By Kelly Anne Blount
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Publication Date: March 10, 2013
In the world of Necoh, everyone fears Grishma, a hideous murderous beast responsible for ruining or ending the lives of anyone who dare cross her.
As a young boy, Ryder lived with his family, deep in the caves underneath the Kadin Forest, unaware of the horrors of the world. His simple world was turned upside down one horrible night when Grishma attacked his family, killing his father and kidnapping his mother and younger sister.
From that night on, Ryder devoted his life to killing Grishma. He tracked the monster from Necoh, to our world, and back again. Unfortunately, during his quest, he accidentally transported Brooklyn, a high school junior into his tumultuous world, where she is mistakenly identified as Princess Sophie, the missing princess of Sumner.
Days after Princess Sophie's return, Grishma plots and manipulates the King into drugging and marrying off his only daughter to Prince Algid of Dratun. Desperate to save Brooklyn, who now believes she is the long lost princess, his mother, and his little sister, Ryder embarks on the deadliest part of his quest.
Will he save Brooklyn?
Will she ever regain her memory?
What will become of his mother and sister?
Through epic adventure, loss, and love, GRISHMA depicts the strength of the human spirit and the tight bonds formed by the unique creatures of Necoh.
Rating: 5/5 stars
Right from the beginning, you are introduced into the horror of Grishma and our hero, Ryder. This begins his quest of wanting to defeat and ultimately kill Grishma. Ryder follows Grishma from Necoh to our world where it leads him to a girl named Brooklyn. Brooklyn is faced with Grishma after she felt betrayed by one of her friends. Ryder comes to her rescue and takes her back to his world. There her fairytale world is taken through more loops. Grishma shows up and tries to kidnap Brooklyn. Grishma didnt get very far in her adventure before Brooklyn showed herself as a brave, strong person than she has been before. Brooklyn escapes and is taken into a village where she was presumed to be the long lost princess of the land. She is betrayed and drugged by one of the villagers and is taken to the king.
This is where the story has so many loops and bounds that are thrown at you. You think you can predict the story and *poof* you were wrong. This is what the new fairytales of modern day look like. It has the right amount of love, despair, adventure, loss and growth. It was a fun read that will have you engrossed from the moment you start.
"Wow," Brooklyn gasped. "It's beautiful." As she looked around she saw exotic looking plants and flowers that were vibrant blue, green, purple, and pretty much any color you could imagine. Large ferns easily stretched twenty feet above their heads. "Ryder, this is amazing."
He grinned. "Come on, lets get some lera berries and I can show you a little bit more of Necoh."