Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Dearest by Alethea Kontis (The Woodcutter Sisters #3)

Dearest

Written by: Alethea Kontis
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 and up
Series: The Woodcutter Sisters
Sequence in Series: 3
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Page Count: February 2, 2016
Rating: 4 Stars
ISBN-10: 0544541197
ISBN-13: 978-0544541191
Genre: Fairy Tale
Find this book on: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:
“A fabulous fairy-tale mashup that deserves hordes of avid readers. Absolutely delectable.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review of award-winning series debut Enchanted

Readers met the Woodcutter sisters (named after the days of the week) in Enchanted and Hero. In this delightful third book, Alethea Kontis weaves together some fine-feathered fairy tales to focus on Friday Woodcutter, the kind and loving seamstress. When Friday stumbles upon seven sleeping brothers in her sister Sunday’s palace, she takes one look at Tristan and knows he’s her future. But the brothers are cursed to be swans by day. Can Friday’s unique magic somehow break the spell?

DearestMy Review:
Dearest by Alethea Kontis

Dearest is a quintessential fairy tale with Friday the constant optimus.

Friday is left with cleaning up her sister Saturday's mess. Not that she's complaining. But it was a grave error for Saturday to call the ocean to the borders of Arilland.

While Saturday is off on her pirate ship adventure, Friday finds herself a little over taxed. She ends up in charge of a gaggle of wayward children and all the responsibilities that entails. She discovers 7 cursed brothers, one of which is her mister right. Of course, she must break the curse...and if that wasn't enough she must fix a wayward ocean.

This is a delightfully enchanting story. Friday is the perfectly even tempered and generous heroin. I especially enjoyed Friday's bright side personality.

I did have a little trouble with the story, I didn't read any of the other books in this series so I did have to play some catch up or make my own assumptions. But all in all, I really enjoyed this story.

Kontis takes the elements of a traditional fairy tale, adds in a cursed romance and pulls out pure magic.

I received this ARC copy of Dearest from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication February 3, 2015.

Written by: Alethea Kontis
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 and up
Series: The Woodcutter Sisters
Sequence in Series: 3
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Page Count: February 2, 2016
Rating: 4 Stars
ISBN-10: 0544541197
ISBN-13: 978-0544541191
Genre: Fairy Tale
Find this book on: Amazon | Barnes & Noble



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