Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Review: The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry

The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry

Release Date: March 3rd 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Page Count: Hardcover, 320 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical

When Lucinda Chapdelaine was a small child, her parents left for the royal ball and never returned. Ever since, Lucinda has been stuck in perpetual servitude at her evil aunt’s jewelry store. Then, on the very same day, a mysterious visitor and an even more bizarre piece of jewelry both enter the shop, setting in motion a string of twists and turns that will forever alter Lucinda’s path. In this magical story filled with delightful surprises, Lucinda will dance at the royal ball, fall under the Amaranth Witch’s spell, avenge her parents’ death, and maybe—just maybe—capture the heart of a prince. - Good Reads

This book is just what I needed to read. It was sweet and enchanting, and it kept me hooked until the end.

This novel is an obvious spin off of Cinderella, which is something, I personally, never tire of, but I could see how some might not be too enamored with another Cinderella story. I still feel The Amaranth Enchantment had a unique spin to it that made it its own. 

I could probably gush and gush about this book forever, but I just loved this story! It was corny and was just what I need to warm my spirit. 

I definitely recommend this book to those who love an innocent love story that has a happy ending.


  1. This is another one I really liked! It was so different from what I was expecting, so I was pleasantly surprised by that! But not too many people seem to have heard about it.

  2. Yeah, it didn't seem to be as popular, surprisingly enough. I really loved it though. I thought it was just a heartwarming read! I love those!