For What It's Worth

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday–Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Harcourt Children’s Books

Release date: May 8, 2012

Pre-order on Amazon: Enchanted

It isn't easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.

When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises.

The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past - and hers? ~ goodreads

This fairy tale retelling sounds particularly whimsical & romantic to me. Even though I’m not sure how you stop picturing the swoony prince as a frog lol

What books are you waiting for?


  1. this cover reminds me of Falling Under by Gwen Hayes (I think that's how you spell her name... or if that even *is* her name.) but this one sounds really, really good, and I love the name Sunday! Can't wait to read this one. :D

    My WOW, plus if you are a middle grade lover, be sure to check out my giveaway for a signed copy of NEVERSINK!

  2. The cover of this book is brilliant. I too am looking forward to getting my hands on it :)

  3. Just love the sound of this one, so cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of it. Great pick! :)

    Fictional Distraction

  4. I'm looking forward to reading Enchanted as well! I love how it's fairy-tale inspired! :)

  5. @Ashelyn- That's what I thought too! Even the concept kinda looks similiar :$

    Awesome picks for the week!

    Check out my WOW?

  6. Hi Karen! Finished reading this last week and I absolutely loved it! :) Great pick!

    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday post.

  7. Love your pick! Wednesday's are great for finding new reads, and this one is definitely being added to my shelf. Thank you for sharing! :)

    Here's mine:

  8. EEEK I can't wait for this one too!! I heard that it was was super sweet and I love fairytales so much. Haha, you make a good point about the frog. :)

  9. I can't wait to read it!! Love that cover too.

    Our WoW is at Book Sake. –Jessica

  10. Oh... I liiiiiiiiike. This is probably the most interesting fairy tale retelling I've read about in a while. I will definitely have to read this one. Thanks for posting!

  11. This book does sound interesting. I will have to add it to my TBR shelf.
    Thanks for sharing!

  12. I have an ARC of this one! I haven't read it yet but I'm really looking forward to it. Great pick. Please check out my Wow!

  13. I'm looking forward to this one too! Princess and the Frog is one of my favorite fairy tales, so this one should be fun! Great pick!

    Courtney @ Fuzzy.Coffee.Books <--My WoW!

  14. Such a beautiful cover! And by the way-- I like your blogging assistant LOL :P

    You can check out my WoW for this week at the link below-- Happy Reading!

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

  15. I seem to shy away from fairy tale retellings...I think they either flop or are pretty awesome. I'm going to try and read a few retelling for Fairy Tale Fortnight. But YES! I do want to read this one :)

  16. I cannot wait to read this book! :)

  17. I know you all are thinking this, but can I get that dress please? It's GORGEOUS! Unfortunately though...white is so not my color. I'm too pale! Lol.

    1. I think I would completely disappear in that dress! lol