Review: Bewitching

Jan •  16 •  2012
Review: BewitchingBewitching 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!

Happy Reading!



  1. Danny
    Jan 16, 2012

    Wow that sounds amazing although I would have never picked it up just by reading the synopsis. But the cover is intriguing and your reviews definitely makes me want to read it. And, I love when a book can trigger such strong emotions, it seems like a must read for me! Thanks!

    • Savannah Valdez
      Jan 16, 2012

      Thanks Danny! I didn’t think it would be this kind of story. The different variation of Cinderella really hooked me in.

  2. I haven’t heard much about this one at all. Might just check it out after reading your review!! 🙂

    • Savannah Valdez
      Jan 16, 2012

      You should! I hope you like it as much as I do!

  3. Lynette
    Jan 16, 2012

    Hey you ought to check out Cinder too. Not your average Cinderella tale either.

    • Savannah Valdez
      Jan 16, 2012

      Lynette, this is one book I DO want to read! I have read lots of reviews and well, I got to have it!!

  4. Jenny
    Jan 16, 2012

    Cinderella retelling? Sign me up! I’m on a Cinderella kick after Cinder so I think this one will be perfect for me! Love the book within a book aspect too:) Lovely review Savy, I can’t wait to get my hands on this one!

  5. Savannah Valdez
    Jan 16, 2012

    Jenny, I want to read Cinder too! I have so many good reviews on it.

  6. Giselle
    Jan 16, 2012

    This is a cinderella retelling? How did I miss this? Haha. I want to read it real bad. Mostly because the cover is awesome! Ha! It’s sounds amazing though.

    • Savannah Valdez
      Jan 16, 2012

      It is Giselle! The book totally took me by surprise!

  7. Shellie
    Jan 16, 2012

    This sounds really interesting, I’ll have to check it out!

  8. I didn’t know this was a Cinderella re-telling. And from the witch’s POV? How fun. I love the cover! Gorgeous!

  9. Savannah Valdez
    Jan 16, 2012

    You guessed it Missie! It was nice to see something different.