Friday, January 24, 2014

Review: A Grimm Legacy by Janna Jennings

A Grimm Legacy by Janna Jennings was published by Patchwork Press October 29, 2013.

The general plot is 4 teenagers, Andi, Quinn, Dylan and Frederick, are ripped from their lives in the mundane world and end up in a place called Elorium where fairy tales and the people who inhabit them are all too real. It seems like each of them has a family connection to one of the fairy tales or folk tales found in Elorium. They must work together to stay alive and find their way home. "But in Elorium, happily ever after is never guaranteed."(Goodreads.com)

I liked it, but it just wasn't that good. It does have a gorgeous cover and a great premise, but it doesn't quite live up to it. I found it hard to continue to read. The things I wanted to know weren't being revealed and in truth it was more than 75% through the book before they were. The kids did have interesting adventures,  but unless you know the tales they are coming from, some of which were obvious, some less known, it's hard to appreciate all that is going on. I didn't consider editing mistakes when writing this review since this was probably an ARC. I gave this book 2 out of 5 stars.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.