Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated; until she saves her crush’s life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business. Which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her it’s next fairytale victim.
To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end.
This is another of those books where the official synopsis doesn’t to the book enough justice. Like Chanda Hahn’s other series, The Iron Butterfly Trilogy, Unfortunate Fairy Tales is a gripping, fascinating series.
Mina is such a dork, but you just can’t help but love her. She’s amazingly big hearted, but she has the worst luck ever, which more often than not is simply hilarious. I love the way her character develops from an uncoordinated little girl to someone brave, who’s willing to make sacrifices. Well, sometimes she can get a bit “dorkiness overload”, but, well, you can’t really do much about it. It does add a lot of humor, after all.
Fairy tales seem like a kind of immature topic, but Chanda Hahn brings them out into the story really well. There are a couple of plot twists which make the storyline all the more interesting.
I’m not going to spoil anything, but Teague is definitely my favorite character. It won’t seem like it when you’re first introduced to him, but keep an open mind.
As for the conclusion, I have to say that it was a little sad, because things didn’t really go exactly the way I was hoping and expecting them to go. However, the last book was definitely my favorite, because it was so well written and beautiful.
So don’t judge the books by their title, because they are actually pretty interesting, and I’m pretty sure you’ll like them.