The Grimm Chronicles, Vol. 2 by Ken Brosky
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
If I could give this a 3.5, I probably would. This is the second installment, and it was better than the first. But I am still not impressed. If you like fantasy, this may be the book for you. If you like fairy tales, this may be the book for you. If you like reading about really weird stuff, this is definitely the book for you.
I will admit that I was not too happy about reading the second installment. I really did not care too much for the first. However, there is not as much graphic violence in this book. And I have grown to love Briar. He is my favorite character, and I think I would enjoy reading an entire series written about him. The more he is featured, the more I like him. His sense of humor is wonderfully sarcastic, and he always lightens things up while being sober-minded as well.
My complaints with the book are the gratuitous profanity (though it's not hardcore) and the story line that is truly off-the-wall. I really would like to see more familiar fairy tales featured because I almost didn't figure out the fish. I'm not sure how Captain Ahab all of a sudden showed up. But there I go again analyzing a young adult fantasy and making it what it should not be. Maybe I am just too analytical for my own good. But for the fantasy-lover, this is probably the ideal book.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated,and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
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