Teen Review: THE AMARANTH ENCHANTMENT by Julie Berry

Posted 20 December, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 2 Comments

Final Grade: 100/A
YA Fantasy
320 pages
Available Now
Personal Copy
Rated PG
BLURB: When Lucinda Chapdelaine was a small child, her parents left for the royal ball and never returned. Ever since, Lucinda has been stuck in perpetual servitude at her evil aunt’s jewelry store. Then, on the very same day, a mysterious visitor and an even more bizarre piece of jewelry both enter the shop, setting in motion a string of twists and turns that will forever alter Lucinda’s path. In this magical story filled with delightful surprises, Lucinda will dance at the royal ball, fall under the Amaranth Witch’s spell, avenge her parents’ death, and maybe—just maybe—capture the heart of a prince.
REVIEW: This book gets a 100/A. I liked that this book had a lot of twists in it. While reading, I thought one thing was going to happen but a completely different thing happened. The story was interesting, romantic and ironic. I’d love to read more books like this one.
My favorite characters were Lucinda and Prince Gregor—it’s just so sweet between them My least favorite characters were Peter, at least some of the time, and Lucinda’s aunt. Peter does these things that made me want to ask him why, why did he do that. Lucinda’s aunt doesn’t treat Lucinda with respect. I mean, she treats Lucinda like she’s dirt, like she’s nothing.
I loved the romantic story in this book—it’s very, very interesting. VERY interesting. When I say that, I mean there are lots of twists and turns on the characters’ romantic path, one of the things I really like about this story.
TEEN REVIEWER TAYLOR: Loves to read, babysit, swim and play soccer. Wants to be a pediatrician when she grows up. A friend, helper, all-around cool-awesome person.

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2 Responses to “Teen Review: THE AMARANTH ENCHANTMENT by Julie Berry”

  1. I have almost read this book 3 times. I could never make up my mind if I wanted to read it. I had read some reviews saying that this book was just one of the worst. I am happy to finely find a review that says the good things not the bad. I after reading this review I will try the book again. hopefully I will get to read it and review it. so keep an eye out for my review!