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Book 63: Enchanted

8 Mar

EnchantedEnchanted ( Woodcutter Sisters #1) by Alethea Kontis

I loved this book.  Which goes to show sometimes you can trust the internet.  I found this on buzzfeed, which suggested books based on tv shows that you like.  As Once Upon a Time is one of my favorites, I decided to try their suggestion.  The writing was easy to read along with, with a good flow that I didn’t even realize how caught up in the story I was.  I felt like Sunday’s family was very homey and good, but not unrealistic (save for the magic they have).  And as I too get along with my siblings, although I don’t have as many as she does, I appreciated the importance of their relationships.  I was pleased by how they tied in all the well known fairy tails, into this one family and story.  This had just the right amount of romance (which didn’t feel forced) unlike the past few books I’ve read, to compliment the story’s fairy tails.

Now to characters, and how much I liked them. Monday didn’t really wasn’t in it for long, but  she had one of the most poignant comebacks about how one night/meeting is not enough to base a marriage on. *snaps to you girl. you tell Rumbold  Next we have Tuesday, who died.  Wednesday, the most fey, she was cool, so I look forward to what she will do.   My favorite was Thursday, mostly because she seems to have premonitions and she’s a Pirate. Then Friday, the kind one.  Saturday the tomboyish one was interesting and the next book is about her, yay!

Quotes:

“If you did not indulge in fantasies, how else would you know if you were living an interesting life?”- Sadly I prefer to live in my fantasy worlds.

“The curse of an interesting life: there are either very good times or very bad times.” – But these are what make interesting stories.

“It can’t be ‘true’ love without truth,” -Preach

“Love, despair, anger, or insanity.” Erik counted them off on his fingers. “Everything to lose, nothing to lose, someone’s taken it, or you’ve lost it.”

“If you want anything to work, Sunday, you’re going to have to believe it.”-Preach Part 2

“She saw no harm in letting a handsome, powerful man adore her for a while.”- The dream sister

“Her sister?” Erik asked. “Weekday or weekend?”- When I read this I laughed out loud, and had to spend a few minutes explaining to my friends why I was acting crazy.

~E

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Book 27: The Smart One and the Pretty One

4 Mar

the-smart-one-and-the-pretty-one2The Smart One and the Pretty One by Claire LaZebnik

Sister power! Having two sisters, and being in the middle of our sisterly trio, this book certainly appealed to me. I loved how their relationship was portrayed and it made me absolutely miss my sisters. Ava and Lauren so similar but yet distinctly individuals. And ahh the arranged marriage scenario. It played a small but cute role. And oh Russell Markowitz. Ava is a lucky girl.  When he added Pygmalion and Galatea into his argument, I just about sighed like one of those lovesick puppies.

Quotes

Russell “I’d be attracted to you no matter what you wore. In fact, you could be naked, Ava, and I’d be attracted to you. Really. I mean that.” (181) Now this although quite a quip, did not lead to the characters dancing the horizontal tango.

“He smiled down into her eyes and she looked right at him and she knew him. When hadn’t she known him? With a little sigh of acceptance, she moved into his arms, meeting his eager kiss with a mouth that was just as greedy as him” (279)

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Hehe. I find that I am a great lover of italics.

~E

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