Ogre Enchanted (Ella Enchanted, #0.5) by Gail Carson Levine

Ogre Enchanted (Ella Enchanted, #0.5)

In this prequel to Ella Enchanted, which can stand on its own, young healer Evie is transformed into an ogre by the meddling fairy Lucinda. She’ll turn back only if someone proposes and she accepts!Returning to the land and many of the characters from her beloved Newbery Honor–winning Ella Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine has written a delightful tale about a clever and endearing heroine who is determined to defy expectations.Evie is happiest wh...

Details Ogre Enchanted (Ella Enchanted, #0.5)

TitleOgre Enchanted (Ella Enchanted, #0.5)
Release DateOct 16th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Fairy Tales, Fairy Tale Retellings

Reviews Ogre Enchanted (Ella Enchanted, #0.5)

  • Zazu
    This one is hard to judge because I am so attached to Ella Enchanted that I kept constantly comparing it and trying to figure out who Evie was in relation to Ella. Which may be slightly unfair, but then again, there's no way GCL didn't think that's what we were all going to do! We grew up with Ella! We love her! (And if anyone dares mention the movie, I will gut you faster than an ogre.)We DO get some more backstory on Ella's fam, but, without sp...
  • Clephiro
    Evie is a healer. She and her best friend Wormy live in Jenn. They are happy there until the day that Wormy proposes to Evie. Evie, having not thought much of marriage yet, turns him down. Unfortunately, Lucinda, the most irresponsible fairy godmother ever, was watching. Lucinda turns Evie into an ogre with just two months to find someone to marry her in order for her to be changed back. Evie sets out on a quest to see about finding someone to lo...
  • Madison
    Ogre Enchanted is as enchanting and humorous as its predecessor Ella Enchanted, and will delight old fans and new readers alike. Ogre Enchanted is a modern-day fairytale, with a strong and independent lead character, and threads of friendship and romance. Simple and unique, this twist on a loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast will delight (and possibly disgust) young readers.Evie, though only fifteen, is a gifted healer. Her passions are herbs...
  • Sami
    When a hapless (and familiar) fairy turns stubborn healer Evie into an ogre until she accepts a marriage proposal, Evie sets out on a quest to fix her condition. Ever the healer, she quickly meets an odd assortment of characters with various ailments, including a sly merchant named Sir Peter, a band of bloodthirsty ogres, and the future king of Kyrria. Evie will have to outsmart her own ogre nature and open her heart to new possibilities, especia...
  • Ms. Yingling
    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusMy daughters were huge Levine fans, and it's hard to believe that Ella Enchanted came out in 1997, and the sequel, Fairest, in 2006. I just checked the circulation records for Fairest, and it has only been checked out twice in the 12 years I've had it, so I think I'll pass on this book, sadly.
  • Breanna
    Thank you to @kidlitexchange #partner for the opportunity to read and review Ogre Enchanted prior to its publication in October. I think that if you loved Ella Enchanted growing up (like I did) this is a really enjoyable read. I LOVED getting to learn more about Ella's parents and how they ended up like they did. However, it's also pretty problematic. The plot is about a fifteen year old who is proposed to by her childhood best friend. She reject...
  • Amber Brown
    Such nostalgia! ELLA ENCHANTED was one of my favorite books as a kid, and it definitely kicked off my adoration of fractured fairy tales, so I was ecstatic to hear about OGRE ENCHANTED. When young healer Evie refuses her best friend's marriage proposal, that ever-foolish fairy Lucinda turns her into a hideous (and very hungry) ogre. She sets out to find someone who will propose again despite her...well, ogre-ish appearance. Along the way, she mee...
  • Tara Tsai
    This book really brought me back. Ella Enchanted was (and will remain) one of my all-time favorite books. Gail Carson Levine wrote another great story set in the same wonderful world of Kyrria, this time with a focus on Ogres. Since this was one of the least explored creatures in her other Kyrria books, I found myself excited and interested to learn more about their magic and how they worked. One of my favorite things about this book was seeing s...
  • Jan farnworth
    This one was not one of my favorite middle grades that i read, i tend to gravitate towards the ones that have more plot to them.  This one has a very simple story line and it does not seem that a lot happens, we have a girl who proposed to, turned into a ogre until she gets someone to fall in love,  she very hungry and trys to find out about being an ogre, and she falling love a lot.   No details are spared, from Evie’s constant hunger, ea...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Ogre Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, 352 pages. Harper, OCTOBER 2018. $18.Content: GBUYING ADVISORY: EL, MS – ADVISABLEKID APPEAL: MEDIUMEvie, 15, has a pretty good life working as an apothecary, herbalist, healer. She takes care of her mother and her best patient, Wormy, is also her best friend. When Wormy suddenly proposes marriage to Evie, however, the fairy Lucinda comes to watch. When Evie says no, Lucinda punishes her by turning Evie int...
  • Beth
    ARC provided by Edelweiss.I liked that this was set in the same world as Ella Enchanted and that we get to meet some of the characters when they were younger. However, I didn't think that the characterizations of Evie or Wormy were that dynamic. There was very little growth and that made the conclusion somewhat rushed. I wanted more emotional depth. Overall, I think this would be an adequate addition to a children's collection, but it is too simp...
  • Alyssa
    Ella Enchanted was as one of my favorite books as a kid and still is one of my favorites. It definitely was a reason for off my love of fractured fairy tales, so I was ecstatic to hear about Ogre Enchanted. Ogre Enchanged was an exciting adventure, very fun, and provided a peek into Ella's world (before she was even born). I enjoyed every page! Thank you to the publisher for providing me with an advanced reader's copy.
  • Brandi
    It was fun to revisit the land of Kyrria introduced in Ella Enchanted and see some familiar faces (let’s just say Ella hasn’t been born yet). The story had some fun twists and turns and I really liked the character of Evie. I wasn’t thrilled with the love story, and the plot meandered a bit, but overall the book was enjoyable.
  • Constance
    Another charming, fun, magical tale from Gail Carson Levine, one of my favorite MG authors!! She weaves a fantastical world that is captivating and, well, enchanting! Very happy she wrote this companion book to Ella Enchanted.
  • Mandy
    (4.5 stars)
  • Lenna • Sugar Dusted Pages
    I cry
  •  Debra (WifeEclectic)
    More like a 3.5. Ella Enchanted is one of my very favorite books so I had high hopes for this. The beginning was slow and hard to get through, I adored the end.
  • Erin
    I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. It was fun to revisit the land of Kyrria introduced in Ella Enchanted and see some familiar faces. Evie was a fun character although I felt that the love story was lacking. I probably would have devoured this one when I was younger because I loved Ella Enchanted. I felt the story was slow at times and this does take place before Ella is even in the picture. I honestly haven't read El...