Wanted by Betsy SchowWanted by Betsy Schow


byBetsy Schow

Paperback | February 7, 2017

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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? The Storymakers Series: ;Spelled (Book 1) ;Wanted (Book 2) Banished (Book 3)
Betsy Schow is the author of the memoir Finished Being Fat, and has been featured on The Today Show and in The Wall Street Journal. She lives in Utah, but travels the country with Color Me Rad 5k, and partners with non-profits to teach kids creative thinking and how to reach their goals. Visit her at betsyschow.com
Title:WantedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.87 inPublished:February 7, 2017Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1492635995

ISBN - 13:9781492635994


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Messy sequel Spelled could have been wrapped up in one book, but for that pesky epilogue which opens a whole can of worms in this book. Wanted starts off a little further into the timeline from Spelled, and is from Rexi’s POV – which is why in the starting I was like ‘huh, where did these characters come from?’ If I hadn’t just finished Spelled I would have been so confused. Actually, I was still confused; a lot of the book was me just walking around dazed like Alice in Wonderland, but we’ll get to that later on in this review. So, when this book starts, the squad is dealing with repercussions from Dot saving Rexi’s life at the last minute, binding her to her life, and connecting them closely in their minds. Kato transforms every time he kisses Dorthea, and they all are now outlaws (from who? there is no ‘ruler’ or ‘leader’ or a form of government to convict them!) and on the run from the Blanca who escaped and brought down Kato’s mountain abode (we get this explanation a little further into the book) but thankfully they still have Hydra – wonder head hunter right? Wrong, because she picks the wrong head, gets trapped in Gwenevere’s personality and unleashes more trouble on the plot. Now, there are a lot of things going on here, just like Spelled. Rexi is revealed to be Robin Hood’s daughter (who is a terrible father, btw), Camelot is taking centerstage (who was ruling all this time again?) and we are told that Stories and Legends are two separate territories in Libraria. My head was spinning because it is an amalgamation of so many different stories, but not in a way that was sufficiently coherent or with adequate motive to do so. Characters were just popping in and out according to plot convenience. Why did Gwen even want a Villain academy? Why did the Evil Queen even want to help Morte? Also, what did Morte even want in this world when reality would have been much easier to conquer? Also, does he only exist as an afterlife for fairytale characters? Why the sudden love triangle? This sequel was just messy, and with the same problems as the first one – not enough attention to characters themselves, which is why we get Dot suddenly jealous of Rexi, and the weird triangle thing going on. Overall, I was just glad when it was over because it was exhausting to keep track of things that didn’t make sense till the very ending. Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review from Sourcebooks Fire, via Netgalley.
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute Read I loved being inside Rexi head in this book. Can’t wait to read Banished and see how the series ends.
Date published: 2018-02-20