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

Book: UnEnchanted
Series: An Unfortunate Fairy Tale #1
Author: Chanda Hahn
Date of Publication: December 29th, 2011
Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Source: Ebook Purchased

Rating: 4/5 Beans

Short Summary:

Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated, that is until she saves her crushes 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 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 make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end.


I’ve been on a Grimm Brothers kick lately, and this quick read fit right into what I was looking for.  Funny, with some interesting characters, Chanda Hahn brings us a descendent of the Brothers Grimm who is just trying to fit in.  The most interesting thing about Mina Grime to me is how she senses that something is wrong and has the guts to confront her mother about her behavior.  The majority of teenaged girls I’ve known (including myself when I was a teenager) would not have asked simply due to being teenagers trying to talk to their parents about…..anything.  I was a bit bothered by Mina simply at first, but she grew on me as her confidence grew.  The action in the story kept me reading and was enough to take away from the excess fluff going on.  I enjoyed how Mina saved the day more often than anyone else and I thought Jared sounded like a very interesting character.  I look forward to seeing where this series heads.

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