Book Review – Spelled

Hello, wonderlandians.  How is your Tuesday going? I hope it is going great. So today I have a review for you guys over spelled. It is a book that I finished last week and I am just now getting around to writing the review. I am so sorry. what are you guys doing today? What are you guys reading? I’m curious. I am constantly trying to figure out new things to read. So I did something super stupid last night I dyed my hair and I thought it would be a good idea to dye my eyebrows the same color. I used the same box dye. You are not supposed to do that and my eyes burned all last night. I didn’t get the guy actually in my eyes I think it was the fumes. And then I put a saline eye drops in my eyes and I think the salt from it has burned my eyes. I don’t know I was so scared I was going to go blind. But as long as you don’t get the dye in your eyes  then I guess you’re fine. Or so my mother kept telling me every 5 minutes when I was calling her. So I thought that would be a funny little story for you guys. I really do not recommend dying your eyebrows with hair dye that’s meant for your head.I’ve known a couple people who’ve done it and it’s been perfectly fine for them but I swear I’m a hypochondriac. I’ve never been diagnosed with me self-diagnosing. But I have a tendency to believe that anything that can happen to you can happen. so I should probably go and get that checked out to see if I really am hypochondriac. Lesson learned don’t dye your eyebrows with box dye.

Alright, guys let’s get the covers of this although I do know a lot of your opinions because I did post those book covers on my what I’m reading Wednesday.

 

So the two covers that I’m walking at our the audiobook cover and the paperback and hardback cover. A lot of you guys said that you like the paperback and hardcover better than the audiobook. I am not certain that I necessarily agree. When I look at the audiobook cover of the girl running I have to admit she does look very skinny. And I’m not talking about a good kind of skinny to feed her a cheeseburger. But I have to say I kind of like the shoes better in the audiobook version. The shoes look like they are the white part is pearl all around the shoe and then you’ve got the Ruby heel. I mean hardback and paperback versions it looks like it’s just material on there. So if I could have the shoe from the audiobook cover on the paperback version I would be so happy. It does look like on the rest of the series that when you’re looking at the audiobook verses a physical copy the shoes are different. So if I could take the shoes from the audiobook version put them on the physical version I would be very very happy. Regardless they’re both beautiful covers and I’m happy with them both.

So as soon as no I’ve been super into retellings lately. I recently listened to an awesome book called spelled. Which in a post for what I’m reading Wednesday I kind of compared to of the covers. So I am here today to kind of give you a review over the book. I didn’t go into this book knowing that it was a retelling. I was pleasantly surprised. my thoughts are going to be a little all over the place with this review so I’m sorry about that.

This book is about a girl named Dorothea and she is the princess of emeralds. So Dorothea is essentially the great great great great great granddaughter of Dorothy I want to say from The Wizard of Oz. So this book is a kind of Wizard of Oz retelling. It takes bits and pieces of the original Wizard of Oz but the author really turns the bits and pieces into its own world. I really like this about the book because it takes the story that we know in love but brings a brand new refreshing twist to it. Meaning you don’t know everything that’s going to happen in this book. Not only is this a Wizard of Oz retelling but there are a lot of different elements from all the classic fairy tales that we know and love.

When I first started reading this book it gave me Ever After High vibes.

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If you guys don’t know what Ever After High is it is a TV show on Netflix. It’s about the children of classic fairy tale characters. Now the reason I’m bringing up Ever After High is because our main character Dorothea reminds me a lot of the character Apple White from Ever After High.

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Dorothea is a self-obsessed princess. She loves her designer clothes. What sets off the chain of events is she wishes at this star. since she was just this start all this chaos ensues and she believes it’s not her fault. A lot of her inner dialogue is me me me . Applewhite a lot of the time in Ever After High she’s always worried about her own happy on the day. what’s awesome about this book is we see Dorothea’s change ever-so-slightly. She doesn’t go through this big dramatic change. I believe the best person who said it her name is Amanda. I watched her review of this book and I am going to leave a link to her video. It is perfect.

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Now we’ve got Roxi who is the daughter of Robin Hood. She is such a funny and sarcastic character. one of the really cool things that I like about her she’s kind of a kleptomaniac. She has to swipe everything. Now I don’t exactly know what character she would fall under in Ever After High. Then we have our prints, Kato. I absolutely love him he’s super funny. He is kind of this mix of mysterious and kind of obvious at the same time. Or at least that’s what I got from him.

One thing I’ve noticed is that when authors tend to make up swear words or any kind of lingo in a TV show or a box it’s either hit or miss. I actually really love the fact that there are made up swear words in this. Again this fits the theme of Ever After High. A lot of there language at the teenagers use to have to do with fairy tales. the fact that Dorothea says pixing a lot makes me so happy because I’ve now started to use swear word in my everyday language. And my favorite word is the f-word if I’m being honest. So it’s kind of funny switching it out. So now I say I am so pixing mad.

But in all seriousness, you guys want a fun, light-hearted, and fast read I would definitely check this book out as well as the other books in the series.

Thank you all for joining me here and our little part of Wonderland. Don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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20 thoughts on “Book Review – Spelled

  1. Oh my goodness, your dye story. Too funny! Only funny since your eyes are ok 🙂 🙂 Lesson learned for sure and I’ll be sure to never do that! lol

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  2. I’ve been waiting for you to talk about this book. The book cover is unforgettable- Those shoes! Not really a fan of Ever After High though. What do you think the age appropriateness is for this book?

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    1. Yeah I have been trying to make time for it. I love the covers to all of the books. I think a good age to read it like middle school or fifth grade. I would go as low as fourth grade. There is not swearing or any real violence.

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  3. Great review, I also like both covers. I have been debating too read this book because I haven’t really heard anything about it. But now I am intrigued by your review that I am so going to add this book to my tbr list. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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