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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | Gina Review: Bad Spelling

Gina Review: Bad Spelling

I have my 11 year old daughter Gina here today with a review of Bad Spelling* by Marva Dasef — newly released from Muse It Up Publishing.

GINA’S REVIEW: Bad Spelling by Marva Dasef

I read an Advanced Reading Copy of Bad Spelling. The story is about a young girl, Katrina, who lives in a village on an Arctic island full of witches and warlocks. Unfortunately, her spells end up failing; she is the only witch who can’t make spells work. Her father was a human, not a warlock, so she thinks this may be why she can’t use magic correctly.

After her aunt uses her witchy powers to talk to the frozen body of Katrina’s father, she finds out she has family in a nearby country who put a protective spell on her father against witches. This is preventing her magic from working. Her mother wants her to wait for spring to visit this family and try to get them to remove the spell, but Katrina and her half-vampire brother Rune sneak out even though it’s winter. They’ll just have to walk across the frozen ocean and ask them to remove the protection spell. Easy, right? Wrong. Along the journey they’ll meet killer whales, heart-stopping cold, trolls, and a very angry guy with a knife.

I’d recommend this to anyone who likes a good adventure story and fantasy books. This is a great book!

* Gina received this book from the author for review.

11 Responses to Gina Review: Bad Spelling

  1. Sarah says:

    Thanks for the review, Gina. This sounds like a clever book!

  2. Love the review, Gina. 😀

  3. Linda G. says:

    Thanks, Gina! It’s always nice to get the perspective of someone in the intended audience. 🙂

  4. Marva Dasef says:

    Thanks, Gina. You can review my books anytime.

  5. mshatch says:

    Awesome review Gina! this sounds like a great book for my niece who I think is your age. Thanks 🙂

  6. I know a couple of girls who might be getting this for Christmas 🙂

  7. Wow. I hope they do this in audiobook. I swear that’s the way I’m getting most of my reading done lately.

  8. Gina says:

    How cute! And your daughter has a great name 🙂

  9. Great review, Gina! It sounds like a great book.

  10. Wonderful review. Gina, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts on the book.

  11. OOh good one, Gina!!