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by Julie Berry

  • Author: Julie Berry
  • ISBN: 1599904497
  • ISBN13: 978-1599904498
  • ePub: 1388 kb | FB2: 1570 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens (July 20, 2010)
  • Pages: 336
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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The Amaranth Enchantment ePub download

For Jack, for Plum, and always, for Phil. She smiled the closed-lip smile that hid her terrible teeth. If you’ll just sign your name and address in our book, we’ll contact you when the setting is finished.

For Jack, for Plum, and always, for Phil. Immortal amarant, a flower which once. She pushed the red leather volume toward the lady, who dipped the pen in the ink and wrote. Aunt made a show of squinting at the writing.

he Amaranth Enchantment is a talesque story that I gobbled up in under 24 hours. Julie Berry's debut novel caught my attention while browsing with its understated cover and Victorian looking girl

he Amaranth Enchantment is a talesque story that I gobbled up in under 24 hours. Julie Berry's debut novel caught my attention while browsing with its understated cover and Victorian looking girl. The inside flap sounded like my kinda book a dash of love story, a generous scoop of fairy-tale, sprinkling of magic, and a stronger than she realizes heroine. Lucinda does not disappoint as she muddles through, rising to meet every adventure and misadventure.

The Amaranth Enchantment, Julie Berry's debut novel, has the shadow of a fairy tale in its soul. Yes, there's a prince, but not just any prince; this prince looks like he swallowed the sun for breakfast. Yes, there's a royal ball, but not just any royal ball; this ball is to announce the engagement of the prince to a princess who looks like she was sculpted from spun sugar. The Amaranth Enchantment" was an excellent fantasy book with lovable characters, a fast-paced plot, and a swoon-worthy romance! Lucinda is an orphan, taken in by her uncle and wicked aunt. She is treated like a servant in their house and in their goldsmith shop.

The inside flap sounded like my kinda book a dash of love story, a generous scoop of fairy-tale, sprinkling of magic, and a stronger than she realizes heroine. The supporting cast are well-rounded with the mysterious possible witch (Beryl), the pickpocket with a devilishly disarming personality (Peter), the cruel step-aunt, and the playful dreamer with a good heart prince (Gregor).

Title: The Amaranth Enchantment. The clear standout for the novel is Lucinda, whose characterization elevates The Amaranth Enchantment from somewhat mediocre to a more memorable YA fairy tale offering

Title: The Amaranth Enchantment. Genre: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Young Adult. Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens Books Publication Date: March 2009 Hardcover: 320 Pages. The clear standout for the novel is Lucinda, whose characterization elevates The Amaranth Enchantment from somewhat mediocre to a more memorable YA fairy tale offering. Lucinda is a heroine that is funny and heartfelt, and manages to be spunky without being abrasive. I love that on the one hand, she doesn’t take anyone’s crap, especially ragamuffin thief Peter – thusly avoiding a potentially eye-bleeding love triangle.

She steadied me effortlessly, her smile beaming. e been through a terrible fright. And that was when I dissolved into sobs. Beryl held me in her arms and rubbed my back. Peter, ever helpful, offered Beryl an explanation. Girls are always going off in hysterics, but this time she's got cause," he said.

Julie Berry grew up in western New York. She holds a BS in communications from Rensselaer and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College. She now lives in eastern Massachusetts with her husband and four young sons, and works as a director of software sales and marketing for a technology startup.

First, the title of the book, because there's no such thing as "the amaranth enchantment" mentioned within the book, and the only enchantment I can find in the book is the enchantment that I felt as a reader whilst reading it. It is indeed a very minor sort of point, but I find that I'm having. It is indeed a very minor sort of point, but I find that I'm having issues with lately with titles that don't really seem to tie into the books particularly well (and yes, it's primarily a Harlequin romance sort of issue, but my recent romance-novel binge made me very sensitive to the issue).

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Orphaned at age five, Lucinda, now fifteen, stands with courage against the man who took everything from her, aided by a thief, a clever goat, and a mysterious woman called the Witch of Amaranth.

Orphaned at age five, Lucinda, now fifteen, stands with courage against the man who took everything from her, aided by a thief, a clever goat, and a mysterious woman called the Witch of Amaranth, while the prince she knew as a child prepares to marry, unaware that he,too, is in danger.

When a mysterious piece of jewelry and a strange visitor arrive in the jewelry shop where she works for her evil aunt, Lucinda's course takes a surprising turn. With the help of the Amaranth Witch, a young (and harmless) con-artist, and a prince, Lucinda uncovers secrets about her own royal past. A strong seller in hardcover, this original fairytale marks an exciting debut from a lyrical new voice

Arthunter
This fantasy novel is vaguely reminiscent of Cinderella. Lucinda Chapdelaine is an orphan who was taken in by her uncle and aunt after the death of her parents. The aunt has used her as a servant in the family's jewelry store. When her uncle dies, her aunt throws her out into the street.

Before that though, Lucinda has met the Amaranth Witch who is looking for a new setting for a very special jewel, a prince looking for a special gift for his intended bride, a thief named Peter who crashes into her garret and who steals the jewel, and a goat who behaves more like a dog.

Having nowhere to go after her aunt throws her out, she decides to find the witch to confess the loss of the jewel. The witch is a magical being from another world who has been stranded in Lucinda's. She needs Lucinda's help to recover the jewel. She plays the role of fairy godmother in the story but puts Lucinda in much more danger than Cinderella's godmother put Cinderella in.

Lucinda runs up against a villain who wants the jewel and who was instrumental in causing the death of her parents and who also stole their wealth leaving Lucinda a penniless orphan.

I liked the relationship Lucinda has with both Peter and the prince. This was an engaging tale that will enthrall teens and middle schoolers who want a combination of adventure and romance.
Global Progression
Originally posted 6/14/12 at Melissa's Bookshelf.

It took me awhile to get around to this one. When I turned the last page, my first thought was that The Amaranth Enchantment was a Cinderella tale with a hint of the story of Anastasia Romanov (and of course, a paranormal element, as well). This was an easy read that wasn't overly involved, which is exactly what I needed this week with my limited time to read.

That said, I do think this book would have benefited from a little bit more detail to the plot and attention to the characters. I enjoyed the general story, but I felt like it had so much more potential than what we ultimately got. I would have loved to have seen more of Beryl and her involvement, not to mention some real development with Lucinda -- she fell rather flat to me. And I admit I had a bit of an eye roll moment when the story wrapped itself up at the end... It was a little too pretty and borderline ridiculous, though I admit I did have some suspicions about what kind of person Peter actually was.

Anyway, I still think The Amaranth Enchantment is a fun adaptation of the Cinderella story we all know and love. It will provide you with a great escape and you won't get too bogged down -- it's really a great read as we head into summer and vacation season.
elektron
he Amaranth Enchantment is a breathtakingly-fairytalesque story that I gobbled up in under 24 hours. Julie Berry's debut novel caught my attention while browsing with its understated cover and Victorian looking girl.

The inside flap sounded like my kinda book a dash of love story, a generous scoop of fairy-tale, sprinkling of magic, and a stronger than she realizes heroine.

Lucinda does not disappoint as she muddles through, rising to meet every adventure and misadventure.

The supporting cast are well-rounded with the mysterious possible witch (Beryl), the pickpocket with a devilishly disarming personality (Peter), the cruel step-aunt, and the playful dreamer with a good heart prince (Gregor). And of course there is Dog, the goat that becomes Lucinda's stanchest ally.

The plot is well crafted and I found the ending surprising. Everything tied together tightly and I had the oh-so-that's-what-that-meant moment.
The pacing is good with each chapter starting and ending with a hook that carries you through it and into the next chapter. I found myself reading until the wee hours last night.

This book is meant to be read a bit slower and savored. But the story moves at a nice pace.

The story was about friendship, family, fighting for yourself and those you love. And yes, there's a cute prince but we aren't forced to swoon over him for hundreds of pages.
Otiel
This story is so alive and energetic. It moves. It develops. There's no need for distinction between a character-development-based novel and a plot-driven novel here. They happen simultaneously, just as they should. It's like someone blew the dust off the fantasy genre! Well done, Ms. Berry! Well done!

The story is a loose reinvention of Cinderella, but when I have kids and read a Cinderella version to them, it will be this one, not the classic! The heroin is not a superhero, not a fragile little flower, not an angel. She forgets her name for a moment when she meets a handsome man... even though half the city is pining for him and it might be quite shallow of her. She flirts a little, steals a little, helps a person and then leaves him in trouble. She makes friends with just the right type of bad witch. She has the grace to blush and feel guilty when she does something wrong. She feels sorry for herself, but knows when enough is enough. She doesn't expect to be rescued. She doesn't always even recognize a rescue when it comes! She misses home and her simply, happy childhood. She's a human person Living a Life with capital letters. And those others who share the pages with her are just like that, too.
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