Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Bewitching: The Kendra Chronicles

Presenting Bewitching: The Kendra Chronicles by Alex Flinn.

Here is the summary of the book:

Bewitching can be a beast. . . .

Once, I put a curse on a beastly and arrogant high school boy. That one turned out all right. Others didn’t.

I go to a new school now—one where no one knows that I should have graduated long ago. I’m not still here because I’m stupid; I just don’t age.

You see, I’m immortal. And I pretty much know everything after hundreds of years—except for when to take my powers and butt out.

I want to help, but things just go awry in ways I could never predict. Like when I tried to free some children from a gingerbread house and ended up being hanged. After I came back from the dead (immortal, remember?), I tried to play matchmaker for a French prince and ended up banished from France forever. And that little mermaid I found in theTitanic lifeboat? I don’t even want to think about it.

Now a girl named Emma needs me. I probably shouldn’t get involved, but her gorgeous stepsister is conniving to the core. I think I have just the thing to fix that girl—and it isn’t an enchanted pumpkin. Although you never know what will happen when I start . . . bewitching.

The Fairytale re-imagination genre of fiction has truly become the genres of the decade.... Well into that matter i implore that you look no further than Alex Flinn. And this time its 'Cinderella' with a modern twist for 'Bewitching'. We are introduced to Emma the stepsister, Lisette the Cinderella and of course Kendra the helpful witch is too.

Bewitching tells the story through Kendra, playing on the concept of 'what if' things didn't happen like how the stories tell us it did. 'What if' the step sister was the good girl and Cinderella the manipulative one. 'What if' the mermaid tale didn't happen as the stories say, and 'what if' the witch only wanted to help but it always backfired. Bewitching is truly a bewitching tale of such measures.

With stories within a story we see Cinderalla with an Alex Flinn twist. She simply implements the story in her own unique way. With her easy penmanship Flinn always delights us with her imaginative repertoire and Bewitching is no exception. While the story-within-story part did unnerve me a bit, I particularly enjoyed reading about Emma (of course she was my favorite) and Lisette. And the way Kendra played a role in their life and for the latter to gain an actual sincere friend out of this madness in Emma.

"Cinderella Alex Flinn style. Brilliant"

Genre :      Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Fairy tale re-telling


Release Date: 14th February, 2012

My Copy: bought (ebook)

Rate:              4/5 (Really Liked It)

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  1. Wow. I have been hearing a LOT of great things about this author. Her books sound so good
    and great review,
    Your reader



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