Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Grimm Diaries Prequels by Cameron Jace Spotlight and Review

What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?

Warning: these Grimm Prequels are like snap shots of a magical land you're about to visit soon. I like to think of them as poisoned apples. Once you taste them, you will never see fairy tales in the same light again.
This Grimm Diaries Prequels are a number of short books in the form of epistolary diary entries. The diaries are more of teasers for the upcoming series: The Grimm Diaries, allowing you to get a glimpse of what to expect of the series. The 6 diaries are told by The Evil Queen, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, the Devil, Prince Charming, and Alice Grimm 
The first book in the Series will be out soon, called SNOW WHITE SORROW.

Series Description:
The Grimm Diaries are pages written in a Book of Sand, where each fairy tale character confessed the true stories once altered by the Brothers Grimm two centuries ago. To keep the truth about fairy tales hidden, the Brothers Grimm buried the characters in their dreams to never wake up again. But the curse is broken now, and the characters are allowed to wake up every one hundred years. They intend to tell the truth about really happened, and about an untold cosmic conflict between fairy tale characters.

The Grimm Diaries Prequels is an introduction to the Grimm Diaries series. I understand that this is only a preview of what us to come, I mean that is what a prequel is.

That being said, I had a difficult time getting into each story. Each novella is told by a new character. I think the quick switching between the characters and stories is what made it difficult for me. However, I am intrigued by the spin the author has on a lot of these well known fairy tales. It is definitely creative. 

Just because I didn't fully enjoy this set of prequels and give it a higher rating doesn't mean I won't be reading the full length novels. I will. I know that once I do read the novels, these novellas will make more sense and I will be glad for them.

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