Monday, August 27, 2012

On Tour: Dewitched: the Untold Story of the Evil Queen by E.L. Sarnoff

After serving time for Snow White’s attempted murder, the Evil Queen is about to get a makeover. Just not the kind she expected. Thinking she’s being sent to a luxurious spa that will enable her to restore her beauty and recapture her title, Fairest of All, Jane Yvel instead finds herself at Faraway, a rehab center that caters to fairy-talelanders addicted to evil.

Upon confronting her love-hate relationship with her magic mirror, she is sent back to the world of happily-ever-after. Her goal: to discover the true meaning of beauty. Her assignment: to work for Marcella, a demanding Princess-In-Waiting. Jane finds herself irresistibly drawn to Marcella's dashing fiancé, Prince Gallant, and his exquisite seven-year old daughter, Calla Rose. Will the Evil Queen who had no heart end up with a heart that’s broken?

Wickedly funny, darkly shocking, and deeply moving, DEWITCHED unravels the Snow White story as we know it and will make you see the evil legend in a new light as she rewrites her life. ~~ synopsis from Amazon

My thoughts on Dewitched ~~

Oh my! What a fun book this was! I loved every minute of it. Let me just say that I loved reading all the fairy tales growing up and I still love them. And I especially love watching the movies that have made from them. Oh, and yes, I absolutely love this cover!!

This story is about Snow White's evil step-mother but it's not like any other version of the story you have read before. It is sort of the back story to the whole Snow White fairy tale. The Evil Queen is sentenced for the attempted murder of Snow White and is sent away to prison. She eventually gets out and thinks she is going to a spa for the treatment she deserves. But oh no, it's a rehab center to help her get over her addiction to evil! Hilarious!!

While there she meets lots of other fairy tale characters, ones that we have all read about and loved, dealing with their own issues. Among them are Hook, Pinocchio, the three fairy godmothers, and Winifred, Hansel and Gretel's mother. Can't say that I ever knew her name and the problems she had. Probably my favorite of the bunch was Shrink, the twin sister of Tinkerbell, who is there to help others but also has some issues of her own. And the doctor treating them all is Dr. Grimm. Isn't that great?

All throughout the story there are references to all the fairy tales I have loved from the past but with all these great back-stories and predicaments that the characters find themselves in. I found myself reading this book with a smile on my face the entire time with some laugh-out-loud moments every once in awhile. I loved all the references to all the great stories that I grew up with and I am looking forward to reading the sequel, Unhitched, when it comes out in October.

Author Bio

Ellen Levy-Sarnoff, writing under the name E. L. Sarnoff, has enjoyed a prolific career in the entertainment industry, creating, writing, and producing television series, including the original Power Rangers. She lives in Los Angeles with her Prince Charming-ish husband, twin princesses, and a bevy of pets. She’s also a not-too-evil stepmother. When she’s not writing in her PJ’s, she likes to dress up and pretend she’s Hollywood royalty.

DEWITCHED: The Untold Story of the Evil Queen is Ellen's first novel. The sequel, UNHITCHED, will be available on October 29, 2012.

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  1. I adored this book! Waiting anxiously for the sequel :)

  2. Oh wow... this sounds so cool, so unlike anything else out there at the moment. Well, unlike anything I've read before. Love the premise! Love the cover too!! :)


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