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Monday, June 25, 2012

Review: Bewitching by Alex Flinn

Bewitching (Kendra Chronicles, #2) by Alex Flinn
338 pages, Library Book (hardcover)
Finished on 16/6/2012
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Some Historical Fiction, Some Realistic Fiction, Coming of Age
Synopis via GoodReads:
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.
Motivation to Read It: I've loved everything I read by Flinn, so there wasn't really much hesitation. That and the cover had "Beastly" on it. It was a done deal before it even started.

Review: Beastly and Cloaked were really good, so I knew when I saw Bewitching that it would most likely be just as awesome. I can say without faltering that this was better than both of them

Honestly, I'm not sure who the main character was supposed to be -- Kendra or Emma. I would think it ws Emma, but Kendra wasn't as MIA as she was in Beastly. Emma lives with her mother and her stepfather, who she doesn't even think of as a stepfather because they are so close. All of a sudden, insert Lisette: the biological daughter of Emma's stepdad who is coming to stay with them now that her mother has passed away. From the beginning Emma's told her daughter to be careful around Lisette, that the girl only wanted to take her stepdad away from them. Emma should've listened to mother's intuition.

The book actually begin with Kendra telling part of her own historu, which was really interesting. Also, there were points where Kendra would interrupt and tell a little about her previous not-so-successful bouts of generosity. I liked Emma's part a little better, though, because it was quite longer (as it was supposed to be). There were a lot of times when I was wondering how Emma could be so blind as to Lisette's intentions once she had gotten settled into her new home. I mean, they were obvious. But everything was really great! I was always wanting to know how Emma was going to handle each situation.

The charries were awesome as well; I think Travis was mt favorite even though he wasn't mentioned that much. He was barely present at all once he was introduced to readers, even after he and Emma got together. However, he was so sweet, and even though all the girls wanted him and he was a big shot, he wanted the girl that was reading the most unlikely thing (which he had surprisingly read, too) at his party. I just wish there were more guys like him.

I really liked this book, and I seriously believe that if you have ever read Beastly or any of Flinn's other books, you would really enjoy this one as well.

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Anonymous said...

Great review,

Thank gosh. This book is good, yes! Thank goodness, I really liked Beastly and this one was about Kendra, I jumped high. Plus, the movie was really good, too.


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