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Ashes to Ashes and Cinder to Cinder ( A Grimm Diaries Prequel #2 ) (The Grimm Diaries) [Kindle Edition]

Cameron Jace , Danielle Littig , Alice Grimm
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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Book Description

As of 09/01/2012 this is a Professionally Re-Edited and Revised edition.

Book description:

What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong? Seventeen-year-old Alice Grimm, a descendant of the Brothers Grimm, is one of few in the world who can locate fairytale characters who don't know who they really are. She is sent to Venice where archaeologists have found an 800-year-old witch's skeleton in the city that invented the art of glassblowing in the past. The corpse is surrounded with seventeen glass slippers, and it is suggested that it might belong to the real Cinderella.

With the help of Loki, a Dreamhunter who enters dream of the immortal, they both follow a trail of evidence that leads them to the shocking origins of the Real Cinderella.

Series Description:

The Grimm Diaries are pages written in a Book of Sand, where each fairy tale character confessed the true stories once altered by the Brothers Grimm two centuries ago. To keep the truth about fairy tales hidden, the Brothers Grimm buried the characters in their dreams to never wake up again. But the curse was broken and they allowed to wake up every one hundred years.

List of the available Grimm Diaries Prequels:

1 Snow White Blood Red
   narrated by The Snow White Queen
2 Ashes to Ashes and Cinder to Cinder
   narrated by Alice Grimm
3 Beauty Never Dies
   narrated by Peter Pan
4 Ladle Rat Rotten Hut
   narrated by Little Red Riding Hood
5 Mary Mary Quite Contrary
   narrated by the Devil
6 Blood Apples
   narrated by Prince Charming
7 Jawigi
   narrated by Sandman Grimm will be out Christmas 2012

Product Details

  • File Size: 1078 KB
  • Print Length: 29 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0087H2KY2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,686 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars History and Fairy Tale Come Together July 25, 2012
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I enjoyed this while reading, but after finishing and looking up the word mind is blown. How cool to connect the word cinder ("moutzos" in Greek), a curse/ridicule traditionally used against suspected witches, and the story of Cinderella. And then there's the addition of the Venetian glassblowers...I'd actually read a book about glassblowers on Murano before, but I never knew that glassblowers were actually exiled to the island of Murano because of the threat of fires. I learned a lot, and it was so cool how it all tied in to the story/symbolism of Cinderella!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars needs an editor/painful to read July 5, 2012
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I enjoyed the author's Snow White short story so for such a low price I figured I'd enjoy this too. The author needs to get an editor. The book is choppy, hard to follow and full of grammatical errors. Don't buy this it's a waste if you get it free or pay .99. The story is also akwatd when it comes to the flirting between the Grimm and what I believe is an angel (assumption made from intro since it is vastly unclear) I won't be reading the third prequel or the book. This was a painful read.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars needs work June 14, 2012
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While the concept of this series is intriguing with a new twist on fairy tales, it does jump on the "fairy tales are true history" boat (which includes the excellent Sister's Grimm series). The writing in the Grimm Diaries Prequels is choppy at best and very disorganized. The author clearly needs an editor as she jumps from past to present tense within a single paragraph multiple times. If the plot was more organized and the writing cleaned up I would read more of this series.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed! February 22, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I didn't care much for this prequel. The Snow White one was better. I didn't care for any of the characters in this, the writing got worse (awkward, switched from past tense to present a few times, misspellings, etc), and while the story's origins was interesting, the plot just felt boring to me. I'm hoping I will like the next one better. Had higher hopes for the Grimm Diaries.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Twist August 2, 2012
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When I began reading this book, I was a little confused as to why they were at the grave of a witch when I assumed it was cinderella they were looking for. As the story progressed, I found myself understanding the plot more and enjoying it. The book is very discriptive and has wonderful detail. The dream hunter had a funny personality that also helped. You never knew what he was going to say. I would definently recommend this book to anyone. I love how you can literally feel like you are right in the middle of all of these books as you read them. They are all wonderful!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ashes to ashes and Cinder To cinder June 24, 2012
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These two prequels are very very short and serve to introduce a series which begins soon, I hope. I say this because I enjoyed the different darker take on familiar fairy tales. People who love the new television series "once Upon A Time" (and I'm one of them)know exactly what I mean by "different take." If the series fulfills the promise of the prequels, they will be very popular indeed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story, just like the first prequel! June 18, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Just like the first prequel, this one was amazing! I loved learning a little more about the mystery of these fairytale characters. The story is great and I'm looking forward to the next one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it !! June 16, 2012
By Conny
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What can I say? I could read this every day of my life.
Loki was cool he makes me smile, love that guy.
I even shed a tear ...

So this book was more than 5 stars, please go on writing these stories, I love them so much.
Hope the next ones are comming soon? Thanks xxx
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing series
Amazing series
Published 17 days ago by Kacy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it
Published 1 month ago by brandy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love his twist on the Grimm tales.
Published 2 months ago by Antonio Sala
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome as usual!
I love this book. He has a way of retelling a story and making it new again. It should be required reading.
Published 4 months ago by LB
3.0 out of 5 stars Bianca mother of Cinderella?
An interesting introduction to the story of Cinderella. The Venice connection and glass blowing are really good to stir the characters to life.
Published 4 months ago by Elizabeth Smith Hanson
3.0 out of 5 stars Irritating main character and mired down in historical detail and...
The more I think about this one, the more it doesn't seem to hold together (As in if they were traveling to the Dreamworld of the witch, how were they able to influence actual... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Gypsy Madden
4.0 out of 5 stars Love the Twists
Another good short story. This one is about Alice Grimm who with the help of a Dreamhunter named Loki goes into a dead "witches" dream to save Cinderella. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Holly
4.0 out of 5 stars Before birth
Alice goes into Cinderella's mother's dream before she is born. Loki is there to and he helps Alice with going into the dream.
Published 15 months ago by Carissa Wendt
3.0 out of 5 stars Its okay
It wasn't what I expected but it wasn't to bad. It was short and didn't take to long to read.
Published 17 months ago by Janet
5.0 out of 5 stars fairytale
awesome book written by Cameron J I enjoyed reading and it was very interesting. It shines a different light on fairytales as we know them.
Published 20 months ago by Crystal
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Cameron Jace is bestselling author of the Grimm Diaries and Insanity series. A graduate of the college of Architecture, collector of out-of-print books, and obsessed with the origins of folk tales and the mysterious storytellers who spread them. Three of his books made Amazon's Top 100 Customer Favorites in Kindle 2013 & Amazon's Top 100 kindle list. Cameron lives in California with his girlfriend. When he isn't writing or collecting books, he is playing music.

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