If you love fairy tales, you are going to love Far Far Away by Tom McNeal, which has been nominated for the National Book Award.
Jeremy Johnson Johnson
hears voices. Or, specifically, one voice: the ghost of Jacob Grimm, one
half of The Brothers Grimm. Jacob watches over Jeremy, protecting him
from an unknown dark evil whispered about in the space between this
world and the next. But Jacob can't protect Jeremy from everything. When
coltish, copper-haired Ginger Boultinghouse takes a bite of a cake so
delicious it's rumored to be bewitched, she falls in love with the first
person she sees: Jeremy. In any other place, this would be a turn for
the better for Jeremy, but not in Never Better, where the Finder of
Occasions--whose identity and evil intentions nobody knows--is watching
and waiting, waiting and watching. . . And as anyone familiar with the
Brothers Grimm know, not all fairy tales have happy endings.
Are you a fan of the Grimm brothers' tales? If so, which is your favorite?