The Forest Grimm

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Pub Date Sep 19 2023 | Archive Date Oct 03 2023
St. Martin's Press | Wednesday Books

Description

A spellbinding romantasy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Purdie, where fairy tales come to life with dark, deadly twists.

"Tell me again, Grandmère, the story of how I die."

The Midnight Forest. The Fanged Creature. Two fortune-telling cards that spell an untimely death for 17-year-old Clara. Despite the ever-present warning from her fortune-teller grandmother, Clara embarks on a dangerous journey into the deadly Forest Grimm to procure a magical book—Sortes Fortunae, the Book of Fortunes—with the power to reverse the curse on her village and save her mother.

Years ago, when the villagers whispered their deepest desires to the book, its pages revealed how to obtain them. All was well until someone used the book for an evil purpose—to kill another person. Afterward, the branches of the Forest Grimm snatched the book away, the well water in Grimm’s Hollow turned rancid, and the crops died from disease. The villagers tried to make amends with the forest, but every time someone crossed its border, they never returned.

Now, left with no alternative, Clara and her close friend, Axel—who is fated never to be with her—have set their minds to defying fate and daring to accomplish what no one else has been able to before. But the forest—alive with dark, deadly twists on some of our most well-known fairy tales—has a mind of its own.

A spellbinding romantasy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Purdie, where fairy tales come to life with dark, deadly twists.

"Tell me again, Grandmère, the story of how I die."

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You know, I'll have to start off by saying sometimes getting an ARC can be a curse. This is one of those times.
Not because the book wasn't good. It is incredible. I was enraptured from the start. The action and story telling were fast paced. The slow burn love story mixed jnto the fantasy was perfect. Our cast of characters had their own strengths and weaknesses that were used and overcome.
The incorporation of certain tales from Grimm were on point. I love how an original story was weaved using them. Were Grimm's fairy tales already dark? Yes. But this took them on and made for a darker, more magical retelling of them. They pieced together quite nicely. Going from one into another in ways that make absolute sense.
No, it's a curse because the expected publication for this book isn't until September. So I'll have to wait that long to get my physical copy. And then will come the wait until the next one.

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This was such a wonderfully entertaining and twisty fantasy book, I had a lot of fun reading it!

Based on the cover I had assumed that it was a Red Riding Hood retelling, which I guess it is, in a sort of way, but the book also includes a bunch of other retellings (which I'll refrain from naming since it'll be delightful if you discover it on your own). The different retellings were combined in such a cool way, and I'm really looking forward to more of those in the next book!

I also loved the development of characters and relationships in this book, it was really emotional and _real_. The ending was so cool, I'm excited for book 2 (and I hope we see a certain Oliver again 😭)

--- ty to the author, the publisher and Netgalley for an advanced copy of the book!

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I really enjoyed this book and found myself wanting to pick it up all of the time to keep uncovering the mystery of the Forest Grimm. Between the love story, the fairy tales playing out amongst its pages and the secret of the Grimm wolf, it kept me up late trying to race to the end. I can't wait for more from this author.

Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for a chance to read an ARC of this book!

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Fascinating and lyrical, this story pulled me in with all the vibes of a fairytale both old and new.

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The Forest Grimm is a spectacular fantasy story. I really loved everything about this one. The story is about a girl named Clara who goes on a journey into the deadly Forest Grimm to find a magical book called Sortes Fortunae. She takes a local boy named Alex with her and they run into several characters that you will be familiar with, like Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, and Rapunzel. However, those characters are super dark and not at all like the old Grimm stories I remember. There are twists and turns and plenty of action. I enjoyed the Grimm Wolf storyline and really liked the romance between the two mains. They had me totally rooting for them. The ending leaves the door open for another book so I am thrilled. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good fantasy novel.

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I love me a Grimm fairytale in any way and this was perfect. I loved the story, the world building and meeting the different characters. I felt completely immersed in the story and couldn't stop reading it.

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I couldn’t put this down! There’s so many fairy tale retellings regarding a forest, but this one really stands out amongst the crowd. It had that perfect level of darkness - not to dark that it becomes scary, but dark enough that you feel those creepy chills. I loved the innocence in the love story; it’s pureness brought a nice light counterbalance. I wish we could have explored more of the forest, more of the fates of the lost villagers, but I guess that’s where the sequel comes in! I’ll definitely be picking it up when it comes out.

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Absolutely phenomenal first book in hopefully a series! The fairytale inclusions were interesting interpretations and I really resonated with the MC. I also appreciate the fact that she has disabilities, but they aren't something she's scorned for at any point. The premise is interesting and I just couldn't put it down, to be honest. Worth a read if you like fantasy and YA!

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As someone who loves fantasy books, this book was incredible. It was fast paced and I became so attached to the characters. I wish i could read this over and over. It was atmospheric and sucked me in front the first few pages. I loved every second of this book.

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Thank you to Wednesday Books for sending an arc of this my way in exchange for review. This was my first book by this author and I absolutely loved it. I loved the fairy tale aspect of it, the writing is beautiful and I’m definitely adding this to my To Buy List.

Highly reccomend!

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