Kendra Hilferty, the witch who curses Kyle Kingsbury in Beastly, tells about her immortal existence-how she discovered she was a witch and the various ways she has used her powers to help people throughout the centuries. (Unfortunately her attempts have often backfired.) As it turns out, Kendra has actually had a hand in "Hansel and Gretel," "The Princess and the Pea," and "The Little Mermaid"-but these are not the fairy tales you think you know! Kendra's reminiscences are wrapped around a real-time version of "Cinderella," except the "ugly" stepsister is the good guy. With dark twists, hilarious turns, and unexpected endings, Bewitching is a contemporary read for fairy-tale lovers, fantasy fans, and anyone looking for more Alex Flinn.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)
Words can not describe how much I fell in love with this book. The writing was phenomenal. I loved the mashups of fairy tales with real life events, such as Doria, the mermaid, being there when Titanic sunk, and helping the passengers. I loved the way the main character, Emma was written. The author made you feel like you were there, feeling her pain also. I didn't really care for Lisette, but at times I found myself feeling pity for her. She's a character that everyone loves to hate. Kendra was kind of original and weird, which I loved. She didn't really fit in anywhere, which I think everyone can identify with sometimes. Bewitching will make you laugh, cry, and make you happy. This book is a definite must read. Bewitching is possibly my favorite book of 2012 so far.
I give Bewitching: 5/5
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I recieved this book in a giveaway from Goodreads and was not in anyway compensated for this review.
Reviewed by Kayla Merritt