Flinn, Alex. Bewitching / Alex Flynn. — 1st ed. p. cm. Summary: Tells the story of Kendra, a witch, and the first three hundred years of her life, including takes on a . Read Bewitching by Alex Flinn for free with a 30 day free trial. Read unlimited* books and Bewitching - Alex Flinn. You've reached the end of. Alex Flinn loves fairy tales and is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Beastly, a spin on Beauty and the Beast that was cover image of Bewitching.
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true love (or is she?) take to a Manhattan high school in Alex Flinn's New York Times #1 bestselling series. Beastly, Lindy's Diary, Bewitching. by Alex Flinn. By Alex Flinn. Teaching Guide domarepthestten.ga 1. Using evidence from the stories, identify Bewitching's main themes. Why are these themes important to. Book title: Bewitching: The Kendra Chronicles Sіzе: MB Authоr: Alex Flinn Date of placement: Fоrmats: pdf, ebook, ipad, epub, audio, text.
And I pretty much know everything after hundreds of years —except for when to take my powers and butt out. I want to help, but things just go awry in ways I could never predict. Like when I tried to free some children from a gingerbread house and ended up being hanged. After I came back from the dead Immortal, remember?! And that little mermaid I found in the Titanic lifeboat? Now, a girl named Emma needs me.
Although you never know what will happen when I start …. It all adds up to plenty of fun that should appeal to many readers, particularly those who will delight in seeing the familiar tales in their their new clothes. Clever and enjoyable. Flinn skillfully keeps sympathy firmly with Emma, making readers cheer for her. I recommend this book to people of all ages, its just that good.
If you love fairy tales, you will eat this up! I am so happy to have recieved and early copy of the book, it has been good! Oct 10, Colleen Houck added it Shelves: They were super fun. My favorite, though, was the beginning with the witch's gingerbread house.
So fun! Posibles spoilers de: Stepmothers get a bum rap, just like witches. Lo mejor: Apr 30, Ravenous Biblioworm rated it it was ok. It features the witch who had turned the boy into a beast in Beastly. Kinda… Here we get to understand, Kendra, the witch. We get to see her life and how she became a witch… kinda. While the story was engaging in some parts, most times it fell short of being interesting. After a whole novel, the expectations of this novel were never reached and it left me feeling a bit confused of the fact Rating: After a whole novel, the expectations of this novel were never reached and it left me feeling a bit confused of the fact of what was I suppose to get out of this?
Flinn started off well with the story of her family and how she became a witch. The motivation of wanting to help, live and heal her family was there. I could feel her emoitons, but then as soon as that moment was gone and Kendra and Co. We get multiple fairy tale retellings but that was just it.
Life goes on. Emma was a big contributor with the dropping in points. She was dull. Lacks any courage. Lacks faith in her self.
Lacks a multitude of things. Yeah, so Kendra should help her. But no where in the story does Emma do anything right. Her evil stepsister ruined her life, stole away everything and person important to her and Emma just sat and took it. She mope and just watches her world be stolen away.
She gave no effort whatsoever in trying to reclaim her life. I felt no sympathy for her. If she tried — and I mean really tried, not the feeble one or two sentence comebacks, retorts, or responses — then yes, I would root for Emma, but nope she does absolutely nothing.
By the end, I thought she pretty much deserves everything wrong in her life. Even Cinderella was more likable because at least, she tries to be nice to her evil step sisters, wakes up early in the morning and does her chores with grace and a smile, singing happily… Emma just drowns herself in self-pity and resentment. The overall romance — especially at the end — was cheesy. What Flinn does to it was not.
This romance had some potential… and that potential was tossed out the window followed by a gun down of a dozen Uzis so that the plots structure and the romance in the story felt weak and riddled with holes.
Warner just became a puppet — a stupid, ignorant one at that and it made me wince every time I read about him. I neither felt sorry for him or Emma. On to Lisette, the supposed evil sister. All of her evil ways happened only because Emma allowed it. Minor things became big issues because again Emma allowed it.
I liked Kendra. Her initial story started out strong, but failed in the end. Well, just one thing… decide if you want to be with this boy or not. I know… so very hard. Bewitching felt more like two separate novels smashed into one.
Weak excuse to have her life story told. Why two stars then? It was written well enough. There were very good moments that pulled you in and you relished those moments.
As much as Emma was detestable, there were moments where her feebleness and hesitation was believable.
Overall, the story had lots of potential. The delivery failed and mostly through the weak character build and scenarios. Quick read. Library check out if you must.
Visit my book review blog at ravenousbiblioworm. Feb 07, Andrea rated it really liked it Shelves: What if the fairy tales we all grew up on got it wrong? What if the evil step-sisters weren't so bad, but cruelly manipulated by Cinderella?
What if the mermaid didn't get her "happily ever after" with her prince,but a tragic end? What if the witch wasn't an evil shrew, but just a lonely girl who tries to help others, sometimes with disastrous results? Bewitching, re-telling classic tales through the eyes of the witch, breathes new life into these stories and shows us to quote my favorite witch What if the fairy tales we all grew up on got it wrong?
Bewitching, re-telling classic tales through the eyes of the witch, breathes new life into these stories and shows us to quote my favorite witch, Alex Russo "everything is not what it seems". I have to start by saying that Bewitching caught me completely off-guard. I expected the story to be a little fun and cute, but I didn't expect the lessons learned and to have as much fun as I did! The story is primarily from Kendra's point-of-view, but does switch to the view of the character she is helping at the moment, mainly Emma.
Emma is a sweet, but plain girl, bookish and quiet, living a happy life with her mother and step-father. But her life takes a dramatic turn when her beautiful, perfect, and seemingly fragile step-sister Lisette comes to live with them after her mother's death.
Emma is desperate for a sister, and wants to be close to Lisette, but it quickly becomes apparent that Lisette is out to destroy Emma, out of jealousy. Because she is so sweet and seems innocent and broken, Lisette Cinderella?
Emma, who is plain and quiet, rarely has the courage to speak up for herself, is quickly forced into the role of the "evil stepsister". Kendra, for the most part is a quiet observer to Emma's pain, only offering bits of advice. But when Lisette goes too far in her effort to destroy Emma, she decides to step in and help.
Will her efforts turn out as tragically as it did with a certain mermaid? Or will she be able to change a life for the better, as she did with the Beast?
Bewitching is the first of Alex Flinn's books I've had the pleasure to read. I had heard about Beastly, but not until it became a movie and that's most likely because I have a super-strong Alex Pettyfer radar. But now I'm sure to hunt more of her books down and read them. The tale is told in a fun, conversational manner that made me feel as if Kendra and I were having a nice, long chat. The stories she wove into Emma's the night the Titanic sank, a young French prince searching for a wife were nice asides that expanded upon the lesson Kendra was conveying.
Bewitching, with a clear message about remaining true to oneself, is a great book for young readers. I could absolutely see a reluctant teen or tween , snatching this book up and devouring it. But, it's also a story that adults, at least those young at heart, can enjoy!
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Apr 13, Mitch rated it did not like it Shelves: Umm, ok. Lots of annoyance all around. Flinn out did herself in this spectacular tale of my favorite witch.
Flinn has written many successful remakes of classic faery tales-each and every one of them a joy to read.
You may remember Kendra best as the witch in Beastly when she cast the spell upon a boy making him as ugly on the outside as he was on the inside. Kendra is centuries old and has lived an amazing life, most of it trying to help others but as she explains in Bewitching, sometime even the best intentions can go awry. Kendra takes us through some of her more successful attempts at helping the less fortunate in love and some of her somewhat less fortunate attempts at helping those less fortunate in love and making things worse.
This is why Kendra has learned to be very careful who she chooses to help. In Bewitching, Kendra decides to help a teenage girl deal with her step-sister that is slowly taking over her life. Giving a glimpse into her somewhat lonely life endears Kendra to the reader. I felt as if I knew her and understood the reasons behind everything she did. The entire book pulls together perfectly and I must say that Alex Flinn is a brilliant author and not one book that she pens will ever get by me!
She is one of my favorite authors and will remain so, I feel so fortunate to have been able to read her books and even more fortunate to have been able to read the ARC of Bewitching; a masterpiece in storytelling and One-Sit-Read for this reviewer! Dec 18, Hadil Zawahreh rated it liked it. View all 4 comments. Nov 28, Giselle rated it really liked it Shelves: A finished unsolicited copy was provided by the publisher for review.
In the beginning Kendra is a mere mortal trying to save her only living family member from the plague. Her parents, her sister are all dead. Like a miracle he survives and they entire out of their vill A finished unsolicited copy was provided by the publisher for review. Like a miracle he survives and they entire out of their village. Along the way she finds a house made out of gingerbread. This is only the beginning of her tale, but the main story revolves around Lisette and Emma.
The writing is fast paced and I absolutely loved Emma. I hated how she would say Lisette was always beautiful.
Beauty is found on the inside as well and she definitely had no inner beauty. Gah as for Lisette! Seriously wanted to punch her. Everyone knows she was being a fake but Emma being too trysting and kind thought the best in her which was a lie. I had such a fab time reading this book! I also love how the magic mirror made its appearance!. I have power born of passion. Aug 05, Savannah Books With Bite rated it it was amazing.
Flinn, I love you! This book is amazing! I couldn't believe how amazing and simple it was to fall in love with this book. Flinn took another fairy tale making it so enjoyable that I just want to re-read the book over and over again.
So why did I love this book so much? Well first off, it is not your average Cinderella story. That's right. It's a Cinderella re-tale that is so awesome! The story starts off with Kendra's back round. I adored learning the history of Kendra.
She is not the mea Ms. She is not the mean witch everyone makes her out to be. Kendra herself has been through so much it's who she is molded to be. After reading about Kendra I can understand where she is coming from.
One thing I loved about this book is that this is a book within a book. The reader is reading Kendra's point of view as well as reading the story of two sisters going through some tough times. I thought this type of writing is amazing.
I wasn't confused but more enthralled! Flinn made me feel apart of the story. And of course with her great writing we got to see things from all point of views. The love interest is very interesting.
I did feel as though it could of worked with the other guy but seeing the way is worked so fast with the new guy kind of seem too fast for me.
Still I did enjoy the appreciation for the sister that she at least gets to have once in her life. If you loved a great fairy tale with a really good twist read this book. This is nothing like the original Cinderella story but so much more! The emotions of the characters and the things they go through will have you at the edge of your seat. This is really amazing book of characters going through real life. I got the book Bewitching free to review through Goodreads.
It is a fantastic book! I totally loved it!
It is well written and filled with humor, fantasy and a bit of romance. Kendra Hilferty, a witch, tells how she found out she was a witch and how, kind of like Forrest Gump, she has been around for most of the major events in history.
Remember the witch who made the gingerbread house? Kendra knew her. While telling how she helped Ella, a modern day non-wicked stepsister to deal with her rathe I got the book Bewitching free to review through Goodreads. While telling how she helped Ella, a modern day non-wicked stepsister to deal with her rather wicked poor stepsister, Kendra also tells a few other twisted versions of tales we all know.
The plot is filled with unexpected twists and funny events and is just a joy to read. I always feel kind of sad and empty when I finish reading a really good book, because it is over, and I have to leave the world that it created in my mind. Luckily for me, this author has written other books and I have not read them yet! I look forward to reading more of Alex Flinn's books! Just won this book! Excited to get it and read it! View 1 comment. Dec 25, Brad Sells rated it it was amazing Shelves: I thought that Alex Flinn told the fairy-tales in such a great and modern way, and when I found out that this novel was coming out, I nearly had a panic attack because Kendra was my favorite character from Beastly!
Going more depth into her story was so much fun, and this book was simply wonderful. This novel was absolutely stunning. Alex Flinn has weaved a modern fairy-tale that left me breathless, and every minute I was reading this, I was always pleased.
First, the characters. Kendra is one of the best characters in YA Literature ever! I love how she always does things for good, but she's sarcastic and magical.
I felt for Emma a lot during the novel of how she was being pushed around by her stepsister and almost everybody in school. This novel had some of the elements that the movie Mean Girls did! There was jerk in there named Courtney who I hated. But the character that I wanted to throw off of a building and hopefully land on a moving semi-truck was a wicked character by the name of Lisette. I cannot stand Lisette!
I hate mean characters, especially when the mean characters are mean to the protagonists. Team Emma! Next, the writing style. I loved how Alex Flinn made this a contemporary novel with fairy-tale aspects thrown in here and there. When she wrote about Kendra in her earlier days, she described everything so well!
Through all of Kendra's journey, Alex Flinn never let me down. She's one of the best fairy-tale tellers! Then, we have Kendra's journeys! From her finding out that she's a witch, to her in The Princess and the Pea, to The Little Mermaid, all the way to the Titanic, and finally to present day, Kendra's journeys were always fast-paced and fascinating.
I loved every second of this novel! I picked it up and I just couldn't put it down. Finally, the novel itself. Alex Flinn did an incredible job on this book, and I honestly think that it's her best book out of the ones that I've read! Bewitching had everything I was looking for in a fairytale. Overall, Alex Flinn's Bewitching was a wonderful story where good always conquers evil with fairy-tale aspects mixed into the story.
It was utterly fantastic! View all 3 comments. Jan 22, Mary BookHounds rated it really liked it Shelves: Kendra is an immortal witch and her story starts out with a retelling of Hansel and Gretel my first two dachshunds! The story weaves back and forth between a Cinderella in current times with bits and pieces of her earlier existence during the early and the French Court and a sweet story about the Princess and the Pea. She is always trying to help people and do good with her powers but through the ages, she finds that sometimes things don't turn out how she would like them to.
Her latest project is Emma and her step sister who is truly evil and out to ruin Emma's life. Kendra sees this and tries to help Emma cope with the ugly center of her beautiful step sister.
The story also make a side trip to visit the Titanic and place The Little Mermaid on board. This one does not have a happy ending. Then it is back to current times where Emma has figured out exactly who Kendra is and that is a witch. Emma tries not to take advantage of Kendra's powers as her own personal fairy godmother which is a really nice touch. I really loved how everything in the story meshed together to create a cohesive story. The character of Emma is nicely done and I adored the fact that she was a bookworm which works in her favor for a change!
I was really cheering for Emma through all her trials and would love to read more about her. Overall, this should appeal to younger teens since there are things happening in the book that occur in their everyday life like having to deal with the mean girls at school, first love and not feeling good about yourself.
There are mentions of drinking, allusions to sex but mostly stuff that kids see on television today. Apr 02, Cinthia rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved this retelling, I felt like I got more than I thought I would, 4 fairy tales in 1 book! I was sad about how Kendra discovered who she really was, a witch, only she discovered this when she only had 1 family member left alive Charlie her little brother, I can't believe she had a twin but he died to the plague, just like her parents and other siblings, I liked the story of the gingerbread house and the witch that actually teaches her everything she now knows.
Lisette's and Emma's story, I loved this retelling, I felt like I got more than I thought I would, 4 fairy tales in 1 book! Lisette's and Emma's story, I liked the modern Cinderella story, I liked that Emma gets the prince at the end. I didn't really care for the Prince story though he is such a mama's boy, I liked the princess and the pea though, I liked that she is so sure of who she is and doesn't care what other people think, she can't marry a prince that can't stand to his own mother.
Doria's story was so depressing, she is a mermaid that gambles with the humans, loses her voice, loses her family and the man who she thought loved her. Oct 30, Lau rated it liked it. Hay varias historias en realidad. A todas luces este va a ser otro retelling y es claramente el de la Cenicienta. Tampoco se los voy a decir. Dos cosas para comentar. No, tres. Y finalmente volvemos con Emma y Lisette y nos quedamos con ellas. Nov 09, Soumi rated it really liked it Shelves: The book was broke into several stories told from many point of views.
Journey of a Witch The book opens with a scene of England, where a teenage girl was mourning in grief for her family, killed in deadly plague. She has left no one but her dying brother. Unconscious with her own power, she saved her little brother and ran away with him.
But fate had some other plan for her, a different way in which she has to walk on her own, no family, no friends because she was an immortal witch. Upon discovering what she is Kendra started her journey and crosses path with many events that left deep scars on history. Kendra is kind, well rendered, sometimes disoriented and flawed character. As I mentioned the novel is broken into several stories that we experience both her success and failures same time.
A Cinderella Story We have always been sympathetic to a beautiful orphan girl who lived in cinder and wrath of her evil step mother and sisters. Not a little fragile orphan girl, Lisette was jealous and vengeful; she took everything for Emma, her friends, her boyfriend, even love of her father.
So our Kendra poped in and tried to help, but you see not always her craft goes wrong. Leaving behind the so called Cinderella story in pages, welcome to the modern world where a little drama, few tear drops and manipulation is enough to make you princess of thousand hearts.
I was immediately attached to Emma. She was not beautiful and perfect like her step sister Lisette , but she was sweet and innocent , kind and empathetic average teenage girl who always tries to see the good in everyone. Alex Flinn has some great talent to adapt the story from our favorite childhood fairy tales, twisted and blended it in modern contemporary society, representing a new kind of fantasy both young and adults will fall in love with.
From Beastly to A Kiss in Time , each of her book kept me engrossed in pages, Bewitching was no exception. Losing yourself in a new kind of fairytale retelling, Bewitching is kind of story you will continue reading and finish with a huge smile in your face.
View all 9 comments. Feb 18, Jonnah D. Bewitching is your typical Alex Flinn book well I've only ever read Beastly so that might not be an accurate assumption. It gathers a lot of inspiration from children's fairy tales with a modern, tween twist. I'm going to be honest. I was really looking forward to this because I really liked Kendra Hilferty's character in Beastly and I wanted to read more about her life and her personality. I was somewhat appeased but honestly, I was not satisfied. The lack of Kendra disappointed me since af Bewitching is your typical Alex Flinn book well The lack of Kendra disappointed me since after all, this is supposedly the first book to the Kendra Chronicles.
She was mentioned around five, six times and all she gets are flashbacks and momentary lapses. None of them are exactly accurate this, I am accountable to - I've read enough versions [including Brothers Grimm] to know as much but they're passable modern accounts, just to cut her some slack.
The plot of the book is WAY too fast paced. It's like bang-bang-bang-boom-bang the end. I appreciate some subtlety. The characters save Kendra weren't well characterized. Lisette and Emma were one dimensional not Mary Sues since there was some depth to them [ Maybe I cared a little about Emma but honestly, I felt no sympathy for their sob story.
Also, Flinn loves mermaids dying. I did not like how she just put in random guys. Warner coming back was weird enough. His character is so random. Honestly, the reason why he moved back was so vague. Who was he staying with? We never really find out anything except his parents are getting a divorce.
Don't even get me started on Travis. I mean, what the heck - he just popped up! Total Mary Sue, in my opinion. Totally hot, rich guy who is sensitive and loves the same books you do and offers to take you to Italy and your mom loves him and kisses you within an hour of meeting you. It wasn't well thought out but the plot's relatively okay. It would have been the same story if they weren't there, honestly. I hated how Tayloe's bulimia I'm only assuming here since it was never really mentioned precisely was just popped in like "Oh!
This is information that everyone should know! And now for the weather If you're going to put in something as serious as an eating disorder and your target readership is the youth from ages based on the writing , you don't just pass that up as something that's normal and acceptable! It's NOT! That really made me angry because of the message it's sending out to people. Okay, Kendra gave a note to her mom but what else happened? I hated that. It's so insensitive.
The writing style is elementary, at best. It's the usual Flinn writing. It's not impressive but there's an underlying tone of intelligence in there somewhere. I still like Kendra but the way she's presented is really annoying me, like it's supposed to be HER chronicles but she's barely in it. It's an amiable read at best. I was disappointed but it's okay. Aug 23, Amanda rated it really liked it Shelves: I really liked Kendra in this book, i didn't like the language in the beginning of the book, but thankfully the writing changes into the language we know.
So Kendra is a witch, and she likes to use her powers to help people in need. She tries to help a spoiled prince find his princess, she had a hard time due to his snobbish and ignorant mother quizzing all the princesses. You learn at the end that this is a retelling of the story of the princess and the pea.
This was one of Kendra's fails, due I really liked Kendra in this book, i didn't like the language in the beginning of the book, but thankfully the writing changes into the language we know. This was one of Kendra's fails, due to unseen circumstances.
In the beginning of the book, Kendra and a few other lucky people, survive a terrible plague that has killed nearly all the people in her village, the year is Kendra and her little brother stumble upon a witch who lives in a gingerbread house, you can guess what story this relates to. Kendra has to try and outwit the witch and escape. Her other failure was with a mermaid named Doria. It's supposed to be a retelling of the little mermaid.
But this story is about a girl named Emma. Emma is a geeky girl, she loves poetry and shakespear. She thinks of herself as "not pretty". I felt really connected to Emma, mainly because she's a lot like me, she loves to read and watch Jeopardy. She even has the same colour hair as me, though i wouldn't describe mine as being the colour of rats.
So what happens is a girl named Lisette gets dumped on them after her mother dies, apparently her father left them when she was three. So Lisette appears to be the perfect girl, drop dead gorgeous and super sweet. But things of Emma's start to go missing randomly, and Emma just assumes it to be a coincidence. It doesn't take long to see through Lisette's evil ways.
Lisette steals everything from Emma at first, but after her father dies Emma's mother gets back at her for all the years she's tortured Emma. She gives her loads of chores and gives Emma her car and clothes, things that were rightfully hers anyway.
Warner appeared to be a genuine character in the beginning, but after he falls for Lisette's "charms" you see that he didn't really love Emma at all. I'm surprised he couldn't see through the facade that Lisette was portraying. I mean he was a geeky guy, like Emma.
A girl as hot and uptight as her would never go out with a guy like him. Maybe you're thinking sure it could happen, a girl could fall for a guy like him in real life. But not in this case. Lisette is to into herself and making Emma pay for having the good life all those years. I could see through her bullshit right from page one, i dealt with girls like her in high school. I even grew up around them when my cousin was babysitting a ton of kids. She's one of those girls, the one who puts on her halo when the adults are around and pops out the horns and tail when they're not.
Because of these small factors i felt i could relate to Emma a lot. This book was a refreshing and unique read. Five stars for sure!
Dies ist die Geschichte von den beiden Stiefschwestern Emma und Lisette. Lisettes Mutter wurde vor Jahren von ihrem Mann verlassen. Nov 05, Loretta rated it it was amazing.
Alex Flinn how I love your writing. This book was amazing.