Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Amaranth Enchantment

The Amaranth Enchantment By: Julie Berry

Lucinda Chapdelaine lost both her parents when she was a young girl. And unfortunately for her she has to live with her Uncle and Aunt. Her aunt does not like her very much and treats her very poorly.  When one day a lady comes into the shop with a rare stone, but when her aunt finds out that it is the Amaranth Witch that left the stone she tells Lucinda to take it back to her. But she does not. Then he uncle dies and she is cast out of the house by her aunt who no longer wishes to care for her. Lucinda has no where to go, she starts walking and finds herself at her childhood home, where the Amaranth Witch now lives.  Lucinda desperately wants to give her back the stone but it had been stolen from her. She finds the boy who took it and they proceed to try to steal it form the person he sold it to, who just happens to be the prince himself. But when she is caught things begin to unravel for her. Will she be able to to get free? Will the prince ever forgive her? What is to happen to the Amaranth Witch?

This was a great fairy tale story. I loved the characters in the book and from the beginning you felt like you were reading the Cinderella story told in a different fashion.  I loved how the story unfolded a little at a time for you.   The characters were well described and lovable too! This would be great for about eighth graders and up and is a edition to any teen fairy tale story.

I borrowed this from the public library.
ISBN: 978-1-59990-449-8

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