Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Review: The Enchanted Truth

So I am way behind in my schedule as I had anticipated due to university. But not only that, there were a lot of book tours I had forgotten about or hadn't put into consideration when making out the schedule so I am guessing this list will take about two weeks or more. Anyhow, let's just start with the one I've finished recently.

Title: The Enchanted Truth

Goodreads Synopsis:

In this humorous and insightful tale, a modern day princess finds herself single and asking for magical intervention to change her sorry love life. Rather than casting a spell to bring Prince Charming to her rescue, a savvy fairy godmother gives the tenderhearted damsel an unexpected gift. By entrusting her true thoughts and desires to an unlikely confidant, the young royal soon discovers that the person who could make her life everything she dreamed it would be has been with her all along.

As author Kym Petrie herself realized, every woman needs a froggy friend and a secret journal—and enough adventures with the girls to keep her heart pounding and her mind racing. Life is meant to be about happy beginnings . . . you can never have enough of them.


This was a short tale, not more of a book and sadly the cover wasn't more creative, but the title and synopsis were really interesting.

The story talks about a Princess - one whose name is never mentioned - who is desperate to find Mr. Right, or well, more of the perfect Prince. Her fairy god mother , instead of finding for her the perfect prince, gives her a leather frog where she's supposed to place what she wants in a man in. She ignores said frog and keeps on meeting men, one worse than the other. Eventually she looks back at the frog and starts doing as she was told, in the end, figuring out what she really needs in life.

I am a huge fan of fairytales - which is why I'd requested this book. I of course had expected it to turn out differently, but still, it wasn't bad. It was more of a feminist story, wanting a woman to feel her worth before tying herself up with a man. I enjoyed this part immensely, how this is what the fairy godmother was seeking

The writing was a bit strange, something like Enchanted the movie. It was of princes and princesses which gives the impression of old times, yet, it speaks of dates and movies, and such phrasing that wouldn't be found at that time. I liked the combination.

I did laugh at reading this card: "He is toadily not for you"
And enjoyed this quote: "It's in our quiet, simple moments of reflection and solitude that we find truth."

Interesting read!

Rating: 3/5