Hi Everyone! It’s Becky. I received an ARC of Misfits by Jen Calonita at BEA last year and never got a chance to read it. I finally listened to the audiobook this week and it was a cute tween good time.
Author: Jen Calonita
Note: I listened to the audiobook.
Summary: Devin is a reluctant princess. She doesn’t want to find a prince. She doesn’t want to rule a country. She just wants to be with her animal friends. Devin’s life is turned upside down when she is recruited to Royal Academy. Now, Devin must learn the rules of being royal to protect her family’s legacy. There’s only one problem…Devin is not good at following rules.
Review: This book was just kind of cute. Devin is the kind of sassy main character that tween girls love. She stands up for herself and refuses to wait around for a prince to save her (even when dragons are attacking!). She isn’t the type of girl to swoon but instead Devin’s the girl who is going to save herself no matter what she is told which makes her really kind of nifty. Also, kind of nifty is Devin’s world which is filled with magical creatures, spells and charms. She is going to school where lessons are taught by Snow White and Sleeping Beauty and her classes require her to learn how to be fairy tale perfect but she is still able to find action and adventure. Calonita weaved the book’s fast paced plot and whimsical setting and characters to create a fantasy book reminiscent of classic tween fairy tale books like Princess Academy and Ella Enchanted that will appeal to tween readers who have outgrown Fairy Magic but aren’t quite ready for Cinder.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5