Friday, February 20, 2015

Hero by Alethea Kontis

Hero (Woodcutter Sisters #2)Hero by Alethea Kontis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Goodreads Summary
Rough and tumble Saturday Woodcutter thinks she's the only one of her sisters without any magic—until the day she accidentally conjures an ocean in the backyard. With her sword in tow, Saturday sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself kidnapped and whisked off to the top of the world. Is Saturday powerful enough to kill the mountain witch who holds her captive and save the world from sure destruction? And, as she wonders grumpily, "Did romance have to be part of the adventure?" As in Enchanted, readers will revel in the fragments of fairy tales that embellish this action-packed story of adventure and, yes, romance.

My Review
Hero was just as good as Enchanted! I'm always up for a good fairytale retelling, and I love the mixture and spins that are found in Alethea Kontis's books.

The Woodcutter sisters all have unique gifts, and Saturday felt like she had been left out of the special category. She has her sword, but without it what is special about her? She doesn't have to wait long, for she suddenly conjures an ocean... on accident. This, of course, sets forth an adventure worth a strong Woodcutter sister!

As Saturday sets sail on her ocean, gets kidnapped by a witch set on opening a door into the devil realm, Saturday meets Peregrine, the man cursed to play the blind witches daughter, and Betwixt the everchanging chimura. These three turn out to be a team to be reckoned with, because together they seem pretty unstoppable. With each one's knowledge and skill can they best the witch?

I loved the setting, the magic, the family dynamics, and the determination and loyalty to family and friends. Saturday, so used to being a protector and independent had to lean on Peregrine and Betwixt at times, and they in turn had to trust her.

I enjoyed the banter and sparks that flew between the characters. I also really appreciated the fact the Peregrine wasn't afraid to admit that he was in love with Saturday. Most of the time characters try to hide their feeling, so it was really nice to see them be so honest with each other, yet it wasn't exactly insta love which made it even better.

If you like fantasy and fairy tales, this is one book that you won't want to miss!


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