Books 377 Comment
Bewitching am Book I think I may have become a permanent fan of Alex Flinn She seems to be concentrating her writing on fairy tale retellings well me likey that For fans of Beastly thinking this is

Bewitching am Book I think I may have become a permanent fan of Alex Flinn. She seems to be concentrating her writing on fairy tale retellings, well me likey that.For fans of Beastly thinking this is a book about Kendra the witch I'm here to tell that is only partly true. We get to know her better and see how she has gotten to where she is today, but unfortunately she is not the main focus of the story. This time around Kendra is trying to help out a girl named Emma. She has a stepdad that she considers her real dad and an overbearing and critical mother. Emma is a smart normal girl, and feels everything is going ok till one day someone new comes to live in her home. A girl named Lisette that is Emma's age. Lisette is Emma's stepsister and her mother has died, so she has come to live with her biological father. The family dynamic is sure to change but for the better or worse is yet to be seen. Well I think you guys can guess which right? The story starts out with how Kendra became a witch and in between little short stories of other fairy tales she had a hand in pop up. Though these are well written and on their own are great, I couldn't see a strong correlation between these short tales and the main story. They do present why Kendra has reservations on helping people, even though she wants to.Emma's constant companion of doubt is normal for girls her age. They way teenagers can feel that they don't measure up to certain standards. Emma compares herself constantly to Lisette, and feels like she can never compete. She wants to be accepted by her peers, but she learns that comes at a price she won't be willing to make. I think that (for me) the strongest part of the book is Emma because she is so normal but figures out she does have talents to offer. She is someone that I think girls can relate to. And Lisette, my goodness she is a character. A complex one but she makes the story interesting.I want to talk about Emma's mom because I know people will kind of hate her, and I can see why. But I want to point out that there are mothers who are like this. She does care about Emma and wants the best for her even though she doesn't always show it the right way. I think the ending is fitting but I felt it was just a tad too convenient. It would have felt more real if we had a little more time with it.I urge readers who weren’t fans of Beastly to try this one. It feels different and shows some of Flinn’s range. Now please Ms. Flinn write a story about Kendra? I rooted for Emma and all, but there is so much to learn about Kendra the good witch.. Bewitching can be a beast Once, I put a curse on a beastly and arrogant high school boy That one turned out all right Others didn t.I go to a new school now one where no one knows that I should have graduated long ago I m not still here because I m stupid I just don t age.You see, I m immortal And I pretty much know everything after hundreds of years except forBewitching can be a beast Once, I put a curse on a beastly and arrogant high school boy That one turned out all right Others didn t.I go to a new school now one where no one knows that I should have graduated long ago I m not still here because I m stupid I just don t age.You see, I m immortal And I pretty much know everything after hundreds of years except for when to take my powers and butt out.I want to help, but things just go awry in ways I could never predict Like when I tried to free some children from a gingerbread house and ended up being hanged After I came back from the dead immortal, remember , I tried to play matchmaker for a French prince and ended up banished from France forever And that little mermaid I found in the Titanic lifeboat I don t even want to think about it.Now a girl named Emma needs me I probably shouldn t get involved, but her gorgeous stepsister is conniving to the core I think I have just the thing to fix that girl and it isn t an enchanted pumpkin Although you never know what will happen when I start bewitching.. The best Kindle Bewitching WOW! I absolutely love this book! It totally deserves to go in my favorite shelf! This is the best book of Alex Flinn so far, but I also love her Beastly and A kiss in time. I was really excited about it once I've learned from Flinn's website that she will do a series about Kendra. And I saw this book already out on our local bookstores last week even though the expected publication date is on Feb 14. That's why I'm a bit shocked when I saw it on our stores and I bought a copy immediately. I have no time for hesitations since I'll just be thinking about it. ;) I also learned that there's a book giveaway and I can't join because it is only available in US. So I'm a bit jealous to those who won a copy while I bought my own. But it's all worth it! Bewitching is mostly about Kendra's adventures since her discovery from the plague in London. What's the best part about the book is the combination of history, literature, and teen romance in it. I was introduced into different book classics which I know but haven't read such as Candide, Vanity Fair and Shakespeare plays. And I love the history part such as the Plague in London, the sinking of Titanic and the story of Louis, Dauphin of France. I even googled everything about them,haha. I also like the spin-off of different fairy tales such as Cinderella, Little Mermaid and Hansel and Gretel.I had mixed emotions while reading it, I like the history of Kendra and her relationship with his brother. I like her personality, she's strong and smart, she loves to help even though everything doesn't go right and she got blame in the end. I got sad about what happened when she helped the children from a gingerbread house, the prince and the mermaid. They all turned out not well. This is not just about Kendra, but also about a girl named Emma. She's a typical teenager with a gorgeous evil stepsister, Lisette. But it's not a typical Cinderella story, so you must read it to find out why. It's a great read, sometimes I hate Lisette and sometimes I pity her. But Emma is such a kind girl and I totally believe that she doesn't deserve Warner. (view spoiler)[Good thing she didn't end up with him but with Travis (hide spoiler)] Anyway, I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves fairy tales and happy endings. ;)
Bewitching Definition of Bewitching by Merriam Webster Definition of bewitching powerfully or seductively attractive or charming a bewitching smile her bewitching eyes Other Words from bewitching Synonyms Antonyms More Example Sentences Learn More about bewitching Bewitching Definition of Bewitching at Dictionary Bewitching definition, enchanting charming fascinating See So there, with the lights turned out, with the glow of the fire playing over her bewitching face, Jeanne told them of Isle Royale. Bewitching definition of bewitching by The Free Dictionary As she stood by her throne at the head of the banquet table every eye was turned eagerly upon the lovely Princess, who was as dignified as she was bewitching, and who smiled upon all her old and new friends in a way that touched their hearts and brought an answering smile to every face. BEWITCHING definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary so beautiful or attractive that you cannot think about anything else He was mesmerized by her bewitching green eyes. Bewitching Synonyms, Bewitching Antonyms Merriam Webster synonyms of bewitching from the Merriam Webster Thesaurus, plus related words, definitions, and antonyms Find another word for bewitching Bewitching having an Bewitching Synonyms, Bewitching Antonyms Thesaurus Another word for bewitching Find ways to say bewitching, along with related words, antonyms and example phrases at Thesaurus, the world s most trusted free thesaurus.

About Author

  • Alex Flinn Post author

    NOTE If you would like to contact me, please visit my Facebook, Twitter, or website or e mail me alixwrites aol , but DO NOT MESSAGE ME THROUGH While I have a bio on as a service to my readers, I do not visit on a regular basis Like literally twice a year.Okay, bio.I was born on Long Island and grew up on a street called Salem Court This probably influenced my interest in witches It also means I can t use that as a password or security question and no, I won t tell you my first pet s name When I was five years old, my mom said that I should be an author I guess I must have nodded or something because, from that point on, every poem I ever wrote in school was submitted to Highlights or Cricket magazine I was collecting rejection slips at age seven I learned to read early But I compensated for this early proficiency by absolutely refusing to read the programmed readers required by the school system workbooks where you read the story, then answered the questions When the other kids were on Book 20, I was on Book 1 My teacher, Mrs Zeiser, told my mother, Alexandra marches to her own drummer I don t think that was supposed to be a good thing Nonetheless, I learned how to read, and my second grade teacher, Dr Gross, was much cooler He was the one who handed me a copy of Ellen Tebbits and said, I think you re ready for this I didn t know what that meant, but I was VERY EXCITED.My family moved to Miami when I was in middle school I had a really hard time making friends, so I spent a lot of time reading and writing then But unlike Christopher Paolini or Amelia Atwater Rhodes, I never finished writing a novel Note to teen writers It s okay not to finish your novel in high school That was also when I learned to be a keen observer By high school, I d made some friends and gotten involved in various gifted and talented performing arts programs I studied opera in college I m a coloratura the really loud, high pitched sopranos and then went to law school.It was law school that probably helped with my first novel Breathing Underwater deals with the serious and all too common problem of dating violence I based the book on my experiences interning with the State Attorney s Office and volunteering with battered women I thought this was a really important topic, as 27 percent of teenage girls surveyed have been hit by a boyfriend I m happy that the book is so popular, and if you are reading this bio because the book was assigned for school, I m happy about that too There is a companion to Breathing Underwater, in Caitlin s viewpoint It is called Diva.I started writing an early and laughable version of Breathing Underwater in college I was really bored on a car trip with my parents I later learned that my mom tossed it out when she was cleaning my drawers Thanks, Mom I didn t get back to it until I had my first daughter, Katie I m self taught I went to the library and took out books on writing Then, I read a lot of young adult novels by writers I admired I write my first drafts longhand, then I type them.I think I write for young adults because I never quite got over being one In my mind, I am still 13 years old, running laps on the athletic field, wearing this really baggy white gymsuit I m continually amazed at the idea that I have a checking account and a mortgage So I try to write books that gymsuit girl might enjoy It s a way of going back to being thirteen knowing what I know now.Right now, I live half a mile away from my old middle school, in Palmetto Bay, a suburb of Miami, with my husband, daughters, dogs, and cats.

One thought on “Bewitching

  • I think I may have become a permanent fan of Alex Flinn She seems to be concentrating her writing on fairy tale retellings, well me likey that.For fans of Beastly thinking this is a book about Kendra the witch I m here to tell that is only partly true We get to know her better and see how she has gotten to where she is today, but unfortunately she is not the main focus of the story This time around Kendra is trying to help out a girl named Emma She has a stepdad that she considers her real dad a [...]

  • WOW I absolutely love this book It totally deserves to go in my favorite shelf This is the best book of Alex Flinn so far, but I also love her Beastly and A kiss in time I was really excited about it once I ve learned from Flinn s website that she will do a series about Kendra And I saw this book already out on our local bookstores last week even though the expected publication date is on Feb 14 That s why I m a bit shocked when I saw it on our stores and I bought a copy immediately I have no ti [...]

  • 2.5 5The problem I had with this book was that the main story is cut than once because there are some random retellings throughout it.The main story is a Cinderella retelling and I loved the beginning The whole part where there s this evil sister Lisette now orphan that stays at Emma s and they are forced to interact because now they are sisters, I enjoyed those pages a lot and I thought that after the prologue of Kendra s origins it was time then to dig into her present story.Wrong.This was su [...]

  • When I picked this up, I was hoping it wouldn t suck That s all JustPlease Don t Suck I have a love hate relationship with fairytales and retellings Most of the time the books aren t that good, but I can t seem to stop myself from snatching up the next one I see in the high hopes that this one will be better.And Alex Flinn Well, I like the fact you she updates the stories, but I haven t always liked everything she s written.Beastly Yes.A Kiss in Time Nooooo.Well, I m happy to report that Bewitch [...]

  • Where to start, where to start Let me just start off by sayig this book was just the type of book I love to read Of course I am a firm believer in fairy tales and love how Alex Flinn spices it up a bit and modernizes it up too Ok some spoilers may come so if you want to know nothing at all from the book I suggest you stop reading now The book starts off with Kendra as a young girl living in the 1600s about the time of the plague Her whole family dies from it, except her little brother whom she s [...]

  • I loved the flashbacks to the Titanic and Little Mermaid and to King Louis They were super fun My favorite, though, was the beginning with the witch s gingerbread house So fun

  • Posibles spoilers de La m scara de la muerte roja Hansel y Gretel La princesa y el guisante La Sirenita La CenicientaBueno, esperaba descubrir algo m s acerca de la bruja Kendra de Beastly motivo que se repite en varios reviewers , de modo que me gust la primera parte, acerca de su pasado view spoiler hide spoiler Y hasta cierto punto me gust el retelling de Cenicienta, y eso de dar vuelta la idea de la hermanastra Stepmothers get a bum rap, just like witches.a pesar de que viene a ser una versi [...]

  • Rating 2 5I picked up this book because I had read Beastly and thought it Beastly was an enjoyable book It features the witch who had turned the boy into a beast in Beastly Kinda Here we get to understand, Kendra, the witch We get to see her life and how she became a witch kinda While the story was engaging in some parts, most times it fell short of being interesting After a whole novel, the expectations of this novel were never reached and it left me feeling a bit confused of the fact of what w [...]

  • What if the fairy tales we all grew up on got it wrong What if the evil step sisters weren t so bad, but cruelly manipulated by Cinderella What if the mermaid didn t get her happily ever after with her prince,but a tragic end What if the witch wasn t an evil shrew, but just a lonely girl who tries to help others, sometimes with disastrous results Bewitching, re telling classic tales through the eyes of the witch, breathes new life into these stories and shows us to quote my favorite witch, Alex [...]

  • There s a story here, I guess, but this entire book was of a gimmick to capitalize on the Beastly movie unfortunately, which I saw, wasn t my choice, can t be of a captive audience than a passenger on a ten hour international flight than a real novel That s the only way of explaining the weird structure of this book, a main story from Emma s point of view interrupted by snide side stories about Kendra s past whenever she feels like interrupting.Actually, the structure s kind of clever, if the [...]

  • THE FAERYS VIEWBewitching by Alex Flinn was FAN FAERY TASTIC Ms Flinn out did herself in this spectacular tale of my favorite witch Ms Flinn has written many successful remakes of classic faery tales each and every one of them a joy to read.Bewitching is Kendra Hilferty s tale You may remember Kendra best as the witch in Beastly when she cast the spell upon a boy making him as ugly on the outside as he was on the inside Kendra is centuries old and has lived an amazing life, most of it trying to [...]

  • A finished unsolicited copy was provided by the publisher for review.In the beginning Kendra is a mere mortal trying to save her only living family member from the plague Her parents, her sister are all dead With help from a rumor that a witch can save her brother she goes to seem her out only to find out she s gone In an effort to save her brother Charlie she grabs some herbs from the witch s garden and makes some medicine for him Like a miracle he survives and they entire out of their village [...]

  • Ms Flinn, I love you This book is amazing I couldn t believe how amazing and simple it was to fall in love with this book Ms Flinn took another fairy tale making it so enjoyable that I just want to re read the book over and over again.So why did I love this book so much Well first off, it is not your average Cinderella story That s right It s a Cinderella re tale that is so awesome The story starts off with Kendra s back round I adored learning the history of Kendra She is not the mean witch eve [...]

  • I got the book Bewitching free to review through It is a fantastic book I totally loved it It is well written and filled with humor, fantasy and a bit of romance Kendra Hilferty, a witch, tells how she found out she was a witch and how, kind of like Forrest Gump, she has been around for most of the major events in history Remember the witch who made the gingerbread house Kendra knew her While telling how she helped Ella, a modern day non wicked stepsister to deal with her rather wicked poor step [...]

  • I read Beastly and Cloaked by Alex Flinn back in 2011 I still need to read A Kiss in Time , and loved them both I thought that Alex Flinn told the fairy tales in such a great and modern way, and when I found out that this novel was coming out, I nearly had a panic attack because Kendra was my favorite character from Beastly Going depth into her story was so much fun, and this book was simply wonderful.This novel was absolutely stunning Alex Flinn has weaved a modern fairy tale that left me brea [...]

  • MY THOUGHTSLOVED ITIf you read Beastly, you will remember Kendra was the witch that had a very important supporting role Kendra is an immortal witch and her story starts out with a retelling of Hansel and Gretel my first two dachshunds where Kendra and her brother are the only survivors in her family after the plague wipes out most of her town The story weaves back and forth between a Cinderella in current times with bits and pieces of her earlier existence during the early 1700 and the French C [...]

  • I loved this retelling, I felt like I got than I thought I would, 4 fairy tales in 1 book I was sad about how Kendra discovered who she really was, a witch, only she discovered this when she only had 1 family member left alive Charlie her little brother, I can t believe she had a twin but he died to the plague, just like her parents and other siblings, I liked the story of the gingerbread house and the witch that actually teaches her everything she now knows Lisette s and Emma s story, I liked [...]

  • 3.5Alex Flinn es la autora de Beastly, y ste libro vendr a a ser algo as como un spin off historia derivada de otra No es necesario realmente leer Beastly antes, pero no da a porque hace un spoiler del final aunque tampoco es que esa novela tenga un final tan misterioso En este caso parece que la protagonista va a ser la bruja Kendra, y durante el principio de la historia lo es, pero lo cierto es que es m s un compilado de sus tiros por la culata aportes m gicos a las historias de otros personaj [...]

  • Bewitching is a black and white tale of a good witch who isn t exactly good in being a witch and sometimes her magic go away from the expected course although her purpose were always good Yes, I m talking about Kenda, the witch who put curse on Kyle Kingsley and turned him into a beast to teach him some lessons of love and life Beastly wasn t her only curse, that was one of her many curses.The book was broke into several stories told from many point of views Each of them was a brief literary des [...]

  • Bewitching is your typical Alex Flinn book well I ve only ever read Beastly so that might not be an accurate assumption It gathers a lot of inspiration from children s fairy tales with a modern, tween twist.I m going to be honest I was really looking forward to this because I really liked Kendra Hilferty s character in Beastly and I wanted to read about her life and her personality I was somewhat appeased but honestly, I was not satisfied The lack of Kendra disappointed me since after all, this [...]

  • I really liked Kendra in this book, i didn t like the language in the beginning of the book, but thankfully the writing changes into the language we know So Kendra is a witch, and she likes to use her powers to help people in need She tries to help a spoiled prince find his princess, she had a hard time due to his snobbish and ignorant mother quizzing all the princesses You learn at the end that this is a retelling of the story of the princess and the pea This was one of Kendra s fails, due to u [...]

  • Dies ist die Geschichte von den beiden Stiefschwestern Emma und Lisette Lisettes Mutter wurde vor Jahren von ihrem Mann verlassen Nun ist sie tot und Lisette lebt fortan bei ihrem Vater, seiner Frau und ihrer Stiefschwester Emma Die beiden M dchen sind vollkommen unterschiedlich Lisette ist in Armut aufgewachsen und ist bildsch n Emma ist blitzgescheit, eine Au enseiterin, weniger sch n und musste sich ber Geld nie Gedanken machen Das Verh ltnis der beiden Schwestern ist schwierig Als Emma sich [...]

  • Alex Flinn how I love your writing This book was amazing I have read only Beastly Lindy s Diary , but that was when I fell in love with her stories Bewitching is so magically beautiful I love re tellings of classic fairy tales This being a re telling a Cinderella, with of course a twist You get to know history about Kendra The witch you first met in Beastly While reading Bewitching I really grew to like Kendra She is very misunderstood She is not mean, on purpose of course She has her reasons t [...]

  • From Beastly to her own series, Kendra is a witch on her own mission in life Bewitching is just that, a beginning to know that fabulous person a lot I have to say that I loved her snark and her wins and looses in the witchery business and throughout every page there are fabulous times in store for readers From the characters POV in the stories Kendra recants we get a feeling for their lives and their times, but what I love the most was the retelling and manipulating of classic fairy tale charac [...]

  • I haven t read any books by this author before what was I thinking This was full of fairy tales and was such a satisfying fun book Bewitching starts with Kendra s childhood and how she became a witch It also talks about her involvement in the Hansel and Gretel story It was so fun to see those stories tied into a piece of historical fiction The main story surrounds two sisters who resemble a Cinderella story As that story progresses, Kendra breaks in with her thoughts about what is going on and b [...]

  • Alex Flinn certainly did a good job of retelling some of the classic fairy tales we grew up with I don t know how she does it, but I appreciate the amount of effort she placed in this book especially how she tried to incorporate bits and pieces of history to make the book seem realistic.Honestly, I was pleased with the ending I like how in the end, there wasn t a need for Kendra to lift a finger just to help Emma One thing that left me feeling unsatisfied about this book, however, is that it di [...]

  • If you remember Beastly that was written by this author, then you also remember the witch that was involved in that book named Kendra In Bewitching, we get to read about how Kendra became a witch and her life before Beastly What I loved about this book was the new twist on the fairy tales that author Alex Flinn does so well With the new take on some well known stories, the author takes you on an adventure of survival, love, magic and so much I absolutely loved Kendra in this book I loved how sh [...]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *