Saturday, May 26, 2012

Book Review: Prince Charming Must Die by Isabella Fontaine

Prince Charming Must Die

Author: Isabella Fontaine
File Size: 309 KB
Print Length: 91 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Brew City Press (April 16, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
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Note: I received a review copy of this book free from the author, Isabella Fontaine. The review posted below is based on my personal thoughts while reading the book.

Ratings: ★ ★ ★ ★

My thoughts:

I was intrigued by the title that's why I agreed to read and review this book. It was a quick read, probably spent only few hours reading this. The story is based on Grimm fairy tales mixed with some teenager lovelife drama. I thought the story line is great, loved the characters especially the talking rabbit - made the book lively and interesting. Writing is simple so definitely easy to read and understand.

Why 4-star? Since the story is based on Grimm fairy tales and of course with the title, I pretty much knew how this would end. Still, if you're looking for a quick, light and funny story, you might want to pick-up this book. 

About the book:

On the eve of her 18th birthday, high school junior Alice Goodenough feels on top of the world. Classes are almost finished. She's about to start her summer job at the local library, where she'll be surrounded by all of her favorite books. And she has a wonderful boyfriend.

Then the rabbit shows up. The giant talking rabbit. He has a message:
200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm unleashed their stories upon the world.

With the help of a magic pen and paper, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm brought all of their characters to life. The world was a more magical place ... for a time. Cinderella found her prince. Briar Rose's spell was broken. The dancing princesses spent their nights hidden away in a secret underground city. The old miller's boy found true love.

Then, slowly, the Grimms' characters began to change for the worse. They became Corrupted. Evil. They didn't belong in our world, but it was too late for the Brothers Grimm to destroy them.

Only a hero can save the day. Every generation for the past 200 years, a hero has been chosen to fight the Corrupted and rid the world of the Grimms' fairy tales. To her horror, Alice has been chosen as the next hero. As her 18th birthday nears, she begins to realize life is never going back to normal. School will never be the same.

As for her boyfriend, Edward ... well, he might be hiding a terrible secret.

This book also contains the following original Brothers Grimm fairy tales:
- Snow White
- The White Snake
- The Poor Miller's Boy and the Cat
- The Godfather


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