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Review: “The Amaranth Enchantment” by Julie Berry

March 28, 2013

Life is full of magical moments. Romantic ones, adventurous one, and even humorous ones.  Those moments just make you want to live all over again. I’m a huge romantic, and whenever  hear the words “romance” describing a book, I’m already reading it the next day (shocking, I know). So it wouldn’t be a surprise that I ended up reading “The Amaranth Enchantment” by Julie Berry.

Lucinda is a girl who grew up as a servant girl for her cruel aunt. Sweeping and mopping were common chores for her. But that all changes when a woman known as “The Amaranth Witch” comes into the store with a miraculous gem. Poor Lucinda gets trapped in the middle of a whirlwind of fantasies and secrets and a royal ball. But, she finds friendship with a thief and possibly true love with the… prince?

What I found most charming about the book is that, though a sparkling romance blooms, the magical story of witches and kingdoms in this unique fairytale delighted my imagination. I recommend “The Amaranth Enchantment” to anyone who is a fairytale lover and a romantic.

School Library Journal recommends this book for grades 5-8.

Sohana P., Age 13

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