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Posted October 8, 2013
Title: ¿Hero¿ Author: Alethea Kontis Publication date: 10/1/2013
Author: Alethea Kontis
Publication date: 10/1/2013
Type of book: Teen fairytale/fantasy.
Is this a part of a series, If yes, which number? This is the second book in the “Woodcutter Sisters” series. Book #1 is “Enchanted”.
Summary: Saturday Woodcutter believes that something she did caused the world to break. So when a beloved brother goes missing and another family member gets sick Saturday is determined to set things right. Just as her journey begins she is kidnapped and held prisoner by a dangerous enemy. With the help of a few new friends, Saturday must use all the magic inside her to put the world right again.
Characters: *Saturday Woodcutter: I love this character. She is spunky, strong, and determined to do the right thing. She knows who she is and she doesn’t let fear stop her from doing what needs to be done. I also like how she interacts with the other characters, especially Peregrine.
*Peregrine (The Earl of Starburn): He is so sweet and I loved reading about him. The love that grows between Peregrine and Saturday melted my heart and I wanted more. Perry has such a strong spirit and his kindness shines through even after everything he has to go through.
* Trix (Saturday’s foster brother who is part fey): Such an interesting character and I hope he has his own story soon.
*Betwixt: He is a chimera and Perry’s best friend. He is a cool character that has a ton of attitude and spunk.
Favorite bits: *Velius and Erik (You will understand when you read the book.)
*Saturday’s Fairy Godmother gift is the ax that chopped down the giant-bearing beanstalk.
*Monday Woodcutter is the princess who slept on the pea. Monday’s twin sister is one of the sisters who danced herself to death. Monday is also the mother of Snow White.
*When mother Woodcutter talks everyone has to listen.
*Thursday Woodcutter is a pirate queen.
*Jack Woodcutter and the mysteries around him are so fun.
*Gryphon healing tears.
*Hansel and Gretel are introduced.
Problematic bits: I love this series and I have nothing negative to say about it.
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Posted October 6, 2013
Alethea Kontis is the queen of crazy. She doesn't follow any so
Alethea Kontis is the queen of crazy. She doesn't follow any sort of recipe for her books; she just tosses in all the ingredients and POOF! she winds up with a magical fairy tale unlike any other. I'm sure it took much more than a simple poof to write Hero, but that's how it seems. I don't think I will ever understand how she can take so many different fairy tales, smoosh them all together the way she does, and have the story make sense. She surprised me with Enchanted, and again with Hero.
I love the way she writes. Her characters are vibrant and full of life. Saturday is a fabulous protagonist. I adore her strength and her stubbornness, her fire and her fight. I love the way she solves her problems (with her brain) and the way she carries out her plans (with her strength).
Peregrine is a bit...odd. I wasn't sure that I would like him right at first, but it didn't take long before I did. Saturday doesn't hold his weirdness against him, and he doesn't hold her weirdness against her. They are perfect for each other. The romance is clean, with only a couple of non-passionate kisses that happen.
This book seems quite a bit shorter than the first one, but I kind of like that because it isn't quite so complex and confusing. There are a few new elements to the world that I don't remember from the first one, and this book ended with the story still in play (not a cliff hanger) which I'm not sure I really like. Overall though, I really liked this book and would recommend it for kids ages 12 and up. Teenagers especially will enjoy this series.
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