Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Grimm Diaries Prequels Volume 1-6 by Cameron Jace

Genre:  YA Fairy Tale Fantasy

Description (taken from Goodreads):
What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?

Warning: these Grimm Prequels are like snap shots of a magical land you're about to visit soon. I like to think of them as poisoned apples. Once you taste them, you will never see fairy tales in the same light again.

This Grimm Diaries Prequels are a number of short books in the form of epistolary diary entries. The diaries are more of teasers for the upcoming series: The Grimm Diaries, allowing you to get a glimpse of what to expect of the series. The 6 diaries are told by The Evil Queen, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, the Devil, Prince Charming, and Alice Grimm.

Have you ever imagined a world where ours collides with the fairy tales we've been told since we were kids?  And then add a little warped fantasy (you know, the kind I tend to read and love), and you've got a really weird story where fantasy collides with fairy tales in our world.  These six stories are just a taste of what we'll find from Cameron Jace.

We have six different stories from varying characters.  We hear the evil queen's take on her story and almost feel sorry for her.  We get a glimpse of Cinderella's world.  We see Peter Pan con Dracula into helping him all in the name of resurrecting his love.  We also get to hear from other characters.  And as much as their worlds are set in the fairy tale world, they're still in our world.  So we see some history lessons collide with nursery rhymes and tales of wonder.  It's so weird it's good.

With these prequels, we get a glimpse of this world.  We're introduced to the dream world and the immortals.  And we're left wondering what's going to happen in the actual diaries?  I'll be picking up Snow White's story soon...

Sidenote:  I wouldn't recommend these stories for younger kids.  They may be fairy tales, but they're warped with fantasy that can involve slightly darker themes.

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