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UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Chanda Hahn
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Book Description

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. For 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.


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"She's by far one of the loveliest and most talented authors I've read...Chanda Hahn is a rocks star for releasing UnEnchanted to the world". - A Hardback Life

"Writers like Chanda are showing traditional publishers that they're perfectly capable of achieving success on their own... she has a very imaginative and unique vision, and her books are different from all of the genre titles being published by the big houses right now."  - Lovestruck Literary

Product Details

  • File Size: 674 KB
  • Print Length: 229 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475070306
  • Publisher: Chanda Hahn; 4th Edition edition (November 27, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006ROK1UM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #286 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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155 of 178 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars An interesting idea, but the execution falters July 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The premise and the gorgeous cover for UnEnchanted had me quite hooked, and I downloaded and started it in quick succession. And while it was a quick read, I found it didn't follow through on the promise.

Plot and Pacing: Now is a good time to be putting out fairytale twists - it's definitely popular - and I still really like the ideas behind this book. Descendants of Grimm fighting back against fairy tales out to kill them and move on to the next heir. A Story with its own ideas of how it wants things to end. And a twist at the end that I was quite happy to see. The pacing didn't quite match up, though. There's a little bit of action, a lot of talking, a little more action, a lot of storming about with angst, a quick finale, and then a cliffhanger ending.

Characters: For the most part, there isn't a lot going on. Mina is tough to get behind as a heroine because she spends most of the time telling us how unspecial she is, demanding that the hero can't possibly like someone like her, and flailing about it. She's kind of a doormat, to the point that her take-charge moments don't quite compute, and most of the book she just hopes for a boy to save her. We've got the nice, cute, rich popular guy who falls for her, and the requisite modern "bad boy" (read: gorgeous, arrogant, irritating with an emotional wall around him that no one (except the heroine!) can penetrate) who also falls for her. Both of these guys stay well-within their molds and spend most of their time swooping in to protect Mina, including dragging her places "for her own good.
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122 of 145 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Concept, So-So Execution May 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I gave this book three stars because I thought that the idea behind it was great and a nice change from the usual. The overall story was good.

Had the concept not been so great, though, I probably would've only rated it at 1 or 2 stars. The number of errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation jarred me out of the story repeatedly.
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302 of 369 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars full of errors, disappointing all around June 25, 2012
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I hate leaving negative reviews, but in this case, I feel like I have to speak up. I do not do this to cause hurt feelings - I appreciate that this book represents the writer's time and effort. But if time and effort were all it took for a book to be great, I wouldn't be writing a single-star review.

The idea of the book may have been interesting, and it's certainly timely, with tv shows and movies based on fairy tales popular right now. I can see why this sort of story came to the writer's mind. But an interesting premise is not enough. A good story requires well-drawn characters. None of the characters here have any real depth. They're shallowly-drawn; mere caricatures. They are unrealistic and uninteresting. Their voices are nearly interchangeable. When the point of view changes (as it does, repeatedly, without warning or need), it's actually difficult to determine whose perspective is given.

I tried to get past the undeveloped characters in the hopes that the idea itself would carry the book along, but I finally had to put the book (or rather, my Kindle) down. I could not finish reading.

Because no matter how good your idea is, the story you tell is NOT good when it's full of errors. And sadly, UnEnchanted is riddled with them. And I'm not talking about nitpicky little things that only an English teacher who loves red ink too much would find. I'm talking about errors that would have been caught by a run of grammar-check and spell-check on the author's computer. For example, the word "maked" appears around 15% of the way through. Or rather, that not-word. Even here on Amazon's review page, it's flagged as incorrect as I type. That was the last straw for me. For that, and similar errors throughout the first section of this book, there really is no defense.
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36 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Literally RAN for the next book June 14, 2012
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I was reclining in a lawn chair when I finished Unenchanted. I had been under the impression it was a "one-shot" story. As I neared the end and saw the story was going to leave so much hanging I started to get disappointed. Then the recommendations page at the end of the e-book told me there was another.
I jumped up, ran across the yard and connected to wireless so I could order it!

This story was very different and I really enjoyed it. I normally don't read series, and probably wouldn't have started this one if I'd known it was one. I'm glad I didn't pay enough attention!

Oh, and yes, there were a couple of misspelled words and other errors, but so what? They were minor and didn't make the book difficult to read or understand. I've read plenty of books that were the same way. And to be honest, I'm so hooked that I'd rather get to read the next book with a few grammatical mistakes than have to wait for fifty people to creep through it with a fine tooth comb!
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61 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars kudos to self published authors January 18, 2012
By Mandy
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As i read this book, i felt like i was in the story, living the fairy tales with Mina. I have seen reviews of this book on ibooks (which is at number two in sales) some people have mentioned the spelling errors and I recognized these as well, but I also recognize that this book is self published, which I think is a bold move seeing once you self publish a book you have to really sell it well to get backed by an agent. Let me just say that JK Rowling wrote her books on napkins and now has her books as movies. This is the next big thing,this Unenchanted series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECT!!!!!!!
I love this book so much!! Don't miss out, and buy this free book. I can't wait till book four!!! :)
Published 1 hour ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it I felt like crying
I felt crying cuz it reminded me of me and my first boyfriend he broke up with me and he cut me of his life but he says he still loves me
Published 10 hours ago by Amya Martinez
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick but great read!
Love the modern day fairy tale concept. Nice twists and turns suck you in until the very end. Great imagery. Definitely an acceptable book for young adults... Read more
Published 12 hours ago by happyreader
5.0 out of 5 stars UnEnchanted
I have read the whole series and I really enjoyed it. It has lots of similar elements to other YA novels - dysfunctional family, hormonal teen loves triangles, teen angst,... Read more
Published 15 hours ago by rSquare
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It!!!
This was for free on Kindle and I really love fairy tale based books so this immediately caught my attention. Read more
Published 20 hours ago by Sarah
4.0 out of 5 stars Great take on the Grimm Fairy tales
READ IT! Great take on the Grimm Fairy tales, cute as hell and fun. Just do it.
Published 1 day ago by Eris
5.0 out of 5 stars UnEnchanted
This was a great book which left me leaving by wanting more. What I really love about the book is how the writer has connected it with the fairy tales.
Published 1 day ago by Monique Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating
I absolutely food not want to put this down it was absolutely jusy perfect and I can't wait to read more.
Published 1 day ago by yanarose jenkins
4.0 out of 5 stars good but disappointing
This is really a great book although if you want a book that ends with everything, don't read this. it will just disappoint you. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Iris of GGD
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
They just keep getting better and better. I am gonna go crazy
Waiting for book 4'please finish it already !!
Published 2 days ago by Zaida Velázquez
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Chanda Hahn uses experience as a children's pastor, children's librarian and bookseller to write compelling and popular fiction for teens. She was born in Seattle, WA, grew up in Nebraska and currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband and their twin children; Aiden and Ashley.

Learn more about this author visit her website www.chandahahn.com

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