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UnEnchanted: An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Series # | [Chanda Hahn]

UnEnchanted: An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Series #

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 new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. Mina is a descendant 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 fairy-tale victim.
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Publisher's Summary

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 new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. Mina is a descendant 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 fairy-tale 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.

©2012 Chanda Hahn (P)2014 Tantor

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    Odessa 08-26-14
    Odessa 08-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    "So NOT What I Expected!"
    Would you listen to UnEnchanted again? Why?

    Say what?! Seriously, I did not expect anything miraculous with this book, and never would I have expected that I would get hooked into this fun series! Mina is adorable as a determined Grime (Grimm), whose family has a curse on them created by non other than royal Fae. And while living in a fairy tale might seem grand, to Mina it's just another day of trouble. With her loved one's lives in the balance, it's all Mina can do to keep up with the curse, but with friends like her's, and a new ally, she just might break it!Unenchanted is definitely a light read, but I was so caught up in the story and characters, that I made a mad dash to order the next in the series! Was this book totally unique? Not really, but the plot, the sweet characters, the overall tone of the story immediately grabs your attention, and before you know it you're transported to a world of fairy tale creatures gone amok! Originally, within the first few chapters, I felt this book was generated towards a much younger audience, but it truly is for any age, and great entertainment! Also the narrator did a really good job with this series, but I will say that it did take me a chapter or two before I warmed up to her, and was totally engrossed from that point forward. Again, this is a light read, but it's massively fun and you'll be cheering Mina on!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    twinsmom 07-28-14
    twinsmom 07-28-14
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    "Don't bother"

    2-1/2 stars: Meh. For as short as it was, it felt like it dragged a bit. Also, Mina and Brody acted way older than their 15/16 years, in terms of romance, possessiveness, etc. They just didn't feel right to me. I didn't like Nan. She was completely obnoxious and no way I'd keep her for a best friend if I was Mina. The whole story felt like it was "off". I can't fault the the reader of the audio, though, who did a nice job (and who I've really enjoyed before reading other books). It's a shame because I had high hopes for this book (and series).

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    hilary San Francisco, USA 01-12-15
    hilary San Francisco, USA 01-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Annoying protagonist and unbeliveable relationship"
    What disappointed you about UnEnchanted?

    The protagonist of the story is annoying. Hard to find anything to "like" about her. Her uncalled for outbursts make her appear childish. This makes the continued interest of the too perfect love interest unbelievable and hard to sympathise with.

    The story had potential, but I just couldn't get through it felt as if the book had been written by a teenager. Perhaps okay for 10 year olds and down...


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mai Books 06-22-15
    Mai Books 06-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I love this story!"

    Fun twist on the stories we grew up reading & listening to. Excellent YA series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy W. Hardin Huntsville Ala 06-11-15
    Timothy W. Hardin Huntsville Ala 06-11-15 Member Since 2012

    best daddy in the world

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    "Good audio book"

    I like the way the old stories are brought to life in a new way. I like the the character interaction is sweet not steamy. And the performance was excelent

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    JuMFR 04-21-15
    JuMFR 04-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Quite enjoyable"

    Although at some points and aimed for a younger audience the story was very entertaining and well written.
    Mina was an interesting female leader, showing brave but also demonstrating her youth and naive in some moments.
    For me it was a 3.5 stars book, if a few less repetitions would have gained a full 4 stars.
    I'm definitely picking up the next one in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara 03-20-15
    Barbara 03-20-15

    A bookworm since a child. Love audible books.

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    "Better than what I expected"

    This book is a fantasy which was better than I expected. The plot was well written, the narration was good, and the characters were well developed. This book reminds me of the TV show Grimm which I really enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tins pease 02-08-15
    Tins pease 02-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The hype was too high"
    What did you love best about UnEnchanted?

    I loved it's uniqueness


    What was one of the most memorable moments of UnEnchanted?

    There wasn't a really awesome scene just a lot of good ones 😉


    What three words best describe Khristine Hvam’s voice?

    Appropriate


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the book it was a fun read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Pearland, TX United States 01-26-15
    Lisa Pearland, TX United States 01-26-15
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    "A Clever Interweave of Urban Fantasy & Fairy Tale"
    What did you love best about UnEnchanted?

    The story. It's like a fairy tale retelling on steroids. So clever that even though you know which fairy tale you're in, you can't figure out how the story will resolve. That is impressive to me!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of UnEnchanted?

    The end. It made me sad, but also hopeful for the series.


    What does Khristine Hvam bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love the voices she gives to the characters. Nan' voice, especially, but also Mina's.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I chuckled at several spots. The author did a great job with dialog and writing teens without making it feel contrived.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Mae Bender 01-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun, easy, short!"

    Love this narrator!! Her voice is great! I liked the book. It was an easy listen and I read some of the chapters in the kindle version. It was too short, but it was great for some fun light listening/reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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