My Rating- 3 STARS
Synopsis- Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated; that is 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 a descendant 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 its' next fairy-tale 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.
My Review- UnEnchanted was a really cute story and I thought Mina was sweet, though very frustrating at times. She was also funny and had me chuckling at the beginning with her clumsiness and serious case of bad luck.
I liked Nan, her best friend, the social media obsessed girl who is glued to her phone and up to date on the rumour mill in school. Brody was quite an annoying character for me, overly well spoken, cheesy, over protective and quick to temper. I suppose he was a great Prince Charming in this tale. Though we didn't see much of him, I really liked Jared. He suited Mina and made her feel more emotions than just mushy love. Jared brought out Mina's temper and her feisty side, which I enjoyed reading. The moments Mina stood up for herself were my favourite.
I felt that the story was very short and the ending seemed a little rushed, but the plot weaving around a couple of the Grimm tales and how they were linked together and modernized was very clever and would make me read the second book to see more Grimm tales invade this girls life. I also felt very bad for Mina at the end and would like to see how the characters progress together without the power of the Story forcing them to fill roles.
Overall this was an enjoyable read and one I would definitely recommend for something light and fun. I read it within a day and although I didn't feel overly connected to anyone in the book I wanted to reach the end to see what happened.