Bewitching by Alex Flinn
(Kendra Chronicles)

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Bewitching can be a beast. . . .

Once, I put a curse on a beastly and arrogant high school boy. That one turned out all right. Others didn’t.

I go to a new school now—one where no one knows that I should have graduated long ago. I’m not still here because I’m stupid; I just don’t age.

You see, I’m immortal. 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?), I tried to play matchmaker for a French prince and ended up banished from France forever. And that little mermaid I found in the Titanic lifeboat? I don’t even want to think about it.

Now a girl named Emma needs me. I probably shouldn’t get involved, but her gorgeous stepsister is conniving to the core. I think I have just the thing to fix that girl—and it isn’t an enchanted pumpkin. Although you never know what will happen when I start . . . bewitching.


About Alex Flinn

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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 named a VOYA Editor's Choice and an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Beastly is now a major motion picture starring Vanessa Hudgens. Alex also wrote A Kiss in Time, a modern retelling of Sleeping Beauty; Cloaked, a humorous fairy-tale mash-up; and Bewitching, a reimagining of fairy-tale favorites, including Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, The Princess and the Pea, and The Little Mermaid, all told by Kendra—the witch from Beastly. Her other books for teens include Breathing Underwater, Breaking Point, Nothing to Lose, Fade to Black, and Diva. She lives in Miami with her family.
Published February 14, 2012 by HarperTeen. 357 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult. Fiction

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Gorgeous, talented Lisette cares for no one but herself and successfully, it seems, steals Emma’s beloved stepfather’s affections, her jewelry, her clothes, her room and her car, and she seems to have her sights set on Emma’s new boyfriend.

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As it turns out, Kendra was Gretel in that fairy tale, and as with all the fairy tales, Flinn adds her own unique twist to the stories.

Feb 12 2012 | Read Full Review of Bewitching (Kendra Chronicles)

Teen Reads

There was that one time, with the French Dauphin, and that other time, on the Titanic… Will Kendra be able to help Emma, or will Emma have to help herself?As in her other fairy tale retellings and mash-ups (such as CLOAKED and A KISS IN TIME), Alex Flinn takes a playful approach to retelling the ...

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City Book Review

This book goes beyond that tale to recount Kendra’s other enchantments: blending, retelling, and playing with the fairy tales we know and love and bringing them to new life.

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Common Sense Media

Lizette's mother dies of cancer, and she moves in with her estranged father, Emma, and Emma's mother.

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The Daily Fig

Kendra was awesome, and I loved Lisette and Emma’s story but I thought the other tales were too underdeveloped to make good stories.

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WAPL Teens

In between the story of Emma and Lisette, Kendra tells of past events where she learned how far she can intervene in the lives of other people.

Mar 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Bewitching (Kendra Chronicles)

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