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Dec 22, 2012

Show N' Read Saturday #2–GRIMM

A weekly meme hosted by Diantha Jones where we share and rate TV shows and movies we've seen, and the books that we have read or have now been inspired to read.

This week I watched:

Grimm: TV Series (2011– ) on NBC

"Grimm" is a drama series inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers' Fairy Tales. After Portland Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a "Grimm."
His attempts to shield his fiancée, Juliette Silverton, and his partner, Hank Griffin, from the hazards of his new life have reached a crisis, leaving Juliette in a mysterious coma and Hank on the verge of a mental breakdown.
With help from his confidants, Monroe and Rosalee- both reformed Grimm creatures, Nick must help those closest to him while still facing off against all manner of ancient evils, including royal lines dating back to the original profilers themselves, the Grimm Brothers.

I've been watching this show since the very beginning, but got behind on season two and had to catch up this week. I ADORE this show and how all of the fairy tales we've come to know (and some we don't!) are woven into the storyline in a familiar way but never really as carbon copies of the original. "Once Upon A Time" fans, I feel sorry for you if you're not also watching "Grimm." It blows OUAT out of the water! You can catch up on all of the episodes HERE!

My rating: 4/5 Stars

Books I want to read:

Scarlette by Davonna Juroe–Goodreads

Find the Beast ~ Find the Cure

Scarlette, an 18-year-old peasant, lives under a dark threat. A nightmarish creature lurks in the surrounding forest, killing the villagers one by one. When Scarlette's grandmother survives an attack, Scarlette learns that her grandmother hasn't suffered the bite of just any normal animal.

Now desperate, Scarlette searches throughout her province to find a cure. But there are those who want to keep their pasts hidden. As she begins to uncover the dark secrets of her village, Scarlette is befriended by a local nobleman and a woodcutter who share a gruesome history with the beast. To save her grandmother, Scarlette must unravel their mystery and solve an age-old crime. But as she pieces together the clues, Scarlette finds herself torn between the two men, both of whom want to be more than friends and hold the key to the cure.

What if Little Red Riding Hood was Real?

Based on both the Grimm and Perrault versions of Little Red Riding Hood and set against the terrifying, historic Beast of Gévaudan attacks, this dark YA retelling blends two epic legends, giving the fabled girl-in-the-red-cloak a new, shockingly real existence. (Goodreads)

I saw this book on YA Novelties where they gave it a raving 5-Star review. And since I love fairy tales (who doesn't love Red Riding Hood?), I decided to try it out. Looking forward to reading it, and don't you just love that cover?

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer–Goodreads

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . 

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

I've seen very mixed reviews about this book, but nevertheless it's on my TBR list since who can resist a cyborg Cinderella story?

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