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.
Spelled starts off with Princess Dorothea of Emerald looking for a princes to help her escape from the castle. The women in the family had been placed under a curse from a witch that said a princess of Emerald will set flames to the city. Well Dorothea doesn't like it obviously so she seeks out to find a prince and she does. Though things doesn't go as plan when he 'tries' to slay a 'dragon'. After getting told off by her mother she runs into a boy whom she takes out her anger on. During this, they were planning for a ball that was going to happen later on that night. Well Dorothea runs into a little girl who gives her a 'wishing star', well it turns out to be a bad star and things go completely wrong. Everything and everyone is different because of the wish Dorothea made; which was that she didn't have to marry the mysterious boy who turned out to be a prince.
After the commotion dies down the little girl turns out to be the Gray Witch and Kato turns into something. Dorothea parents gone missing and Verne her nanny witch of sorts told her to flee with Rexi, a maid, to the Rainbow Spring. Along the way many thing happen, things are revealed, and just a lot of epicness.
I love Dorothea and Kato together, even though they hated each other. They learned to respect each other, which in turn became to blossom into a beautiful and weird romance between the two. Admittedly Dorothea did get on my nerves throughout the book, but I still liked her though. I love Kato from the beginning and loved him even more at the end. Rexi was a sarcastic character and I was disappointed on how the author made her at the end. I get it, but I didn't like it. Rexi oddly enough was my second favorite character behind Kato. The supporting cast was good as well, can't wait to see more of them in the next book.
Also, that ending. I need the second book in my hand like now, because it's going to be so good. I was trying to figure out what this reminds me of and it finally hit me. Shrek. This reminds me of Shrek so much, especially with the Modern name brands being turned into something different but you still recognize the name. So if you like Shrek, you would love this.
Favorite Rule: "Rule #17: To rescue a princess from magical imprisonment, a handsome prince must first slay the dragon. If one is not available, a large iguana will do in a pinch."
-Definitive Fairytale Survival Guide
This ebook was provided by me from NetGalley and the publisher for an honest review.