Series: An Unfortunate Fairy Tale #1
Publisher: Chanda Hahn
Date Published: December 31st 2011
Genres: Adaptations, Contemporary, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Description: Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated, that is 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 its 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.
I’ve read a slew of unremarkable books lately. And UnEnchanted is one of them.
UnEnchanted is the first of the Unfortunate Fairy Tales series by Chandra Hahn. In this series, Mina Grime finds out that her actual last name is Grimm. Of Grimm’s fairy tales fame. And her family has been
cursed by the Fae to complete a list of quests based on their favorite stories
to close the gates between earth and Fae. The list of quests is long. And none on Mina’s forefathers have managed to complete the list, including Mina’s own father.
I think everything about this book was mediocre. The characters were flat. The plot predictable. Mina even accepts that she is a Grimm and her family is cursed over a few paragraphs. Somehow, I find that highly unlikely. At least if it were me. The only thing going for this was it was free when I downloaded it.
There were two romantic interests for Mina. The first is Brody, the “rich boy”, that Mina has had a crush on for years. And yes, he’s everything you would expect from your typical teenage boy. Popular, rich, jock. And only notices Mina after she rescues him. And then there is Jared. Mysterious, dark, brooding. Clearly the “bad boy” of this book. Who also happens to pop up whenever Mina needs rescuing. Out of the two boys, I did find Jared slightly more interesting. He at least had some personality.
There are currently 5 books in Unfortunate Fairy Tale series. Well, 5.5 if you count the side story of Jared’s. But given that there are hundreds of quests that Mina has to conquer, I’m not sure that the books will end at some point. But I won’t likely be reading the others.