blood magic a bit konris, even for this genre.

What is supposed to be suspenseful or foreshadowing just mucks up the plot. Grumble is smart, eloquent, well mannered and moves and behaves as though he were a man trapped in a frog’s body. One night kiss of her true love transformed Grumble back into Rumbold, crowned prince of Arilland.