Saturday, February 21, 2015

Book Review: Dearest

DearestAuthor: Alethea Kontis
Publication Date: February 3, 2015
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Series: Woodcutter Sisters # 3

“A fabulous fairy-tale mashup that deserves hordes of avid readers. Absolutely delectable.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review of award-winning series debut Enchanted

Readers met the Woodcutter sisters (named after the days of the week) in Enchanted and Hero. In this delightful third book, Alethea Kontis weaves together some fine-feathered fairy tales to focus on Friday Woodcutter, the kind and loving seamstress. When Friday stumbles upon seven sleeping brothers in her sister Sunday’s palace, she takes one look at Tristan and knows he’s her future. But the brothers are cursed to be swans by day. Can Friday’s unique magic somehow break the spell?

And so, gracelessly and in her nightgown, Friday plummeted from the sky tower.

Storms like this meant magic, and lots of it.

Behind her lids the darkness turned to clouds of deepest indigo.

I believe that Alethea Kontis has magic within her. No one with an imagination this big and beautiful to create a world and characters like these can be normal. Her writing, her world, her characters, it is all just so wonderful and I am just beside myself with amazement at how the series continues to get better and better. She has said that she will write a book for each of the sisters, so this means there will be seven books in total! I have not met many book lovers that do not love fairy tale themed stories, and this series is just another fairy tale themed series to add to your to be read list. The books can be read as standalones, but I think they should be read as series just because they are so amazing!

I love the Woodcutter sisters. What I love even more about these books, is that in each one you get an inside look at most of the sisters without having yet read each of their stories. I love watching the sisters interact with one another and then being able to spend one on one time with a few of them. Alethea has a tough job; she has to write seven sisters and make them all differently unique, and let me be the first to say that so far she has accomplished this tremendously. I cannot wait for the next adventure with the Woodcutter sisters!

***A free copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers in exchange for my honest review***

1 comment:

  1. OOoh very nice review! Excited to read yet another sister's story! I decided to order a signed copy at Alethea's next event in two weeks, so the wait will be torturous, but I have plenty to read in the meantime! LOL!

    Glad Friday's story was just as entertaining and unique as her previous sisters'! Looking forward to reading this one too! Great review!