Format Read: Paperback
Source: From the pr firm in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: December 17, 2016
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Blurb from goodreads:
A REMOTE SUMMER CAMP becomes a lurid crime scene when the bodies of two teenagers are found in a bloody, real-life rendering of a classic Grimm's fairy tale. Trapped in the wilderness, the remaining counselors must follow a trail of dark children's fables in order to outwit a psychopath and save the dwindling survivors before falling prey to their own gruesome endings.
Drawing on the grisly, uncensored details of history’s most famous fairy tales, Grimm Woods is a heart-pounding thriller about a deranged killer who uses traditional children’s stories as tropes in elaborate murders. Set against the backdrop of modern-day Michigan, it’s a journey through the mind of a dangerous zealot and a shocking glimpse into the bedtime stories you thought you knew.
When I was a kid, I came across a book of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. The tales in this book were not like anything I had read previously. They were dark and twisted and I loved them. It was a couple years later that I discovered that the original Grimm’s tales were not the fun-filled happy-ever-after tales that Disney instilled in us. They were dark, even darker than that book I had gotten my hands on.
When this book was offered, it really got my interest because of the dark twist of fairy tales that it offered. I was not disappointed at all. I find most horror books a good read and if I get some chills, then it is a great one. This book absolutely terrified me. I read it in one go. I loved it!
When you think of summer camp, you think of wholesome counselors who are peppy and fun. What sets this camp apart right from the beginning is that the counselors are not what you would expect. Strippers and drug addicts make up some of the staff. (Definitely NOT a camp my son would attend) However, they are what is needed by the killer to make his point and teach his lessons. The original Grimm’s tales taught lessons in gory and twisted ways, as does our killer. I became anxious wondering which fate from which tale would hit each person. It does take a bit before the fairy tale theme becomes evident but you will not be disappointed.
I loved this book and I am going to have to see if this author has more books out there. I hate teen slasher films but I really got into this book and if it is ever made into a movie, I will go see it and probably sit there with my hands over my eyes the whole time.
Author Bio:D. Melhoff was born in a prairie ghost town that few people have heard of and even fewer have visited. While most of his stories are for adults, he also enjoys terrifying younger audiences from time to time, as seen in his series of twisted picture books for children. He credits King, Poe, Hitchcock, Harris, Stoker, and his second-grade school teacher, Mrs. Lake, for turning him to horror.
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