Book Review: Spelled by Betsy Schow

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.

About the Author:
BETSY SCHOW is the TODAY Show featured author of the non-fiction book, Finished Being Fat; however she’s been mixing up real life and fantasy for as long as she can remember. If someone were to ask about her rundown truck, she’s 100% positive that mechanical gremlins muck up her engine. And the only reason her house is dirty is because the dust bunnies have gone on strike. She lives in Utah with her own knight in geeky armor and their two princesses (that can totally shapeshift into little beasts). When not writing, she acts as the Tournament Director for Odyssey of the Mind and helps teach kids creative thinking (or how to turn their toasters into robots).

Her debut novel, Spelled, comes out June 2015 from Sourcebooks. She is represented by Michelle Witte, Mansion Street Literary Agency.


My Review:
I forgot to published this review a month ago and while viewing my draft post I noticed it. I am sorry I forgot to published the review but do not think that my forgetfulness has anything to do with how good this book is!
This book is a new take on the land of OZ and has a lot of different fairy tale references. It also has a lot of real life references but fairy-tale-d like Christian Louboutin are Hans Christian Louboutin. I found all of theses references to be amusing like in Shrek (one of my favorite movies)!! The story overall is an over the top clever page turner! I really enjoyed the characters because they are so obnoxious you can not help but laugh. I loved the dialogue between the main characters. The story is filled with action and quick-witted conversations. There are a lot of reviews out there that did not like the psuedo-cursing, loud characters, or real life fairy-tale-d references. To those people I say you just don't get this book. If you like Shrek or Ella Enchanted then this is the book for you!

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