Monday, October 22, 2012

In A Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz

In A Glass Grimmly (A Tale Dark & Grimm #2)
Release Date: Oct 2, 2012
Publisher: Penguin | Dutton
Genre: Fantasy | Young Adult
Pages: 312 Pages
Series: A Tale Dark & Grimm #2
Format: Hardcover
Source: From publisher
Reason: Review | Countdown to Halloween
Find the Author: Website
Buy the Book: Amazon CA | Amazon

More Grimm tales await in the harrowing, hilarious companion to a beloved new classicTake caution ahead—
Oversize plant life, eerie amphibious royalty, and fear-inducing creatures abound.

Lest you enter with dread.
Follow Jack and Jill as they enter startling new landscapes that may (or may not) be scary, bloody, terrifying, and altogether true.

Step lively, dear reader . . .
Happily ever after isn’t cutting it anymore.

In this companion novel to Adam Gidwitz’s widely acclaimed, award-winning debut, A Tale Dark & Grimm, Jack and Jill explore a new set of tales from the Brothers Grimm and others, including Jack and the Beanstalk and The Frog Prince.

I absolutely adore Fairytale re-tellings. Sometimes there is nothing better than curling up and visiting an old, favourite tale with a new spin.

This book was wonderful in so many different ways. Firstly, it was hilarious! The author's little interruptions throughout the story was a perfect touch. I couldn't help but imagine a British story teller living in a cottage, reading these stories and bringing them to life. The authors ability to make these tales come alive in such a unique and edgy way was so charming.

Secondly, the spin on old classics. I am familiar with the grimm versions and the children versions of most fairy tales. There is now a great new category; The Adam Gitwitz version. He took each story and each character and gave them a little umph. He packaged the novel with a beautiful writing style that flowed so perfectly.

I haven't read A Tale Dark and Grimm yet, but it won't be long before I do. I adored the author's presentation and twist on these classic tales.

In A Glass Grimmly is perfect for those nights when all you want to do is curl up and indulge in a book. You will get lost with these mystical creatures and characters. In a Glass Grimmly is definitely a novel you don't want to miss out on!


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