The Grimm Chronicles
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
Additional features for this special 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.
My thoughts: This was a fun read! I've always been a lover of fairy tales and I greatly enjoy reading different twists on these tales. The first three books from the Grimm Chronicles did not disappoint.
The idea that almost all of the Grimm fairy tale characters have been brought to life sounds very exciting. What I really enjoyed about this idea is that the authors give it a dose of reality. So what really happens after the happily ever after? These characters were written to explain a small story; which results of them not having a future. What happens to these characters in the real world? Well, they become corrupted of course! A hero is born who becomes responsible in destroying these characters.
What I also enjoy about these characters is the true explanations of the princesses. It really opens up one's eyes to the truth behind a princess' life. Though it is sad to read about, I do appreciate the honesty behind it.
Alex's character is another enjoyable aspect of this book. She is strong, brave, and smart. She does not let herself get fooled in by boys and she actually uses her brain to solve herself out of problems. Alex could pretty much take care of herself.
Hence, books 1 and 2 are my favorites out of the three. The first one is a shocker with Prince Charming and the second one is intense. Both of these books are filled with wonderful details that are easily pictured in one's mind. The last book is also good but it's not my favorite. A villain is introduced in that one which lets you know that this villain is the most dangerous one that Alex will have to face.
In all, I loved reading these! I cannot wait to get started on the second volume. I rate this:
Also Available Volume 2 of the Grimm Chronicles
Book 4: The Orphanage of Doom
Book 5: Blood and Thunder
Book 6: The Order of the Golden Dragon
“5 stars!” ~ Bookies Book Blog
"Highly recommended for all who love fairy tales and the YA genre." ~ My Cozie Corner
"All in all the books were excellent." ~ LilyElement
"If you love fairy tales and them being turned into modern day stories you will love these short stories." ~ Mom With a Kindle
5 stars (out of 5) ~ I Am, Indeed
“Isabella Fontaine and Ken Brosky’s incredible talent for storytelling takes the reader on an amazing action-packed ride fueled by endless creativity and limitless imagination. TGC is like a high-stakes version of Harold and the Purple Crayon meets a contemporary, above ground Alice in Wonderland. “ ~ Bookfetish
“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.” ~ Jesse Kimmel-Freeman
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.
5 Kindle ebook copies of The Grimm Chronicles Volume 1
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