Spelled Review

fullsizeoutput_5e0Spelled by Betsy Schow ♥♥♥/5

Synopsis from Goodreads

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.

My thoughts

Spelled  was a good read and it was a very different sort of retelling than I am used to. It was a sort of retelling of wizard of oz but it had such a different element to it. Dorthea is a princess of Emerald who has a curse set on their family which has not come true yet.

The plot was well written and had a good pace to it. There were times in the book where I got a bit bored but that only happened like twice throughout the story. The world that this is set in was really amazing. There are different fairytales built into the world and I thought that was really cool and fun.

The characters were really interesting and I did love the main characters a lot. Dorthea was a bit annoying but I did love her and rooted for her to succeed. Kato was fun to read and his character added more seriousness to what they were going through. Rexi was a fun character but she did a lot of stuff that I just wanted to punch her for.

Overall this book was a great, fun read and Schow did a great job building the world and characters. Let me know if you guys have read and what you think 🙂


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