Grim edited by Christine Johnson is an Anthology of Re-Tellings of some of our favorite classic fairy tales!
Today’s review includes the first story, The Key by Rachel Hawkins.
“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:
Jeri Smith Ready
Shaun David Hutchinson
This short story is about a girl whose life is a little on the unordinary side. Using their trailer as the host for her mother’s psychic business, we begin to realize that there may be more to their act than what they portray.
But then they get a client trying to find answers of a missing girl who randomly disappeared a few months back. With a simple touch, the main character may be able to piece together what happened to her, but not before a surprising twist stands in front of her..
I wouldn’t say that this is a scary story, more of a lighter thriller. Since this is only a 20-page plot, we are left wondering what happens to her after realizing how the girl’s last moments played out. Overall, the story kept me interested from the beginning to the heart-pounding moment at the end.
Scare Factor: 1/5
Star Rating: 3/5
Published: 25 February 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Young Adult Fairytale / Re-Tellings
Pages: 480, pages 13-32
How I Read It: Hardcover
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