Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Giant Slayer (The Grimm Chronicles #7) by Isabella Fontaine and Ken Brosky
I mean those one-bite treats. Like cookie-dough pops! Ok, I'm gonna stop before I start making sweets that I ultimately give away because I made way too much and won't eat it anyway.
But to get back to the story, The Giant Slayer follows Alice as she leaves the 'safety' of America to go to Hungary (on the way to a fencing competition in Romania . The only catch is that the entire trip is funded by Sam Grayle, that corrupted dwarf. While he's only in the first few chapters of the book, you should know that the fact that he's not the most powerful being in the world bodes very ill for Alice.
While I enjoyed the story, I think that Alice's personal problems are starting to take over the whole Hero thing. There are three fairytales in this story, but due to a prophecy, she's doing some insecure thing that isn't helping her relationship with Chase. I understand where she's coming from, but this makes her more like any other YA heroine that's been appearing nowadays.
Seth, while in this book, also seems to be given less air-time. I really hope to see more of him in the next book. On the bright side, we do see more of Alice's fencing friends, which makes me think that fencing really could be what helps her fit into school.
I really really can't wait for the next book!
Disclaimer: I got a free copy of this book as part of the Enchanted Blog Tours in exchange for a free and honest review.