Friday, May 04, 2012

Currently Reading: The Grimm Legacy

Title:  The Grimm Legacy (Official, Amazon, GoodReads, Google Books)
Author:  Polly Shulman (Official, Twitter, GoodReads)

The Grimm Legacy is about a girl who gets a job at an unusual library. 

From the Book Description on Amazon –
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.

I started the book two days ago and am only on the third chapter, but I am thoroughly enjoying it so far.  This is the kind of book that I totally eat up—modern urban fantasy that pulls from fair tales.  I absolutely love fantasies that are set in our world but use elements of folklore and mythology and when I saw The Grimm Legacy listed in one of my kids Scholastic Book Order sheet I had to get it.  And so far I’m really glad that I did.

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