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Fairest (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

26 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

This seuel to UnEnchanted has solidified this series as one of m

This seuel to UnEnchanted has solidified this series as one of my favorites. I loved the first book with its great take on a storyline and lovable characters and the second book definitely doesn't disappoint. The series is about a teenage girl named Mina who finds out t...
This seuel to UnEnchanted has solidified this series as one of my favorites. I loved the first book with its great take on a storyline and lovable characters and the second book definitely doesn't disappoint. The series is about a teenage girl named Mina who finds out that she is part of the Grimm family - as in The Brother Grimm of the fairytales. As a Grimm she has to take up the faimly mantle passed onto generations of completing quests that reflects the fairytales that we know of. These quests seek her out, so she has no choice but to complete them.

Fairest take off about a month from the events in UnEnchated. You don't necessarily have to read the first book. There are summaries of what happened in the first book intertwined within the story, but I would recommend reading the first book to get a full sense of the story and the characters. Whereas UnEnchanted serves as an introduction of the major players and the major conflict happening, Fairest  has a more dramatic feel to the story. It focuses a lot of the fleshing out of characters, especially Mina and Jared (whom it is revealed who/what he is). You get to read a different side to Mina. You see tha talthough she has this great responsibility put upon her, she's still a teenager prone to all the emotions teens feel and experience. And it doesn't always put her in the best of light. However, do not fret. There is still action - in fact that's how the book starts off, but there's a bigger spotlight focusing on the relationships between characters. This book is filled with great drama, and don't think since it involves teenagers that it's corny or formulaic. Like Hahn is good of doing in this series, she takes the mundane/cliche and makes it not only unique but gives it a mature tone to it. You don't feel like you're reading a sappy, run of the mill teen soap opera.

If you enjoyed the first book (which I definitely did), the sequel will not disappoint. There is still great writing and likeable characters with doses o f action, drama, romantic tension and a rock band! If you have an hour or two to spare and in the mood for a modern fairytale, I highly suggest you let Mina and the gang lead you on this tale.

posted by chibilee02 on January 1, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

39 out of 70 people found this review helpful.

I enjoyed the second book but........ it was not as good as the

I enjoyed the second book but........ it was not as good as the first. Mina is weak and dumb. Instead of leaning on lessons learned before she is just stuck in her head for most of the book. I figured out that she was the queen 100 pages before she did. I hate a whiny g...
I enjoyed the second book but........ it was not as good as the first. Mina is weak and dumb. Instead of leaning on lessons learned before she is just stuck in her head for most of the book. I figured out that she was the queen 100 pages before she did. I hate a whiny girl and unfortunately that is who she is in this book. I have seen this idea (Grimm) before but, never like this, I just hope the next book is as strong as the first. I want to see Mina really grow into a "Grimm" and not cry, moan, and limp her way along.

posted by 7189916 on June 30, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    I enjoyed the second book but........ it was not as good as the

    I enjoyed the second book but........ it was not as good as the first. Mina is weak and dumb. Instead of leaning on lessons learned before she is just stuck in her head for most of the book. I figured out that she was the queen 100 pages before she did. I hate a whiny girl and unfortunately that is who she is in this book. I have seen this idea (Grimm) before but, never like this, I just hope the next book is as strong as the first. I want to see Mina really grow into a "Grimm" and not cry, moan, and limp her way along.

    39 out of 70 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    are the two fairest books the same???

    are the two fairest books the same???

    4 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Summery

    The summery was okay but not that imformative

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2013

    I just bought this because I finished the first one, but I am no

    I just bought this because I finished the first one, but I am not sure where people are seeing two of them. I have only seen one version, and like others, the one I bought is 168 pages. If there is another version, where do I find it? I have searched both the title of the book and the author's name. Loved the first book by the way; I hope that this one lives up to it, though after reading a few comments, I am not sure that it will :(

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Anonymous

    The storyline is very interesting, to begin with. I enjoyed the first book and was able to overlook the spelling errors and lack of background information, for the most part. However, her second book was more of a disappointment. Her characters are still not fleshed out enough and the spelling errors were more common. It rubs me the wrong way that I payed money for the second book with 300+ less pages, not to mention the heroine making me want to strangle her ten times more than I want to root for her. The complete lack of common sense this protagonist has really gets under my skin, and hopefully she will have matured the character by the third installment.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Help

    I was reading the reviews and saw that ppl are talking about there being 2 copies of the book? Which one is the right one to buy? I really am looking foward in buying the next book(:

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    Can someone lend me this book?

    I read the first one and i really liked it. I couldn't put it down. Please lend it to me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Jazmyne j

    Good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Can this be free?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    Curious

    Just got done with the first book. Does Brody and Mina ever get back together? They were adorable together in the first book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    Where am I???!!!

    I am not sure never read it. Could someone tell me if it is good or not. Where could I get that info? Oh ya I am in the review place. That might be a good place to start. See ya, oh I forgot I have no idea who you are. OR DO I??????!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Is it okay for 10 yearolds Okay 4 10 yearolds

    Please please please say yes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    Good

    I have to say it was a good book, but not as amazing as the first. There needed to be a balance of action involved instead of just bits and parts. However i did enjoy the love triangle and twist at the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    Enjoyed!

    I enjoyed this sequal. I can't wait to see what happens to the Story!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    Ummmm

    I wish i had known i was purchasing a short story instead of a book. The twist was pleasing if predictable. And there could've been a lot more done with the stories chosen.

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  • Posted May 26, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Great Imagination

    Very Entertaining

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Ugh

    Not very happy it's only 172 pages, if I would have realized that I probably would not have bought it. Why have the first book with almost 400 pages for free and then make us pay for this one? Ugh

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    Not as good as first

    I did like the ending. But the first part of the book wasn't great. Mina was whiney and the storey dragged a bit. I am hoping book three is as strong as one.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    Good

    Very good. But i wonder? This might be good as a video game... if it was done right, with good graphics.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Looking for a Lend. Thanks!

    Wouldlove for someone to Lend Me the book if they would be so kind. natashagalindo at gmail dot com
    I will be forever thankful!

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