by Alethea Kontis
Published May 8th 2012
by Harcourt Children's Books
I absolutely love this book and maybe that's because I'm a big fan of fairy tale retellings. The main storyline is a twisted version of The Frog Prince and the girl who actually fell in love with the prince is Sunday the seventh daughter whose eldest brother has been punished by the prince years ago for killing his beloved pup.
Without realising that she has fallen in love with the same prince that is despised by his father, Sunday and her sisters then were invited to a ball being held by the now cured prince with the intention of finding out the girl who has freed him from the spell.
What makes this book so adorable is not only the romance which is pre requisite in any fairy tale but also Sunday's colourful family where each character has their own story. All of the sisters have different traits and has their own twisted fairy tale. Even the male sibling have their own part.
So it's not only the story of Sunday and her prince but it's also the wonderful story of the Woodcutter's family and their adventures. Delightfully entertaining!Thrown in a whole bunch of fairy tales, cute characters, obsessive fairy godmothers, sibling love and rivalry then you will get this book. It's funny, whimsical, light hearted and made me smile constantly.
Recommended for: fans of Princess Academy and fairy tale retellings
Verdict: 5 stars.
In my Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge
Available on: Amazon