Inspired by classic fairy tales, but with a dark and sinister twist, Grim contains short stories from some of the best voices in young adult literature today: Ellen Hopkins, Amanda Hocking, Julie Kagawa, Claudia Gray, Rachel Hawkins, Kimberly Derting, Myra McEntire, Malinda Lo, Sarah Rees-Brennan, Jackson Pearce, Christine Johnson, Jeri Smith Ready, Shaun David Hutchinson, Saundra Mitchell, Sonia Gensler, Tessa Gratton, and Jon Skrovron.
©2014 Christine Johnson (P)2014 Audible Inc.
I did like many of the retellings and original stories though. Not worth the price imo
Favs: sci-fi, fantasy, historic, mystery, suspense, classics, non-fiction, and a few westerns. I read a lot of YA (cleaner lang/less smut).
I will not be finishing this and will be exchanging it for something else. It's been classified as YA but is way too mature. The reviews do not make this clear. Because it is a collection I started several but could not finish them. I did enjoy the Raven Princess to the end. But after so many failed starts I stopped even starting them. I don't mind the dark villianous vibe, but the sexy details are a total turn off.
It was well read.
This is a fabulous collection of short stories, based on fairy tales, that have a different sparkle to them. Although marketed for the young adult genre, I thoroughly enjoyed them without even considering that they were in that genre. Short, sweet and uplifting; I would recommend to anyone.
"missing the grim"
I'm not a girly girl so I prefer the original brothers Grimm stories with are more gruesome but I like that these stories are more modern. But two of the stories are very similar to each other. And there a bit happy ending without the hardship of the originals Grimm.
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