Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Jenn recommends

In which your teen librarian Jenn tells you about amazing books... every Tuesday.

"Okay, so, I read a lot of books. As in, I have read 230-something books so far this calendar year. So it takes a lot for a book to be really amazing. The Grimm Legacy by Polly Schulman is just that. REALLY AMAZING. Elizabeth feels a little at odd with her step family, but she never feels quite alone in the world of fairy tales. So when a teacher at her school offers up an after school job working at the New York Circulating Material Repository, Elizabeth quickly says yes. The New York Circulating Material Repository is no ordinary library. It doesn't circulate books or movies or music... it circulates objects, including those with improbably provenances. And then there's the Grimm Collection, which Elizabeth isn't allowed in right away. It houses the objects from the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. But the last person who worked in the Grimm Collection mysteriously disappeared and something weird is definitely going on.

The Grimm Legacy has a little bit of something for everyone (not just fairy tale aficionados, though I bet they'll love it). Creepy mystery? Check! Heart-pounding action? Check! Quirky romance? Check! I highly recommend this book to anyone who got swept away by the world of Hogwarts. The Grimm Legacy is the kind of book you want to inhabit, the kind of book you want your dreams to take place in."

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