Friday, June 12, 2015
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.
I like to try new books once in a while that are something that I wouldn't normally read. I am so glad I made that decision with Spelled. This is just such a fun read. It is like Grimm's Fairy Tales has a head on collision with the Wizard of Oz. I love all the quotes from various characters at the end of each chapter. There is no rhyme or reason to the characters appearing, you can have a complete mix of fairy tale with Oz but it works. I like the puns and quotes in the book. Its funny and fast moving. The cover graphics are awesome, what woman doesn't love a pair of sparkly heels :).
The book starts out with spoiled brat princess Dorthea, who thinks the world revolves around her (typical teenager). She pretty much ruins the entire world and then has to fix it with the help of her unwanted fiance and her smart aleck kleptomaniac former maid. You see Dorthea's character developing and becoming much more aware of the world around her and of course falling in love with the fiance who isn't as awful as she thought he was. The author does a great job keeping the story interesting and there are a few surprises throughout the book. Spelled isn't going to change the world as we know it but really who wants to read serious depressing stuff all the time. Perfect summer read for anyone 13 and above. (there are a few characters who die so if your child is super sensitive, you might want to skip this for a while) Honestly even as someone in the middle years, I really enjoyed this book. I am so ready to read the next book already.
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