If all this talk about princesses and secret kingdoms has gotten you excited about reading, consider the Grimmtastic Girls series. These are no ordinary girls. Authors Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams have brought characters from classic fairy tales - Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Gretel, and Rapunzel - into the modern day world.
Books one and two in this series are sure not to disappoint.
“Grimmtastic Girls, Book One: Cinderella Stays Late” is the story of the new girl (Cinderella) at school (Grimm Academy). While she wants to make a good impression, she has already started on the wrong foot. Having evil stepsisters doesn’t help any, either. The Steps tease Cinda, giver her bad advice about the Academy, and make her look bad in front of her new friends. Not cool…
When Cinda overhears the Steps plotting something bad – very bad – that could ruin Prince Awesome’s ball, she is determined to stop them. It’s nothing a girl, her friends, and a fab pair of shoes can’t handle. The only thing is she has to stop them before the last stroke of midnight. Can she and her friends do it?
The excitement (and rivalry) continues at the Academy with “Grimmtastic Girls, Book Two: Red Riding Hood Gets Lost.” While Red is soooo excited to try out for the school play – I mean, acting is her dream after all – she has one eensy, teensy problem. She gets terrible stage fright!
After a less than stellar audition, Red turns her attention to her friends. They need help saving Grimm Academy from the E.V.I.L. Society! Red is determined to help, but when a walk through the forest separates her from her friends, she’s unsure where to go and what to do.
She runs into Wolfgang, but isn’t sure whether to trust him. There were rumors about him being able to shape-shift and possibly be part of the E.V.I.L. society. She needs a little bit of magic and a lot on dramatic performance to get her out of the forest.
What’s a girl to do with all this drama?
Holub and Williams have authored an entertaining series with well-known characters put into modern day situations. If you’re worried about fitting in and finding your way, the gals of the Grimmtastic Girls series can help.