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Monday, June 1, 2015

Review: Spelled by Betsy Schow

Spelled by Betsy Schow
Release date: June 2, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Buy or borrow: borrow

Synopsis:  Fairy Tale Survival Rule #32: If you find yourself at the mercy of a wicked witch, sing a romantic ballad and wait for your Prince Charming to save the day.
Yeah, no thanks. Dorthea is completely princed out. Sure being the crown princess of Emerald has its perks―like Glenda Original ball gowns and Hans Christian Louboutin heels. But a forced marriage to the not-so-charming prince Kato is so not what Dorthea had in mind for her enchanted future.
Talk about unhappily ever after.
Trying to fix her prince problem by wishing on a (cursed) star royally backfires, leaving the kingdom in chaos and her parents stuck in some place called "Kansas." Now it's up to Dorthea and her pixed off prince to find the mysterious Wizard of Oz and undo the curse...before it releases the wickedest witch of all and spells The End for the world of Story.


My thoughts:  The wizard of oz meets fairy tales.  That's what this book is. We have Dorthea, Kato, and Rexi who all set out to fix the the wish that Dorthea made. Dorthea can not stand Kato at first, add the fact that her parents made an arranged marriage with Kato's kingdom doesn't make her all too happy with them or Kato. While I didn't love this book, I did like it.  I loved the language and how the author used cute words instead of curses, as in glam instead of damn and pixed instead of pissed. I also loved Rexi, even though she and Dorthea weren't exactly friends at the beginning,she provided the comedy for the whole book in my opinion. If you love the wizard of oz and love your fairy tales this is the book for you!


Recommendations:   Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins