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Grim edited by Christine Johnson

Posted by Caitie F on February 22, 2014

Title: Grimgrim
Editor: Christine Johnson
Pub Date: Feb 25, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Rating: +++++

Summary from pub:

Inspired by classic fairy tales, but with a dark and sinister twist, Grim contains short stories from some of the best voices in young adult literature today:

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

Jon Skrovan


So this is a short story collection of new versions of fairy tales. What more do you need to know? You shouldn’t need anything else, but I will tell you some more.

It includes amazing authors like Malinda Lo, Kimberly Derting, Ellen Hopkins, and Sarah Rees-Brennan, just to name a few of them. The whole list is above and it is full of brilliant authors.

Are you still not convinced? Really? Well, let me also tell you that these are some of the most creative retellings I have ever read. There are ones that are funny. There are ones that are so romantic. There are fairy tales with twists in the relationship. And almost all of the fairy tales have a kick ass heroine or hero. They are spectacular. And if you don’t enjoy one, the next is just a few pages away. But I didn’t have that problem. I enjoyed the stories even if I didn’t know the author or even the fairy tale.

This is one of the absolute best short story collections because the authors are fantastic and fairy tales never get old, especially when they are told this well.

Picking my favorite would be so difficult, but if I had to pick, it would go to Light It Up by Kimberly Derting, with The Brothers Piggett, The Twelfth Girl, Figment, Beauty and the Chad being really close and every other story being really close after those!

This is a must-read for fans of fairy tales or any of these wonderful authors and is completely worth gushing over.

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