Source: From Netgalley and Sourcebooks in exchange for an honest review. This in no way alters my opinion or review.
Series: Fairy Tale Reform School #4
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: March 6, 2018
Things at Fairy Tale Reform School are great. Rumpelstiltskin has been ousted, and everyone is buzzing about the fact that Beauty and Prince Sebastian (a.k.a. the Beast) have joined the teaching staff. Everyone, that is, except Gilly, who can’t seem to focus on anything but Anna. How is it that her beloved sister somehow went bad and joined up with Rump? And why doesn’t anyone seem to care? Sure, the Royal Court says they’re working on it, but they’ve got exactly nothing to show for it.
But when new kid Jack joins FTRS with tales of his own family being snatched by Rump, Gilly knows she’s in good company. Jack wants answers, just like Gilly. And if the Royal Court can’t get the job done, then maybe it’s time to break some rules...
Switched is the fourth book in the Fairy Tale Reform School series and I have been loving them. They are a middle grade series about a girl who is sent to reform school to become 'good', she uses her smarts and sometimes some dumb behavior to help save the school and her classmates. Throughout the series so far she has made lasting friendships, really began to think of the school as home, and continues to grow as a character in each book.
This book is also a continuation of the last one more so than the others have been. We left off with Rumpelstiltskin trying to take over and that is where we pick up again, a few of the circumstances have changed but Gilly is out to save the day again.
I loved the fairy tale characters brought into this one more then I have in the others - Beauty and the Beast have joined the staff at FTRS and Beauty runs the library (squeeee - so excite). It was a great addition and I really loved it. I am trying to keep this review spoiler free so I won't say too much more. If you haven't picked up the series yet and like retellings and middle grade books, I highly recommend this series!