Thursday, December 9, 2010

Review: Candy Houses (Grimm's Circle #1) by Shiloh Walker

Synopsis (via Goodreads):
So you think you know fairy tales? Guess again.

Greta didn’t get her happy ending her first time around. And now that she’s a Grimm—special kind of guardian angel and official ass-kicker in the paranormal world—romance is hard to find. Besides, there’s only ever been one man who made her heart race, and the fact that he did scared her right out of his arms. Now Rip is back. And just in time too, because Greta needs his help.

On a mission he knows is going to test all of his strengths and skills, the last person Rip expected to see is the one woman who broke his heart. Working together seems to be their only hope. But, when faced with a danger neither of them anticipated, the question is, how will they face the danger to their hearts—assuming they survive, of course.
My Thoughts: Do you remember growing up and hearing those old fairy tales and thinking "Oh, magic! And Happily Ever After!"?  Then when you're older you get the real version and you realize it's not all roses and fairy godmothers and such.  Yeah.  These books lean more to toward the wall of thorns side of the spectrum.  Which is, you know, cool because those fairy tales were crazy bloody and sometimes just downright crazy.

Having read these books out of order, I think the later books are a bit tighter story-wise.  However, I like how the mythology is slowly being laid out and alliances are being forged and tested.  I love the characters in general and I specifically enjoy that (in the case of Greta and Rip) they've known each other for years, although they've never really been close.  *ahem*  More or less.  For some reason that always makes me grin.

Other reviews in this series:
Book 3: Crazed Hearts
Book 4: Tarnished Knight

More books by Shiloh Walker

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