Saturday, December 31, 2016

#Review - Wanted by Betsy Schow

Title: Wanted
By: Betsy Schow
Genre: Fantasy / Fairy Tale 
Release Date: February 7th, 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Summary from Goodreads: In the sequel to Spelled, can Robin Hood's daughter, Rexi, stop the Wicked Witch from finding Excalibur?

Fairy-Tale Survival Rule No. 52:
No matter how difficult the obstacles or all-powerful the evil villain, one can rest assured that the hero of the story never dies. The sidekicks though...they should be worried.

Rexi Hood is proud to be an outlaw. After all, she's the daughter of the infamous Robin Hood. But sidekick? Accomplice? Sorry, that wasn't in her story description. Yeah, she and Princess Dorthea of Emerald have been inseparable since they teamed up to fight the wickedest witch. But if Rexi doesn't figure out how to break the curse that binds them, forget being overshadowed by the spirited princess, Rexi's going to become a Forgotten, wiped from the pages of Story and reduced to a puddle of ink.
Not happening. No way in Spell.
Rexi's plan? Steal the sword Excalibur and use its magic to write her own tale. But Gwenevere has opened a new Academy of Villains in Camelot and danger lurks behind every plot twist. And you know how it goes in Story: keep your friends close and your enemies closer...
 



Review: Whimsical and alluring. Betsy Schow has created a world full of adventure. As we follow Rexi Hood on her journey to find herself, we meet many wonderful story book characters. I loved Robin Hood, Keto, and of course Dumbo.

Now down to the nitty-gritty. I kind of got lost in the story line for the first half of the book. There were so many different scenes that I couldn't keep them straight. The second half of the book though started to focus more on the adventure and I was sucked into the book right away. I loved Rexi's character. She was snarky and smart, definitely someone to get behind. I got the feeling that she got a crappy lot in life and she was struggling to make it better, poor thing.

If you like fairy tale retellings, you will love this quirky book by Betsy Schow. I gave it 3 stars, only because I was a little lost at first, but that could have been just me.

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