Elizabeth has a new job at an unusual library— a lending library of objects, not books. In a secret room in the basement lies the Grimm Collection. That’s where the librarians lock away powerful items straight out of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales: seven-league boots, a table that produces a feast at the blink of an eye, Snow White’s stepmother’s sinister mirror that talks in riddles.
When the magical objects start to disappear, Elizabeth embarks on a dangerous quest to catch the thief before she can be accused of the crime—or captured by the thief.
Polly Shulman has created a contemporary fantasy with a fascinating setting and premise, starring an ordinary girl whose after-school job is far from ordinary— and leads to a world of excitement, romance and magical intrigue.
I won this book from Bookshop Talk, and had low expectations for it. Sure, it sounded like my kind of book, but something about it just put me off. In fact, I probably wouldn't have read it if I had not won it.
And that, would be a big miss. Because this book is amazing. It is an entirely fresh look at the world of fairy-tales, with adventure and romance. I mean, come on? Who wouldn't want to work at a library where you can check out historical items, especially magical items. Even us book lovers can't say that isn't awesome.
Elizabeth starts working at an odd library...And it gets even odder when she learns that there is a secret floor full of magical items. But when items start going missing or loosing there magical powers, it's up to her, her new friends, and a co-worker whom she hates to get the magical items back.
I would recommend this book to lovers of fairy-tale, adventure, romance, action, and magic.
I give this book a 5/5.