Monday, May 20, 2013

UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn

Rating:  3 out of 5 stars


Poor Mina Grime is a down-on-her-luck high school student who finds her world turned upside down during a class field trip to a local bakery. She had always been a magnet for unhappy events and had grown accustomed to the worst possible endings. It was a huge shock to her when she ends up saving the day, and the boy, when an accident occurs on the field trip. Overnight, her place in the world shifts and the attention places her under intense scrutiny that her family had fought to keep from her. It comes to light that Mina is descended from a line with a past which is difficult to outrun or avoid. She makes the decision to face it head on, no matter the sacrifice. In the process, she comes to learn who she truly is and what is truly important to her.


First time reading the story, I did find quite a few grammatical and spelling errors that distracted me. It did seem as though many should have been caught before publication. As the story progressed, the errors became less noticeable and I was able to enjoy the story for what it was. I thought the idea was a creative way to retell the stories we've heard as children. By the end of the book, I was hoping for more and wondering how Mina, the main character, was going to finish the task given to her. It was a good read for a gloomy afternoon. If you are a fan of young adult novels or simply looking for something a little out of the ordinary, you should definitely give this book a try.

UnEnchanted is available in both paperback and Kindle form. It can be found at through the link below.
UnEnchanted by Chandra Hahn

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