Title: Prince Charming Must Die (The Grimm Chronicles Book 1)
Author: Isabella Fontaine
Publisher: Brew City Press
Format: PDF, 137 pages
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.
Prince Charming Must Die is book 1 of the Grimm Chronicles and is a young adult book. I really enjoy reading books that borrow inspiration from fairy tales and I really like it when they can do it in an original way. This book was definitely original. Alice is a strong female lead. I have been reading plenty of YA books with whiny female leads and this was a nice change. She was written with realistic emotions. I liked the sub characters and the detail with which they were told as well. Very unique characters that I will definitely remember.
The book was a little predictable but because this is the first book in a series im not going to judge it. Character introduction and a discovery of destiny can only play out so many ways.
I would recommend this book for ages 14+. There is alcohol and a party that the high school kids attend. Alice struggles with her decision to haved sex with her boyfriend, and even though there is no actual sex in the book she contemplates the decision a lot.
Overall its a good quick read with a fast pace story with action and a little suspense. I’m really looking forward to reading more of the series.
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