Sunday, June 10, 2012

Rereading The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

Snow fell hard: big, sticky flakes that got under my coat collar where the top button was missing. The weather had delayed my subway, and I was worried I would be late for class. 

I first heard about The Grimm Legacy a few years ago when it was reviewed in the New York Times Book Review. It sounded interesting, so I got a copy. The Grimm Legacy is about a girl named Elizabeth Rew who lives in New York. She gets a job at the New-York Circulating Material Repository, hoping to make friends and get some money. The repository isn't just a library however; it also lends out objects like hockey sticks and Marie Antoinette's wig. As Elizabeth discovers, it also has the Grimm Collection, a room with powerful artifacts from the Grimm's fairy tales, like seven-league boots, a table that produces feasts, and Snow White's stepmother's evil mirror. But then the objects start disappearing, and Elizabeth and her new friends, Anjali, and Marc (also Aaron), have to try and find out who stole it. The Grimm Legacy is a very easy book to read, and quick to get through. The Grimm Legacy has plenty of romance too, as well fantasy and magic. It's one of those great books that mixes contemporary fairy tales with old Grimm artifacts. The Grimm Legacy is a great book to spend an afternoon with. You will be entertained. It's not a real thought provoking book or anything but it's fun, light reading.

Read The Grimm Legacy:
  • if you like fantasy
  • if you like contemporary fairy tales
  • if you like the Brother's Grimm
  • if you like the Sister's Grimm series, Fablehaven series, and/or A Tale Dark and Grimm
  • if you are looking for a light fantasy
325 pages.
Very Good! I would recommend this book!

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