Today I am part of the Grimm Chronicles Vol. 2 tour. There is a giveaway! Be sure to check out the rest of the tour stops.
200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm changed everything.
With the help of a little magic, fairy tales were made real, manifesting all over the world. Charming princes. Gold-hunting dwarfs. Terrible step-mothers. Heroic animals.
Then, slowly, they began to change. Everyone—from Prince Charming to the old miller—grew more evil. Corrupted. A hero was chosen to stop them, hunting them down one by one and destroying them with the help of a magic pen and a special rabbit assistant.
For 200 years, the hero’s magic pen has been passed on from generation to generation. The newest hero is Alice Goodenough, an 18-year-old junior from Washington High School. While her friends spent their summer working and having fun, Alice found herself doing battle with creatures most human beings don’t even realize exist. A giant snake. A blood-sucking prince. A terrifying half-man, half-hedgehog. Dastardly dwarfs intent on mind-controlling everyone who uses a cell phone.
Now, senior year has begun. With it comes a new challenge at school, where bullies have grown bolder and classes more challenging. As if that’s not enough, Alice must face off against a collection of Corrupted who all share a terrible secret, one that might awaken a creature capable of doing untold damage. To uncover the secret, Alice will have to face off against a man-eating lizard, a bloodthirsty sea captain, and a mysterious wizard who can see into the future …
This book contains:
Episode four: The Orphanage of Doom
Episode five: Blood and Thunder
Episode six: The Order of the Golden Dragon
Grimm Chronicles Vol. 2 -- Book 4: The Orphanage of Doom -- Book 5: Blood and Thunder -- Book 6: The Order of the Golden Dragon
Ken Brosky received his MFA in fiction writing from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He also teaches English at Madison College. This is his first Young Adult series.
Isabella Fontaine owns a farm in Wisconsin and enjoys reading weird books like House of Leaves. This is her first Young Adult series.
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The second volume of the story is just as good as the first one. We see the comeback of the main characters and we get to meet new ones. Just as funny and entertaining, easy to like or hate and relate to them. We get new stories, most of them I didn't recognize and even bonus material. Again, as I said last time, even if you don't know every story written by the Grimm brothers, you get all the information needed to understand throughout the book.
Things just get more exciting and weirder, it's filled with magic and valuable principles. There are a lot of ideas in this book that come from values we should have as humans. We get to see in a magical way how they affect us in real life.
"I know it sounds selfish to think about, but I couldn't stop thinking why me?" I'm sure most of us have considered this at some point. The plot, even though it's surrounded by magic and fairy tales, is realistic in its way. The main character is only human (as far as we know) and it's not easy to fight magical beings in a world where they shouldn't exist. Dealing with common issues as high school, bullies, mean girls and popularity along the way.
How can a book have everything and not sound a little crazy? This book has very different ideas mixed together making it an interesting story. We get to meet new characters from the 1860s, based on our world so it has a little of historical fiction. I'm not a fan of historical fiction but this makes interesting. Common US history in a new, interesting way.
This story has been very entertaining, sometimes funny and I just can't wait to see how it'll all end. This is the last blog tour, Volume 2, for the Grimm Chronicles so far. I haven't heard anything about the last Volume; what new things we'll find out and how the characters deal with all of it. It was fun, there were 6 books with different stories and I think the authors have done an awesome job with this retelling of popular fairy tales mixed with crime set in our real world.
"Let me get you caught up quick. I'm the hero. I have a magic pen, blah blah blah blah." I loved this quote!
"I have no idea how Genetics works, like, at all..." (This has to do with a class she's taking) I took one class about three years ago because I've always liked Genetics and I found out this that first day too. I had to read books just to catch up with the others. It wasn't my major so it was all new to me.
"Knowledge is power." Again, the same principle in the story.
"Then I realized what I'd just done. And nearly fainted right there in my little pile of wide-lobed oak leaves." I love this new character.
"Violence corrupts the soul. Blinds the eyes. Makes a man into something less."
"Showing compassion for another human being is never a mistake, sir. It's what separates people like me from people like you, and I don't ever want to become someone like you."
"There are enough human beings harming each other in this world. And where does it get them? Nowhere. Ever."
"Hope can give us strength even when we're surrounded by dark water."
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