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Saturday, September 24, 2016



Ella Enchanted was delightful. Incredible. Divine. And, to my great pleasure, a very different tale from the film.

I really, really liked this book. There were a couple of times I had to go back and reread a line or two, and I wasn't much of a fan of young Char. But as time went on, the writing became more and more rich, and Char (*swoons*)... Well, he's wonderful.

And I'm a huge fan of Ella! Witty, clever, and strong -- yet not afraid to shed tears -- she seemed like someone I would love to know in real life. And there's also Mandy, Areida, Lady Elinor, and so many others... (*sighs*) The characterization was awesome.

Worldbuilding- and plot-wise, I was impressed. There were several different races and kingdoms, all with their own quirks and languages. There was no epic quest to find Lucinda, but rather a small portion of the book in which Ella pursued her. Char and Ella's romance was not cheesy or sweet, but loud, powerful, and, to a degree, inspiring.

So it was great. Definitely something I recommend! And I may see this in my to-read-again list. ;)

You may want to know: There are several scenes involving ogres, who possess the intention of consuming humans and gnome children. There is also brief kissing, the minor (and mostly innocent) use of magic, and a rather cruel father and step-family.



  1. It's been a LONG time since I read this one, but I do seem to recall thinking it darling (and despite its silliness, the film is a favorite of mine as well). Glad you loved the book, Olivia. :)

    1. I enjoyed the film, as well! But after reading the book, I feel that they just can't compare (I may or may not be completely obsessed with the bookish romance between Char and Ella *winks*). :)
      And thanks! I'm glad I enjoyed it, as well. :D

  2. I need to read this book! I hear people talking about it (and the movie) all the time, but have never read/watched it so I can't join in the hype. Oddly enough, the cover picture in this post looks familiar??? Like something I read in school many, many years ago... I don't remember reading it (or having it read to me) though. Maybe siblings read it and that's why it looks so familiar.

    1. You *really* need to read the book (it's so amazing!)! I recommend seeing the movie after reading it, though -- the storyline and characters are WAAAAAYY better in the book!

    2. Will do!!! Can I just say that THE BOOK IS AAALLWAYS BETTER???


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