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Grimm Diaries Prequels

(The Grimm Diaries Prequels #1-6)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  3,778 ratings  ·  324 reviews
What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?

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.

The Grimm Diaries Prequels are short books in the form of epistolary diary entries. They are teasers for The G
Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published November 19th 2012 by Cameron Jace
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Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 stars overall... it started out a bit rough but got better as the stories went along :) The connections and twists he created worked surprisingly well.

All these twisted things in the Grimm world, love it hehe... the "truth" about these people is alot of fun.
In its own odd way, it seems very 'plausible'/possible, if that makes sense.

My favorite was the 3rd one and the last out of these, would have loved for these one to even longer. The minds of these narrators were appealing (and what does t
Jude Ann Marie
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle
There's nothing worse than seeing a book you REALLY want to read then reading countless reviews telling of how badly written it is. I almost lost hope for the Grimm Diaries when I saw these reviews, but when I saw the author's note that he had since had the stories professionally edited, I breathed a sigh of relief.

Too soon.

The idea behind the Grimm Diaries is brilliant. That there are different sides to fairy tales than those we know from the Grimm Brothers is a good idea and the ideas Jace has
Tri slová (lebo tri je šťastné a rozprávkové číslo):

1. Geniálne

Budete si možno aj hlavu o stenu búchať. A nechápať, že ste si nikdy nepripustili niečo také až doteraz. Pretože
vzťahy sú prekvapivé.
Dopad na históriu ľudstva je nepopierateľný /ak by ste sa v záchvate šialeného opojenia tými príbehmi rozhodli brať ich aj vážne, t.j. ako fakty, ktorým odteraz veríte, tak ako veríte, že morské panny existujú pretože väčšina oceánov a morí nie je úplne prebádaná, v tomto momentne máte moju plnú
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle-copy-only
These instalments of the Grimm Diaries follows six separate fairy tale characters. The idea behind these stories is that the Grim brother's tales have been written incorrectly and have also been distorted over the years so that the usual heroine is evil in some way.

I found most of the stories extremely hard to follow. Ladle Rat Rotten Hunt is probably my favourite just because it wasn't as confusing but I did find this story a little predictable which is annoying! Little Red Riding Hood was sur
Feb 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Hmmm... Well, I have very mixed emotions about these prequels. I love dark fairy tales, and was very excited to read these when I stumbled upon them- all 6 at 0.99 cents no less!

Cameron Jace seems excited and passionate about his writing, and this shines through his work. The premise of the series is fantastic- all the things you never knew you didn't know about your favorite fairy tales. All with an underlying darkness that speaks to reality instead of the mostly unattainable "happily ever afte
Holly Letson
Jan 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
I want to thank the author, Cameron Jace, for the opportunity to read and review this prequel series. I approached him on his blog saying I would love to read his books, and he provided both series to me the next day. He seems really nice, so be sure to follow him on Facebook.
I quite enjoyed these prequels. Snow White and The Queen of Sorrow both quickly became favorites of mine, and I look forward to reading more about both characters. Sadly, I know only one will ultima
Susan many books and so little time
I have to say that I loved reading these prequels...and I am now going to begin reading the first of the Grimm Diaries!!! Some people have talked about them not being that good...but I disagree!!! I found them light and very funny!!! I have loved the fairy tales...and to think of them this way...made me even think of Snow White being a hilarious!!!...and hilarious in a good way!!! I love to think of the fairy tale characters as being evil...and naughty...ooooh yeah!!!
Elizabeth Mathis
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?

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.

The Grimm Diaries Prequels are short books in the form of epistolary diary entries. They are teasers for The Grimm Diaries. The 6 diaries are told by The Evil Queen, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, the Devil, Prince Charming, and Al
Lauren (Northern Plunder)
This review was first posted on Northern Plunder: part one and part two, if you want to see more reviews please click here.

Snow White Blood Red
The Amazon Kindle Lending Library is possibly one of the greatest things invented, though I'm still getting used to finding my way around it but The Grimm Diaries Prequels showed up on my recommended list and after reading the synopsis on Goodreads I decided to give them a go and I'm glad I did. Snow White Blood Red is from the point of view of Snow White
Grimm Diaries Prequels was a twisted retelling of a collection of fairy tales we know and love. These retellings were creative and unusual. The author Cameron Jace kept the essence of the original stories whilst introducing new ideas that mess with your head.

First off the Prologue was confusing but it made me want to read on to find out more. If read in order, the Prequels will allow you to see the bigger picture. I still can't really get my head around the idea of Immortals and Dreamhunters. Th
Mar 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Rozprávky sú príbehy, pri ktorých začal svoj život s knihami každý knihomoľ. Nečudo, že nás stále láka sa k nim vracať, a keďže vekom sa v nás prebúdza realistickejšia a občas aj morbídnejšia dušička, nevadia nám ani v trochu pozmenenom znení v štýle "možno nežili šťastne až kým nepomreli".

Jace nie je síce prvý, kto prišiel s podobným nápadom prepísať známe príbehy, tentoraz sa mu podarilo zas prejsť ešte o krôčik ďalej a pridať niečo, čo tu predtým nebolo. Tentoraz čerpá nielen z rozprávok, al
Zachary Flye
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Prologue: The prologue to this anthology sets up how the author redefines fairytales and introduces readers to this world as a whole. While I usually like a lot of info dump, exposition, and backstory this prologue, however, gives a rather confusing explanation of how this world works. There needed to be either a bit more explanation or maybe making it clearer because while I understood the gist of what was going on the complicated specifics were a bit hard to fully grasp. As for the things I co ...more
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Usually i love fairy tale retelling, this was just weird..... And all over the place, the conversation and actions between the characters came across as extremely juvenile.

Some of it was clever, how The evil queens mirror came to be, how Wendy and sleeping beauty are actually the same person and lots lots more, its just the characters internal monologue and conversations were awful. It ruined it for me.

Each story was short and quick so you got a glimpse then moved on to the next, some stories lo
This was an interesting series of prequels to a series of books by the same author. The prequels are the basis for a retelling of all the classic fairy tales which builds upon the Snow White and the characters in that book.

The main characters in each of the prequels is a fairy tale character, in the first it's the evil queen from snow white, the second it's Alice Grimm, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, Mary Mary Quite Contrary, Prince Charming and Sandman Grimm. And each of the main character
Mel (Daily Prophecy)
The Grimm Diaries Prequels volume 1- 6: Snow White Blood Red, Ashes to Ashes & Cinder to Cinder, Beauty Never Dies, Ladle Rat Rotten Hut, Mary Mary Quite Contrary, Blood Apples I actually don't know what kind of rating I must give to this 'book'. I really enjoyed the stories, but they are in need of extra care. I'm not sure how I feel about them right now. also on
This is such a hard ‘book’ to review, I’m still not sure about the rating. I really liked th
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
I am a huge fairy tale fan. And not the polite bedtime story versions; I love hearing the gory back story behind all of these commonly held, beloved fairy tales. So when something like this comes along, I jump at the chance to read it -- just to see, 1) how close they come to revealing the original stories, and 2) what new take they may have on it. As I'm challenging myself to read a certain number of books every year and novellas/prequels/etc hardly count as a complete novel, I chose to read vo ...more
Jan 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I'd say three and a half, actually.

I really liked the idea. There have been many people that have tried a take on this, both in the East and the West and it's not always done successfully.

The author linked together fairy tales, nursery rhymes, urban legends, classic literatures, folklores, historical figures, other well-known characters of tales from other works... and the dots are linked together quite nicely.

I liked the dark tone as well, though in the notes the author has specified that the p
Sophie Grayling
Jan 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Grimm Diaries Prequels explore the characters from the Brother Grimm fairy tales and other famous stories and myths the author has concocted horrifyingly mesmerizing stories. The prequels are diary entries made from the Snow White Queen, Alice Grimm,Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, the Devil and Prince Charming however you will encounter many more familiar figures on this journey. The prequels have been released to give readers a taster and a better understanding of the soon to be released ...more
May 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I very much enjoyed these stories. It was quite the twist on old fairy tales. Some of my favorites were Snow White Blood Red, Beauty Never Dies, and Blood Apples. There is definitely a creep factor to all of these though, especially Mary Mary Quite Contrary, but that contributes to the entertainment. There were parts of the stories that were confusing but the author warns of this in the prologue. There is no background information so there are some holes in the plot lines. These stories are preq ...more
Apr 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Updated review from computer/instead of Nexus...

Interesting fun/concept, not for serious reading (By serious, I mean a book to immerse yourself into). Basically a mock of fairy tales told in diaries entries, example you wouldn't see the devil using language like wtf. As i said not serious reading and modern language adds to that factor.

I liked the bloody Mary tale and how that was tied in.. This book wasn't what I was expecting, but then again I don't really know what I was expecting... It had a
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
i really loved the prequels. They are pretty much short stories made into diary entries. They tell the story of each character from their point of view.
I have always known that fairy tales did have a dark twisted origin but these prequels took the characters to a whole different level. I really enjoyed reading each one of them. I loved the appearance of most character my favorite one was red ridding hood. I did think it was a creative take on her. I really want to know what happens to cinderella
May 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
*This Book Was Given To Me By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review*

Sometimes when you offer reviews you get offered a title that you just can't refuse and this was one of those times.

I am not really sure how to start other than to say you get exactly what is described on the box. A series of prequels that are obviously leading you on to other stories but these really are short.

That being said I enjoyed them. As with all collections some spoke to me more than others (Snow White Blood Red b
Lena Seder
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Cameron Jace’s The Grimm Diaries Prequels completely flips the common view of fairy tales. Jace explores not only bits of older tales and historical information but also weaves much of her imagination into these dark tales. The reader will never view Snow White, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, the Evil Queen or even Jack in the Beanstalk the same way again.

Jace cleverly mixes history and modern day together as she takes us on a fantastical journey with some of the most famous fairy tale cha
Ана Хелс
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Фантазията няма граници, вярно, но не е и безкрайна. Всяко новаторство е твърде често изравяне на нещо добре забравено старо и грижливо полагане върху посъживения труп на нечие въображение на един добър пласт почти клоунски грим, който префасонира спомена в абсурдизъм, който хем смущава, хем впечатлява, но най-вече – отваря всички отдавна зазидани гардероби със скелети и разпръсква костите на детството пред очите ни, за да ги накара да играят сложен кан-кан от заспали кошмари. Камерън Джейс е ед ...more
Rachael (RachaelReviewsAll)
Mar 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: meh
I'm 19, so probably a tad above the target audience, so younger (12-16) readers may feel differently. I'll start with the positives. I found the concept and ideas really interesting and well thought out and plot wise the author did not let you down. Being in the middle of reading the original Grimms fairy tales I found it an interesting spin on them, and loved the dark fantasy.

However, the writing at some points was so awful I did not want to continue. The tales which were written from the point
Amy_Read to My Heart's Content
Jan 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
The covers are enticing indeed so kudos to whomever did the cover art.

These prequels have some interesting depth into fairy tales, especially the lives of The Grimm Brothers. I always enjoyed the scary but imaginative stories, instead of the tame fairy tales that Disney grabbed and used to their advantage.

Mr. Jace takes his love of these original stories and puts his very own spin to it. There are twists all over the place that will definitely make a reader sit up and think, "Huh I never thoug
Jan 07, 2014 added it
I like the concept of grim version of fairy tales. I'm a realist. You can't be happily ever after without any downs. When I received an email update from Cameron Jace saying that he's giving away the prequel 1-6, I got very excited just from looking at the titles. I was so excited that I bought the next prequel even before I started reading this freebie.

I want to like the book but at times it's hard to love. Some dialogs are awkward and some characters come across as being smart ass.

I did finis
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love this world created by Cameron Jace. Fairly tale characters mixed with historical figures, both real and fiction, make for a very interesting story. The prequels are not meant to be full stories. As the author explains, they are glimpses into another world and all of the questions are not answered. You will pick up many useful clues that will help when reading the full series. The only negative thing I can say about this set of prequels is that they should be edited for typos. Regardless, ...more
Kathryn A Martinez
Pretty terrific!

I initially downloaded this book as a way to pass the time with a diverting, cheap read. I devoured it in just a couple of hours! it's well-written and fascinating. I really enjoyed the layering together different stories and characters into unique snapshot character backgrounds for "well-known" fairy tale stars. I was impressed by this collection, and will definitely be reading the rest of the prequels and the novels themselves! I'm so excited to have discovered this exciting au
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this set. Such a different approach on telling the fairy tales. I found myself drawn to read the next prequel, almost like an addiction. Now I have bought the other prequel sets, and have stopped reading anything else. So if you would like to wrap your mind into another realm of fairy tale land, take the time to read this. But be warned, you may get so drawn into this realm, that you will not put it down. Loved it, and I just love the writers imagination.
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Bestselling author of the Grimm Diaries and Insanity series. A traveller and collector of out-of-print books from all over the world, obsessed with the origins of folk tales and the mysterious storytellers who spread them. Many of his books made Amazon's Top 100 Customer Favorites in Kindle 2015 & Amazon's Top 100 kindle list. Cameron lives in California. When he isn't writing or collecting bo ...more

Other books in the series

The Grimm Diaries Prequels (1 - 10 of 24 books)
  • Snow White Blood Red (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #1)
  • Ashes to Ashes and Cinder to Cinder  (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #2)
  • Beauty Never Dies (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #3)
  • Ladle Rat Rotten Hut (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #4)
  • Mary Mary Quite Contrary (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #5)
  • Blood Apples (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #6)
  • Once Beauty Twice Beast (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #7)
  • Moon and Madly (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #8)
  • Rumpelstein (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #9)
  • Jawigi (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #10)
“think of the prequels 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’ll never see fairy tales in the same light again.” 6 likes
“I don’t need anyone’s pity, love, or adoration. I am loved by the greatest and most majestic heart in the world: Mine.” 4 likes
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