Friday, February 5, 2010

Review: Grimm Legacy

Elizabeth, the new girl in school, doesn't have any friends. When her social studies teacher Mr. Mauskopf recommends her for a job at a special library, things start looking up. During the job interview, she's given a box of buttons and asked to sort them. Elizabeth doesn't know quite what to make it of, but apparently she passes with flying colors. Then she discovers that the library doesn't hold many books, but it circulates a variety of items including hot chocolate pots. At first, she's confused, but soon learns that the library circulates old items, valuable items, and some magic items. The magic items are from the Grimm Collection - as in objects from the fairy tales. However the items from the Grimm collection seems to be losing their magic. Could someone be stealing it and with all the security, could it actually be an inside job?

Cover: It's hard to see because there aren't many pictures of this yet, but the tagline reads: Borrow the Magic...if you Dare. I love it. Plus the cover is very interesting and eye catching.

Thoughts: OMG, this library sounds amazing, I'd LOVE to work in it, although I would miss all the books. I love the idea of fairy tale items being available for circulation. While the fantastical elements made the story surprising and enjoyable, the mystery behind the magic moves the story. I simply devoured this book. I dearly hope this is the start of a new series.

*Out May 13th *
Read Chapter One

Copy provided by publisher at ALA Midwinter.


ReadingFool said...

Sounds good!

Jessica said...

Oh~This sounds right up my alley. Fairy tales plus a cool library! Definitely going on my TBR list!