Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Grimm Legacy

Author: Polly Shulman
Genre: Fantasy, fairy taleish
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 325
Time period: Present
My overall opinion: The concept for this book is definitely one an author could have fun with! Here’s the deal: there’s this library type of building in New York. Except they don’t just lend books – rather, you can check out almost anything. Clothes (costumes), kitchen utensils, shoes, tools…all there and available for checking out. But there are also the special collections: fairy tale items (like a mermaid’s comb, the twelve dancing princesses shoes, or Snow White’s evil step-mother’s mirror) or I think there’s a science fiction section too (it wasn’t mentioned much, but I think it’s H. G. Wells type stuff – a time machine etc). Doesn’t that make you curious? This book is about the Grimm Collection, all those fun fairy tale things. Now the thing that really makes them interesting is that they actually work. The mermaid comb makes your hair luxuriant. The mirror actually replies to you, if you talk in rhyme. See how this is a fun book? I enjoyed it a lot. The only drawback that there might be is that there is some teen romance, but not a lot, and I didn’t have a serious problem with it.

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