Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: June 30th, 2015
Introducing The Enchanted Files! Told in diary entries and other “documents,” this magical, modern-day new comedy series by the master of funny fantasy, Bruce Coville is filled with laugh-out-loud humor and heart.My Thoughts:
In the first hilarious Enchanted Files, Angus is a brownie. No, not the kind you eat! He’s a tiny magical creature that loves to do chores. Angus has just “inherited” a new human girl, Alex. To say that Alex is messy would be an understatement. She’s a total hurricane-like disaster—and she likes it that way, thankyouverymuch! Living with each other isn’t easy but Angus and Alex soon learn there is a curse that binds them. What’s worse, it threatens Alex’s family! Working together, Angus and Alex will set out to break the curse . . . without killing each other first . . . hopefully.
I loved so much about this book! The Enchanted Files was so so funny, cute, and just downright adorable!
In this story we have Angus, a brownie who has to go to America to serve his new family. He is not happy about it one bit, but has no choice. See there is a curse that was placed on Angus's family a long time ago and he has to serve one family for the rest of his days unless he can break the curse. This seems impossible until the curse really kicks into gear hurting the people he is supposed to be looking after. What's a brownie to do?!
Well I'll tell you! This brownie is made of tough stuff and is not a little man at all! He takes fate into his own hands and with the help of Alex and her family and friends they go on an adventure to solve the puzzle of the curse. What ensues is some pretty hilarious moments and a lot of cuteness all around.
I really liked the way this story was told as well. The diary entries and letter style was really fun and added a uniqueness to the book. I also felt more connected to each character since I got to see through their eyes and I got to hear what they were thinking.
This book made me want to have a brownie of my own! I can live with a bit if mischief (as all brownies are supposed to create a little here and there) to have a brownie of my own looking after me! Bruce Coville has definitely done it again with this book and I am hoping we get more from Angus and friends!