‘Grim’ Short Stories: Figment by Jeri Smith-Ready


Grim edited by Christine Johnson is an Anthology of Re-Tellings of some of our favorite classic fairy tales!

Today’s review includes the second story, Figment by Jeri Smith-Ready.



grimInspired 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 Skrovon



This is a short story of a Figment and it’s power to bring good luck to those who cherish it.

Following a teenage boy after hearing of his father’s passing, a mysterious object begins to speak to him. Soon, his social life is in shambles and he begins the journey to discovering who he can be.

This isn’t a creepy of spooky story. It’s more of a single spirit that drives this contemporary plot, and the ending is happier than I would have expected.

This is a story of trust, promises, and luck.

Scare Factor: 1/5

Star Rating: 3/5


Published: 25 February 2014

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Genre: Young Adult Fairytale / Re-Tellings

Pages: 480, pages 34 –

How I Read It: Hardcover

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