Monday, June 17, 2013

The Trouble with Toads by Danyelle Leafty

Once upon a time a young girl wanted revenge. But first, she wanted to be beautiful.

Twelve-year-old Bettony has read enough stories that begin with once upon a time to know what happens to the ugly stepsisters at the end, and she’s determined to escape that fate by any means necessary—even by magic.

Unfortunately, when it comes to magic, there is no place for regret, refunds, or exchanges. Even if you accidentally turn your older sister into a toad.

If Bettony wants her happily ever after to end well, she’s going to have to find a way to turn her sister back into a person before their mother finds out she’s been dabbling with magic and grounds her for life. And if she wants to do that, she’s going to need more magic.

Tracking down the family magic turns out to be surprisingly easy. Now, if only it came with instructions . . .

I received this book as a read and review. It's available on Amazon for $0.99.

I reviewed it at 4 of 5 stars
I love when an author comes up with a fairy tail and adds in a few twists and turns from classics. This book is a bit slow to begin with  but once it gets going, it's really cute. The behavior between the sisters really grabs a reader and makes then think of the relationship they have with their own siblings. This book is full of magic and life lessons that the sisters, and in essence the reader, learn as the book carries on.

B. Gillilan

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reviewed June 18th, 2013

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