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Grimm and White

(Heartless #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Who would you choose?
I want you to put your hand over your heart. Press down against the skin, meld your fingers into the flesh, and listen to the beats. Can you hear how that one organ is keeping you alive? One pump. Two pumps. Three.
Alice White Cabot would consider you lucky. She can press down in that same exact spot and she would feel…nothing. Allie does have: ten fi
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published December 25th 2015
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Krista Ricchi
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love when I go into a book not knowing what to expect. This book was a romance dipped in darkness. I loved every second of it. The plot was so different from most books out there and I loved this authors writing. I was hooked after the first pages and couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next. The characters were easy to like and I enjoyed the alternating points of view it added an extra twist to the story. This is a book I would definitely recommend to my YA friends it was a refreshing ...more
Annelise Lestrange
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Note I was provided with a complimentary copy of this novel by the author, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

The concept of this novel is definitely unique; I certainly have never come across anything like this before! Alice White Cabot is a Heartless; she literally has no heart, and is cursed to rip out the heart of the boy she loves, or die, on her 19th birthday. How this curse came about makes for a very interesting story, as well as a very imaginative one. It has to d
This is a fairy tale but not exactly a retelling. It's more like what happens to the cursed descendants of characters from a fairy tale.
I love the concept and the story is well written (although it could do with a proofread).
However, the main character was unlikable. Little things didn't make sense like why she would take a talking mirror that she hates when she packs her car to move. The time lime is not linear jumping around to the point of annoyance. Some of the time line felt mislabbled. The
Donnielle Tyner
May 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have loved the Brothers Grimm and all their tales since I was a small child. In High School, I wrote poetry comparing Disney princesses to their Grimm stories. In College, I took every chance to use the Grimm Brother’s or any of their stories as subject matter – my final paper on “The Irony of Grimm’s Fairy Tales” won two local awards. Just last year my husband bought me the complete first edition of all their fairy tales for an anniversary present.

Why am I telling you this? Because I wanted y
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 Stars.
This book is very clever once you get to the heart of it. Every character has an angle, history, and a connection with fairy tales. With some better editing in places, this could easily be a 4-5 star read for me. I found the book slow early on, with some concepts (eg: what a Heartless is) over-explained, but other plot points were set up almost haphazardly, that it took me a while to catch up. However, the b
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was provided a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. For my full review, visit my blog at

Emily Hansen has done a masterful job of taking the classic Snow White fairytale and spinning it into modern day logistics! The beauty of this premise lies in how subtle it appears. The reader has a general idea from the first few chapters that this is a fantasy read, but you're slowly fed bits and pieces of the underlying fairyta
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In a world with fairy tales of happy endings and cookie cutter romance plots tied up in pretty bows Grimm and White breaks the mold and drops it in a vat of blood. A re-spin on stories we know in our souls Grimm and White follows a merging between the tales of the brother's Grimm with a focus on Snow White. With Alice (Allie) and Kallin, two star crossed lovers who've never met, set out on a journey to fill their hearts and quite possibly save the world.

In Grimm and White you follow Allie a sar
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I thought this book was fantastic. I have long been obsessed with fairy tales. I felt like this was a unique story that kept me turning pages. It wasn't a quick read; it took some time to absorb, but it was well worth the journey.

Alice is heartless, and per the curse, on her 19th birthday, she will rip out the heart of her loved one in order to continue living. If she chooses not to do so, she will die. Her heart resides in Kallin, a slightly older boy who has some troubles of his own. He wants
Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars for me. The premise of this book intrigued me. Although paranormal books are not my normal choice of book I do enjoy a good one every now and then. Add in a fairy tale or two and I was sold.

If you're looking for your normal, happy love story this isn't it. This is about a heartless girl, Alice, and the boy she falls in love with, Kallin, but decides she can't be with because of the dire circumstances that will come about if she does. It's a curse passed on from generation to generation
K.A. Lentz
What I enjoyed most about this book was its’ fresh take on an established fairy tale and the style of writing, well worded. It had magic, humor, twists and turns that made it fun while keeping you anxious for the welfare of the main characters and sidekicks. All of whom I felt could have been given a bit more time to elaborate on themselves, instead of the oft-mentioned plot point of timing. The loss of one character didn’t drive home as much as I think the story was intended because I didn’t kn ...more
Chantal Gadoury
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review*
First, let me just comment on how beautiful this cover is. It's fantastic, and when you start into the book, you're met with fantastic graphics inside. (When I saw graphics, I mean, the font and decoration match the delight of the front cover.) I was won by just the fantastic way this book looked. (I was HIGHLY impressed.)
Second - the plot of this book, the characters - everything was rich, and I was not let down. If you get a chance to re
Jan 16, 2017 rated it liked it
I got this book from the author in a FB group giveaway.

I am terrible at writing reviews so I apologize in advance for that. I really enjoyed this story and the fact that it was a very different type of retelling. The characters are likable and the author's writing style flowed well. I liked that it had alternating point of views. I will read the next book at some point to find out what happens.
3.5 stars. This was a new to me author. The story kept me invested and her writing is interesting. I felt like there could have been further character development. I didn't always feel like reason was given for connections between characters
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Emily Hansen is a writer living in Baltimore City. She is from Chicago, Il. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Fiction. Her obsessions range from "The Walking Dead," to one or ten cups of coffee a day. She teaches English to 9th graders in Baltimore, Maryland. Emily became a writer because she thinks that people shouldn't have to look very far to find magic in their lives. "G ...more

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