Thursday, September 13, 2012

[REVIEW & GIVEAWAY] The Grimm Chronicles Vol. 1 by Isabella Fontaine & Ken Brosky

Welcome to my stop on the The Grimm Chronicles Vol. 1 Tour. Brought to you by Innovative Online Tours. Here you can read a synopsis of the book, plus a review of the book, and learn a little more about the authors from their bio. Don't forget to visit the other blogs on this tour for more information about this book and author. 

Authors: Isabella Fontaine 
& Ken Brosky
Publisher Brew City Press 
Kindle Edition
Published August 3rd 2012 


Summary: Goodreads

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




"The fairy tale characters, they started getting downright troublesome. And I'm not just talking about the big bad wolf, either. I'm talking about all of them. Rapunzel. Cinderella. Prince Charming. The old Miller. Bad things were happening and everyone was getting scared."
Loc 905 The Grimm Chronicles

I've always loved fairy tales for as long as I can remember and now it seems they are coming back in our movies and our television shows and are being remade and retold in different ways even in our books. Those children fairy tales are not for our children alone any more. They aren't the stuff Disney movie's are made of.

In the series of 3 short books, though 12 stories are expected,  you have an 18 year old girl named Alice that has found out in a round about way that she is the new "hero" to rid the world of the corrupted Grimm characters that have been let out by the Grimm brothers many years ago. The longer they are out in our world, the more evil they become. She is only one in a long line of heroes through the years. Alice lives in the suburbs of her town, from a good family,  living the "normal" teenage life with friends and a good looking boyfriend. She loves to read and adores books. Thus her new summer job volunteering at the local library. She is funny and I found myself laughing at her very clever ways.  No matter what the situation she finds herself  in she somehow figures a way out of it.With a trusty side kick from the fairy tales, Br'er Rabbit a funny, breeches and coat wearing, talking rabbit and a magical pen she has to forget her normal teenage life and right the wrongs from long ago.

In the first story is Prince Charming Must Die. Alice's boyfriend is hiding a terrible secret. And Alice has "take care of him".

In the second story Happily Never After we meet Cindy or Cinderella as we know her and her pack of rats that "protect" her from anyone they think will harm her. Alice has to "fix" that situation also.
In the third and final story in Vol. 1 Revenge of the Castle Cats, we find Alice during the summer before her senior year of school continuing to volunteer at the library. And we are introduced to the dwarfs. Yes I said dwarfs not all 7 of them, just 3 and they are the "Donald Trumps" in this story. Buying up properties, foreclosing on people, and developing "games" for smart phones that are sending subliminal messages to make people buy certain things and even go as far as to keep and eye on Alice our hero.

I'll stop there because you really need to read these stories. If you love fairy tales and them being turned into modern day stories you will love these short stories and the heroine, no matter your age. And remember, the brothers lived up to the Grimm in their name. :D

4 Daisy's because it was a great read and I love remakes of fairy tells. 

About the authors:
Isabella Fontaine lives a quiet life on a farm in rural Wisconsin. She enjoys reading Grimm’s Fairy Tales and writing on a typewriter, which annoys her cats. This is her first book collection.
Ken Brosky received his MFA from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He’s written a number of books and regularly publishes short stories. He also helps out at Brew City Press whenever possible. This is his first young adult collection.

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The next stops on our tour...

9/13  LilyElement Book Reviews  Review and Giveaway 

9/13  Mallory Heart Reviews   Review, and First Chapter 

9/14    Window on the World   Review and Interview   

9/14   The Bunny's Review   Interview, First Chapter, and Giveaway

**I was given this eBook from the authors for a fair and honest review. 

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eclairre said...

I would love to win. Thanks a ton!! -Claire.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Oh this sounds awesome, hope it comes to Nook soon!