Jan • 16 • 2012Bewitching by Alex Flinn
Series: The Kendra Chronicles # 1
Published by HarperTeen on February 14th 2012
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
"It is the story of Kendra and her first 300 or so years of life. In Bewitching, Kendra ponders whether to help out a modern day plain-looking stepsister, while also reflecting on her experiences in the 1666 British plague, the court of Louis XV, and on the Titanic."
Ms. Flinn, I love you! This book is amazing! I couldn’t believe how amazing and simple it was to fall in love with this book. Ms. Flinn took another fairy tale making it so enjoyable that I just want to re-read the book over and over again.
So why did I love this book so much? Well first off, it is not your average Cinderella story. That’s right. It’s a Cinderella re-tale that is so awesome! The story starts off with Kendra’s back round. I adored learning the history of Kendra. She is not the mean witch everyone makes her out to be. Kendra herself has been through so much it’s who she is molded to be. After reading about Kendra I can understand where she is coming from.One thing I loved about this book is that this is a book within a book. The reader is reading Kendra’s point of view as well as reading the story of two sisters going through some tough times. I thought this type of writing is amazing. I wasn’t confused but more enthralled! Ms. Flinn made me feel apart of the story. And of course with her great writing we got to see things from all point of views.
The love interest is very interesting. I did feel as though it could of worked with the other guy but seeing the way is worked so fast with the new guy kind of seem too fast for me. Still I did enjoy the appreciation for the sister that she at least gets to have once in her life.
If you loved a great fairy tale with a really good twist read this book. This is nothing like the original Cinderella story but so much more! The emotions of the characters and the things they go through will have you at the edge of your seat. This is really amazing book of characters going through real life.
I give it 5 BITES!