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Wednesday, August 15, 2012


UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale, #1)UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale, #1)
by Chanda Hahn

181 Pages
Published 2011

Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated, that is until she saves her crushes life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of 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 it's next fairytale victim.

To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end.

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Yes, I love all things fairytale. And this book really is fun!

Honestly, this sat on my Kindle for a little while (and I read about 10 books between reading the blurb and getting to the book), which I think was a good thing. The blurb tells us who Mina's famous ancestors are, and I think that kind of messed with the way it's revealed in the story. But that's just me.

Very fun. I read it in a single afternoon. (And then started book 2.) Oh, and I loved the way she couldn't exactly escape the story she was trying to play out - particularly the way her clothes kept turning red.  :)

My one complaint was that it could have used a bit more editing.

4/5 stars

1 comment:

  1. I sawt this book and was wondering about it. So happy to read a review of it here. It sounds like a good book and the storyline sounds fun. I love fairy tales. Thanks for the information about the editing. :)