Saturday, October 6, 2012
In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz
In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz features Jack and Jill, two young adventurers on a quest that may cost them their very lives. As in his previous book, A Tale Dark and Grimm, Gidwitz does not spare his young readers the darker side of fairy tales. He moves away from Grimm's tales in this book, focusing on stories from a variety of sources, but there is still plenty of violence, gore, and danger as Jack and Jill's quest takes them from the tops of the clouds to the depths of the earth.
This is a companion work to A Tale Dark and Grimm, so although the two books are similar in style, they share no major characters, and you do not have to read one in order to understand or enjoy the other. Both books feature enough action and humor to entice reluctant readers of any gender.
(Reviewed from an advance copy, courtesy of the publisher, via a giveaway by MotherReader.)