Dorthea, crowned princess of Emerald, is tired of her parents playing matchmaker. So when Dorthea finds out at the Muse Day Ball she is going to marry Prince Kato, no ifs, ands, or buts about it, it is a done deal, she, like most girls is mad and makes a wish on a star, not knowing this particular star has been cursed by a wicked witch, and of course her wish is not exactly what Dorthea really wanted to happen at all. Now Dorthea, Prince Kato, and one of Dorthea's kitchen girls, Rexi, must set out to find the spring under the rainbow in hopes that it can change things back before the Grey Witch's curse spells the end for everyone.
This book is really cool! The use of all the different fairy tales plus a few other myths and legends mixed in keeps you on your super natural toes. I also loved the pop culture fairy world mix ins, like "Hans Christian Louboutin heels", and there are many others that keep you smiling and interested. But make no mistake Dorthea gets into plenty of scraps so there is a ton of action in this book, and the group can not always use brawn to get out of their predicaments. In those cases you find yourself trying to help them think of ideas to help them out as you read, but there are a few times you might not be so sure who to root for, but follow your instincts, you won't go wrong. There are some great twists, turns, and surprises, but they all work well within the storyline, it is awesome. The characters are for the most part typical for their parts, but that also works very well within the story.
This is a book you will get wrapped up in and fast! You will not be able to put it down and will stay up really late reading because you will be so entranced. I am not so sure Betsy Schow didn't write in a read until you finish the book spell.