Warning: these Grimm Prequels are like snap shots of a magical land you're about to visit soon. I like to think of them as poisoned apples. Once you taste them, you will never see fairy tales in the same light again.
This Grimm Diaries Prequels are a number of short books in the form of epistolary diary entries. The diaries are more of teasers for the upcoming series: The Grimm Diaries, allowing you to get a glimpse of what to expect of the series. The 6 diaries are told by The Evil Queen, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, the Devil, Prince Charming, and Alice Grimm
The first book in the Series will be out in February 2013, called SNOW WHITE SORROW.
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 is broken now, and the characters are allowed to wake up every one hundred years. They intend to tell the truth about really happened, and about an untold cosmic conflict between fairy tale characters.
They started out pretty interesting, a whole spin on the original stories showing that what everything thinks about them is wrong. That was my favorite part about them.
I wish I could have liked them more, but there were a lot of issues. There were a couple of pretty good stories, but the rest of them seemed more thrown together and harder to keep up with what was going on in them.
My favorite of them all was the one about Little Red Riding Hood. It was the one that seemed the most to actually fit as a fairy tale. The rest had too much pop culture it in, and it really took me out of the story. I mean... Dracula, named Draco, and reading Harry Potter... it just threw it all off for me.
Personally, I wouldn't recommend this story to anyone until it is fixed up - a lot. Except the Red Ridding Hood story. Seriously - it was pretty cool.