Grim

Grim Inspired by classic fairy tales but with a dark and sinister twist Grim contains short stories from some of the best voices in young adult literature today Ellen Hopkins Amanda Hocking Julie Kagawa

  • Title: Grim
  • Author: Christine Johnson Ellen Hopkins Julie Kagawa Amanda Hocking Claudia Gray Rachel Hawkins Jeri Smith-Ready Saundra Mitchell
  • ISBN: 9780373211081
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Inspired by classic fairy tales, but with a dark and sinister twist, Grim contains short stories from some of the best voices in young adult literature today Ellen Hopkins Amanda Hocking Julie Kagawa Claudia Gray Rachel Hawkins Kimberly Derting Myra McEntire Malinda Lo Sarah Rees Brennan Jackson Pearce Christine Johnson Jeri Smith Ready Shaun David Hutchinson Saundra MitcInspired by classic fairy tales, but with a dark and sinister twist, Grim contains short stories from some of the best voices in young adult literature today Ellen Hopkins Amanda Hocking Julie Kagawa Claudia Gray Rachel Hawkins Kimberly Derting Myra McEntire Malinda Lo Sarah Rees Brennan Jackson Pearce Christine Johnson Jeri Smith Ready Shaun David Hutchinson Saundra Mitchell Sonia Gensler Tessa Gratton Jon Skrovon

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  • Christine Johnson Ellen Hopkins Julie Kagawa Amanda Hocking Claudia Gray Rachel Hawkins Jeri Smith-Ready Saundra Mitchell

    There is than one author with this nameI grew up in, moved away from, and finally came home to Indianapolis, Indiana While I was in the away part of that adventure, I was living in Chicago, Illinois, where I went to DePaul University and met my husband I majored in Political Science For the record, Political Science is a totally useless degree But it s also totally fascinating and I loved studying it I fall into that trap a lot I graduated with about nine million extra credit hours because I was forever taking classes that seemed interesting instead of classes that I needed to fill requirements.After college, I lived in Chicago for several years with my husband I had a string of jobs some I liked, some I hated, but none of them ever stuck with me as a career Writing is different For this job, I could be a workaholic Anyway, after several years in Chicago, my husband and I moved back to Indianapolis We got tired of constantly looking for street parking in Lakeview Now, I live in an old house in an old neighborhood with my husband and kids I have too many books and a weakness for anything sweet I love yoga and cooking, but I m not much of a movie person I like watching soccer, and always look forward to the first sweater worthy days in the fall But mostly, I like making things up and writing them down and having people read them So, that s what I do, and I m very, very lucky to be doing it

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  • The links to the failytales are posted with this review at Addicted2HeroinesAnthologies are hard to rate, so this 4 star rating is for the book as a whole, and not the individual stories.I had fun with this one, because I was determined to find out what fairytales all of these stories were retelling.Let me say, it wasn't all that easy. I'm not sure I'm even right with quite a few of them, but after spending hours searching the web for clues, I think I've figured most of them out. However, if you [...]


  • 3.5 averageGrim is a collection of 17 short stories based off fairy tales collected by Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm. Some of the tales are better known such as Beauty and the Beast and The Snow Queen, and some are lesser known, such as The Shroud and The Robber Bridegroom.Overall Grimm was quite a good book and served to introduce me to a range of new authors, some of whom I have become instant fans. Grimm is good as a taster of sorts, to try out authors without committing to a full-length novel. I [...]


  • This collection of short stories is narrated by Christine Johnson and I enjoyed her narration. Some stories are good and promising, some are just horrible. The Key by Rachel Hawkins- The psychic story is a good start but it was cut too short and ended vaguely. [3.5/5 stars]Figment by Jeri Smith- Ready- A sweet friendship between Eli and Fig. I really like it. [4/5 stars]The Twelfth Girl by Malinda Lo- I fell asleep on some parts. So boring. [1/5 stars]The Raven Princess by Jon Skovron- I like th [...]


  • I love short stories. There's no better way to find new authors than to pick up a well-done anthology written by multiple authors.I also love fairy tale retellings. More than I probably should. Robin McKinnley's books, the recently released and super fantastic Roses by G.R. Mannering, the short story collection Black Pearls by Louise HawesI love discovering retellings in all forms and fashions.Grim, an anthology written by some of my favorite authors, was no exception. Not only did it include so [...]


  • 2.9Buddy read with Simo and Aurora :)Reading one short story per day.April 1, day one:The key by Rachel Hawkins: 3 starsA retelling of Bluebeard, The key was a quick enjoyable short story. However, it was also extremely short, I would have liked to see more when it came to the ending. April 2, day two:Figment by Jeri Smith Ready: 4 starsI liked this short story so much, I think I'm going to check out some books by this author. Puss in boots was one of my favourite fairytales and this one was a g [...]


  • As some of you know, Julie Kagawa is one of my favorite authors (for now) so I'm reading this because of1. Retellings. Love em'.2. Julie.3. The cover. 0-0 Anyone want to teach me how to design covers like that? Edit: I rated this anthology as a whole. I really like retellings and as a whole, this book was splendid! I had some trouble figuring out a lot of the fairy tales though. >.>While some were shorter than others and better, I blame either the theme and or the length.4/5 stars.


  • 3.5 stars You can also find this review atYA Midnight ReadsGrim is an anthology written by some great YA authors. The short stories that make up it are all fairy tale retellings. I enjoyed all of them to a point, with the exception of one. Some of the stories were a little bit more enjoyable and memorable than others though. Therefore, I will give a quick review of each to showcase my feelings towards each story.The Key By Rachel Hawkins, a retell of BluebeardI wasn’t sure of what to expect wi [...]


  • ***This review has also been posted on The Social PotatoThis is definitely one interesting collection of tales and I have to say, I definitely enjoyed it on the whole. I’ve had my ups and downs while reading this, but generally, it was pleasurable reading most of these stories. Of course, there are quite a few for which I didn’t know the original tale on which the retelling was based, so I wouldn’t be able to compare and contrast the original with the retelling, but to me they were all uni [...]


  • I've repeatedly mentioned that I love fairytales and love seeing them retold. How could I resist the lure of an anthology gathering some of the hottest names in YA plus a bunch of my personal favorites? There were also a few authors I haven't read, which is an advantage of anthologies - a short and sweet introduction to a new voice.Despite the title (GRIM), not all of the stories in the collection are based on Grimm's fairytales. Some are French tales, others are Hans Christian Anderson, some ar [...]


  • Buddy read with Simo and Giovanna c; Day 1 ~> The Key by Rachel Hawkins 4 stars out of 5 It was a very pretty read and I really enjoyed it but it was very short so you don't really have a ending and I would have liked to see how it really finish but it was good too. Day 2 ~> Figment by Jeri Smith Ready 4 stars out of 5 stars This was a really really good story and I really liked it.It was a retelling of puss in boots and I don't really like the real story but this one was very good written [...]


  • 3.5 stars The big standouts for me from this collection were three authors I'd never read before but will be seeking out immediately:Sonia Gensler, Shaun Hutchinson, and Saundra Mitchell. I liked the majority of the rest, though I was indifferent to a few as well. Quick reactions to some:"The Key" by Rachel Hawkins3.5 stars--nice, if short, updated take on Bluebeard"Figment" by Jeri Smith -Ready3 stars--cute "Puss in Boots" story"The Twelfth Girl" by Malinda Lo2 stars, DNF"The Raven Princess" by [...]


  • Grim is, purportedly, an anthology of grim retellings of childhood fairytales, of course foregoing the fact for a moment that most of these stories have a grimmer, gorier, disturbing origin. However, to me, it was less grim- which has always implied, again to me, heartbroken mermaids howling eternally in the wind, a kingdom barren for centuries et cetra, et cetra, and Grim turned out to be oh-shit! screwed it up, we did! or oh man! what a creative twist on the original story. Not it lessened my [...]


  • Read This Review & More Like It At Ageless Pages ReviewsReviewing anthologies is never easy, but I love them. It’s a brief look at many different writers and how they interpret a pretty broad topic. Anyone who’s ever read my reviews probably knows, I can’t get enough of twisted fairy tales. And I can be pretty harsh, because I read a lot of them, which only makes reviewing this collection harder. While I liked several individual stories, I also felt that more were uninspired and lacked [...]


  • This was a good anthology. I liked most of the stories. Here is the full review where I rated each story individually booknerd777/2017/


  • I don't normally rate or review books I've written, but since I only wrote one story in this anthology, I feel justified. Every single story in GRIM is a treasure. Some are more literal interpretations of their fairytale counterparts, some simply embody the spirit of the fairytale they're based on, but all are unique, well written, and wonderful. This is one for reading aloud on a dark winter's night.


  • I managed to read about half of the stories, but I just can't bring myself to finish it no matter how hard I try. I find anthologies SO HARD to read.Here are the ratings for the stories I actually did read:The Key – 4.5 starsFigment – 3 starsThe Twelfth Girl – 3The Raven Princess – 2Thinner than water – 4Before the Rose Bloomed – 3Beast/Beast – 3


  • Dark, creepy, and absolutely brilliant! Grim was a fantastic read. Every story in this anthology was amazing. With retellings of classics, from Beauty and the Beast to The Three Little Pigs, this entire book was magnificent. Loved it!There are quite a few stories in this anthology, so I'm not going to go into each one individually. But, I will say that each story was dark and unique. I truly enjoyed all of them. They were quite varied-in genre, in tone, in theme-and I really liked that variation [...]


  • I wasn't always a fan of short stories or short story anthologies. Within the past year that has quickly been remedied. I loved Grim. Love, love, love, LOVED it. Not only was it a collection of some of my favorite YA authors, but they were retellings of fairy-tales - which I am all over like a crackhead on the pipe lately. Fairy-tale reimaginings are my favorite new flavor of crack. It tastes like glitter, fabulous hair and danger. And I LIKE it.There. I said it.I loved reading the retellings of [...]


  • I can't believe I finished this. It wasn't terrible , but definitely not my favourite. It was nice to read some short stories for once though.


  • Grim is an anthology of twisted retold fairy tales for the YA market. Like most anthologies, there were stories in there that completely knocked my socks off and there were some where I was like 'meh'. Overall though, this was an easy and entertaining read. My favourite was The Key by Rachel Hawkins. I had to shush my husband when I was reading that one! Definitely check out Grim.


  • The Key (Bluebeard) by Rachel Hawkins - 3/5I really liked this despite some qualms; it was clever and a nice modern twist on Bluebeard. I do wish it had been a bit longer because you don't really have a feel for the characters. (If you want a longer retelling, look at Sarah Cross's Killing Me Softly.)Figment (Puss in Boots) by Jeri Smith-Ready -3.75/5I'd never before read a Puss in Boots retelling, but this was good. Loved the fresh applications of the story and how Smith-Ready still carried the [...]


  • The Key by Rachel Hawkins - Bluebeard - 4 stars I really enjoyed this one. I didn't know which fairy tale it was retelling until after I read it, so I wasn't expecting the story to take the direction it did. I wish the ending hadn't been quite as abrupt, I would have loved just a little bit more. Figment by Jeri Smith-Ready - Puss in Boots - 3 stars This one was kind of sweet. I don't think I've ever read something in the point of view of a stuffed animal before. Other than that, it was average. [...]


  • To see the full review click on one of the following links:With GifsJust TextFairytale retellings are pretty popular right now, so it’s only natural that a anthology focusing on them would be published. Usually I’m not a huge fan of anthologies because I think immediately cash cow. But this particular collection of short stories surprised me.The Key by Rachel Hawkins:I give this one a C. While it does convey Bluebeard, this story really felt incomplete in a lot of ways. I just didn’t reall [...]


  • This took me only 10months to read well, I read at first one story a week wrote reviews for each then I kinda put it aside and never got back into it. Till one day - well today actually - I decided that this was ridiculous and I read the entire thing in one go. So why did it take me this long?!I love anthologies. I have a fondness for short stories. They like the little treat in-between, the unexpected surprise in the middle of a work day. Still I found this difficult to get through. I think par [...]


  • Never underestimate a good short story. Some of these were disturbing and fantastic. I particularly enjoyed "Figment," "The Key," "The Raven Princess," "The Twelfth Girl," "Thinner than Water," and "Beast/Beast." Who am I kidding? I enjoyed all but a couple. Seriously, these are great retellings. And I'm super creeped out them too. :D



  • Rating: 4 1/2 starsHonestly, I originally hadn't been one for anthologies. They had never struck me as interesting or worth reading because they simply didn't pique my interest. However, my friend recommended the book Rags and Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales. For the first time, I fell in love with an anthology! The stories were intriguing and unique, especially The Cold Corner by Tim Pratt. This collection of stories led me to this book, Grim. Each author wove a story based on a classic Wil [...]


  • A review of each individual story and their rating, may include spoilers.The Key by Rachel HawkinsBased on the fairytale: BluebeardAs the opening story I wasn't sure about this one until about halfway through and then I started to really enjoy it. Nice foreshadowing and unlike a lot of the stories in this collection, The Key ended at the right moment, leaving it up to the reader to decide (whether you take the original take into account or not) the protagonists fate. The updated setting of an Am [...]


  • 4 every fairy-tale can have a different retelling starsYou remember when you were growing up and you would either watch Disney fairy-tale movies, or read the books and every time a new movie or even a book came out, you would feel a certain kind of joy and remember the memories from your childhood. This anthology, brought the joy from some of my favourite fairy-tales, some even new ones that seemed interesting, and ones that are down right creepy, but everyone has different taste in reading stor [...]


  • I admit it, I picked up this book because of Sarah Rees Brennan and, as always, she did not disappoint. But there were some other really great stories in this book, as well! And some that were very mediocre, indeed. It was a very unbalanced anthology. Still worth reading, because the good short stories are really goodE KEY by Rachel Hawkins (Bluebeard) - ★★★★Lana's mother is a psychic, she does readings in their trailer. And Lana is feeling a bit ashamed of the way she and her mother liv [...]


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