Here’s another great review of GRIM which you should all be getting because it is jam packed with awesomeness, gore, and hot pink on black.
“Johnson (The Gathering Dark) brings together 17 authors in a collection of reimagined fairy tales that hark back to their dark, edgy roots.”
“Overall, the stories are interesting, memorable, and ideal for readers who don’t require happily ever afters.”
Right, so I can’t resist pulling this, too:
“Standouts include Malinda Lo’s “The Twelfth Girl,” which sees “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” set at a boarding school; Jon Skovron’s “The Raven Princess,” which puts a charming twist on the story of a princess cursed to live as a bird; and Tessa Gratton’s “Beauty and the Beast” retelling, “Beast/Beast,” which gives the Beast a worthy adversary”
“The Raven Princess” is charming, people. Delightful and charming.
I know this is just a short story that I’m getting all worked up about. But I took serious stylistic chances with it. I got way out of my comfort zone. It’s nice when that works out. Because I gotta tell you, it doesn’t always.