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 brooding 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.
What I liked:I really enjoyed reading Spelled. This was a fun change from my usual reading.
Spelled is a fun combination of fairy tales and nursery rhymes that brings together the fun and the scary in a whirlwind adventure that will appeal to all ages! I loved watching the growth of the characters and the scrapes their poor choices landed them in.
What I didn’t like: There is a lot of ‘cursing’ in Spelled. True they’re Fairy Tale curse words but they’re slang euphemisms and something some parents, especially of younger readers, may prefer remain out of their children’s hands.
Truthfully the thing I disliked most about Spelled is the promo. It gives too much away. Most of what’s in there we don’t find out in the book until more than halfway through and it’s just more fun without knowing… which I did. I read the clip when I bought it but it took me so long to read Spelled that I’d forgotten. So, I was oblivious when I picked it up and I loved going in blindfolded.
|Source:||I grabbed a kindle copy of Spelled on January 16, 2017 when it was on sale for $1.|
|Publisher & Date:||June 2nd 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire (first published April 24th 2015)|
|Genre:||YA Fairy Tales|
|ISBN:||1492608718 (ISBN13: 9781492608714)|
|Steam:||YA – Just a smooch or two|
|Setting:||Fairy Tale Land|
|Series:||The Storymakers #1|
Her debut novel, Spelled, came out June 2015 from Sourcebooks and is the first book in the Storymaker Series. She is represented by Michelle Witte, Mansion Street Literary Agency.
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