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Mis-Spelled (The Stellaluna Chronicles Book 1) by TH Leatherman – Review by Rayne East

Mis-Spelled: Book One of the Stellaluna ChroniclesMis-Spelled: Book One of the Stellaluna Chronicles by T.H. Leatherman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Humorous Quest
An enjoyable read with good characterisation and world building. The realms were interesting and there was plenty to keep me entertained. The host of magical creatures was diverse and the storyline had a good range from personal self-discovery to challenges alongside well -balanced action and humour. A great start to the series.

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Mis-Spelled (The Stellaluna Chronicles Book 1) by TH Leatherman – Review by Ayla Phipps

Mis-Spelled: Book One of the Stellaluna ChroniclesMis-Spelled: Book One of the Stellaluna Chronicles by T.H. Leatherman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first book I have read by TH Leatherman, the synopsis as original and from page one I was hooked and pulled into their world. Evan is a teenage boy from Earth, while distracting his brother Jerrod and his goons, Will and Gary, away from beating up another smaller kid he escapes into the woods. In the past Jerrod and his friends would stop and stay out of the woods but today was different. Running into the woods brought rain and fog as well as pine needles everywhere, the boys continued to chase him even after Evan hurt his ankle, he continued to run with all that he had. Coming to a six-foot-wide stream Evan jumped across it only to be surrounded by a bright light and a tingling sensation hit every nerve.
Evan was somewhere else, later learning that there is a great divide keeping Earth from Stellaluna. Currently he was in the elven country of Shara in the capital city of Lonathas. Evan learns all this information from an older human man that goes by Geezer, who has been in Lonathas since 1883. Quickly it becomes clear that if Evan wants to make it back home, he needs to do everything Geezer tells him to and to learn fast. While elves cannot lie, they can stretch the truth, and nothing is given without a price. The Elven Queen Lycia is big with years of servitude while smaller favors can be bartered for. To learn the spell to return to Earth Evan negotiates with the Queen to complete three quests. When given the first of three it becomes apparent that the Queen is trying to set Evan up to fail to get his servitude for years, but Evan is determined to give each task his all to return home to his grandma and dad. The female elf Sina that Evan meets upon his arrival in Shara makes him feel like her smile makes the sun brighter and everything inside him becomes warmer. As a human in Stellaluna Evan has some advantages, one he can lie, two he can break some of the rules and is able to learn any spell he wishes with one drawback, it will make him tired the more powerful the spell the more tired he will be after. But he is quickly learning how to barter with the elves to learn spells.
Will Evan complete his quests in one piece? How much time is passing on Earth? The author pulls you in with fantastic world building, relatable characters, and humor just when you needed it. TH Leatherman also includes references to other works including Frodo’s quest to Mordor in response to hearing his first quest by the Queen. I look forward to reading more of the authors work and I can’t wait to see what happens next in the Stellaluna Chronicles.

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Mis-Spelled (The Stellaluna Chronicles Book 1) by TH Leatherman – Review by Julie Johnson

Mis-Spelled: Book One of the Stellaluna ChroniclesMis-Spelled: Book One of the Stellaluna Chronicles by T.H. Leatherman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a super fun, sometimes hilarious, young adult featuring fantasy and loads of fun! One day, Evan is evading the bullies at school, the next he finds himself jumping over a ravine and he’s in a strange land. A land filled with fairies and goblins and the Elven Queen who might be his only chance to return home. In order to return home, he must complete three specific tasks given to him by the Queen. The tasks may sound easy but in reality, they are quite challenging! And if he fails? He owes ten years of service to the Queen. However, time in this new mysterious realm is not like the time we know. Can he complete the tasks and go home? What lessons will he learn along the way?

This is a fun book to read that is pretty entertaining. I look forward to reading more books in this series!

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Mis-Spelled (The Stellaluna Chronicles Book 1) by TH Leatherman – Review by Cindy Rushin

Mis-Spelled: Book One of the Stellaluna ChroniclesMis-Spelled: Book One of the Stellaluna Chronicles by T.H. Leatherman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a nice light hearted romp that I really enjoyed. Evan was the kind of flawed hero that I love to read about. He is not perfect yet still manages to do the right thing and come out on top. The story was full of adventure and had nice imagery. I love reading new takes on the paranormal and look forward to reading more from this author as I liked his take.

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Mis-Spelled (The Stellaluna Chronicles Book 1) by TH Leatherman – Review by Donya Pedigo

Mis-Spelled: Book One of the Stellaluna ChroniclesMis-Spelled: Book One of the Stellaluna Chronicles by T.H. Leatherman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a fun, fast Ya fantasy read that will have you yearning for more. I love how the hero, Evan, is a stand up guy that stays true to himself throughout. The characters are all really enjoyable and written in a way that you want to know more about them and their lives in this new fairyland Evan has found himself transported to. Between the world building, funny puns, and characters TH Leatherman has written the start to a great series, which I myself can’t wait to read more of.

The book starts with Evan in Texas before he gets unknowingly transported to a different realm where elves, trolls, sprites, dragons, and even ogres reside. He is taken to the Elven Queen where he is told he must complete three tasks as assigned in order to get a spell to go home or face the consequences. In this new strange realm as a human Evan can learn anyone else’s magic to help him try and pass these almost impossible tasks. What magic should he learn and who, if anyone, can he trust in this foreign realm? Follow him along on his adventures through Stellaluna as he makes friends and enemies while risking it all to get back to his home realm. Does he pass the three tasks and make it back home? You will just have to read and find out for yourself. I promise you won’t be sorry.

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Mis-Spelled (The Stellaluna Chronicles Book 1) by TH Leatherman – Review by Ashley Hasting

Mis-Spelled: Book One of the Stellaluna ChroniclesMis-Spelled: Book One of the Stellaluna Chronicles by T.H. Leatherman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Evan had to diffuse a bully situation, but it led him to end up in another world. He went from Texas to the Fae world in just a matter of seconds! He works with the elves to figure out what happened and how he can get back home. The queen offers two solutions: either complete 3 tasks that get harder after each is completed or serve under her for 10 years. Even if he fails the first, he’ll have to do the servitude. He gains friends, enemies, frenemies, and a crush as well. It’s a great read!

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Mis-Spelled (The Stellaluna Chronicles Book 1) by TH Leatherman – Review by Breanne Christian

Mis-Spelled: Book One of the Stellaluna ChroniclesMis-Spelled: Book One of the Stellaluna Chronicles by T.H. Leatherman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Evan is a teenager with more than typical teenage problems. He has a mother who does not allow him to see his father, claiming he is a bad influence on Evan, a brother who torments him, and a loving grandmother. One day, Evan makes a choice to stand up to his brother for someone in need. His brother and his goons then turn on him and start chasing him into the woods across the way from the school. Injured, Evan stumbles into a stream and ends up into a place that is straight out of a fairy tale. From there, he falls in love with an elf who is engaged to someone and tricked into performing three quests for the elf queen in exchange for her to send him back to his world. Along the way, Evan finds friends in the most unlikely places, thwarts enemies, and finds out where he belongs.
Mis-Spelled is full of loveable and relatable characters. It is a fun, fast-paced fairy tale full of twists and turns. The descriptions of the lands are beautifully written, and the reader feels like they are travelling alongside Evan.
If you are looking for a fairy tale full of mystical creatures, mysteries, and unexpected events, do not miss out on Mis-Spelled. I highly recommend it.

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Mis-Spelled: Book 1 of the Stellaluna Chronicles by T.H. Leatherman – Review by Michaela Massie

Mis-Spelled: Book One of the Stellaluna ChroniclesMis-Spelled: Book One of the Stellaluna Chronicles by T.H. Leatherman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Never treat the Fae lightly. Now stuck in another realm, Evan finds himself having to complete 3 impossible quests for the Elven Queen before he can return to his realm and his home. This book is full of fun, adventure, intrigue, and so much more! Read along to see how Evan attempts these tasks, and if he ever makes it home!

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Mis-Spelled (The Stellaluna Chronicles Book 1) by TH Leatherman – Review by Lisa Helmick

Mis-Spelled: Book One of the Stellaluna ChroniclesMis-Spelled: Book One of the Stellaluna Chronicles by T.H. Leatherman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! Utterly Delightful! This book is one of those that shocked and surprised me at how amazingly good it is! I was intrigued by the blurb but the cover did not call to me. I took a chance and am very pleased I did.

The story is very well written and reads very smoothly. It just rolled along easily because it is just that good! The humor/fun is mixed in perfectly with the storyline. The characters are measureless! The sprites, trolls and elves among others are explored well. I enjoyed learning about them and following along with Evan as he traverses the new land.

This is written for teens and I feel they would throughly enjoy the fantasy filled story. This is a first time author for me and since I loved it I will be looking for more along this line from him.

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Mis-Spelled (The Stellaluna Chronicles Book 1) by TH Leatherman – Review by Mandy Ott

Mis-Spelled: Book One of the Stellaluna ChroniclesMis-Spelled: Book One of the Stellaluna Chronicles by T.H. Leatherman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mis-Spelled is such an amazingly fun read! T. H. Leatherman is a new author for me, but I can’t wait to read more. Mis-Spelled was full of fantastic, wonderfully written characters. I found the way Leatherman humanized the fairy-tale creatures very entertaining and a great twist on things! There is such great world building that I felt like I was right there with Evan and his entourage walking through the forest, or climbing the stairs in the tree house! There are so many ups and downs in this book, but the ups far outweigh the downs! I love fantasy, and this is one of my new favorites. It being Book 1 in the Stellaluna Chronicles, I am looking forward to the continuation of this story!

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