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Grim author Christine JohnsEs Brennan Jackson Pearce Christine Johnson Jeri Smith Ready Shaun David Hutchinson Saundra Mitchell Sonia Gensler Tessa Gratton Jon Skrov 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 readHere are the ratings for the stories I actually did readThe Key – 45 starsFigment – 3 starsThe Twelfth Girl – 3The Raven Princess – 2Thinner than water – 4Before the Rose Bloomed – 3BeastBeast – 3

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Literature today Ellen Hopkins Amanda Hocking Julie Kagawa Claudia Gray Rachel Hawkins Kimberly Derting Myra McEntire Malinda Lo Sarah Re I love short stories There's no better way to find new authors than to pick up a well done anthology written by multiple authorsI also love fairy tale retellings More than I probably should Robin McKinnley's books the recently released and super fantastic Roses by GR 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 some awesome fairy tales including some lesser known ones it also had terrific contributors Perhaps the biggest thing I would nitpick on the collection as a whole is that it does not include any information about the original tales so I had to guess at one or two But otherwise as a single cohesive book I'd definitely give Grim four stars Even my least favorite stories other than oneI'll get to that are well written and enjoyableThat being said not all stories are created eual So I'll do a brief breakdown of the short stories The Key by Rachel Hawkins based on BluebeardI wanted this story to be a book I love Rachel Hawkins already and as I was reading I kept wishing the story was expanded and turned into a full on novel At one point I looked up and was sad when I remembered I was reading a short story collection and NOT a new Rachel Hawkins book It was a great opener to the anthology Figment by Jeri Smith Ready based on Puss in BootsThis is one I had to look up The tale sounded familiar but I couldn't place the exact original Still it was entertaining and well done As a side note paranormal romance fans should check out Smith Ready's Shade series It's a great paranormal ghost series I'm not usually a huge fan of the human sees ghost of boyfriend story but I really enjoyed the Shade world The Twelfth Girl by Malinda Lo based on the Twelve Dancing PrincessesI liked this variation of the Twelve Dancing Princesses because of the boarding school aspect but I'm not entirely certain I was a fan of it otherwise I appreciate and like how Malinda Lo's other books are often retellings that have a great LGBT theme but her inclusion of a crush on the head dancing girl seemed forced This is one story I felt would have been better as an entire novel because it could have fleshed out the relationships and characters but it didn't uite make it as a short story The Raven Princess by Jon Skovron based on The Raven no not Poe'sThis was another one I had to look up and I was a bit sad I did The story isn't much of a retelling of the original Brothers Grimm tale It's basically the same exact narrative with a minor twist about the mother at the end It wasn't bad but it wasn't great either Thinner than Water by Saundra Mitchell based on Cat SkinThis one was disturbing yet wickedly entertaining and I love the ending most of all However be warned it includes some nonconsensual incest although not very graphic so it may be a bit of a trigger for some readers I had to look up the original because I had no clue what it was based on Before the Rose Bloomed by Ellen Hopkins based on The Snow ueenThe best thing this one had going for it was that specified the original tale in the title Because I couldn't get past the first couple of lines I really have nothing much to say about this I know some people absolutely adore Ellen Hopkins but she's just not my cup o' teaI just don't believe thatbreaking up text like thisin the middle of a line justto make it a certain lengthmakes it a great poem Especiallyif when the words are strungtogether the sentences would bejust fine when written as proseIt makes it harder to read BeastBeast by Tessa Gratton based on Beauty and the BeastFor some reason I absolutely love Beauty and the Beast retellings I'm obviously not alone because it's been done often Gratton's story wasn't the worst I've read but it wasn't the best either The Brothers Piggett by Julie Kagawa based on The Three Little PigsI never know what to expect from Julie Kagawa Sometimes I love her and sometimes I really really don't The Brothers Piggett was one of the better retellings in Grim if only because it managed to deviate the most from the original tale while still remaining true to the story The twist was a bit predictable but I loved it just the same I don't want to say much because to say what I liked about it would spoil it but if you read just one book from this story I'd say read this one Untethered by Sonia Gensler based on The ShroudThis is an author I have not read before and I enjoyed the story uite a bit It was a bit odd and some people may have seen the twist sooner but either because I wasn't familiar with the original I had to look it up or because I was tired I was a bit shocked when I realized what happened This is probably the only story I felt like I had to read twice to catch the clues I missed the first time Better by Shaun David Hutchinson based on The Pied PiperI like how this one took a scifi approach to the fairy tale So many other retellings tend to use a fantasy based approach It also had a great ending Light it Up by Kimberly Derting based on Hansel and GretlThis is a realistic fiction retelling of a fairy tale Instead of a witch in a cottage made of candy it's an older man who also works as a park ranger Two teens are abandoned by their step mother Otherwise it's pretty much the same story as the original It's not bad but it's not great either Maybe I'm just disappointed because I expected better of Kimberly Derting another favorite author and because I recently read the Hansel and Gretl retelling by Leigh Bardugo which was fabulous Sharper than a Serpent's Tongue by Christine Johnson based on Diamonds and ToadsI won't rag on it because it wasn't a horrible story but this short story was probably one of the weaker ones in the anthology A Real Boy by Claudia Gray based on PinocchioAnother scifi variation Kind of meh However it does include one of my favorite themes found in ya scifi – what it means to be human See also FrozenSkinned by Robin Wasserman The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E Pearson among many others Skin Trade by Myra McEntire based on The Robber BridegroomMeh But check out her book Hourglass It's good Beauty and the Chad by Sarah Rees Brennan based on Beauty and the BeastAnother BatB retelling This one was a bitweird And very very different Definitely not my favorite but it had its amusing moments The Pink by Amanda Hocking based on The Pink also known as The CarnationI had to look this one up I actually couldn't remember any of it as I was reviewing this so I had to read it again I think that speaks to how unmemorable it was Not bad justnot great Sell Out by Jackson Pearce based on Snow White or Sleeping Beauty maybe?OK so while reading this I thought of the show Pushing Daisies than the story Snow White Instead of focusing on the maiden who needs to be revived by 'love's true kiss' this story is about a boy who can bring people back to life with a single kiss I really enjoyed this tale and it really made me wonder why I haven't read Jackson Pearce's Fairytale Retellings series This story was a great ending to the anthology and it reinforces my love of short story anthologies Because of Grim I found a new author to read OK so I knew about Pearce before but for some reason I kept putting off reading his books This collection made me move them up in the ueue Thanks to Harleuin Teen via Netgalley for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review

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Grim author Christine Johnson kindle ¿ Kindle Edition à christine johnson à [Reading] ➿ Grim Author Christine Johnson – Inspired by classic fairy tales but with a dark and sinister twist Grim contains short stories from some of the best voices in young adultInspired by classic fairy tales but with a dark and sinister twist Grim contains short stories from some of the best voices in young adult 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 355 stars Figment by Jeri Smith Ready A sweet friendship between Eli and Fig I really like it 45 stars The Twelfth Girl by Malinda Lo I fell asleep on some parts So boring 15 stars The Raven Princess by Jon Skovron I like this 35 stars Thinner than Water by Saundra Mitchell The darkness of the story shook me The king married his daughter but the author's writing style is compelling which is a win for me Out of the retellings this one stood out for me 455 stars Before the Rose Bloomed by Ellen Hopkins This Snow ueen retelling fell flat 15 stars Beast Beast by Tessa Gratton A great retelling of Beauty and the Beast 45 stars The Brothers Piggett by Julie Kagawa This is an okay story Kinda weird 25 stars Untethered by Sonia Gensler 35 stars Good writing style but not a fan of the story Better by Shaun David Hutchinson Better than I expected Wonderful story indeed 45 stars Light It Up by Kimberly Derting 2 5 stars A meh retelling of Hansel and Gretel Sharper Than a Serpent's Tongue by Christine Johnson It's okay and kinda miss 25 stars A Real Boy by Claudia Gray 35 stars I'm not familiar of this retelling but it's good Beauty and the Chad Sarah Rees Brennan Why are Beauty and the Beast retellings are good? It's so adorable 45 stars The Pink by Amanda Hocking Another retelling I'm not familiar with It's good but the ending was a bit boring 35 stars Sell Out by Jackson Pearce This can be good but the ending just 355 stars