Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Radio Week: "Enchanted" by Taylor Swift

Our amazing teen volunteer and blogger, Johanna, has the first book in a very enchanting series by one of our NoVA Teen Book Festival authors:

Enchanted by Taylor Swift 

From her Speak Now album, “Enchanted” tells the story of love at first sight. The book Enchanted doesn’t exactly depict love at first sight, but it’s pretty close to the target (I mean, it’s pretty hard to fall in love at first sight in any book, but especially when your lover is a frog). Written to reference almost all of the fairy tales ever told, I had epiphanies almost every chapter. (Omigoodness, the sister is Rapunzel! And the house is the...well, I don’t want to give away too many of them.) 

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

When Sunday hears a voice in her secret writing spot in the woods, the least thing she expects to see is a frog. And once she sees the frog, she never thinks that she would fall in love with him...but Grumble is intelligent and they fall in love in just a few days. This magical book is a nice dusting off of well-worn fairy tales, with refreshing twists. Instead of first love when “I saw your face / All I can say is it was enchanting to meet you,” true love comes only after “the playful conversation starts / I counter all your quick remarks.”  

I guarantee that by the end of Enchanted, you will be “praying that / this was the very first page / not where the story line ends. Which it doesn’t. Hero and Dearest are the second and third books in the Woodcutter series.

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