A spellbinding new YA fairytale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Purdie, breathing new life into folklore and myth – with a touch of magic all her own…
Once upon a time, villagers would whisper their desires to The Book of Fortunes, and its pages would reveal how to obtain them. All was well until someone used the book for evil. Afterward, the branches of the Forest Grimm snatched the book away and the village withered. The villagers tried to make amends with the forest, but every time someone crossed its border, they never returned.
Despite the warning from her fortune-teller grandmother, Clara embarks on the journey into the deadly forest to procure the Book of Fortunes – to reverse the curse and save her mother and village. Clara’s friend Axel puts aside his longing for her to join the journey – the young travellers have set their minds to defying fate and daring to accomplish what no one else has been able to before.
Alas, the forest – alive with dark, deadly twists on some of our most well-known fairy tales – has a mind of its own…
A dark and sparkling tale of romance, courage and magic. Perfect for fans of Holly Black, Leigh Bardugo and Hannah Kaner
Praise for The Forest Grimm:
"Kathryn Purdie has bewitched us with another absolutely gorgeous read. Her prose is lovely, evocative, and snaring, and the gripping story of danger enraptures both heart and mind. She takes well-known fairy tales and puts clever, dark twists to them, all amid a real and enchanting setting. I'll go mad waiting for the sequel!" –Charlie N. Holmberg, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Spellbreaker and The Paper Magician
"With an immersive world and rich magic, Kathryn Purdie has written a story that will change everything you thought you knew about fairy tales. Prepare to enter the Forest Grimm –and never leave." –Tricia Levenseller, New York Times bestselling author of Blade of Secrets
"Fast-paced and romantic, Kathryn Purdie lured me into a thrilling world where familiar fairytales are turned inside out and nothing is at seems. Once I entered the dark heart of the Forest Grimm, I never wanted to leave." –Mara Rutherford, author of The Poison Season
"Within its first lines, The Forest Grimm promises an adventure with a clever trail of breadcrumbs to guide you. A brave and resolute heroine, an enchanted forest rooted in danger, and a slow-burning friends-to-lovers romance…Kathryn Purdie has written a luminous fairytale, sharp as teeth and full of heart. I devoured every word of this magical tale." –Rebecca Ross, internationally bestselling author of Divine Rivals
About the Author
Kathryn Purdie is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Burning Glass series and the Bone Crier’s Moon duology.
Trained in classical acting, she studied in England and met her husband when they were cast opposite each other in a Shakespeare play. They now live in Utah with their children and a tiny dog. Kathryn also writes songs on her guitar for each of her stories and shares them on her website.