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Publisher Comments:

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 

Jon Skrovron

Review:

"Johnson (The Gathering Dark) brings together 17 authors in a collection of reimagined fairy tales that hark back to their dark, edgy roots. In this case, it leads to a preponderance of stories with downbeat, nebulous, or twist endings. Romantic elements are prominent, as are queer characters and themes, giving rise to unexpected, even radical interpretations. Standouts include Malinda Lo's 'The Twelfth Girl,' which sees 'The Twelve Dancing Princesses' set at a boarding school; Jon Skovron's 'The Raven Princess,' which puts a charming twist on the story of a princess cursed to live as a bird; and Tessa Gratton's 'Beauty and the Beast' retelling, 'Beast/Beast,' which gives the Beast a worthy adversary. Sarah Rees Brennan's 'Beauty and the Chad' is a sardonic, tongue-in-cheek flipside to the same source material, one of the more lighthearted pieces offered. The father-daughter attempted incest running through Saundra Mitchell's 'Thinner Than Water' reminds readers that the old tales sometimes took disturbing turns, as does the cannibalism in Myra McIntire's 'Skin Trade.' Overall, the stories are interesting, memorable, and ideal for readers who don't require happily ever afters. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Caryn Wiseman, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Christine Johnson is the editor of the GRIM anthology. She lives with her family in Indianapolis, Indiana, in an old house that is disappointingly un-haunted.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780373211081
Author:
Johnson, Christine
Publisher:
Harlequin Teen
Author:
Gray, Claudia
Author:
To Be Announced
Author:
Kagawa, Julie
Author:
Johnson, Christine E.
Author:
Hocking, Amanda
Author:
Hopkins, Ellen
Author:
Hawkins, Rachel
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20140225
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
215.9 x 143.002 x 26.924 mm 544.31 gr
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 480 pages Harlequin Teen - English 9780373211081 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Johnson (The Gathering Dark) brings together 17 authors in a collection of reimagined fairy tales that hark back to their dark, edgy roots. In this case, it leads to a preponderance of stories with downbeat, nebulous, or twist endings. Romantic elements are prominent, as are queer characters and themes, giving rise to unexpected, even radical interpretations. Standouts include Malinda Lo's 'The Twelfth Girl,' which sees 'The Twelve Dancing Princesses' set at a boarding school; Jon Skovron's 'The Raven Princess,' which puts a charming twist on the story of a princess cursed to live as a bird; and Tessa Gratton's 'Beauty and the Beast' retelling, 'Beast/Beast,' which gives the Beast a worthy adversary. Sarah Rees Brennan's 'Beauty and the Chad' is a sardonic, tongue-in-cheek flipside to the same source material, one of the more lighthearted pieces offered. The father-daughter attempted incest running through Saundra Mitchell's 'Thinner Than Water' reminds readers that the old tales sometimes took disturbing turns, as does the cannibalism in Myra McIntire's 'Skin Trade.' Overall, the stories are interesting, memorable, and ideal for readers who don't require happily ever afters. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Caryn Wiseman, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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