Three Star Review: Spelled by Betsy Schow
Publisher Via NetGalley
Publisher: SOURCEBOOKS Fire
Released: June 2, 2015
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Length: 352 pages
Format: eBook, Paperback
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.
Review by Lissa
When I saw this title, I instantly loved the cover. I thought the idea was cute. I started to read and it was interesting. The author created a world where, there aren't bad words but fairytaled bad words. Just read and you will understand. I don't read many fairy tales but the story I thought was creative. The princess from other stories are there, Rapunzel and her hair! Too funny.
Dorthea has been in the castle all her life because of a curse. She is spoiled. But really what else is there to do.Trying to find a prince can be exhausting and boring.
"Girl of Emerald, no man can tame. Burn down the world, consumed by flames."
This book was really cute and at times pretty hilarious. The different characters were great. It wasn't hard to follow and it would be great for the YA crowd. For me it was just a good/enjoyable story. This really was quite an adventure.