Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bewitching by Alex Flinn

Bewitching by Alex Flinn is another fairy tale mashup. I've read other books in this genre by this author, so I knew to expect an enjoyable, funny story.

The bulk of this book is a Cinderella story with a twist. It starts out, though, by telling about Kendra, a plague survivor in medieval England. Through a series of events reminiscent of a different fairy tale, Kendra learns that she is a witch, and will live forever if she can manage to escape burning. Throughout the many years of her life, Kendra takes on different forms, and occasionally steps in to help out someone in need -- sometimes with disastrous consequences. Skip to the present day, where she meets two stepsisters, one beautiful and one less so, one deserving and one manipulative . . . should Kendra step in, or just watch and see how things play out? As the story unfolds, Kendra occasionally interrupts to tell about other times in history when she has helped, or tried to help, certain mortals who have caught her interest.

This is a fun read, and though there's not a lot of depth to the story, fans of the author or the genre will probably like it.

(Reviewed from a copy borrowed through my library system.)

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