UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Book 1) by Chanda Hahn
Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated, that is until she saves her crushes life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business. Which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her it’s next fairytale victim.
To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end.
UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Book 2) is another interesting take on the Grimm legacy. It’s something that I have been interested since the premiere of NBC’s Grimm during the 2011-2012 Television Season. Before the show I was never much of a fan of the Grimm fairy tales, but that show made me a fan.
The book was introduced to me by my favorite daily email from Pixel of Ink. The moment I read that it was about the Grimm curse I knew I wanted to read it. It didn’t disappoint. Wilhelmina Grime is an interesting character just like Grace Murphy. I find her instantly compelling and riveted to the book. Just like the character Jared I want to protect her, hoping with every character she will be safe.
Toward the end of the book, I was lost in the tale. Most times I’m analyzing the story as I’m reading. This time I was along for the ride. I was never a fairy tale reader so I’m woefully ignorant to which tales she is fighting to complete. The only one that I readily knew she was facing was Red Riding Hood.
Even before I finished the book, I downloaded to my Kindle a couple of books that had the Grimm tales in them. Something I should have done long ago, but neglected too. I think with a series so new I don’t know if research the Grimm tales will help or hurt my experience with the books.
The next book in the series by Chanda Hahn is entitled Fairest (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Book 2). From the description Mina Grime looks to tackle the Snow White tale, which in recent months has gain in popularity for some reason.
I give UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Book 1) 4 out 5.