Spelled Review



Spelled by Betsy Schow
Publish Date: June 2, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
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.
No thanks. Dorthea is 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 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.

     People, this is what you should be reading! The author created such an unique world and runs with it completely and doesn't looking back. She created new villains, shaped characters we know to fit this new story, and created a whole new "language"/phrases that the people used. Schow did not disappoint! I've read some books with such unique concepts, but the author didn't fully embrace the magical world. He or She could've added a few things here and there, but they didn't. Spelled was complete.
     The book has such cool characters. It revolves around Kato and Dorothea primarily, so I'll discuss about them.
Dorothea:
     When I first read about her I just found her so relatable. UPS (United Pegasus Service) comes, but doesn't have a package for her...making her sad. I found her snooty, obviously because she's a princess, but she wants to escape her fate and her castle. Now that I think about "escape her fate", she kind of reminds me of Meredith from Brave. After the whole curse star, she goes through such a dramatic character change. She cares more for people and she's less whiny. She learns so much from her adventures. She learns the value of family and friendship. She learns not to judge people.
Kato:
     I love you! Seriously, he reminded me of Toothless. He was so cute, but still very strong. I enjoyed reading his heritage and his character. But, I felt like he was a bit too possessive sometimes and he had insta-love (ish).
     Still, this is a VERY interesting story. The plot was interesting and it progressed well. It wasn't too fast or slow. It had twists and turns that made you scream with frustration sometimes. But, it had cute fluffy moments.
     I believe this book is going to be a series after that ending. If it is, I will definitely read it. 

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