by Rachel Hawkins and Julie Kagawa
Published: January 1st 2014 by Harlequin Teen
Venture back to a time when fairy tales were dark and terrifying in these modern-day adaptations of classic stories from two New York Times bestselling authors. In The Key by Rachel Hawkins, a girl uses her psychic abilities to look where she has been forbidden to look. And in The Brothers Piggett by Julie Kagawa, a chubby, insecure boy falls for a beautiful girl, with dangerous and devastating results.
And look for the full anthology, Grim, edited by Christine Johnson, featuring some of the hottest authors in the young adult market, out March 2014.
(Although I got to read this for free my review is still 100% honest.)
While this being only two of the stories with the main book, Grim, I'd have to say I love it. Both stories had amazing twists to them. I have always been a fan of fairy tale retellings. After finding out Grim was coming out written by some of my top authors I had to try and review something for it.
The first story is The Key. Its about a girl who lives with her mother in a trailer. Her mother is a physic working from their trailer. Lana has her own power to see glimpses of peoples thoughts. Within this story she find out something really rather dark and sinister about the guy she likes. I really liked this story I wasn't expecting the twist within it at all.
The second one is the Brothers Piggett. This is a retelling of the three little pigs expect I believe they are humans who work in their village bakery. Its a story of a tragic love that maybe was never meant to be. I thought this story was well thought out and I enjoyed it a lot. It had more of classic fairy tale vibe compared to the more modern one of The Key. I predicted the twist within this story though, but it was still a crazy read.
I thought that these two short stories were really amazing. It really did its job making me want the full book. I'm going to say that if you think your interested in Grim but are not sure, then read this to be sure that you'd enjoy the full book. I can't wait to eventually get Grim and read all of the stories.
I gave this 5 out of 5 bats.
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Coming February 25th 2014