Saturday 19 January 2013

Grimm Diaries Prequels part 1

Snow White Blood Red (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #1)Snow White Blood Red by Cameron Jace

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A nice little prequel that puts an original spin on the fairy tale of Snow White, as told by the Evil Queen to one of the Grimm brothers.

In this story the Queen of Sorrow (evil Queen) talks about Snow White growing up and we get a hint as to why the Evil Queen did what she did.

Ashes to Ashes and Cinder to Cinder  (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #2)Ashes to Ashes and Cinder to Cinder by Cameron Jace

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a short story taking place just before Cinderella's birth.
While I enjoyed the story I have to be honest and say the writing/editing needs more work. There were several grammatical errors through the story. As well as a completely random Twilight reference that really had no place being here.

Beauty Never Dies (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #3)Beauty Never Dies by Cameron Jace

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

So this one is a mash-up of several tales I didn't ever think would gel together and honestly they didn't, but kudos to Jace for trying.

This tale is told by Peter Pan, who has enlisted the Hunchback of Notre Dame to help him wake up Count Dracula, who he wants to wake up Sleeping Beauty. But before they get a chance to do that they meet the Evil Queen (the Queen of Sorrow from Snow White) who needs help deciphering clues in tracing down the Lost Seven who initially helped Snow White. The whole thing was just awkward. And then to find out who sleeping beauty really is. I mean really? Peter Pan? he calls her Darling she's mentioned in his book by another name? Like I didn't see that one coming.

The only thing really holding these little books back is the grammatical errors. I don't claim to be an expert who never gets it wrong, but this is a published book and considering how short it really is there shouldn't be this many. Also, we really don't need these random mentions of modern day goings on.. just stick to the tale at hand.

Thanks for reading.

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