Wednesday, September 11, 2013
UnEnchated..A new kind of fairy tale.
By: Chanda Hahn
Kindle: 216 pages
Publisher: Chanda Hahn (2011)
Rating: 4 stars
What Goodreads has to say: Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated, that is until she saves her crush's life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune as an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business. Which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her its next fairytale victim.
To break the fairy tale curse on her family and stop these deadly events, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end
My Review: In all honesty when I first began reading this book I read a few pages and then sat it down and forgot about it for a few days. I picked it back up a couple of day later and I am very happy that I did. Once I got further into the story and learned about the curse that follows Mina I was totally drawn in. I personally love fairy tales of the more grim sort, I love the morbid creepy factors that play into stories like Hansel and Grethal. When I realized how integrated these elements would be in this story I was ecstatic. I thought it was rather imaginative how the author morphed the stories to work into Mina's everyday life. She uses the characters to represent those from the stories in a unique way and speaking of characters I love Mina. I find her to be such a likeable strong character. She is selfless and clever and certainly a character I want to spend more time reading about. The male characters in this story are decent, I felt myself drawn to Jared more than Brody. Brody is your typical rich boy living life according to what is expected of him, and Jared is mysterious and magical and just a little bad-ass. I cannot wait to see what Mina comes up against next and hope to get Fairest ( An Unfortunate Fairy Tale book 2) soon,
About the Author:
Pronunciation: Sh-and-uh H-ah-n
Chanda is the author of the popular YA Unfortunate Fairy Tale Series which includes UnEnchanted and Fairest. Both books have topped the ebook charts in 5 countries. She also pens YA epic Fantasy.
She was born in Seattle, Washington, raised in Nebraska, has lived in MN, IL and currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and twin children. She's a former children's librarian and children's pastor. Currently she spends her free time penning new novels and a daytime taxi driver for her kids. Check out her site here!