Sunday, June 22, 2014

Harlequin Teen's Grim

Authors in this anthology include Ellen Hopkins, Julie Kagawa, Amanda Hocking, Claudia Gray and  Rachel Hawkins,  with Christine Johnson as editor.  These YA authors take on the Grim fairy tales and use vast imagination in doing so.

I'm a huge Brothers Grim fan and loved the Grimm Fairy Tales book growing up.  I love all the new renditions of these stories, even the darker ones.  For, as someone who writes (and reads) the classic story lines do repeat (well) in countless ways.

Getting a group of talented writers together and asking them to come up with some new tales is just plain fun!

The tales aren't only based on the obvious Cinderellas of the Grim world.  Does anyone remember the 12 dancing princesses before Barbie created a Christmas line based on the story?  The Robber Bride Groom, Cat Skin and The Shroud are more obscure stories used as well.

With different authors the quality and styles of the stories vary widely.  Reading them was such fun!

And I do understand that some of these stories were originally free on Amazon.

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