Quickie Review: 3 out of 5 stars
This is the last in the bundle of Prequels that I got. It is still free on Kindle so I highly recommend you at least try them out! They definitely surprised me!
Onto the book/story…
This cover and all the covers in this series for that matter! It’s a beautiful cover once again! I need to find out who designed them! But getting onto the actual contents of the story… This wasn’t as good as the previous one, but I definitely enjoyed it nonetheless, especially the mission that took place in this tale. I am really interested in the character Marmalade, and in Jack as well! It was very Romeo and Juliet-esque in terms of the mission that occured. The ending, I think, was the weakest part but by no means did it make me want to stop reading this series!! =] I thoroughly look forward to getting my hands on the next lot of Prequels and on the actually main series of The Grimm Diaries themselves! Cameron Jace has proved to suck me into this world and has persuaded me to keep an eye on him and his other works! So big points for a self-published writer here! =]
Have you read any of these books? Have you read any Cameron Jace? Have I persuaded you to?
Quickie Review: 4 out of 5 stars
I think this is my favourite out of the 6 I’ve read!! The POV alone was brilliant and interesting and kept my interest the entire time!! I love our POV’s sassiness so much!! It definitely suits who he is perfectly. I really liked the story too and it’s development. I think it’s the darkest one so far and it was beautiful both in terms of how it developes, how it was written and also in terms of of dark but sassy/sarcastic it was! It was great being able to all these different character’s storylines from the previous Prequels begin to show connects and similarities. It definitely got me excited and wanting more!!
Have you read any of these books? Have you read any Cameron Jace? Have I persuaded you to?
It’s that time of the month AGAIN! Only 3 month wrap ups left for the year!! Now don’t panic! xD sorry, my bad there hehe
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (4/5)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (2/5)
Mary, Mary Quite Contrary (The Grimm Diaries Prequels #5) by Cameron Jace* (4/5)
Blood Apples (The Grimm Diaries Prequels #6) by Cameron Jace* (3/5)
Heroin Shikkaku Volume 3 by Kouda Momoko (3/5)
*Will review asap
My favourite for the month was obviously Ember xD but Mary, Mary was so good too!!! ^_^ A fairly decent reading month – shhhh I know 4 of the books are technically cheats due to A. lack of pages or B. full of pictures but shhh! xD
I am seriously enjoying this! I was confused at first cos I knew vaguely what it’s about but didn’t start in a way that fitted the plot I knew. But we’ve gotten onto the plot now xD This book will probably take me the entire month, maybe even November, especially when I’ll probs be reading manga in between too xD
How was your month?
I have a announcement tomorrow so it’s better to post my WU/TBR today instead of two posts tomorrow ^_^
GANTZ Chapters 191 – 285
Ladel Rat Rotten Hut by Camerca Jace (3/5)
Angelfall by Susan Ee (3/5)
Shingeki no Kyojin Chapter 70
Kuroshitsuji Chapter 106
I got 340 pages into Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and The Vampire Lestat is currently on-hold because I am not in the mood to read it.
Total Pages: 2573
Day Read in Month: 28 out of 30
Average Pages Per Day: 85
Average Pages Per Week: 643
I know what you’re thinking ‘but most of that was manga!’ yeah true they don’t technically count but… technically they do! xP
Well… I have a pile of books on my floor which I wanted to get through before I went to Japan… want to see those books? Here you go! Cos they’re this month’s TBR!
Oh dear…. don’t believe me? Here you go!
HAHA! There is NO way in hell I’m getting through ALL those books in 26 days! Whatta shame I can’t =[ so looks like my suitcase and handluggage will be having more books in than anticipated!
What did you read in June? What do you suggest I read first? Long books first? Quick books first? IS THIS DO-ABLE?! What will you read this July? Let me know in the comments below!
Quickie Review: 3 out of 5
Once again Jace manages to spin another twist on the fairytale genre (and again, one that didn’t come out of Once Upon a Time!). We follow Little Red Riding Hood this time. There was mystery about why Red couldn’t say her real name, there were mysteries about why she was so terrified of wolves (even though she hadn’t visited her grandmother yet). The characters were offbeat making it suspenseful and reminding you that something just wasn’t right. I loved the ‘language’ that was in this story, and what the mystery turned out to be was very interesting. But I felt the mystery perhaps dragged a little. While I did enjoy the mystery, it felt like the mystery wasn’t confusing enough to keep me non-agitated for the entire story. By about half way through I was like ‘come on with the reveal’. But that’s most likely personal preference or my slow reading speed >.<
Cannot believe it’s been a month since I finished a book and reviewed one! Many apologies but at least I hath another one for you all! It is the third prequel story/novella to the ‘The Grimm Diaries’ by the same author.
Quickie Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars.
I realise my star ratings are going down as I read these prequels (first one was 4 stars, second was 3 stars) but I have enjoyed every single one so far, it’s just that what I class as fairy tales, is what’s affecting my marking; at least in this one. This ‘diary’ entry is in the PoV of Peter Pan. And I have to say, I love how not so child-like Peter is! He is very much aware that he doesn’t grow up but sees both the good and bad side to not growing up – completely different to at least the Disney version of Peter Pan.
Unfortunately, because I hadn’t read one of these stories in over 3 months, I kind of forget the plot a little but luckily these prequels keep reminding the reader what all these fairy tale characters are aiming for while explaining their own goals and such. I liked the humour in this book and the interaction with Peter and the other characters. The ending I did love with the twist as to who the girl actually was! But here comes my main negative and the reason why it’s rated so low even though I enjoyed it a lot; characters who aren’t fairy tale characters are being included.
Firstly Peter Pan; okay I can let this one go because we do class him as a fairy tale character but he’s not a Grimm Brother creation. Secondly; the hunchback of Notre Dame is in here; now I know he’s a Disney character but I’m pretty sure he isn’t a Grimm character nor did I ever see him as a fairy tale character; I also feel that he didn’t really have a role. Lastly; Dracula is in here. I know right? He’s no Grimm, J.M Barrie, Disney OR Fairy Tale character but he is in! But it is explained why he’s in and it does make sense but still I feel Dracula shouldn’t be in this story; to me he seems much more real than what any fairy tale character could ever be – people were actually scared of witches hundreds of years ago so I’m sure people thought vampires were actually real too and to have such an iconic character in a fairy tale story, does not settle with me.
Minus me being conflicted with what I personally class as fairy tale characters; I very much enjoyed it and once again, the ending was awesome! I do thoroughly intend to carry on! ^_^
Have you read these? Any fairy tale books/novels you recommend? (and don’t all say Cinder! xD)
Read 2 out of the 12-ish Prequels for the Grimm Diaries.
What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?
Quickie Review: 4 out of 5 Stars.
Firstly, LOVE this cover! I wasn’t sure what to expect as I’ve never really read a fairytale re-telling and Once Upon a Time started to bore me after 2 seasons but I gave them a go and wow! I love how the author has taken such innocent tales and twisted them and mutated them! This one is Snow White’s ‘step’-mother writing a letter to Jacob Grimm and explaining how Snow White is really the danergous and evil one – and wow I loved the twist on Snow White!! Also, the story, short as it may be, was able to set up mysteries here and there throughout.
This was a quick and very enjoyable read! As I was reading it, I could totally understand – and believe – how this side of Snow White could be real! The writing I loved too; easy, modern and the descriptions and metaphors were great! The ending confused me a little but more-so made me excited and needing more!
Quickie Review: 3 out of 5 Stars.
This one I didn’t like at much but I like how this time it was set in the modern world and we met characters who weren’t fairy tale creatures. Even with the one less star, the story was still very interesting and again laid down some mysteries along the way, making me want to carry on reading! I was worried that maybe the author wouldn’t be able to do different voices, between the two stories and the entire Prequel collection, but it was easy to see the distinction between the character in the first story and the character’s personalities and voice in the second story – but only a little!
Again, quick and fun – I found Loki amusing! – and left me with questions again! Especially with the ending of the Author Notes: What would Carrie fin Stephen King’s masterpiece and Cinderella have in common in my world? – chills and excitement once again!
Have you read these? What did you think? Do they seem like something you would read?