Tuesday, May 12, 2015

YA Review - Fairy Tale Reform School: Flunked by Jen Calonita

Hey y’all, 

Today I’m reviewing Fairy Tale Reform School: Flunked by Jen Calonita. 

Summary from Goodreads: Would you send a villain to do a hero's job? An exciting new twisted fairy tale series from award-winning author Jen Calonita.

Full of regret, Cinderella's wicked stepmother, Flora, has founded the Fairy Tale Reform School with the mission of turning the wicked and criminally mischievous into upstanding members of Enchantasia.

Impish, sassy 12-year-old Gilly has a history of petty theft and she's not too sorry about it. When she lifts a hair clip, she gets tossed in reform school-for at least three months. But when she meets fellow students Jax and Kayla, she learns there's more to this school than its sweet mission. There's a battle brewing and she starts to wonder: can a villian really change?

More after the jump! 

Review: This book has an excellent cover and description, but everything else tends to go downhill from there. Don't get me wrong, Flunked worked well for a fairy retelling and it had some clever bits, but the plot is weak and lacks much complexity to really take it to the next level. That being said, I do believe it would work well for the 9-13 year old crowd. 

Rating: 3/5 Stars 

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