Google+ Reading Teen: Hero By Alethea Kontis

Monday, June 3, 2013

Hero By Alethea Kontis

Woodcutter Sisters #2
by Alethea Kontis
Age Range: 12 and up
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books (October 22, 2013)
Pre-Order The Book: Amazon
Mark on Goodreads
Rough-and-tumble Saturday Woodcutter thinks she's the only one of her sisters without any magic—until the day she accidentally conjures an ocean in the backyard. With her sword in tow, Saturday sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself kidnapped and whisked off to the top of the world. Is Saturday powerful enough to kill the mountain witch who holds her captive and save the world from sure destruction? And, as she wonders grumpily, "Did romance have to be part of the adventure?"
At a Glance: 

At a glance I was excited about finally reading about a character I can really relate to. The description set me on edge and the part a about romance+Saturday just didn't add up.


Well the cover you all see above is not the cover I saw. The cover I saw was:

As you can see Saturday has her sword, and her blue-green dress from the ball in the first book. I prefer this cover honestly. The other cover has nothing to do with the books really. The only thing correct is that she has her sword!  But I guess as long as it's a book and I can read it I'm fine.

The action was great. It was all spread out good and evenly across the book, not so that it was action after action but there was other things in between it.

Surprisingly yes, and with the most unlikely character and a new character! The romance in this book was so much different between Sunday and Rumbold, that it's a whole new thing.

The heroine in this story is none other than our Saturday. As described in the book, a beautiful stubborn brat. All true, but she's all that in a good way.

Peregrine is our hero. Or maybe it's Betwix the chimera. Peregrine is a new character cursed to live at the top of the world in place of the witches daughter.

Favorite Supporting Character:
Thursday the Pirate Queen. She's small but can conquer a kraken.

Something I loved:
URG!!!! Do I have to chose! I don't think I can!  Everything!  I like it even more than the first book!!

Something(s) I hated:
I didn't hate this but I just didn't understand it, the fact that there is French in a made-up world.

Half and half. There is a small cliffhanger but I'm going to guess that that's because in the next book it brings us closer to finishing the quest to vanquish Sorrow, Rumbold's evil fairy godmother, the woodcutter sister's Aunt, and Seven's (Mama) sister.

Would I recommend it?
YES!!!!!! To everyone who read Enchanted. If you haven't read Enchanted read it, then read Hero.

Did my friends like it? 
They haven't read it yet. But I'll make them somehow.

Will I buy/keep it?
Forever and ever!




  1. I loved the first book and I am dying to read this one!!! Awesome review!!! I really liked the way you organized it!!!

  2. Great review. I loved your answers.

    Mom Kontis

  3. Loved Enchanted, and loved the gorgeous covers for both these books. Glad you liked this one, I'm also looking forward to reading it. Eager to read Saturday's story. Great review!

  4. Awesome! I can't wait to read this one! The first one was great! Thanks for the review! My daughter, Reaghan, loves it when we read your reviews together! :)


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