I found this book on my iBooks app; it was free and being a big fan of Brothers Grimm fairytales and fantasy I thought I would give it a go. Even though there was a lack of editing and possibly a few tweaks needed in the character’s development, I still got sucked in to the book for its originality.
On this first instalment of the ‘An Unfortunate Fairy Tale’ series, Hahn introduces us to the ever-so- clumsy and unpopular Mina Grime. An unfortunate incident during her High School trip – where she saves her crush from certain death – changes her status from loser to hero. However, this new found status doesn’t just bring joy, but also has awoken an old family curse. Mina is a descendant of the Brothers Grimm and she has inherited all their unfinished fairytales. To break the curse, she must re-live and finish all the fairytales thrown at her, or her fate will be the same as her failed ancestors…death.
This modern fairytale draws you in because even though you know the tales, Hahn brings them to life with a modern world twist. There are some similarities with the ‘Twilight’ series when it comes to the love triangle plus Mina resembles Bella with her clumsiness and insecurities, however there is something about Mina that makes it easier to relate too than Bella Swan.
I do believe that with a bit more time developing the characters – and with someone proof reading – this book could be a little hidden gem. The book is ideal for a light holiday reading and for everyone that loves fairytales and fantasy, plus it’s free. I can’t wait to purchase the next instalment and see what becomes of Mina Grime.
For more info on the author and her books go to: http://chandahahn.com/
To get the E-book for free just go to: Amazon or download it in your iBooks app.