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Charmed

(Fairy Tale Reform School #2)

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Charmed is the exciting sequel to the wildly popular Flunked -- second in the brand new Fairy Tale Reform School series where the teachers are (former) villains. "Charming fairy-tale fun." -Sarah Mlynowski, author of the New York Times bestselling Whatever After series.

It takes a (mostly) reformed thief to catch a spy. Which is why Gilly Cobbler, Enchantasia’s most notorio
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 2016 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
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LJS As far as I know, so far I believe that there are 4. Flunked, Charmed, Tricked, and Switched.

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Irena
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Just when you think that there’s no way a cover could ever be prettier then the one for Flunked, Charmed comes out and it blows your mind with it’s gorgeousness.
Just look how pretty it is!
Soooo pretty….

In this, second installment of Fairy Tale Reform School series, we are back in Enchantasia, the land of all the fairytale cratures.
Our main character, Gilly, is still in Fairy Tale Reform School.
The old cast of students and professors is still almost the same and they are still awesome crew to rea
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T.J. Burns
Yet another exciting adventure for Gillian Cobbler and her fairy tale friends! Gilly finds that living up to a hero's reputation is not as easy as it might seem. She has trouble balancing fame and admiration with the precarious and dangerous position she has put herself and her family into. She quickly learns, however, that she can not go it alone if she expects to battle the most evil villains the fairy tale world has ever seen. But who should she trust? And who might betray her?

My nine-year-o
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Kayla Eklund
*NOTE: This a review of the entire series.*

Even though I'm 27, every now and then I like to read a middle-grade novel. There's something magical about a good middle-grade book. I love getting swept up in a story of good versus evil, where the good guy always wins in the end. It just leaves you with a warm and cozy feeling. I was looking through the books on my Kindle and saw that I owned all of the Fairy Tale Reform School series, and decided to binge read it. I loved it. I flew through the enti
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Faith M:)
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this sequel!!! A quick read but the storyline was great- and Gilly is still hilarious as ever😂😂😂

Can’t wait to read Tricked!!!

PS When are Jax and Gilly gonna get together??? 😂😂😂
Amanda Kratz
May 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Still a really cute book! (Middle Grade). I just felt the plot was a bit more predictable in this one versus the last.

So similar to he first book we are still following Gilly (The cobbler’s daughter) while she attends fairy tale reform school. She teams up with fairies, witches, ogres and pirates to help stop the school from being taken over from bad guys.

I really wish there was a tad bit of romance in these books. I know the characters are 12/13 but can Jax and Gilly kiss already? Sigh.

I thoug
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
In the second story in the Fairy Tale Reform School series, we are back in Enchantasia, the land of all the fairytale characters. Even though Gilly and her friends saved the day in Flunked, they are still students at FTRS. The students are pretty much the same, but with Harlowe (The Evil Queen) in the dungeon, Blackbeard the Pirate has been added to the staff. Unfortuntely, Harlowe escapes with the help of Alva, the wicked fairy and they begin recruiting to take over Enchantasia.

Gilly's characte
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Donna
I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway (thanks btw!) in exchange for an honest review. And here it is:

Very cute and creative! The secret-spy villain was pretty predictable and turned from fairly menacing to kind of pathetic toward the end, but aside from that I really enjoyed this book! The world-building was fun, I loved all the main characters (except maybe the main protagonist, but at least I sympathized with her and she wasn't truly annoying--just in need of a good scolding (view
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Stephanie (Reading is Better With Cupcakes)
It was so wonderful returning to Fairy Tale Reform School! If you haven't read it yet, you really should check out the first book in the series Flunked. You can find my review for it on my blog - Reading is Better With Cupcakes.

That being said, since this is the second book in the series, there may be some minor spoilers for the first book within. So read on at your own risk.

Charmed takes off pretty much where Flunked ended. We are still at the Fairy Tale Reform School and we still have most of
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Sheila Beaumont
The second book in Jen Calonita's hilarious and delightful Fairy Tale Reform School series, Charmed is just as much fun as its predecessor, Flunked. In this one, mostly reformed thief Gilly Cobbler and her friends must identify and catch a mole at the school who is helping Alva, the evil fairy who cursed Sleeping Beauty, take over the kingdom of Enchantasia.

Gilly does turn a bit unlikable at times in this installment. She becomes quite egotistical over her popularity after her recent heroism and
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Edilyn
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book really impress me because it talks about magical things. It's also about Gilly who volunteered to go Fairy Tale Reform School. Each of the students including Gilly had their own magic wound, but it has a limit. Gilly is popular in their school for saving the school because Alva the evil princess tries to ruin their school. So Gilly and her friends plan to stop Alva from taking other students. I really like this book like so much because I like how they included princesses and I like p ...more
Emma
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
SOOO good!!! Just as good as the first. 😍😍😍❤❤ ...more
Malissa
Nov 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
If your middle grade reader(s) are looking for a dull, unfunny, eye-rolling read....DO NOT LOOK HERE!

Charmed brings us back into the fold of the FTRS (Fairy Tale Reform School) not long after Flunked (book 1) ends with Alva being placed under lock and key in the dungeons of FTRC. As with Flunked, Charmed starts of with a scroll from the 'Happily Ever After Scrolls', one of my favorite parts of this series, giving us a quick look back to what happened in the first book.

Alva has bee captured, Gi
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Sharon Tyler
Apr 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Charmed is the second book in the Fairy Tail Reform School series by Jen Calonita. I highly recommend reading the first book, Flunked, before reading this one (mainly because it was a fun read). While getting the full picture always makes for a better read, I think new readers could catch up to speed if they want to, but I do not suggest it.

It takes a (mostly) reformed thief to catch a spy. Gilly Cobbler, Enchantasia's most notorious pickpocket, and her friends may have defeated the Evil Queen
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Emma
Mar 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I lapped up the first in the series, like it was the only water in a huge desert. This book didn't quite live up to it's glory, don't get me wrong it was good and I enjoyed it, just not quite as much as the first.

The problems I had with this were: Gilly had gone from a great fun character to a whiny character that was extremely full of herself. She was mean to people who were meant to be her friends and nice to pe
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Kathy
Charmed by Jen Calonita

Charmed is the 2nd book in the series of Fairy Tale Reform School. Gilly Cobbler was hailed as a hero in the first series after she had capture Alva the evil spellcaster. Now Alva has escaped and has taken her sister Halow to gain an army to rule over Enchantria. Gilly and her friends set to find out who the mole is for Alva. Just seems each time they are ahead of the game they fall two steps behind. Gilly is very surprised to find out who the mole is and wishing that she
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Ellen
Nov 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
An editor at Sourcebooks Jabberwocky asked me to read and review this second installment in the Fairy Tale Reform School series. My students enjoyed the first book, Flunked, so I was glad to take Netgalley's ARC copy and give it a go. I was not disappointed. Charmed retains all the fun of the original and brings us back into the world of villains trying to make good in the world. Gilly has stayed on at FTRS and has let her notariety go to her head a bit. We are shocked to see her join the Royal ...more
Angel
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
At first, I didn't know that this was the 2nd book because I didn't read the 1st book yet. There's this girl named Gilly and she goes to a Fairytale Reform School, her teachers are villains so that means that the students are also bad. Gilly steals from people, that's why her parents sent her there. Alva, who cursed sleeping beauty, wanted the students from Fairytale Reform school to help her in the war she's going to have with the princesses. Gilly had to be like a spy to find out the betrayer. ...more
Ashley Brooke
Dec 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Just as enjoyable as the first book! A great series for someone looking for a light, fun read!
Jennifer
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
These books are adorable!
Ana
Dec 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was a wonderful sequel to the first book called Flunked. I can't wait to read the third Tricked!!!
Namahina Kawabata
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Natalie
Gilly and her friends are still on the lookout for how to protect the school from Alva (the wicked fairy who cursed Sleeping Beauty). Gilly has a plan to infiltrate Rose’s clique of ladies in waiting but that means leaving her friends behind. Gilly is sure she is up to the task, she’s the hero, isn’t she?

It took me several months to actually finish this book. I didn’t really have strong feelings about it either way. The cover is gorgeous and I love love love the concept and the fairy tale world
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Daphne
This book series gets even better in this sequel to "Flunked" about the Fairy Tale Reform School. This installment is full of adventure, mystery, and fairy tale references, but my favorite parts have to do with strong, genuine character development. Plus, the narrator really does the characters justice. Fun series - can't wait for the next!
Jessica Robbins
Apr 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Erin
Ugh, this book was awful. DNF at page 56. The first book was ok. But this one seems like it was put together hastily. The writing is just terrible. Not one single character has any depth and I just don't like Gilly at all. She is so completely full of herself. When she picks Jax's pocket at the beginning of the book in an attempt to thwart the school's nemesis, she says, "Yeah, I still got it." And for someone who feels uncomfortable being called a hero, she certainly isn't bothered by it enough ...more
Zoe
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio, childrens
These books are so much fun, and Calonita does them so well. Think 'Once Upon a Time' for kids, with the occasional tween moral or friendship dilemma, set in a Disney epilogue world. Delightful, with a strong female character who doesn't always do everything right the first time, but learns from her mistakes in a way that is refreshing in the sometimes shallow fantasy world.
Denae Christine
Apr 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Reader thoughts: Better than the first. Mostly, I connected with the MC better because she wasn't spending half her time angry at the royals and the authorities. However, she was spending half her time proud of what she did and thinking she can do everything on her own. This was too flat for me. Actually, several things seemed overly simplified.

I admit I was multi-tasking while listening to this, but it did seem rather basic and obvious. I knew who the bad guy was (view spoiler)
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Wendy
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Wendy by: Sequel
"Charmed" the imaginary and exciting sequel to "Flunked" begins with Alva breaking the Evil Queen Professor Harlow out of the dungeon at FTRS (Fairy Tale Reform School). There's never a dull moment as students are encouraged to join Alva's rebellion to take over Enchantasia and destroy the royal court, Headmistress Flora keeps disappearing, and a mole at the school is spilling secrets to "the Wicked One".

Gilly Copper, thief and pickpocket wants to help her friends find and overcome the villain's
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Susan
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The continuing saga of the Fairy Tale Reform School students finds them face-to-face with Alva again when they learn their suspicions about who the mole is in the school is wrong. Who would have guessed it would be one of the princesses?
Zachary Flye
Aug 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review:

Protagonist: Gillian Cobbler is back and is being heralded as a hero around Enchantasia. Although she remains at the Fairy Tale Reform School, for the most part Gilly is already reformed. She has no real desire to go back to thieving and with her father's business booming she doesn't really need to. Her character development in this book stems more from the fact that she doesn't know quite how to handle the praise she's been showered with and because of that it causes some tension with h
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I'm Jen Calonita, a MG and YA author who loves what I do because it lets me connect with all of you (and no, I wasn't intending for that to rhyme!).

I've been writing ever since I can remember, but it was fourth grade when I put my "three wishes" for a genie down on paper. They were:
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Other books in the series

Fairy Tale Reform School (6 books)
  • Flunked (Fairy Tale Reform School, #1)
  • Tricked (Fairy Tale Reform School #3)
  • Switched (Fairy Tale Reform School #4)
  • Wished (Fairy Tale Reform School #5)
  • Cursed