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Monday, May 28, 2012

The Grimm Legagcy By Polly Shulman: Book & Audiobook Review

The Grimm Legacy
by Polly Shulman
Reading level: Ages 10 and up
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Puffin; Reprint edition (July 7, 2011)
Buy The Book: Amazon

The Grimm Legacy
Publisher: Penguin Audio
By Polly Shulman
Narrated by Julia Whelan
Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
Release Date:03-29-12
Buy the Audio: Audible
Elizabeth has just started working as a page at the New York Circulating Material Repository - a lending library of objects, contemporary and historical, common and obscure. And secret, too - for in the repository's basement lies the Grimm Collection, a room of magical items straight from the Grimm Brother's fairy tales. But the magic mirrors and seven-league boots and other items are starting to disappear. And before she knows it, she and her fellow pages - handsome Marc, perfect Anjali, and brooding Aaron - are suddenly caught up in an exciting, and dangerous magical adventure.
At A Glance:

This book was great! It was packed with fantasy about the Grimm Brothers Fairy tales, mystery about was the mysterious bird thing that follows the pages around, and who or what is stealing the magic from the Grimm collection, and Romance between the pages.

The Audio:

The reader was great!! Her voices sounded AMAZING!! It was by Julia Whelan. Be sure to check out the audio!

The Heroin:

Elizabeth is not your average heroin.  Her family is poor and her step-sisters are off to college. Her stepmother makes her do all the chores. When she was little, she got to read the Grimm Brother's fairy tales which are very nasty, very like ours, but with a gross twist. Elizabeth was friendless and lonely. She's funny and smart, the kind of person you'd want to be around, just not the person most people at her school want to hang out with. One more thing, she has large feet.

The Heroes:

Not sure if everyone would call Marc and Aaron hero's, but I think they are. Personally, I like Aaron better, even though he's a butthead sometimes, he always comes out strong. Marc is a leader, a lover-boy, and a basketball player. Aaron is strange, untrustworthy but trustworthy at the same time, he hates Marc, and loves Anjali. Again Aaron is not your average hero and Marc is.

The Damsel in distress:

Anjali Is the Damsel in distress. She, at first glance, might be a heroin, and I thought so at first but going more into the book Anjali needed a lot of saving. Either Marc, Erin, or Elizabeth was there to rescue her.

Favorite Characters

Aaron!!! I loved Aaron!! He was a butt at times, yes, but he had good reasons. He was a hero and in the end he was awesome!! My second favorite was Anjali. Normally I HATE the damsel in distress. I hate and think is an insult to the women everywhere, but Anjali was partly a heroin and was 'kind and perfect' as the book describes her. Third was Elizabeth. She was smart and brave. She was the heroin in the story how could I NOT like her??

The Grimm Collection:

I loved the Grimm Collection!! It was full of magical items that smelled, looked, sounded, felt, and taste like magic. They are from the twelve dancing princess's shoes too Snow white's stepmother's magic mirror!

You'll Like This Book if You Like:

Magic, Romance, Mystery, and Fairy tales mixed in with reality YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK!!!


  • Sexual Kissing:  Kissing 
  • Profanity: None
  • Violence:  Some scary creatures
  • Other Notables:  None


  1. I just got this one for our MMS LMC and added it to my TBR list. Good to know that the audio is good too. I'm always looking for decent audiobooks to add to the MMS LMC where they like to listen to them.

  2. I recently read and enjoyed this book as well.
    I checked the author's updates on Twitter, and I guess she sent in the manuscript of The Wells Bequest (the sequel).

    1. Really!! Ohhh Thanks for telling me that! I will get is as soon as I'm able. Hopefully I'll get sent the audio like I did this one

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  4. I really loved this book too-a lot of fun for a fairy tale lover! I didn't know the author was writing a sequel but that makes me very happy to hear.

  5. Were can I get a free audio


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