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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Book Review: In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz

  • Reading level: Ages 10 and up
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile (September 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525425810
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525425816

More Grimm tales await in the harrowing, hilarious companion to a beloved new classic
Take caution ahead--Oversize plant life, eerie amphibious royalty, and fear-inducing creatures abound.
Lest you enter with dread.Follow Jack and Jill as they enter startling new landscapes that may (or may not) be scary, bloody, terrifying, and altogether true.
Step lively, dear reader . . .Happily ever after isn't cutting it anymore.

My Review

I love fairy tales. The originals. Not the fluffy, fun fairy tales told to young children. But rather the stories that those are based on. This having been said, Adam Gidwitz's books A Tale Dark and Grimm and it's new companion In a Glass Grimmly attracted me greatly. Mr. Gidwitz takes classic fairy tales like Jack and Jill and adds horror, violence, humor, and suspense. But one thing that makes me enjoy these books so much is that the story isn't taken too seriously. Here and there among the chapters there are many "Author's notes" which give Mr. Gidwitz's opinion on what is currently happening in the story. These usually contain much hilarity. It's things like this that made In a Glass Grimmly hold my attention rather than get bored with a story that I vaguely know. 

I recommend this book to people who like the idea of spicing up fairy tales and making them awesome. This definitely won't disappoint. In a Glass Grimmly is suitable for all ages, though at times it can get a bit bloody as any classic fairy tale does. Basically, if the original Red Riding Hood is to violent for you (The one where the Big Bad Wolf actually does succeed in eating both the grandmother and Little Red Riding Hood only to have his stomach sliced open by and hunter who saves the little girl and her grandmother), then you probably won't enjoy this book.  Other then that though, it's totally awesome. 


  1. I loved the first book! I'm so happy to heat that this one is great too! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

    Great review!

    Karis @ YA Litwit

  2. This sounds like a really awesome book. I will have to get it when it comes out. Thanks for the fantastic review!

  3. The original Grimms' were some of my favorite childhood stories, so this sounds like a perfect addition. I can't wait to read!


  4. I loved A Tale Dark and Grimm, so I definitely plan to get my hands on a copy of this one!

  5. Hey, I'm brazilian and this is the first review in english I've ever read, and I really enjoyed!

    I wanna practice my english and I wanna read book with a suitable level of dificulty for me, ie: easy!

    Do you have any suggestions for me? Please, contact me for my Twitter: @IsraelFelix_ or coment in any post in my blog:

    I know, the name is in english, but the texts are in portuguese haha

    Israel Félix


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