Previously Reviewed: Enchanted
Synopsis: 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.
200words (or less) review: I think if I had to pick a favourite Woodcutter sister then Saturday would be her. Unlike her fey-blessed sisters she doesn’t have any magic, what Saturday does have is a destiny and a sword.
Saturday is headstrong and desperate to prove her worth, so when she breaks the world and brings the ocean, Saturday has to make it right. I thought there was a lot of character growth for Saturday in this story. What I loved about her remains but she became so much more.
As with Enchanted you have an abundance of wonderful characters, humour and magic to keep you entertaining from start to finish. Because Saturday is trapped in the mountain the story is more focused on her and Peregrine. The relationship between them is brilliant; I liked the banter so much. There were plenty of moments that had me laughing.
Another highlight is Betwixt, who I won’t say any more about because I think you need to read this book.
Hero is everything you could want in a fairy-tale adventure.