Courtesy of Teens Read Too,
This review is from: Out of the Wild (Hardcover)
Life is starting to get back to what Julie Marchen is used to. The Wild is safely contained and back under her bed. Most of the fairytale characters, and the humans who took their places for a time, seem to be readjusting as well as can be expected. Until everything changes.
While attempting to escape from Puss and Boots, one of the Three Blind Mice gets sucked into The Wild, and Julie and her mother expect the worst. Instead of growing larger, The Wild spits out Julie's dad!
Julie is thrilled and her mother is just plain shocked. Everything will be perfect now! Except for her dad constantly running out to rescue damsels in distress, and his inability to function under the radar in the regular world, and his refusal to trust Julie's grandmother. (So what if she used to be evil? She's not anymore!)
Apparently there's a difference between choosing to escape from The Wild and being forcibly removed from it. And it's beginning to seem like The Wild knew what it was doing. Every time Prince, the name Julie's dad chose for himself, performs a fairytale-like act (which would be just about everything he does), The Wild grows.
Now it's up to Julie and some strange, some new, mostly completely unexpected friends to save the world. Again.
I loved this book even more than the last title, INTO THE WILD! This one is non-stop from page one. I felt almost breathless reading it! And nearly as exhausted at the end as I imagine Julie was. As unreal, and hilarious, as pretty much all of the situations are, you still feel like you're right there experiencing all of it.
Happily ever after is a dangerous concept.
Reviewed by: Carrie Spellman