Thursday, August 29, 2013

Book Review: Unenchanted by Chanda Hahn

****--4 Stars.
July 2011, 230 pages.
My Source: amazon (kindle)

Amazon Description: Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated, that is until she saves her crushes life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business. Which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her it's next fairytale victim.

To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end.

My Review: My teenage daughter struggles with reading. If she finds a book she's interested in, she reads like crazy, but if she can't, she doesn't want to read at all. Finding something she likes is a trick sometimes. Her English teacher at school recommended this one and she flew through it and told me I had to pick it up.

I thought this was a fun twist on fairytale-type stories and the Grimm family. Mina is cursed and finds herself in a strange situation and discovers a deep, dark family secret.

Since this book is the first in a series, I didn't really get a good feel for Brody and Jared. It's almost a love-triangle, yet I can't quite decide who they really are and who to cheer on. My daughter read book 2, but I haven't gotten to that one yet. I hope some of these characters develop a little bit more.

Content: some mild violence. Clean.

This book is FREE on Amazon, so if you want to read it, click  here to pick it up.

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