Alethea Kontis
Harcourt Children's Books

This book started out wonderfully- it was well-written, engaging, and the characters were interesting and likable. However, as the story went on, it began to lose my interest. It seemed purposefully dragged out, and some of the plot twists were a little confusing. Sometimes, it seemed like the author was just trying to shove as many fairy tale references in there as she could. Also, there were a few uses of the word d**n and a couple times I thought something might have been an innuendo, but it went over my head because, well, I’m me. Of course, there was also your typical fairy-tale magical content, with fairy godmothers and vengeful fairies and a conglomeration of enchantments from familiar stories.

As a retelling of The Frog Prince, it would have been great. I think if the author had kept this book shorter and focused more on the heroine,  Sunday, and her prince, this book would have been better- as it was, it was a bit of a disappointment. However, that didn't mean it didn't have its good points, and I may be persuaded to pick up the next book in this series if the opportunity presents itself.

Rating: 7 (somewhat entertaining and/or beneficial) 


  1. Thanks for this review, Hayden - I've thought about trying this one. But... after reading this, perhaps I'll not rush to get to it. :)


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