Dearest by Alethea KontisDearest by Alethea Kontis


byAlethea Kontis

Paperback | February 2, 2016

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"Once again, Kontis provides a sparkling mashup of familiar tales with a few original twists. . . . It's hard to resist the Woodcutters' fluffy, eager-to-please charm." - Kirkus Reviews

In this delightful third book in the Woodcutter Sisters series, Alethea Kontis weaves together some fine-feathered fairy tales to focus on Friday Woodcutter, the kind and loving seamstress. When Friday stumbles upon seven sleeping brothers in her sister Sunday's palace, she takes one look at Tristan and knows he's her future. But the brothers are cursed to be swans by day. Can Friday's unique magic somehow break the spell?
Alethea Kontis is the author of Enchanted and Hero . A student of the science-fiction greats Andre Norton and Orson Scott Card, she now lives and writes in Virginia. Visit her website at
Title:DearestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.73 inPublished:February 2, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544541197

ISBN - 13:9780544541191


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dearest Friday and Tristan fall for each other super-quickly, so that took away from some of the fun of watching characters fall in love, I liked the moments of humor and the bond between Tristan and his siblings. #plumreview I received this through a giveaway.
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning I loved this book right from the first page until the last. It was riveting, suspenseful and heart stopping. Be prepared to lose sleep, because you won’t be able to put it down!
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dearest Fabulous! On the edge of my seat waiting for the next book in the series to come out!
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fairy tale with a twist interestingly ever after as all good fairy tales must end. hoping for more stories from the author. whether they be the same series or a different endeavor. anxiously awaiting for the new results to be revealed. great stories like this one deserve spin offs and sequels and prequels and just more. :-)
Date published: 2015-09-04

Editorial Reviews

Magical adventure, occasional humor, and moments of gentle romance make this a good choice for younger to mid-teens. Enchanted, Hero, and now Dearest will be at home in most libraries." -School Library Journal "A mashup of the original seven swan brothers fairy tale, ingeniously woven with new twists. . . . Magic abounds." -VOYA "With her trademark wit and clever world building, this will easily appeal to fans of the series as well as readers who love fractured fairy tales." -Booklist "