Book Review: Bewitching (The Kendra Chronicles) by Alex Flinn

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 the Titanic 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.

Release Date: February 4, 2012
Age Group: YA
Source: Library

This book was fun, pure and simple.  It was light reading for me, and the perfect break between heavier books.  I've read Alex Flinn before (read my reviews of Beastly and A Kiss in Time) so I was expecting Bewitching to be a sort of "fluffy" read.  However, I thought Bewitching had more substance than the other two novels of Flinn's that I've read.  

I liked Kendra's voice and especially liked that the story was told in parts.  I liked reading about Kendra's history, and then her other (mostly failed) experiences with witchcraft.  Kendra's story is broken up into parts, and she interjects her own history in between sections of the main story about Emma and Lisette.  I thought that kind of writing style fit this book well, and it made things more interesting for me.

I thought I knew where the story was going, but Flinn surprised me with the ending, which made things even better for me.  I love it when authors surprise me!

I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more from Alex Flinn.  Her modern-day adaptations of fairy tales are a lot of fun to read.


1 comment:

  1. I want to read this for two reasons 1) loved Beastly and 2) her name is Kendra... is this one my taste?


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