Saturday, May 9, 2015

Spelled by Betsy Schow

Spelled
by Betsy Schow

My rating: 4 stars

Publication Date: June 2, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Fantasy/Humor
Age Level: 12 - 17 | Grade Level: 6 - 12
Print Length: 352 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
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.

 
Spelled by Betsy Schow 
SpelledRemember 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.



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