JJJ Book Club Pick For May: 'Enchanted' by Alethea Kontis

JJJ Book Club Pick For May: 'Enchanted' by Alethea Kontis

The JJJ Book Club just can’t stay away from a good fairytale, it seems.

So picking “Enchanted” by Alethea Kontis as our pick this month, isn’t really out of the ordinary.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: 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

WHY YOU SHOULD READ IT? “Enchanted” is more than just boy-meets-girl, they fall in love and then the happily ever after comes. It’s more. It’s The Frog Prince with a twist, looping in Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk into it’s main storyline — plus some others you might recognize. All of them just work with Ms. Kontis’ writing and it’s hard to put the novel down.

HONORABLE MENTIONS: “The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom” by Christopher Healy, “Revived” by Cat Patrick, “Underworld” by Meg Cabot, “When You Were Mine” by Rebecca Serle, “The Serpent’s Shadow” by Rick Riordan and “Fated” by Alyson Noel.

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