Spelled

Spelled

eBook - 2015
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"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.".
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Sourcebooks,, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781492608721
9781492608714
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (352 pages)

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AL_TIEGAN Jun 03, 2017

The beginning of this book had a lot of promise. I greatly appreciated the fairy tale puns, especially the ones mixed with real-world references. It made the language very fun and made me laugh out loud quite a few times. But once Dorothea makes her wish that throws her while world into chaos, the story became a little hard to follow. It really jumped around and I felt like I didn't always know what was really going on. Rexi is an absolutely obnoxious character. And the "romance" portion of the story was just thrown at the reader instead of developing in any meaningful way that the reader could actually believe. Overall, the plot fell pretty flat because it just was not executed very well.

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fcook42
Mar 24, 2017

A fun, quick read. It is not as dark as so many of the fairy-tale derivatives are right now. Dorothea is a spoiled princess who makes a careless wish that destroys the Emerald Kingdom and breaks all the laws of magic. Her quest to set things right is a funny, romantic journey that helps her grow up into a future queen.

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ayeshanuma1
Jul 29, 2016

couldn't let go of it! it was that good. just have to read it

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aliciamarie
Jun 18, 2015

Spelled was a very fun read! It was over-the-top outrageous fun following the adventure of Dorthea- the bratty, spoiled, and cursed Emerald Princess. Pixed (pissed) off that she is being forced to marry Kato, a not-so-charming prince of another kingdom, she wished on a cursed star and it backfires, turning her whole world into mad chaos.

She then sets out on a weird adventure through magical kingdoms to try and save her parents and restore the magic that she mixed up. Along the way friends are made, enemies are fought, and Dorthea grows from a bratty princess who was only concerned about herself, to a princess who looks out for others in her kingdom.

There were so many references to other fairy tales that this book truly was interesting throughout. It is laugh out loud funny at times with all the puns and character's you probably have forgotten since your childhood.

I admit that this YA book was VERY young adult-ish. But it was such a fun, easy read that it didn't bother me. It was a mental vacation in a magical kingdom that I looked forward to reading after the kiddos went to bed.

This book ends in a cliffhanger. Searching Amazon and Goodreads I found no reference to this being the start of a series, but rumor has it that on her Twitter page she references a possible second book. I combed through her Twitter profile but it was so full that I got tired of searching.

All in all I give this book a solid 3.5 stars! It kept me entertained with exciting plot twists and fun references to the fairy tales I grew up reading.

A special thanks to Netgalley and Sourcebooks Fire for allowing me a digital copy to read and review.

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ayeshanuma1
Jul 30, 2016

Can the curse be beoken

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