Review: UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale #1)

Posted September 6, 2015 in 3 Star Ratings, Book Reviews / Leave a comment!

Review: UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale #1)Unenchanted by Chandra Hahn
Series: An Unfortunate Fairy Tale #1
Published On: 2011
Genres: Young Adult, Fairy Tale Retelling, Fantasy
3 Stars
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Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated; until she saves her crush's life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business. Which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her it's next fairytale victim.

To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end.

Cover

Typical girl where you can’t see her face cover. Nothing new there.

Initial Thoughts

How cool does that summary sound? I thought it seemed awesome too! I love anything to do with fairy tales and I can’t get tired of them. I love seeing new ways authors retell them. This one is different where that character has to live all the fairy tales so I was pretty excited to see what happened.

My New BFF

Nan was easily my favourite character. All the others were really boring and lacked any dimension. Nan was the only one confident and easy going. I found her much better than the main character Mina who was the typical ordinary, clumsy, and shy girl. I’m getting a little tired of that. Plus Mina spent most of the book moping around being unsure of herself. That really bothered me.

My Crush

I liked Jared in this book even though we didn’t see him often. His character was lacking a lot of information though because we know nothing about him except that’s he’s supposed to be important somehow. I thought the author could have at least given us some more background information on him.

Writing Style

One thing that really bothered me and I’m seeing it bothered others too, is that there was no editing done to this book. There were spelling mistakes and grammar errors and even some sentences were structured weird. I’m sure even a family member of the author could have read the book and noticed these mistakes.

Another thing that bothered me was the characters. They were all very two dimensional and had almost no personality. The main character Mina was your typical protagonist who was shy and didn’t fit it until she started seeing the popular guy in school. Then she focused more of her time of him than her task that she was supposed to do. Even the male lead was extremely boring and never made any sense to me. It seemed like he was just around for some fluff.

Closing Thoughts

I feel like this story had so much potential and the author ruined it. I’d like to keep reading the series to see if it gPostsets better though. The plot had a lot of fluff in it so if you’re more interested in how much Nan tweets as opposed to the actually curse part then this is the book for you. I’m actually a little disappointed with this book right now but I really, really want to finish the story on a good note. Let’s hope book two turned out better!

Quote

“Not every tale has a happy ending. In fact, many of them are grim.”

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4 responses to “Review: UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale #1)

  1. Ahh the synopsis looks promising but I’m trusting your review more. I hate books which have a couple of typos. This has more as you said which is more hateful. 😀

  2. Its annoying when you know a book has so much potential but doesn’t quite get there. Hopefully the author next book will be better as she has learnt from her first. Guess it is all a learning curve. ☺ Btw I have tagged you on my blog on the tbr book tag. 😊

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