REVIEW: UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale #1) by Chanda Hahn

Title: UnEnchanted
Author: Chanda Hahn
Series: An Unfortunate Fairy Tale #1
Publisher: Chanda Hahn
Date of Release: 2011
Pages: 216

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 newfound fame brings misfortune as an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended 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 fairytale victim.

To break the fairy tale curse on her family and stop these deadly events, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end.

The cover is really interesting, I can't quite tell if her jumper is pink or red, but if it is red... then I like the way it links in with the story :0)

Mina Grime has always been unlucky. Every time her mother has moved their family, she has always instructed Mina to be unpopular and to just blend in with everyone else without drawing any attention to herself. But, when she saves the famous Brody, who is the complete opposite of her, attention suddenly swarms her. Then, from out of no-where, trouble comes hurling towards her as she finds out about her families true history and a powerful story that will risk her life and the those around her.

Mina was a great character. The way you saw her character develop, from appearing weak at the start to being a strong heroine, she immediately became likeable. Her family also comes first meaning she took on the challenge and threat of completing the Grimm's tales so her brother does not have the burden, this helped to show her dedication to the ones she loves.

However, my favourite character was Nan (Mina's best friend). She was hilarious! She is the complete opposite of Mina, she is the queen of social-ness, she loves social networking and she loves (and does) to stand out from the crowd. There was also her loyalty towards her best friend of which showed how far she would go to protect her and endanger herself if it meant she would save Mina.

I loved the way Chanda twisted and turned the fairy tales. The way they easily slot into her life, for example, all her clothes turning red. But when you are told about the links after they have happened, you get to one of those moments where you feel your mouth miming "Oh yeeeeah!" I found it kept me interested till the very end and cannot wait to find out which story evolves from the book next.

The next book in the series: Fairest.

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