SFF

The Sisters Grimm

Harper Voyager. (Sisters Grimm, Bk. 1). Mar. 2020. 448p. ISBN 9780062932464. $27.99. FANTASY
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You enter the land of Elsewhere—where lost sisters can find each other—through dreams and magic gates. All were fathered by Wilhelm Grimm, a powerful demon who launches generations of daughters into the world to build his perfect army. Goldie, Liyana, Scarlet, and Bea met in this magical world when they were eight years old, to learn about their elemental powers and about one another. At thirteen, they were blocked from Elsewhere and their memories of one another, but now, 33 days before their shared 18th birthday, the four will begin to remember; they will rediscover their powers and one another. When they enter Elsewhere, there will be choices to make: to kill or be killed, first by their father’s soldiers and then by their father—if they do not turn to his darkness.
VERDICT A highly imaginative plot and vivid worldbuilding help to balance the swiftly changing points of view. Ethereal prose sets up a nefarious fairy tale–inspired story about the balance of power between men and women, family ties and first loves, and the choices that must be made whether you are ready or not.

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