Impressive. It can be difficult to write a story using works that are previously known to readers. One must make it new enough to warrant a reader to ..Show More »choose it, yet familiar enough that the reader doesn't get frustrated by inconsistencies. Morrison achieved this in Grounded. I was pleased at the twists and turns, enough so that I didn't have the story figured out in the first few chapters (which happens a lot). I was also impressed by the way the familiar was woven into the plot. Overall, I really enjoyed listening to the tale and I'm looking forward to starting the next in the series.
I have heard numerous retelling a of Cinderella and this is one of the best. There are nuances from the original story, but so many fresh ideas that ..Show More »the reader is bogged down by monotony. I enjoyed the allusions to Morrison's Rapunzel story .. Just enough to know they are part of a series, all living in the Realm of Tyme. The Kingdoms are designated by colour as are the fairies from each Kingdom. My only disappointment is that there isn't a "next" story available yet. By the ending of this story, I can guess it takes place in the Crimson Kingdom and a dark malevolence is featured. I hope it's not too long of a wait. I'm ready now.