I really enjoyed this book, so much so that I could hardly put it down. For this being her first book, it was done amazingly well. There were some parts in it that I believe could have done with a little more work, but it was nothing big enough to mess with the story. I found myself drawn into this world and very much look forward to reading the next one.
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First of all, I would like it known that I tend to chew on my lip when I am immersed in something enthralling. The point being, this book ended up costing me money to read it - because I needed chap stick! I won't go into details, but just know this... I had no idea how many hours had gone by while I was reading this.
I loved this book. The world H. O. Charles created was amazing, and the characters were not ones I will easily forget. I can't think of a way to explain it without pretty much quoting the entire book or giving away spoilers. Just trust me when I say, you will not be disappointed when you read it.
I will say this though, I wish I could give it 5 stars. I really like it, and I would love to read more from this series. That being said, it is in need of editing. It isn't horrible, but it has a considerable amount of typos (mostly failure to hit space bar after a period) that would take me out of the story from time to time.
I have pretty much told everyone they need to check out this book. I've even brought it up over dinner with my family and friends, because I found it that enjoyable. I haven't done that with a book in a long while. Even with that issue, I was so impressed with this book that it gets 4/5 platypires.
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I have always enjoyed the Grimm fairy tales, so I was intrigued by these stories. I saw there were a lot of mixed reviews, and so I was unsure whether or not I wanted to actually read them. It wasn't until a request went out to read and give the book an honest review that I finally decided to give into my curiosity.
They started out pretty interesting, a whole spin on the original stories showing that what everything thinks about them is wrong. That was my favorite part about them.
I wish I could have liked them more, but there were a lot of issues. There were a couple of pretty good stories, but the rest of them seemed more thrown together and harder to keep up with what was going on in them.
My favorite of them all was the one about Little Red Riding Hood. It was the one that seemed the most to actually fit as a fairy tale. The rest had too much pop culture it in, and it really took me out of the story. I mean... Dracula, named Draco, and reading Harry Potter... it just threw it all off for me.
Personally, I wouldn't recommend this story to anyone until it is fixed up - a lot. Except the Red Ridding Hood story. Seriously - it was pretty cool.