Monday, April 29, 2013

UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale) Review

UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale, #1)
UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale #1)
By Chanda Hahn
Published April 18th, 2012 by Createspace
222 pages

4 stars - Interesting Read!

Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated, that is until she saves her crush's life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her newfound fame brings misfortune as an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business. Which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her its next fairytale victim.

To break the fairy tale curse on her family and stop these deadly events, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end.

Okay so this book has been free for awhile now in kindle edition on Amazon. I just barely picked it up and read it a couple weeks ago and I couldn't believe that I hadn't ever tried it before! UnEnchanted is what I was looking for at the time, something not to heavy and not to easy. UnEnchanted is an interesting read full of funny, suspenseful and heartbreaking times. The fairy tales Mina is faced with aren't Disney rated but Grimm written instead. The fairy tales are deadly and won't leave Mina alone until she has finished every last one of them.

Mina is cursed by Grimm fairy tales and learns that from now on her life won't be too easy. Her mom has moved her family around many times trying to outrun Mina's  inevitable fate but now that she knows her fate she has decided to stay and fight. Mina goes from thinking she was perfectly normal, aside from her unlucky streak, to finding out that she has to fight some deadly fairy tales in order to save her younger brother. Mina grows throughout this book and even though she doesn't have any fighting skills or super powers she does her best to keep her family safe. She makes a couple new friends along the way but soon finds out that not all can stay. She goes through some tough times but I admire that she sticks it out. 

I really did enjoy UnEnchanted and it didn't take me too long to read. I found that it was entertaining and I liked the whole Grimm fairy tale curse. It wasn't your every day fairy tale or fantasy story and I enjoyed the differences. The characters were easy to like except for a few and the ending left me wanting more. I'd like to read the second book so I can figure out what happens to the characters. Chanda Hahn wrote another series that I liked and that I have reviewed so I was glad that this book didn't disappoint. So if you want something light and entertaining check this book out!


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