Prince Charming Must Die (Episode #1)
I love fairytale retellings and this series of twelve stories about the Grimm's characters coming to life grabbed me right in the beginning. I loved Alice's character, she absolutely loves books, is into the sport of fencing, and is intelligent. She also makes realistic decisions for a teenager; I was impressed with her thought process about her friendships, alcohol and sex. When Alice learns about being a hero, she takes it slow and takes everything in. The Briar Rabbit as the hero's guide is awesome, I have a feeling that he will be a favorite character of mine in the books to come. I enjoyed that there were some lesser known fairy tales thrown in here, too; it definitely peaked my interest. Though I figured out who Prince Charming was right off the bat, this is a pretty awesome young adult fairytale retelling with a great heroine. I will definitely be working my way through the rest of the episodes.
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Happily Never After (Episode #2)
You will definitely have to read Episode #1 in order to be drawn in to this series and understand what is going on here. Happily Never After picks up shortly after Prince Charming Must Die. There is a little more action in this episode since Alice returns several characters to their rightful places, some more easily than others. She is growing and becoming more confident in her role, but she still has a ways to go. I was very pleased that there was a chapter from the Briar Rabbit's point of view, he is a wonderful character and always has something up his sleeve. The best part of this episode for me was when Alice was attempting to dispatch some shape-shifting siblings. Now, I really want to go back and read the original of that fairy tale. Another quick read in the Grimm Chronicles series, up next is Revenge of the Castle Cats.
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Revenge of the Castle Cats (Episode #3)
This was by far the most exciting episode by far. Alice, Briar and Seth go on a suspenseful espionage mission deep inside Grayle headquarters. This really showcased Alice’s intellect, strength and will. I was glad that Alice was able to find a friend to share her secret with; Seth seems like a character that will grow on me. Seth is smart and his interest in computer programming is definitely a skill Alice could use, I also see some relationship potential here, but nothing has happened yet. I loved learning about the fairytale Hans the Hedgehog-another one I had no idea about. I also though the ending was awesome, it was something different and showed a different side to the Corrupted and Alice. I can’t wait for more!
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.