The Grimm Chronicles, Volume 1 (The Grimm Chronicles, Books 1-3)
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200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm unleashed their stories upon the world. Literally.
Now the characters of the Grimms' stories walk among us. With every day that passes, they grow more evil. They are the Corrupted, and only a hero can stop them.
For 18-year-old Alice Goodenough, that means taking precious time off from her summer vacation. In addition to volunteering at the local library, Alice must stop the Corrupted who are now actively hunting her down. With the help of her magic pen and her trusty rabbit friend, the world has suddenly gotten a lot more complex. The Corrupted are everywhere, and only Alice can see them for what they truly are.
This book contains the first 3 episodes of the critically acclaimed series:
Episode 1: Prince Charming Must Die!
Alice Goodenough has been chosen to be the new hero, but not before undergoing a test to see if she's worthy. Shaken, confused, Alice discovers that her weapon is a magic fountain pen and
her ammunition is her mind: whatever she can draw, she can create. With the help of a rabbit friend, Alice must learn the ways of the hero and discover the truth about her frightening dreams: who is the terrible creature feeding on its victims at night?
Episode 2: Happily Never After
Alice's nightmares have begun to grow more real. Terrifying man-eating rats are plaguing the city of Chicago, and it's up to Alice to figure out a way to stop them. But before she can do that, she'll have to face off with an even more dangerous enemy sent to kill her.
An enemy that has killed heroes before ...
Episode 3: Revenge of the Castle Cats
After being rushed to the hospital, Alice Goodenough finds herself trapped in the worst dream imaginable: a horrible monster is hunting in the darkness, searching for its next victim: Alice. It will stop at nothing to kill her.
And that's not the worst of it. All across the city, people are growing more addicted to Castle Cats, a smartphone game created by Grayle Incorporated. And it's not just a game. The more you play, the more it controls you. Soon, Alice learns that the dwarfs who run Grayle Incorporated are watching her everywhere she goes, using human beings to spy on her.
There must be a confrontation. Sam Grayle and his brothers have to be stopped. And Alice is going to need help.
Additional features for this special edition:
- An introduction
- Two special "Lost Diaries"
- A behind-the-scenes interview
- A collection of original Grimms' Fairy Tales
The Grimm Chronicles is intended for Young Adults aged 13 and up. The goal is to provide Young Adult readers with a strong, charismatic young woman in the role of the hero and provide readers with a positive protagonist who uses her brain to overcome obstacles life throws in her way.
from throwing up in his car. What the heck was going on? “What’s wrong?” Edward asked. “I just don’t feel well,” I told him quickly. “It’s a girl thing.” He nodded. “Do you want me to run to the store and get you anything?” “No. No. That’s so sweet, but I’m OK. I’ll be ready tomorrow by six.” “Six-thirty,” he said. “Good?” “Good.” I leaned over and forced myself to kiss him once more. Quickly. No tongue. Get a hold of yourself, Alice. Guys like this never come along. Inside the house, I
out like a gentle stream of water. It flowed down the drainage ditch, splashing into Lake Michigan. “No more …” I reached into my pocket for the pen, and took it out and with one shaky hand began to draw a foil on the concrete slab. My mind whirled. Where did the bolt go? I couldn’t remember. My hand shook. When the picture was complete, it looked awful. I grabbed it anyway and the sword slipped out of the concrete intact. I swung it. The weight felt good. The thin blade cut through the air
screamed at me to run, but I couldn’t. “I wasn’t always like this. It’s just a taste I acquired.” “Her name was Juliette,” I said, staring at the tortured skeleton. “She was a hero.” The hand gripped my shoulder tighter. “And here I thought you were just another virgin. No matter—hero juices are the tastiest of all.” Something kicked in. Call it instinct or call it the hero’s reflexes or whatever, but the moment he finished that last sentence, my hand clenched into a fist and I brought it
face? Zits. Tons and tons of zits. She needed a lot of help.” “It’s true,” I murmured. I’d smoothed out some of the rough edges over the past two years. My skin was clearer (although I didn’t tan well) and I’d filled into a slight hourglass shape. My bright brown eyes seemed brighter now than when I was younger—or maybe I’d just gotten used to them. I used to hate them. Now, I loved how they complimented my indigo-friendly wardrobe. “Every high school student needs a lot of help,” Edward said
furry arm. “That was fantastic cheese. Now what were we talking about again?” “You. Spying.” “What am I looking for, exactly?” “Evidence,” I said. “Hints. Foreshadowing, in the words of my old Modern Literature teacher. I don’t know. We need to find out who sent that frog creature. We need to know what they know about me.” “Right. Can do.” A thought came to me. “Hey, do me a favor. Look up what a foreclosure notice is.” Briar carefully pecked at the keyboard. A new webpage popped up. “It