Saturday, 2 March 2013

Review and Blog Tour Stop: The Grimm Chronicles Vol.1 by Isabella Fontaine and Ken Brosky

My Apologizes, this post was suppose to be release yesterday, but due to some blogger error and myself being out of town it didn't not automatically post like it was suppose to.
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The Grimm Chronicles Vol. 1
Series:  The Grimm Chronicles #1
Author:  Isabella Fontaine and Ken Brosky
Genre:  YA, Fantasty
Release Date:  August 3rd 2012
Pages:  386
Format: Paperback
Source: Provided by authors for review.
Rating:  

Reason chosen: 

I signed up to be apart of the blog tour!

Summary:


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.


Review:

I adore retellings of fairy tales, and I really enjoyed this new twist on the tales we were told as children before bed-time! I absolute loved Alice. I found her entertaining, independent (and the fact that she as volunteering in a library didn’t hurt her cause.
The rabbit on the other hand was a little confusing. I’ll admit its not a tale that I am familiar with, but I don’t think I should have been that confused as to his purpose.
I loved the added Grimm Brothers Tales at the back of the book it helped as a refresher, and the added lost diary was pretty cool, making it feel like Alice isn’t the only one.

Good:

Alice—Independent, determined, strong

Bad:

Briar Rabbit—I’m thinking things may change in the upcoming episodes, but as of right now…I’m not feeling him

Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):

Overall it was an interesting read. It was pretty easy to follow, but I will admit that sometimes I found my attention wondering 


Next in the Series:




Viewer Type Recommendation:

If you are a lover of fairy-tale remakes, or just a kick butt female hero than this is the book for you

If you liked this you'll probably love:

Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs, Alice inZombieland by Gena Showalter,

Read Completely:
Yes

This book was provided courtesy of the author/publisher for review; however, this is no way affected my review.



Praise

“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.



Tour Giveaway
5 Kindle ebook copies of The Grimm Chronicles Volume 1
Ends 3/15/13


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