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[ Read ] ➪ Wanted Author Betsy Schow – Vejega.info ARC provided by Netgalley and Sourcebooks Fire who is on fire with me lately As you might remember from my What Am I Reading Books of 2016 post, Spelled by Betsy Schow made the top of the list It was quirky, outlandish, kind of insane at parts, but it was fun so much fun It was such an entertaining book, and even though I couldn t believe what I was reading at parts, I couldn t stop reading it because it was such an easy and entertaining read.What didn t change from the original story ARC provided by Netgalley and Sourcebooks Fire who is on fire with me lately As you might remember from my What Am I Reading Books of 2016 post, Spelled by Betsy Schow made the top of the list It was quirky, outlandish, kind of insane at parts, but it was fun so much fun It was such an entertaining book, and even though I couldn t believe what I was reading at parts, I couldn t stop reading it because it was such an easy and entertaining read.What didn t change from the original story was the ability to binge read it easily I sped through this book in a matter of two days, and I was still astounded by the creativity that Schow presents in this book She comes up with the quirkiest and coolest ideas, and while some of them are laugh out loud strange, it works and I love them all.But there were still a lot of issues I had with this followup, and I really didn t know what to do with it.Let s start off with the basics, though Rexi Hood is that person in the story the sidekick Yes, the dreaded sidekick that falls in the background, only meant to add in snarky comments every once in a while but meant to be Forgotten in the long run She s not meant to be the hero of this story that belongs to Dorothea, the new Storymaker of land of Story who brought the Emerald Curse on accident of course but now wields some of the most powerful magic in all of OzI mean, Story Oh, yeah, and Rexi also happens to be magically linked to her which is helpful whenever Rexi dies yeah, a total of 3 times and counting but not so happens when she starts to feel Dorothea s feelings and her memories Will Rexi manage to become the hero of this story when Camelot comes to the land of Oz orbecome the villain Okay, what I wrote up there in the summary sounds amazing I was completely and utterly sold by this premise, and I had enjoyed Rexi a lot in the first novel She was sassy, spunky, and she was 100% over all of the drama I knew she was going to make an amazing narrator, and I was so pumped to hear her story How many times does the cliche sidekick get to become the narrator of the story However, there were a few things that got lost in this amazing premise, and instead of being excited about it, I just started to get sad about the execution of this book.For the most part of the novel, I was confused When I was reading Spelled, I had no clue what was going on some of the time, but it was in the fun way if that even makes sense There would be all of this random, outlandish things going on, but it worked in a way that was entertaining For this book, I was just confused Things would jump around quickly and I totally lost the plot of the story quite a few times in the book I literally couldn t follow what was supposed to be happening, and every time I thought I found the missing plot, something new would happen and I would be confused again I can t even tell you most of the major events that tied it all together.Another issue became the connection with Dorothea In the first novel, Dorothea brought Rexi back from the dead with her emerald powers This led them to somehow become magically connected which was an interesting premise This led to some confusion and an unnecessary plot twistaka a super unnecessary love triangle It came sort of halfway through the book that all of a sudden Rexi was now in love with Dorothea s love interest, which felt super forced and weird Like, where did that come from and why did it have to happen I was also confused about most of their interactions from then out because I couldn t tell if Kato actually had feeling for her as well because it would act supremely awkward around her for some odd reason and then it was never developed Again, I was confusedwhich seems to be a major theme here It was the most unnecessary thing ever, and truthfully, Rexi hadchemistry with Mordred even when he was trying to kill her with his ax every two seconds.Those two major issues really brought down the novel for me I couldn t figure out what was going on for a majority of the read, and I was upset with the new and super unnecessary plot development The ending was also super duper confusing, and I just kind of blinked at my iPad at the end and went, Well, okay then That s that Maybe What the book heck However, there were so good parts of the novel The creativity was still amazing as ever, and I did enjoy Rexi for the most part as a narrator She was sassy, fun, and she didn t have oh poor me feeling for most of the novel The premise was also super fun, and I enjoyed the addition of Camelot Schow also has this way of writing that just feels like it s a breeze, and it s so easy to devour one of her books.Truthfully, I didn t know quite what to do with this book, and I m super sad that it didn t turn out quite how I wanted it to be It seems like they are leaving it open for a third book, and if they are going the direction that I think it is, it s going to be so much fun This book definitely didn t make me give up on the series, but it definitely made me a bit upset with it I would definitely still recommend reading Spelledbut go into Wanted prepared to not love it nearly as much.Two crowns for this read, and another ironic Princess rating it s Cinderella since shoes are so very important to both of these novels and it fit my feelings for this particular Disney Princess.Check outof my reviews here 8 1 16 It has a cover And it s so pretty In The Sequel To Spelled, Can Robin Hood S Daughter, Rexi, Stop The Wicked Witch From Finding Excalibur Fairy Tale Survival Rule No 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 WorriedRexi 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 Well This was fun But I was lost and confused a good amount of the book It had a little bit to do with the fact I could not remember squat from the first book It also had to do with the jumpyness of the book.First where here then where there and now where here but wait where over there confusing right P Another thing is this Modred, Mic, Morte, Merlin All different people And I got them all mixed up constantly Then most finally THAT ENDING Sooo gonna have to read the next Well This was fun But I was lost and confused a good amount of the book It had a little bit to do with the fact I could not remember squat from the first book It also had to do with the jumpyness of the book.First where here then where there and now where here but wait where over there confusing right P Another thing is this Modred, Mic, Morte, Merlin All different people And I got them all mixed up constantly Then most finally THAT ENDING Sooo gonna have to read the next book I really loved this sequel even if it did take just a little time to remember things from the first I really think this book was way better than the first one I really loved the characters especially Rexi she is my ideal kind of character the strong yet not so strong that she actually needs help I found Rexi to be a well written with a lot of depth that makes her to be a very relatable character I really liked how fast paced the plot moved along and how it was action packed through most of th I really loved this sequel even if it did take just a little time to remember things from the first I really think this book was way better than the first one I really loved the characters especially Rexi she is my ideal kind of character the strong yet not so strong that she actually needs help I found Rexi to be a well written with a lot of depth that makes her to be a very relatable character I really liked how fast paced the plot moved along and how it was action packed through most of the story The story continues with the trying to fix what Dorthea managed to mess up and the rest of the story is spent looking for things to help with that The plot mixes Arthurian legend into the story very well nothing seems like it is out of place So overall I really liked this book and will read the final book in the series soon Honestly I don t even really know what I just read There were so many convoluted and back and forth plot lines that by the middle of the book I didn t even really care what happened any I m disappointed because Spelled was such an amazing book and this is such a step backwards both character and story wise There s also a weird love triangle thing going on that seems so unnecessary and annoying to read that I was rolling my eyes every single time it came up If you loved Spelled like I di Honestly I don t even really know what I just read There were so many convoluted and back and forth plot lines that by the middle of the book I didn t even really care what happened any I m disappointed because Spelled was such an amazing book and this is such a step backwards both character and story wise There s also a weird love triangle thing going on that seems so unnecessary and annoying to read that I was rolling my eyes every single time it came up If you loved Spelled like I did, my advice would be to just pretend everything ended perfectly fine and well with that, even though this has a pretty cool cover I didn t think this book was as good as the first one but I still really enjoyed it This one was definitelyserious because it followed Rexi instead of Dorthea Rexi is asarcastic and morbid character than Dorthea is but I thought she was wayrelatable because she didn t constantly act like an airhead Plus she had some serious character development in this one I still loved all the snippets at the top of the chapters too They re always so funny I liked the addition of the lege I didn t think this book was as good as the first one but I still really enjoyed it This one was definitelyserious because it followed Rexi instead of Dorthea Rexi is asarcastic and morbid character than Dorthea is but I thought she was wayrelatable because she didn t constantly act like an airhead Plus she had some serious character development in this one I still loved all the snippets at the top of the chapters too They re always so funny I liked the addition of the legends in this book too It mixed things up added something different to the story I m excited to see how it all wraps up in the next book Another fairy tale fail I haven t read many spins on fairy tales recently that I actually enjoyed which is unfortunate since I love fairy tales so much.Wanted was a bit of a mess It reminded me a lot of the show Once Upon a Time which I stopped watching after a few seasons because it was also a mess There are at least four different tales brought together in this book, each with its own twist.The problem with this book was that it was simply all over the place The scenes didn t flow at all Another fairy tale fail I haven t read many spins on fairy tales recently that I actually enjoyed which is unfortunate since I love fairy tales so much.Wanted was a bit of a mess It reminded me a lot of the show Once Upon a Time which I stopped watching after a few seasons because it was also a mess There are at least four different tales brought together in this book, each with its own twist.The problem with this book was that it was simply all over the place The scenes didn t flow at all, as though they were written separately and pieced together It left meconfused than intrigued which is never a good sign.I was interested in one of the new characters, Rexi Hood, but she ended up beingof a plot device, designated to sidekick land where she got to die and come back several times over this isn t Supernatural, she s not a Winchester, we don t need this.What worked for this book is the creativity of the world Like I said, I used to watch ONCE and I was initially interested in it because it did bring all the different fairy tales into one world where they influenced and interacted with each other I saw that same idea here in Wanted but the execution left something to be desired.It wasn t a terribly bad book, exactly, but I doubt I ll be reading on in the series This wasn t as good as the first book I got really bored once the Camelot arc came in But I still had fun and will continue the series. I received a free copy of this book from the publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.DNF 40%Wanted is the second book in the Soelled series and this time follows sidekick character Rexi Hood as she tries to make her mark in the land of fairy tales and magic.I quite enjoyed Spelled, the first book in this series and though it was a bit silly and juvenile at times, I was mostly just amused and entertained However with Wanted, I kind of feel like everything that I didn t like a I received a free copy of this book from the publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.DNF 40%Wanted is the second book in the Soelled series and this time follows sidekick character Rexi Hood as she tries to make her mark in the land of fairy tales and magic.I quite enjoyed Spelled, the first book in this series and though it was a bit silly and juvenile at times, I was mostly just amused and entertained However with Wanted, I kind of feel like everything that I didn t like about Spelled was multipled tenfold in this book It just felt a bit rushed and messy and I was just so confused the way it seemed to jump all over the place all the time I would think Rexi was going to one place and had a goal and next minute she d be somewhere else It felt like a map with a start and an end but then the middle was just a bunch of squiggles.I also think a proper recap would have worked at the beginning as I did find I had forgotten a lot of the finer details from Spelled and scrambled to figure who was who and what was happening at the start

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