Hello my lovely readers. I am very excited for today’s Showcase Sunday pick. This book is a book I should own by now. The only reason I do not have it in my possession is because my local Barnes and Noble continues to say they have a copy in the store (one copy. One copy. Unbelievable.) but they cannot put their hands on it. I have asked countless times… I will probably end up buying it from Amazon which I hate to do because books stores are in fear of closing down. Anyway. The book we are talking about today is Flunked by Jen Calonita. I love anything to do with Jen Calonita *points to archives* obviously. I cannot wait to get my hands on this lovely.
Fairy-tale retellings are extremely popular in all genres from young adult author Jackson Pierce’s Farirytale Retellings series to Sarah Mlynowski’s middle grade series: Whatever After to adult and childrens’ author Gregory Maguire’s The Wicked Years trilogy. You can find a new fairy-tale retelling without taking more than two steps into your local bookstore. Still, I always get excited seeing one of my favorite authors venture into this trend and Jen Calonita’s newest series is no exception.
Aside from the gorgeous cover the plot sounds complex without loosing humor and spunk. I can imagine the laughs I will get from this book… eventually.
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 villain really change?
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Flunked was released on March 3, 2015. Go grab your copy but don’t give any spoilers! As always, happy reading and never write on public bathroom walls. They will find you.