Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Scrap (The Grimmic Chronicles #1) by Emory Sharplin

Scrap (The Grimmic Chronicles #1) by Emory Sharplin
Publisher: Green Leaf Book Group
Publish Date: May 17, 2013
Pages 350
ISBN# 978-1938416354

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

King Ibis is cruel and doesn't care about anything. Tucker is a 12 year old girl that lives in an orphanage and works at a bakery. She has a rough life, but it's the only one she knows. When her friends disappear, she's worried. A woman named Vivian shows up and tells her that she must learn to live and act like a rich girl to resolve the kingdom's issues.

Tucker is sassy and never gives up. For being a 12 year old, Tucker certainly understands things and feel things in a much more mature way. I kept thinking she was at least 16. She also went from dirt poor to rich so easily. She only knew poverty, that isn't an easy transition.

Some of the language, slang and ways things are said just didn't fit in a medieval story. Be medieval or don't.  You can't mix it all up.

A great fantasy story has layers...like an onion...or an ogre...this story didn't use enough layers and history, but did use a lot of convenient magic to explain things.

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