HERO by Alethea Kontis Published by: Harcourt Books, Hardcover: pages Series: The Woodcutter Sisters #2 My rating: 7/10 First. Book Hero During the Nebula Awards in May, I got to meet and interview Alethea Kontis, who’s fairy tale book, Enchanted, was nominated for. Hero by Alethea Kontis, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Dearest by Alethea Kontis. In her third book about the delightful Woodcutter sisters, Alethea Kontis masterfully weaves “The Wild Swans,” “The Goose Girl,” and a few other fine-feathered fairy tales into a magical, romantic kongis novel to Enchanted and Hero.
Readers met the Woodcutter heri named after the days of the week in Enchanted and Aletha. In this delightful third book, Alethea Kontis w In her third book about the delightful Woodcutter sisters, Alethea Kontis masterfully weaves “The Wild Swans,” “The Goose Girl,” and a few other fine-feathered fairy tales into a magical, romantic companion novel to Enchanted and Hero. In this delightful third book, Alethea Kontis weaves together some fine-feathered fairy tales to focus on Friday Woodcutter, the kind and loving seamstress.
When Friday stumbles upon seven sleeping brothers in her sister Sunday’s palace, she takes one look at Tristan and knows he’s her future.
But the brothers are cursed to be swans by day. Can Friday’s unique magic somehow break the spell? Kindle Editionpages. Woodcutter Sisters kontosBooks alethes Arilland 4. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Dearestplease sign up. Is anyone else as worried as I am about there being no mention of what is happening between Sorrow and Joy in Faerie during Dearest?
I expected Dearest to have some mention of where we left Saturday at in Hero. Now I am worried that I might never know what happened to all the family! Does aldthea mean another book?
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Or is this all we will ever know about the Woodcutters? Kongis am so concerned and confused! Alethea Kontis There are seven books total in the Woodcutter Sisters series arc–one book for each sister. There will also be spinoff novellas of “The Trix …more There are seven books total in the Woodcutter Sisters series arc–one book for each sister.
Is anyone else as excited as I am about this book? I cannot wait for it to come out! I have a countdown going, and am so excited to read this book! Let me know if you are as excited as I am! See all 6 questions about Dearest…. Lists with This Book. We all know that I love fairy tales. And while I’d had the Woodcutter Sisters on my TBR for years, a couple of months ago I wouldn’t have even been able to tell you where my copy of Enchanted book 1 was.
I made an assumption Reviewed by: I made an assumption. Along with the delightful mashup of classic fairy tale characters, and the new adventures they have in this series, Kontis also writes children’s books.
Small children’s alphabet books. I decided the version of fairy tale she would tell would be of the cutesy, heroine with a vacant gaze variety. Then came Dragon Con. I realized slethea minutes of making her acquaintance that I had made a terrible mistake. Not only was she herl and wildly entertaining, but. She even used my favorite example to make her point: The Seven Ravensin which the child heroine has to cut off kongis own finger to use the bone as a key when rescuing her brothers.
I’ve obviously since devoured these books, and let me tell you. When I went to download said ARC, and discovered it was one of the rare books in non-kindle format. I spent an embarrassingly long time figuring out what app Bluefirefyi I needed in order to read it.
I loved the previous two Woodcutter Sisters enough books to do it. Dearest was every bit as wonderful as the previous installments.
Monday’s child is fair of face, Tuesday’s child is full of grace, Wednesday’s child is full of woe, Thursday’s konntis has far to go, Friday’s child is loving and giving, Saturday’s child works hard for a living, But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day Is blithe and bonny and good and gay. There are seven Woodcutter sisters, each named a day of the week, and Dearest is Friday’s book.
She was the good sister. The hard-working and charitous sister. And while all of those are nice things to be. Having the platform for the first time revealed Friday’s previously unknown and not-in-the-least-bit-dull depths. For one, she’s boy crazy. She’s wonderful with the always entertaining children that follow her like the Pied Piper, and she also has an endearing innocence that blinds her to the ridiculousness of her desire to join the chaste sisterhood she so often labors for.
If you still find the boy crazy part concerning, worry nother previous infatuations pale in comparison to her true love, and she instantly recognizes the differences. And like her sister’s stories, Friday’s is yet another breathtaking assortment of odds and ends, bits and alethra of well-known and loved classic tales, woven together in such a way that they are both entirely new and entirely faithful to their original versions.
If you love fairy tales, you will love this series. Even if you are among the majority who only know Disney’s version of events, you will love this series. View all 10 comments. Feb 04, Anne rated it liked it Shelves: I finished this a while back, but I just felt so blah about it, that it’s taken me forever to review it.
And I still don’t know what to say about it. I’m just going to try to power through this. I really loved Enchantedbut the rest of these Woodcutter Sisters fairytales have been pretty unimpressive to me. It’s like Kontis picked out every character that I didn’t give two shits about, and decided to base her books around them. Alethes one features the sweet seamstress Friday.
I mean, sh I finished this a while back, but I just felt so blah about it, that it’s taken me forever to review it. I mean, she’s ok Anyway, Friday alerhea for one of the Swanboys, and helps his sister defeat the evil spell that gives her brothers feathers.
Also, one of the brothers is in love with a swan named Odette. None of this made a bad story. Ok, at the end of the last book, Herothere was this whole Big Battle thing brewing.
And some of the Woodcutter’s were heading out to find the cause of it all! So, here I am, thinking that this book would be a bit of a continuation of that plotline. I guess the problem is, while it wasn’t a bad story, it also wasn’t what I wanted. I want to know more about Wednesday, who is possibly Snow White’s real mother! Or this badass little Snow White! Unless the next is there even a next?
View all 15 comments. February 3, Rating: Well, this one was slightly disappointing. I wanted to like this book more, but it wasn’t happening. I liked Enchanted well enough, but never read Hero. I don’t think my not reading Hero had anything to do with my low rating of this book. Friday is a kind and sweet soul, with the ability to feel what others feel. By chance, Friday finds seven brothers who are cursed – they turn into swans during the day.
Friday can help break the curse – but will that be enough? A threat approaches the kingdom, and everything is suddenly connected the swans, the curse, the impending doom. I actually really liked Friday – I could identify with her.
She loves everyone, and doesn’t necessary care if everyone loves her though they do. She’s selfless and kind, but she’s not spineless. I really really liked Tristan – he is sweet as well, and protective and considerate and charming.
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For a swan boy, he’s pretty great. I liked him, and aletheea brothers. The seven brothers who are princes of the Green Isles are probably my favorite part of this book.