I received this book for free from publisher unsolicited in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by HarperTeen on February 14th, 2012
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Witches, Young Adult
Source: publisher unsolicited
Bewitching can be a beast. . . .
Once, I put a curse on a beastly and arrogant high school boy. That one turned out all right. Others didn’t.
I go to a new school now—one where no one knows that I should have graduated long ago. I’m not still here because I’m stupid; I just don’t age.
You see, I’m immortal. And I pretty much know everything after hundreds of years—except for when to take my powers and butt out.
I want to help, but things just go awry in ways I could never predict. Like when I tried to free some children from a gingerbread house and ended up being hanged. After I came back from the dead (immortal, remember?), I tried to play matchmaker for a French prince and ended up banished from France forever. And that little mermaid I found in theTitanic lifeboat? I don’t even want to think about it.
Now a girl named Emma needs me. I probably shouldn’t get involved, but her gorgeous stepsister is conniving to the core. I think I have just the thing to fix that girl—and it isn’t an enchanted pumpkin. Although you never know what will happen when I start . . . bewitching.
In the beginning Kendra is a mere mortal trying to save her only living family member from the plague. Her parents, her sister are all dead. With help from a rumor that a witch can save her brother she goes to seem her out only to find out she’s gone. In an effort to save her brother Charlie she grabs some herbs from the witch’s garden and makes some medicine for him. Like a miracle he survives and they entire out of their village. Along the way she finds a house made out of gingerbread. This is only the beginning of her tale, but the main story revolves around Lisette and Emma.
The writing is fast paced and I absolutely loved Emma. Now here’s a character who is not beautiful for once. Whose looks are plain and simple, and she’s a rather voracious reader herself! I still don’t understand why Emma thinks her looks matter so much. I hated how she would say Lisette was always beautiful. Beauty is found on the inside as well and she definitely had no inner beauty.
Gah as for Lisette! Seriously wanted to punch her. Everyone knows she was being a fake but Emma being too trysting and kind thought the best in her which was a lie.
I had such a fab time reading this book! Little known tales like Hansel and Gretal, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid all spun into this one little book. I also love how the magic mirror made its appearance!. Mind you, they are sub chapters in the book that divides these fairy tales, but they’re not as intrusive as I thought it would be.