- Paperback: 406 pages
- Published: August 3, 2012
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1478288639
- ISBN-13: 978-1478288633
- Source: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
- Stars: 5 (I'd give it more if I could)
- Flames: 0
200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm unleashed their stories upon the world.
Now the characters of the Grimms' stories walk among us. With every day that passes, they grow more evil. They are the Corrupted, and only a hero can stop them. For 18-year-old Alice Goodenough, that means taking precious time off from her summer vacation. In addition to volunteering at the local library, Alice must stop the Corrupted who are now actively hunting her down. With the help of her magic pen and her trusty rabbit friend, the world has suddenly gotten a lot more complex.
The Corrupted are everywhere, and only Alice can see them for what they truly are.
This book contains the first 3 episodes of the critically acclaimed series, which has already been downloaded on the Kindle more than 5,000 times:
Episode 1: Prince Charming Must Die!
Episode 2: Happily Never After
Episode 3: Revenge of the Castle Cats
Additional features for the print edition:
- An introduction
- Two special "Lost Diaries"
- A behind-the-scenes interview
- A collection of original Grimms' Fairy Tales
The Grimm Chronicles is intended for Young Adults aged 13 and up. The goal is to provide Young Adult readers with a strong, charismatic young woman in the role of the hero and provide readers with a positive protagonist who uses her brain to overcome obstacles life throws in her way.
OH MY FREAKING HOLY HECK! I absolutely loved this book! No, let me rephrase that, I FREAKING LOVE THIS BOOK! Nope, that doesn't even do it justice. Vol. 1 has the first three stories from the 12 that will ultimately make up the chronicles. But since it is the volume set and not the individual stories, it also has BONUS MATERIAL! Woot! Wait, I'm getting ahead of myself.
Alice is a freaking awesome female character. I love the fact that she is a strong one. Literature today in the YA genre tends to let the girls fall by the side of the road and wait for some jerk in a Benz to come and save them. Not Alice. Or Grace for that matter. Oh, and of course there is the loveable sidekick Briar rabbit!
The stories are based on some of Grimm's tales, but the way these authors craft the plot is out of this world. I read the book in 3 nights, 3 long nights of me not wanting to close the damn thing! Then of course, I had to spend one of those nights with the light on after I was done because I was sure that if I turned it off a Corrupted would find its way into my house! Even with my huge dogs sleeping on the bed. LOL. Yes, the book got to me that much!
My only problem with it, the other 9 aren't out yet! PLEASE OH PLEASE KEN AND ISABELLA FINISH THE REST OF THE SERIES INSTANTLY!