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Alethea Kontis

Author of Enchanted

47+ Works 2,377 Members 155 Reviews 1 Favorited

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Series

Works by Alethea Kontis

Enchanted (2012) 895 copies
Hero (2013) 287 copies
Elemental (2006) — Editor — 175 copies
Dearest (2015) 169 copies
Tales of Arilland (2015) 47 copies
Trixter (2015) 46 copies
Trix and the Faerie Queen (2016) 24 copies
When Tinker Met Bell (2017) 14 copies
Beauty & Dynamite (2008) 13 copies
Haven, Kansas (2016) 11 copies
The Unicorn Hunter (2018) 8 copies

Associated Works

Happily Ever After (2011) — Contributor — 294 copies
Once Upon a Curse: 17 Dark Faerie Tales (2016) — Contributor — 121 copies
Werewolves and Shape Shifters (2010) — Contributor — 106 copies
Once Upon a Kiss: 17 Romantic Faerie Tales (2017) — Contributor — 97 copies
The Midnight Circus (2020) — Afterword — 85 copies
Dark Faith (2010) — Contributor — 73 copies
Demons (2011) — Contributor — 64 copies
Last Night, a Superhero Saved My Life (2016) — Contributor — 60 copies
Do Not Go Quietly: An Anthology of Defiance in Victory (2019) — Contributor — 59 copies
Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling (2016) — Contributor — 57 copies
Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1 (2016) — Contributor — 52 copies
Genius Loci: Tales of the Spirit of Place (2016) — Contributor — 41 copies
The Book of Apex: Volume 4 of Apex Magazine (2013) — Contributor — 29 copies
Once Upon a Quest: 15 Tales of Adventure (2018) — Contributor — 19 copies
Where the Veil Is Thin (2020) — Contributor — 19 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 078 (March 2013) (2013) — Cover artist, some editions — 16 copies
Hardboiled Horror (2017) — Contributor — 15 copies
Harlan County Horrors (2009) — Contributor — 15 copies
Once Upon a Star: 14 SF-Inspired Faerie Tales (2019) — Contributor — 14 copies
My Battery Is Low and It Is Getting Dark (2020) — Contributor; Author, some editions — 13 copies
Literally Dead: Tales of Halloween Hauntings (2022) — Contributor — 12 copies
Descended From Darkness: Apex Magazine Vol. II (2010) — Contributor — 11 copies
Decision Points (2016) — Contributor — 10 copies
Shattering the Glass Slipper (2022) — Author — 9 copies
Once Upon A Ghost: 20 Eerie Faerie Tales (2020) — Contributor; Contributor — 9 copies
The Hitherto Secret Experiments of Marie Curie (2023) — Contributor — 7 copies
Apex Magazine 43 (December 2012) (2012) — Contributor — 7 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 161 (February 2020) (2020) — Narrator, some editions — 6 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 150 (March 2019) (2019) — Narrator, some editions — 5 copies
Artifice & Craft (2023) — Author — 5 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 166 (July 2020) (2020) — Narrator — 3 copies
Weird Tales Volume 64 Number 2, Fall 2009 (2009) — Contributor — 2 copies
2020 Visions (2010) — Contributor — 1 copy

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I liked the concept behind the book. I even enjoyed the fact that every fairy tale I've ever heard off was stuffed into this book.

However the writing style lacked something, that ability to make a reader forget the world around them and fall completely into the story. For a book about stories, it really disappointed me.
 
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carolovestoread | 71 other reviews | Jan 14, 2024 |
The unruly alphabet which appeared in author Alethea Kontis and illustrator Bob Kolar's AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went First return in this second picture book romp, this time celebrating Halloween. Halloween begins with H, who (rather than A) must open the show, followed by the various other letters of the alphabet who appear on stage, each representing something spooky—V for Vampire, R for Raven, and so on. Eventually B, sulking because P stole his idea—P for Pirate, rather than B for Buccaneer—even gets in on the act, ending the book with a great big BOO!...

I was not aware of the earlier book featuring these letter characters when I found AlphaOops: H Is for Halloween on my public library's Halloween display last week. I simply thought the cover looked fun, with its vibrant color palette and quirky characters, and picked it up on impulse. On the whole, I think it lived up to that impression, with an entertainingly chaotic story, and appealing artwork that accentuated the sense of humor. I'm not sure how effective a tool this would be for starting to learn the alphabet, as all of the letters are out of order, and there's a lot going on visually, but I think it can reinforce letter recognition, in a fun, seasonal way.
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AbigailAdams26 | 22 other reviews | Oct 28, 2023 |
3½ stars. This was an enjoyable take on the well-known fairy tales, ranging from Jack & the Beanstalk to Cinderella to Sleeping Beauty. Katherine Kellgren did a wonderful job with the narration.
 
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leslie.98 | 71 other reviews | Jun 27, 2023 |
Genre
Alphabet books
Concept books
Picture books for children
Subject
Alphabet
Animals
First and last
 
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kmgerbig | 10 other reviews | Dec 29, 2022 |

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Jason Sizemore Editor, Contributor
Ariell Branson Contributor, Author
Devon Monk Author
Bob Kolar Illustrator
Martha Wells Contributor
Sean Williams Contributor
Adam Roberts Contributor
Tim Lebbon Contributor
Syne Mitchell Contributor
Brian Aldiss Contributor
Janny Wurts Contributor
Stel Pavlou Contributor
David Gerrold Contributor
William C. Dietz Contributor
Juliet Marillier Contributor
Kevin J. Anderson Contributor
Larry Niven Contributor
Eric Nylund Contributor
Jacqueline Carey Contributor
Brian Herbert Contributor
Esther M. Friesner Contributor
Joe Haldeman Contributor
David Drake Contributor
Sharon Shinn Contributor
Shane Dix Contributor
Lynn Flewelling Contributor
Kinley MacGregor Contributor
Mari Adkins Contributor
Janet K. Lee Illustrator
O.M.R. Anwar Contributor
M. Zak Anwar Contributor
Gene O'Neill Contributor
Deb Taber Contributor
Nick Mamatas Contributor
R. Thomas Riley Contributor
Lavie Tidhar Contributor
Jennifer Pelland Contributor
Dru Pagliassotti Contributor
Fran Friel Contributor
Martel Sardina Contributor
Elizabeth Engstrom Contributor
Gill Ainsworth Contributor
Jennifer Brozek Contributor
B.J. Burrow Contributor
Guy Hasson Contributor
Jason Heller Non-fiction editor
Jessada Sutthi Cover artist
Elizabeth Bear Contributor
Jeremy L. C. Jones Interviewer
Arthur C. Clarke Introduction
BJ Harrison Narrator

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Works
47
Also by
38
Members
2,377
Popularity
#10,800
Rating
3.8
Reviews
155
ISBNs
76
Languages
1
Favorited
1

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