Happily Never After (The Grimm Chronicles #2)

Happily Never After (The Grimm Chronicles #2)Happily Never After 
By: Isabella Fontaine
My Rating: ★★★★☆

I will say it again, STOP SAYING GAWD!!! It's god... she's 18 not 12... Gawd is unacceptable!

Okay lets start.

I'm very much enjoying this series. Right out the gate there was nail bight corrupt action with Alice using her wits to kill of the mutated frog prince. It isn't a easy battle, and Alice does get bested, learning that though she my know a lot about swords she doesn't know everything and in the end will be her down fall. And she's bloodily single, there's no hot brewing bad boy to save her, or the hot know it all knight that shows up right at that crucial moment. She has a fiction rabbit, who rather sit and watch. Alice is on her own, and it is marvelous.

The only thing I would have to say bother me, there was a gap between action, and corrupt kills. This is a rather short read mind you and I would like it to have a but more action and less a-day-in-the-life. I don't care if Alice puts on makeup or not, unless she's doing it as a disguise. I also don't like how she gets on about to parents. Sure we all think that they're annoying, but the way she was acting, was more on the lines of a spoiled 14 year-old, instead of a college bound 18-year-old. Her maturity is not matching her age in this series, and I do hope that changes as the books go on.

I loved the ending of this book. It was bitter-sweet and made you feel for this particular corrupt. Even though she has killed countless of unsuspecting men, she just can't be happy because that isn't how her story was written. The Brothers Grimm made a fuckerly out of the most beloved fairy tale characters. Alice does catch on to this, and with a heavy heart takes the said princesses life and grows in her understanding that not all the corrupt want to be so.

The cliff-hanger at the end, well I was not expecting that. It was a good thing I have all the books or I would have been cursing the authors.

In all, I highly recommend this series, we have a kick ass hero who isn't tied down by the perfect knight/prince that always saves her, she is using her brain, solving shit on her own, while growing and becoming her own person. Don't get me wrong I love a good bad boy as much as the next girl, but I find that more times then not, that hot-bad-boy takes away form our kick-ass heroine and she becomes depended on him too much. This book/series takes that over-used concept and turns it on its head and lets that girl-power shine through. You can have a great story that isn't centered around "true love"

Take a chance on this, you will not be disappointed, and just ignore the stupid word that is gawd, .. dman it to hell, I can't even write it without twitching.

Happy Reading


-E.A. Walsh

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