Monday, April 6, 2009

The Amaranth Enchantment


The Amaranth Enchantment
by Julie Berry

*It is realllly hard for me to write a synopsis for this book without giving too much away, and not enough. So, here's my best attempt!*

Lucinda Chapdelaine has been an orphan ever since her parents left for a ball and never returned. She was taken in by her uncle at his jewelry shop, and must endure her wicked step-aunt. And then a woman named Beryl came into the shop. Since then, Lucinda's life has changed forever.

All in the same day she saw Beryl, the Prince comes to the shop, and a thief boy sneaks into Lucinda's room and stays the night. Peter, the thief, steals something from Lucinda, and she must find him to get it back to Beryl, the rightful owner. But she isn't the only one looking for it.

When she finally finds him, he has sold it--to the Prince for his betrothed. What will Lucinda do to get it back to Beryl? What other twists and turns will she get herself into along the way?

Grade: B+

This book was very interesting. It is kind of hard to explain. It was hard to put down, that's for sure. I think this was Julie Berry's first YA novel, and she did very well. I liked all the characters. For some reason, I loved it whenever Peter came around Lucinda. He was really fun and sarcastic. The only thing I didn't like about the story was the ending. It was abrupt, which I hate. I have no idea what happens to all the characters. Overall, it was an enjoyable story, with some very intriguing characters.

*reviewed for teensreadtoo.com

6 comments:

I Heart Monster said...

It looks positively Cinderella-ish. Adding it to my to-read pile ;o) Thanks for the review!!

Insert Book Title Here said...

It sounds really good! Great review!

Janssen said...

I can't WAIT to get a copy of this one - very awesome looking!

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krystenB said...

oh. looks like a good book! keep on reading.... im on mumber i think 79! im falling behind but ill catch up!