Kendra, a centuries-old witch, has one goal in mind: helping people. Unfortunately, as she will tell you, “Using my talents sometimes backfires.”
Those who have read Flinn’s Beastly will already be familiar with one of Kendra’s success stories. Bewitching introduces the reader to Kendra’s newest project, Emma. Also included are vignettes about some of Kendra’s less successful attempts. One takes inspiration from “The Princess and the Pea” and the other from “The Little Mermaid”.
Emma, our plain Jane (in her mind) heroine, lives a comfortable, albeit socially lonely life, with her perfectionist mother and doting step-father. When it is announced that Lizette (Emma’s unknown step-sister) will be moving in, Emma is apprehensive, but soon sees it as an exciting chance to have a sister and move back up the social ladder. Of course nothing is quite as it seems. Enter Kendra, on a mission to make sure Emma gets her own happy ever after.
For those of you who liked Beastly or love fracture fairytales, this time Flinn puts her own spin on Cinderella. Emma is a likeable girl with all the angst and uncertainty that comes with being a teenager. You’ll empathize with her wish for love, acceptance, and a place of her very own in the world.
Kendra’s had her share of both successful and failed missions. You’ll have to read to find out which category Emma will fall into. Not even Kendra could have predicted how this one will turn out!
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