“Prince Charming Must Die (The Grimm Chronicles #1)” by Isabella Fontaine and Ken Brosky
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Fairy Tale
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
With the help of a magic pen and paper, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm brought all of their 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.
-There are tons of these Grimm-Brothers-told-true-stories out there. I’m still intrigued by the idea of them though.
-I don’t know if this one is different but I liked it. Alice is reluctant to become a hero but she slowly starts to be okay with the idea.
-I liked that she had to ‘kill’ her boyfriend. He’s everything you could want in a boyfriend but there’s something that’s not quite right.
-I downloaded Volume 1 of the series so it has the first 3 stories of series in it. There was an introduction and the only thing I remember from it was the authors promising there isn’t a love triangle in this series. That alone was enough to keep me reading. I’m really holding them to that.
-I like that Alice’s weapon was a pen. I want a pen that will create what I draw! May need to brush up on my drawing skills though…
The bottom line? This series has pretty good potential.