Thursday, 17 April 2014

Review - Grim Anthology

Title: Grim
Authors: 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 Skrovan.
Pages: 480 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: 1st March 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

Step into a world of dark and twisted fairy tales, with stories by Julie Kagawa, Amanda Hocking and more...
In the days when fairy tales were first spun, they weren’t the sweet and cheerful stories we tell today. Back then, fairy tales were terrifying. They were a warning to the listener to stay out of the night, to keep away from the mystical and ignore the mysterious. Prepare to open a treasure box of the unusual and the macabre.

Grim features some of today’s best young adult authors, sharing their own, unique retellings of classic fairy tales from around the world. These talented writers, many of them New York Times bestsellers or award-winners, put their own spin on these magical worlds.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Harlequin Teen and NetGalley*

3/5 stars

This anthology has a good mix of stories with interesting takes on the original Grimm tales. 

My favourites were "Figment" by Jeri Smith-Ready, "Beast/Beast" by Tessa Gratton and "Untethered" by Sonia Gensler. 

There were however some stories that didn't grasp my attention but overall I liked this anthology and would recommend it to fans of YA and fairy tales.