Hero by Alethea Kontis *Stephanie’s Review*



It’s been quite some time since I’ve read Enchanted by Alethea Kontis. I had gone into that book with some pretty high hopes and under the impression it was a fairy tale re-telling. What I got wasn’t a true re-telling but rather a mash-up of quite a few fairy tales. I’m pretty sure this skewed my enjoyment of the book. I went into Hero with different expectations and I enjoyed this book more because of it.

Saturday is the personification of “you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone”. She badly wants something, almost anything, to happen so it breaks up the monotony of her day to day life in the Woodcutter cottage. Remember that saying be careful what you wish for?

Kontis keeps the plot moving at a pretty steady clip. I was never really bored and almost always entertained. The story itself is pretty good if not familiar. Again Hero by Alethea Kontis is a mash-up of fairy tales and their characters. This book is also a sequel so there wasn’t a ton of introductions of new characters or a lot of new world building.

The characters that Knotis introduces in Hero were all worth the introduction! To be honest, I laughed more than I expected to. There’s just something about a prince who cross dresses to appease the witch he can’t escape and the smart ass chimera he calls friend. If I’m being honest, Betwixt is probably my favorite character. His sarcastic, yet truthful, insights instantly clicked with me.

With Enchanted I was rather apathetic about continuing the series. Hero helped bring the series on track for me and I’m excited to see where Alethea Kontis takes the series next.

2 responses to “Hero by Alethea Kontis *Stephanie’s Review*”

  1. I need to listen to this one. I loved the first one. Glad to hear this was good too 🙂


    1. Yes! I liked it quite a bit more than the first one. I’ll be continuing with the series sometime in the future!


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