Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I absolutely LOVED this book. Love love love. I could seriously not put it down once I started it. The storytelling was fab, I adored the way Kontis weaved in other well-known fairy tales and created her own out of them, and Sunday was so lovable that I just wanted to squeeze her.
Also, can I just say, STAND-ALONE!!! It was a stand-alone! No sequel to read, no series to complain about, it ended! Guh, love it!
Alethea Kontis needs to keep writing and writing and writing because I could just read this kind of thing forever.
I had two minor problems with the book - the timing seemed off, and the characters got confusing. It felt like the book was taking place over several weeks, but in actuality, according to the days mentioned periodically, it was only about one week. Too much was crammed into that one week for it to be coherent, but hey, it's magic. The names of the girls drove me nuts, not because they were the days of the week, but I had a heck of a time remembering which was which. I kept getting Saturday and Sunday mixed up, and Wednesday kept popping up when I didn't think she was even in the room. I kept reading Seven as a number and not a name, and when Monday and Thursday were brought up I had to remind myself they were married and absent. Also, what the heck was up with Rumbold and Thursday? That never really got explained, which was a shame, because I would have liked to have seen more of that backstory.
Putting this one back on my shelf of keepers, and making a plan to re-read again someday.
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