Friday, October 19, 2012

A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

This mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches. Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive as Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after. (Taken from titlewave.com, from the publisher)

Mrs. Lassley's Review
You know when you have a book that you are putting off reading. There is no real reason, but it just keeps going to the bottom of your pile. For me, A Tale Dark and Grimm was that book. And I am now kicking myself about waiting so long to read it. (Or course, this also means the sequel right now instead of waiting.) My favorite part of this book is the narrator. The back and forth of the story and the narrator just brings the story to life. Also, the way the author has twisted these stories together is so wonderful. A great read for all readers!

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