Also in this series: The Key, Figment, Thinner Than Water, Before the Rose Bloomed, Beast/Beast, The Brothers Piggett, Untethered, Better, Light It Up
Published by Harlequin Teen on 25 February 2014
Genres: Anthology, Fantasy, Short Story / Novella, Young Adult
Also by this author: Summer Days and Summer Nights
Short Story Saturday is a new feature that I am doing here on Ticket to Anywhere where I start to read some of the various anthologies I have, one story at a time. One of the anthologies that I am focusing on now is Grim edited by Christine Johnson which is described as: “In the days when fairy tales were first spun, they weren’t the sweet and cheerful stories we tell today. Back then, fairy tales were terrifying. They were a warning to the listener to stay out of the night, to keep away from the mystical and ignore the mysterious.”
Place(s) Traveled To: Stromberg // Unknown Locations
First Line(s): The Princess wouldn’t stop crying.
Original Story: The Raven
At first reading The Raven Princess by Jon Skovron is among my favorite in the Grim anthology so far. However, it is also the most literal telling that I’ve read so far. The Raven Princess is almost word for word identical to the original story and as such it loses a little something in my eyes. The whole idea of this anthology is for authors to put their own spin on a classic fairy tale and in this Skovron fails. Yet even though The Raven Princess as original as some of the others that I have I do still think that it is a worthwhile read. Skovron is a good writer I just expected something more from this story than what I got.