Prince Charming Must Die! (Review)

Prince Charming Must Die! (Review)
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Title: Prince Charming Must Die! (The Grimm Chronicles #1)

Author: Isabella Fontaine
and Ken Brosky
Publisher:  Brew City Press
Published Date: 3rd January 2014
Rating: 3 stars
 
*Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for the review
copy*
Synopsis: Book 1 of the award-winning Young Adult
adventure!

On the eve of her 18th birthday, high school junior Alice Goodenough feels on
top of the world. Classes are almost finished. She’s about to start her summer
job at the local library, where she’ll be surrounded by all of her favorite
books. And she has a wonderful boyfriend.

Then the rabbit shows up. The giant talking rabbit. He has a message:
200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm unleashed their stories upon the world.
Literally.

With the help of a magic pen and paper, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm brought all of
their fairy tale characters to life. The world was a more magical place … for a
time. Cinderella found her prince. Briar Rose’s spell was broken. The dancing
princesses spent their nights hidden away in a secret underground city. The old
miller’s boy found true love.

Then, slowly, the Grimms’ characters began to change for the worse. They became
Corrupted. Evil. They didn’t belong in our world, but it was too late for the
Brothers Grimm to destroy them.

Only a hero can save the day. Every generation for the past 200 years, a hero
has been chosen to fight the Corrupted and rid the world of the Grimms’ fairy
tales. To her horror, Alice has been chosen as the next hero. As her 18th
birthday nears, she begins to realize life is never going back to normal.
School will never be the same.

As for her boyfriend, Edward … well, he might be hiding a terrible
secret. 

Review: This
was a short and quick read, but there are a lot of books in the series and I have
them all! Which means in future I will do a mini review of quite a few of the
books in the series. Look out for those 😉
What drew me in about this book was the fact that it was
a retelling of the Grimm stories. I always have liked those ones and seeing as
I am someone who is a great fan of retellings I knew I would love this. And I
did! In fact, I loved it from the letter from the authors where they promised
some things that they decided before they started to write the series. One of
them was there would never be a love triangle. This made me very happy to get
started on this novel.
First of all, the main character, Alice, is a fan of
books and libraries. In fact, she is even volunteer working at a library, and I
have to say that this earned the book some bonus points. Readers love reading
about other readers, in most cases. I loved Alice from the moment we met her.
Her voice is just so strong in this book and I feel like we’re her best friend
along with her as she goes through all the ups and downs this novel brings. She
was nice, supportive, but she wasn’t immediately trusting. She was cautious.
And basically, I know she is going to develop well in this series and kick some
serious butt.
A message for Alice seeing as she has a lot to do if she is going to be the hero.
There was also the fact that this was an introduction to
the series. I got that feeling quite a bit, but I didn’t mind it. We had Br’ar
the rabbit here to help Alice set up all she needed to know in order to become
the hero she needs to be in the future. There was still action enough in this
book to keep us satisfied, but I felt like after this one, that is all going to
kick it up a notch and become much more suspenseful (hopefully!) Here I felt
like we spent quite a bit of time getting the ground information we would need
later on.
This one was fun, but I couldn’t quite give it four stars
because it was missing something to give it that extra push. I am sure it will
be there in the future books. I am looking forward to reading the sequel.
Olivia’s Question: Which Grimm story is your favourite?
Olivia-Savannah x


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