Once upon a time, there were four girls and then one of them drowned. Was it suicide or was it murder?
Thank you so much to the author, NetGalley, and Sourcebooks Fire for a copy of this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I went into this book completely blind and was so surprised by this unique concept and how much I enjoyed this slow burn thrill!
So this book was definitely a slowwwwwww burn and at first I was hesitant to continue the read. I was very overwhelmed by all the characters and their conflicting stories and I just didn’t know what to think. It was just a LOT all at once so it took me a minute to get into the story. The characters’ voices were all so different and I enjoyed some more than others, but the overall concept of the story was so well executed and the ending made me so curious that I just have to continue.
So I completely missed the name of the book is a play on the Brothers Grimm and their haunting fairytales. We are all familiar with happily ever after stories that Disney have turned into these horrific and moral stories that Brothers Grimm and other authors wrote. However, this book looks at the original story and makes a thriller out of them that we ALL have been waiting for! Those authors of old were cruel and imaginative dudes that wrote tales to scare women into becoming good little girls and this story follows in a similar direction….. But these girls don’t follow into that role, they fight against it and prove those jerks wrong.
Although the concept of the book was PURE genius and the plot was full of suspense, chills and thrills…. I just wanted more out of it all. I felt like the gore and horror of the story was almost glazed over by the drama of the characters and their own struggles. It felt like the author was trying so hard to have all characters of representation and to really illuminate and highlight their amazing stories that the actual plot of the book kind of got lost in the shuffle.
It was a lottttt to pack in one book and we only really got to see a glimpse of characters so I’m really hoping that the next installment will get a better view of them, the school, the book world, and the elements of murder.
I can’t waittttt for more because after a taste, it is NECESSARY!
My Book Rating
4/5 Book World
The Grimrose Girls by Laura Poh
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Mystery
Published on October 26, 2021 by Sourcebooks Fire
Copy Read: ebook (kindle)