Grim [Audiobook] edited by Christine Johnson
English | November 26, 2014 | ASIN: B00PHEBUQM | [email protected] kbps | 13 hrs 6 mins | 360 MB
Narrator: Christine Johnson | Genre: Anthology/Fairy Tales
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 Mitchell, Sonia Gensler, Tessa Gratton, and Jon Skrovron.
JohnsonжЉЇ anthology of retold fairy tales, most based on Grimm, should be wildly popular as the 17 authors include such well-known names as Ellen Hopkins, Julie Kagawa, Amanda Hocking, and Malinda Lo. Many authors bring the tone and focus back to the original Grimm tales, and graphic gore abounds. Sometimes the violence feels gratuitous, but often itжЉЇ completely appropriate. Rachel Hawkins?opening story sets Bluebeard in a trailer park, with truly creepy foreshadowing from the heroineжЉЇ alcoholic mother. Jon SkovronжЉЇ жЏњaven Princess?has delightful contemporary touches, such as a same-sex giant couple rearing an infant, and a Shrek-like ending. Readers are bound to like some stories more than others, but the diversity of tone and treatment should please most fans of the genre. For many of the authors, the retold fairy tale is something new to their body of work. Hopefully, readers drawn by Ellen Hopkins?novels on contemporary issues will discover the appeal and relevance of жђ•ales as old as time,?such as Sarah Rees BrennanжЉЇ charming treatment of Beauty and the Beast.
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