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Publisher's Summary

A klutzy witch, a shaman's curse, a quest to save her family.
Can Kat find her magic in time? If you’re a witch living on a remote arctic island, and the entire island runs on magic, lacking magical skills is not just an inconvenience, it can be a matter of life and death – or, at least, a darn good reason to run away from home. Katrina’s spells don’t just fizzle; they backfire with spectacular results, oftentimes involving green goo. A failure as a witch, Kat decides to run away and find her dead father’s non-magical family. But before she can, she stumbles onto why her magic is out of whack: a curse from a Siberian shaman. The young witch, accompanied by her half-vampire brother, must travel to the Hall of the Mountain King and the farthest reaches of Siberia to regain her magic, dodging attacks by the shaman along the way.
©2013 Marva Dasef (P)2014 Marva Dasef
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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 06-20-14

A great start to a coming-of-age story

Would you consider the audio edition of Bad Spelling to be better than the print version?

There is a great match here. The cover picture is the protagonist, and the voice in the audio version is the same voice I heard in my head when reading the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kind of a toss-up between Kat and her brother, Rune, but I have to go with Kat. She's no super-hero, but she does what needs to be done. She's on a journey of discovery - unsure of her goal, unsure of her own abilities, not even sure of what she's trying to find, but determined to get there no matter what. Most importantly, she's not relying on anybody else to make it easy for her. Nice to see a YA adventure where the heroine isn't depending on some plot-twisting 'hot guy" to rescue her and make everything all better, and who's little brother isn't either an annoyance who needs to be repeatedly rescued or some sort of "out-of-left-field" solution to the problem. Rune loves his sister (admit it or not), he's a smart-ass and a real pain sometimes, but he's got her back. The two of them make a great team.

Have you listened to any of Lisa Baarns’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Like I said earlier, Ms. Baarns voice matches the voice I heard in my head when first I read the story. For me, that's as good as it gets.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Want to be a witch? it's gonna cost you!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Trish on 02-14-15

Fabulous and FUN first book in teen paranormal!

If you could sum up Bad Spelling in three words, what would they be?


Would you be willing to try another book from Marva Dasef? Why or why not?

I would love to read another Marva Dasef book! Bad Spellng was delightful--great combination of intriguing story, teen angst and vitality, mystery, and humorous situations.

What does Lisa Baarns bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Lisa Baarns did a great job of differentiuaiting characters. She had good voice moulation and seemed to really "be" her characters, especially Kat.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

teen witchcraft--Harry Potter-like with fantastical characters.

Any additional comments?

Great first book! I'm really looking forward to more books.

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