200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm unleashed their stories upon the world. Literally. 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
Episode 1: Prince Charming Must Die!
Episode 2: Happily Never After
Episode 3: Revenge of the Castle Cats
I am a huge fan of all things Grimm! I love fairy tales, love Once Upon a Time, and Grimm on television 🙂 So when I saw that I’m a Reader, Not a Writer was doing this blog tour, I gladly signed up to do a review! The Grimm Chronicles Volume One explores the Brothers Grimm stories in a unique and totally awesome way.
The first story introduces us to Alice, a kick butt heroine who happens to have the ability to sense the corrupted, fairy tale characters in our land. She has no clue that she has this ability until Br’er Rabbit comes along to enlighten her. Imagine Alice’s shock! Not only is this huge rabbit talking to her (totally a Jimmy Stewart in Harvey moment!), but he tells her it’s her job to get rid of the corrupted….with a pen. But don’t worry, it is a special pen. And, yes, you’ll have to read the book to find out why it is special 🙂
I love the characters in these stories! They are so well-thought out. The fairy tale characters are perfect and the “real life” characters seem like they could be your neighbors. The corrupted characters explored in these first three tales are Prince Charming, Cinderella, and some of the dwarves (who are now video game magnates…among other things).
Each story is unique, though they all build upon the one before it. The settings are believable, and you find yourself immersed in them. I love a book that makes you feel like you are watching it play out on a screen. This was very much like that.
I am very fortunate because I get to read the next stories too 🙂 I can’t wait to find out more about Alice’s adventures. And I want to see how the diary of a previous hero plays out. I‘m not sure what all is going on in that part of the story.
If you are a fan of the Grimm Brothers’ stories, or just love adventure, The Grimm Chronicles will keep you entertained!
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About the Authors
Ken Brosky received his MFA in fiction writing from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He also teaches English at Madison College. This is his first Young Adult series.
Isabella Fontaine owns a farm in Wisconsin and enjoys reading weird books like House of Leaves. This is her first Young Adult series.