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 a.
Publisher: Naperville : Sourcebooks, 2015.
ISBN: 9781492608738
1492608734
9781492608721
1492608726
Characteristics: 1 online resource (353 p.)
Contents: 20. Mirror, Mirror, Broken on the Wall21. We're Off to See the Wizard; 22. Ashes, Ashes, We All Go Down; 23. Dream a Little Nightmare for Me; 24. Welcome to the Land of Ozmosis; 25. Ain't Never Had a Friend Like Me; 26. Something Borrowed, Something Blue; 27. Princess Bridezilla; 28. Spare Parts' Dealer, Make Me a Match; 29. A Spoonful of Sugar...; 30. Head in the Clouds; 31. What Goes Up...; 32. Let Go of Me Lucky Charms; 33. Frozen in Time; 34. Gone with the Storm; 35. Double Bubble, Lots of Trouble; 36. Use Your Head and Be True to Your Heart; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; About the Author
Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; 1. Dragon Slaying for Dummies; 2. When Statues Attack; 3. When You Hex Upon a Star; 4. Hate at Second Sight; 5. A Nightmare Is a Wish Your Heart Makes; 6. There's No Place Like Home; 7. It's a Big World After All; 8. Lollipop Guild; 9. Bumpkins, Toadstools, and Puppies...Oh My!; 10. If I Only Had a Head; 11. The Haunted Acre Wood; 12. Friends of a Feather; 13. Someday My Witch Will Come; 14. Put a Spell on You; 15. A Case of Heartburn; 16. Who Needs Fairy Dust to Fly?; 17. A Whole New Hotter World; 18. Blanc Stare; 19. Princess and the Beast
Summary: 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 a.

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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.

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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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Jul 30, 2016

Can the curse be beoken

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