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"As the crown princess of Emerald, Dorthea lives a charmed life full of Hans Christian Louboutin glass slippers and Glenda Original ball gowns. But when she unknowingly wishes upon a cursed star, all spell breaks loose and the rules of fairy tale disappear--taking Dorthea's parents with them."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc., [2015]
ISBN: 9781492608714
Branch Call Number: / SF SCHOW BETSY
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 21 cm


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ArapahoeTiegan 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.

Jul 29, 2016

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

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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