Tour +#Giveaway: Spelled by Betsy Schow

by Betsy Schow
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: June 2nd 2015
Rate: 4 Stars


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.

  How fun! That was my first thought going into this book, and it definitely stayed with me as I read Spelled! I'm not very big on fairy tales. (Shocker, I know!) BUT. I love retellings and other incorporation of them into stories. And Spelled definitely hit it out of the park with that. I was instantly hooked and drawn into the world of Dorthea!

  I love how Schow used her imagination to reassign things we're familiar with to align with her fairy tale. It added another element to this book that was just fun. The clothes designers were one of my favorites! 

  Dorthea was a great character. She was realistic. You won't find a Mary Sue in Spelled! I loved her spunk. By the time I finished Spelled, I felt like I had a friend in her! Her character progression was fantastic to watch unfold. The slow burn with Kato was also brilliant! Thank you for no insta-love! Just a swoony boy and a girl you can't help but love. More please!

  Even though Dorthea is realistic, she can be hard to handle. But I appreciate that. I appreciate her flaws. All in all, I really enjoyed Spelled! Fairy tale lovers will immensely enjoy this one!

Camilla Belle as Dorthea

Alex Pettyfer as Kato

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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.


1 comment:

  1. I'm a fan most things OZ and like the sound of this new spin on the story. Why wouldn't I want this?


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