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Happily Never After (The Grimm Chronicles Book 2) Kindle Edition

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Length: 113 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Series: The Grimm Chronicles (Book 2)

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"5 Stars! ... Another great book! ... I would recommend this book for ages 14+ and I can't wait for the next one!" ~ Cuzinlogic Book Reviews

"So, do I think you should read this one? Yeah. You should already have!" ~ Stories of My Life Book Reviews

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If you are looking for a quick and funny read, try these books. I can't wait to read the next installment!" ~ Bookingly Yours

"4 stars (out of 5)" ~ Wading Through the Electronic Ink

From the Author

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. Like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Katniss Everdeen, we like our female heroes tough and smart.

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  • File Size: 993 KB
  • Print Length: 113 pages
  • Publisher: Brew City Press (November 11, 2013)
  • Publication Date: November 11, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008AK7Y2O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153,871 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I received my MFA in fiction writing from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. I've had over a dozen short stories published.

In addition to regularly contributing literary fiction to various journals and magazines, my current project is a Young Adult series called The Grimm Chronicles. Maybe you've heard of it? No? Really? Well ...

My co-author Isabella Fontaine and I devised 3 "rules" for this Young Adult series. They're important to us.

1. There are no love triangles. We've set this as an explicit rule. Our main character might find love, but she won't be hounded by topless boys and she certainly will never spend her time deciding who to spend the rest of her life with.

2. Our hero, Alice, must use her brain to overcome her obstacles. That doesn't mean she can't kick some butt (she definitely can!), but she does have to rely on her knowledge to win the day.

3. Alice will never commit an act of violence against another human being without there being consequences. Sure, she can do battle with evil monsters ... but violence against human beings has real consequences. Too often our heroes of today cause physical pain to people around them in order to achieve victory. Alice is different. Alice respects nonviolence to solve real-world problems, and only uses violence to rid the world of the evil Corrupted.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pop Bop TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 15, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
This is the second Book in the Grimm Chronicles series. The first Book sets up and sells the whole premise; (Alice is a "hero" called upon to slay escaped Grimm Fairy Tale characters with a "magic pen". she is guided by and accompanied by a life size mystical/chatty Rabbit). This book starts right off without any preamble or intro. If you start here you may well conclude that the series is lightweight and dumb. It isn't, but really first off you need to be drawn in and trapped by Book One.

I like this series because I like clever and slightly irreverent Grimm variations, and I like smart, feisty, independent female protagonists. Our heroine, Alice, is certainly smart and confident. She's not a swoony romantic, but she's interested in boys. She's not snarky, but she won't be pushed around and she doesn't play clique games. She likes her parents and she isn't a mope who has a lot of imagined grievances. She's just an all around solid character. She's a little lighter in this Book, and the Rabbit is a bit chattier and funnier, and it seems like the balances of light/dark, action/talk, humor/darkness will vary from book to book, as the plots warrant. This one is on the lighter, talkier, funnier, (almost casually plotted), side.

As always, the writing is sort of in-between. It isn't middle grade simple, but it also isn't overwrought or overdone. The story telling is direct, dialogue is to the point, the patter remains snappy, (especially between Alice and her Rabbit counselor/guide), and the pacing keeps the book screaming along. This Book isn't as violent as the first one, but then again, the original Grimm stories, (and the pertinent ones are reproduced in an appendix so you can refamiliarize yourself with them), were more gruesome than this book anyway.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Corrigan on June 26, 2012
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(cross-posted from the blog Wading Through Electronic Ink)

So I am back for the second installment of this series, The Grimm Chronicles, which promises to offer a new title every other month. Which, let's face it, is reason enough to take a look at it. At least it is for me, who reviews three books a week and still has some time to read on the side. But it's also worth checking out for anyone who thinks that stories are better when there is an invisible rabbit sidekick doing all the google searches.

I liked Happily Never After somewhat better than Prince Charming Must Die! In the first book, Alice spent a lot of time trying to figure out whether her boyfriend Edward was evil, when there was a lot of evidence that he was and no evidence that he was not. This second one features some more innovative sleuthing, including geocoding and mysterious trips to the aquarium. We also get hints of an uber-plot involving dwarves foreclosing on somewhat innocent people's homes.

There were still some parts that had me rolling my eyes. I mean, faced with dreams about a woman named Cindy who has power over rats, your average 8-year-old Disney fan could probably figure out who the villain was long before Alice did. And Alice seemed disproportionately embarrassed by her parents in a manner more reminiscent of a younger teen. There's also a chapter from Briar the rabbit's point of view in which he directly addressed the audience, and I couldn't decide whether I thought it was cute or lame.

All in all, though, The Grimm Chronicles is an entertaining series, and I am interested to see where it goes next.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T Joyner on June 18, 2012
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This book did not disappoint. "Happily Never After" is the sequel to "Prince Charming Must Die." It continues the tale of Alice on her quest to kill the Corrupted. This book kept me on the edge of my seat. I could not wait to see what would happen next. This book was just as good as the first. I was sad to see the book come to an end. I can't wait for the next installment!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ms. B Shaw on October 13, 2013
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Not as entertaining as the prequel. Sometimes boring details..to fill the space perhaps...did not like the ending at all...horrible ending.
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By jana wynnik on May 23, 2014
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Good read for a quiet Saturday. Enjoyed it with a warm blanket and glass of wine. Looking forward to the next.
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By Martha Hesler on April 27, 2014
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This is as good as the first book. Very enjoyable. Thank you. I will recommend it to any and everyone so that they may, not only enjoy it too, but all of the Grimm Chronicles. Please, don't stop writing.
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By Amazon Customer on May 3, 2013
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Very neat take on the Grimm stories. I enjoyed it immensely. You should def take a look at it. Worth that at least.
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By karenkel on March 14, 2013
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I really liked this book..Thought it was well written and was entertaining..I will read the rest of the books in the series..
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