Happily Never After (The Grimm Chronicles)

| February 26, 2014

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Happily Never After (The Grimm Chronicles)

200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm unleashed their stories upon the world.

Literally.

Now the characters of the Grimms’ stories walk among us. With every day that passes, they grow more evil. They are the Corrupted, and only a hero can save them.

For 18-year-old Alice Goodenough, that means taking precious time off from her summer vacation. In addition to volunteering at the local library, Alice must stop the Corrupted who are now actively hunting her down. With the help of her magic pen and her trusty rabbit friend, the world has suddenly gotten a lot more complex. The Corrupted are everywhere, and only Alice can see them for what they truly are.

Meanwhile, at night, Alice’s nightmares have begun to grow more real. Terrifying man-eating rats are plaguing the city of Chicago, and it’s up to Alice to figure out a way to stop them. But before she can do that, she’ll have to face off with an even more dangerous enemy sent to kill her.

An enemy that has killed heroes before …

This book also contains the following Grimms’ fairy tales:
– The Frog-Prince
– Fundevogel
– Aschenputtel

What people are saying about The Grimm Chronicles:

“A major plus about these stories is that Alice is a smart, strong, and resilient protagonist who does not just extract herself from sticky situations through sheer brute force, but by also using her brain. I think it was a rollicking good read, which drew me in and kept my interest until the end of the book. I am looking forward to following Alice through the rest of her story in the chronicles to come.”
— La Revenant, The Book Tart

“Don’t get me wrong, it’s very intense and sometimes I was a bit scared (cough) but I just absolutely love fairytales- and it was extremely fun reading about the original Grimm ones instead of the happy ending ones we know today! Alice was a great protagonist and I found myself getting very attached to her. She was strong and independent and a serious kick-ass kind of girl!”
— Cheerful Book Reviews

“I highly recommend these lovely and inspiring stories.”
–Mallory Heart Reviews

“Looking for a good book with a strong, positive heroine? Love the Brothers Grimm and want a new take on their characters? Just want to read a good fantasy novel? Then look no further, this is the book for you.”
— Sharing Links and Wisdom

“These stories may be longer than the average fairy tales we’re used to, but they are a good mix of fun, humor, adventure and exciting coming of age.”
— Literature Young Adult Fiction

Alice is sassy, smart and strong and I loved her character. Briar is kind and comical and makes the perfect sidekick and helper for Alice. The first three volumes in this book move quickly and there’s not a lot of fluff or wasted words … I’m very excited to see the next volumes of this story and I can’t wait to see what comes next!!”
–Jenn’s Review Blog

“I really enjoyed the main character, Alice Goodenough (not a big fan of the name – reminded me of the ballet dancer Alexander Godenov).  She is strong, witty, and more than a little obsessed with clothes (but so was I at that age) …”
— Window on the World

“This has got to be one of my favorite Grimm interpretations until now! The book is amazing, and it reminded me so much of ‘Grimm’ the series, but in a great way.”
— Mademoiselle le Sphinx

“A very entertaining book!”
— Mug of Moxie

“I highly recommend this story and hope you check it out”
— Danasquare

“Recommended for those who enjoy fairy tales with a dark twist and a feisty heroine.”
— Geo Librarian

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