Enchanted. Alethea Kontis.


Enchanted
12180248 by Alethea Kontis

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

I found this quite strange. At first I thought it would be a slowly unfolding love story between Sunday and Prince Rumbold, with the story centering around her meeting with him in the woods. But then, he gained his human form and the story changed pace. I felt a little deceived again, like I had with
Shinobi Life, Vol. 01
. This story doesn’t just centre around a love story, but it’s about the twisted ties between Sunday’s family, Rumbold’s family, and a whole lot of fae magic.

The Story
I thought it was complex and well-woven. It had me asking, over and over, what happened? What happened? Because there’s mystery all the way through. I love that that it was a while bunch of fairytales woven into one, intricately woven, cleverly so. There was Jack and the beanstalk, princess and the pea, the princess and the frog/the frog prince, the story about the shoe that I forgot what it’s called, and a whole bunch of others that were referenced to. It was an interesting story, I’ll say, and I liked the whole fairytales and words hold a whole lot more power, yet I also felt it’s the kind of story that can feel either “great-complex-intricate-and-done cleverly” or “it-was-trying-too-hard-to-incorporate-a-complexity-of-ideas-and-didn’t-match-up-to-the-ideal”. For me, it was the first, because I did enjoy it in the end. I appreciated the complexness, the world that Kontis created, and to some degree, the characters (though not Sunday much, surprisingly!)

The Telling
I thought this was written relatively well, to interweave so much into the story and create a plot that combined it all, I thought was pretty amazing (though I will say it again, if it wasn’t written the way it was, then I would have thought it was terribly done). It was well plottedI think. And the pacing is a little weird, because at first, it’s only from Sunday’sperspective that we read the story, but then, Rumbold returns to his human form and it becomes his story too. There were moments when one wonders what’s going on because Rumbold just had a weird dream and whatnot,which did throw me off at times, but it added another dimension to the story, that were it writtne by someone else and not done well, then I might have hated it. Unfortunately though, what I wanted to know the most, about Rumbold’s missing year, was left vague, rather just him find out, and us, the reader, not knowing. I wanted to know!

The Characters
All the characters were very creative and colourful, and fairytale-like! I liked them. But the main characters, Sunday and Rumbold. Hmm, I did like Sunday, but she seemed a little bland for me. I liked Rumbold’s character much more because I wanted to know more about his story, which was not full explored, but what was, it was very interesting.

Overall
I’m very curious to read the companion novels, because I just really liked Enchanted’s world, and I want to know more about Thursday who’s married to the Pirate King!

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Random Music Moment #131

I’m not a big Justice Crew music fan, but I do love thier dancing.  This time,I might have to make an exception because I love the snippets of this song that I’m getting.  I keep hearing it on that ad…which ad was that?OH YEAH, My Kitchen Rules, and I really like the song.  UNFORTUNATELY it’s not out until May 9th, but here’s a snippet:

 

Today’s Random Music Moment is Que Sera by Justice Crew.

Wondrous Knight.

The wondrous knight,

Carries his sword gallantly,

Striding through the moonlight,

With his horse and man in tow.

He will save any damsel in distress,

With one hand,

He will take the damsel in red dress,

And carry her away to safety.

But wondrous knight,

So seemingly wonderful,

Glowing in the light

And fighting like a gallant warrior,

Against the signs of darkness,

And supposed decay.

She is the damsel,

Not so in distressed,

Watching as he carves

The life out of lives,

The breath of last breaths,

A blade too sharp,

And gallant, not quite so,

And she cries,

Cries,

As the red,

Deepens in her dress,

The material, silk,

Caressingly close to her skin,

The wondrous knight,

Does not know,

That his beauty,

His gallantry,

His knighthood,

Does not hide,

The core inside,

The core of unforgiving,

Turning the yin and the yang

A neverending circle,

Of good deeds,

And brewing hate.

Oh wondrous knight,

The damsel should cry,

But she does not.

Instead,

She holds unto her heart,

The burden of the sorrows,

And whispers to the pains,

That she will,

Undoubtedly carry away,

As she runs,

And runs,

From the so-called Wondrous Knight.

Random Music Moment #130

So First off, sorry guys!  I’ve been busy with uni stuff.  It’s weird being an Honours student, I’m one year older, and well, I’ve technically finished a degree.  But yet the level of work, it’s different even though it’s somewhat the same, and I’ve yet to adjust from Undergrad level to half posgrad level.  It’s stressing me outt…..AND so I’m taking a break from my blog (temporarily) and not posting everyday. But I’ll try and get stuff asap like when I procrastinate….haha

Anyways to today’s post, I heard this song on the new TV show showing down under, it’s called Resurrection, heard of it?  It’s interesting.  But mostly, it was the promos that got me to watch the first episode.  And I’ll say, it wouldn’t have been a success if it weren’t for this song:

Today’s RMM is Gabrielle Aspen’s The Power of Love

 

I love it because she’s got this great voice that’s really endearing in this song.Really powerful too.  And the overall tone of this song…love it.

 

And the Promo: