The Grimm Legacy

The Grimm Legacy
Author: Polly Shulman
Publisher:Putnam Juvenile
Series: The Grimm Legacy #1
Genre:Paranormal Romance/Science Fiction/Fantasy

Elizabeth has a new job at an unusual library— a lending library of objects, not books. In a secret room in the basement lies the Grimm Collection. That’s where the librarians lock away powerful items straight out of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales: seven-league boots, a table that produces a feast at the blink of an eye, Snow White’s stepmother’s sinister mirror that talks in riddles.

When the magical objects start to disappear, Elizabeth embarks on a dangerous quest to catch the thief before she can be accused of the crime—or captured by the thief.
Polly Shulman has created a contemporary fantasy with a fascinating setting and premise, starring an ordinary girl whose after-school job is far from ordinary— and leads to a world of excitement, romance and magical intrigue. {}

The Heroine:

Elizabeth is a push over. I cannot stress this enough. It bothered me so much throughout the entire novel. Yes, I understand that her life mirrors that of a fairy tale, but I was hoping she would turn it around and kick butt! However, I do understand for the advancement of the plot Elizabeth needed this personality regardless as to how it made me feel.

The Supporting Characters:

Marc. Marc is your typical jock. He loves his sport and will do anything to keep at it. However, you begin to understand that there is more to Marc, and that maybe he is worth keeping an eye on.

Anjali. Anjali is a princess in everyway. She is gorgeous, nice and always willing to lend an extra hand. In other words she is annoyingly likeable. I really did not understand her role, other than to be the object of attraction to the boys. The plot could have moved forward without her.

Andrew. Andrew is a character that you love to hate. He is a snotty know-it-all who is thought to be a jerk, until he shows his true colors and that he is really willing to look beyond his own needs.

Jaya. Jaya was honestly my favorite character. She is the annoying bratty sister (that I could relate to, just ask Amy) who steals the show. She is amazingly talented and outshines all the characters by far.

The Plot:

The plot was not easily determined. It kept me surprisingly entertained the entire way through. However, I do believe that it could have moved a bit quicker, especially in regards to the monster stalking the library.

The Conclusion:

The story just ended. You never get any resolution as to the characters, and this is very disappointing since there doesn’t seem to be a sequel in the future. I feel that there should have been some resolution.

The Wrap Up:

All-in-all with my dislike of Elizabeth, and most of the supporting characters and the fall off of the story at the end I felt that it was entertaining but missing substance.



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