by Betsy Schow
My rating: 4 stars
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Age Level: 12 - 17 | Grade Level: 6 - 12
Print Length: 352 pages
Spelled by Betsy SchowRemember all of those fairytales you heard when you were younger? How about the Wizard of Oz? Welcome to a twisted tale where everyone from frogs to wizards, witches and beast kings make a at least a brief appearance! Spelled by Betsy Schow is going to take every single thing you thought you knew about fantasy, princesses and curses and run them through a kaleidoscope so everything takes on a surreal appearance and kind of jumble into each other on one spoiled princess’ journey to learn how to care about and for others in her world.
Dorthea made a selfish and childish wish, and the ramifications were devastating. It’s up to her to fix it, but how? Betsy Schow can write snark and attitude with the best of them! She is an expert playing on words, and blurring the lines of make-believe with reality. Providing one chuckle after another, this journey is full of surprises and tongue-in-cheek dialogue, not to mention a cast of characters that reads like a smalltown phonebook. Cute, ditzy, and very different, it makes a nice fluffy read to kick back and re-visit with old friends and new, but be sure to share with your tweens and teens!
I received an ARC edition from in exchange for my honest review.