Review: The Grimrose Girls
Title: The Grimrose Girls
Series: Grimrose Girls #1
Author: Lauren Pohl
Release Date: October 26, 2021
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: After the mysterious death of their best friend, Ella, Yuki, and Rory are the talk of their elite school, Grimrose Académie. The police ruled it a suicide, but the trio are determined to find out what really happened.
When Nani Eszes arrives as their newest roommate, it sets into motion a series of events they couldn't have imagined. As the girls retrace their friend's last steps, they uncover dark secrets about themselves and their destinies, discovering they're all cursed to repeat the brutal and gruesome endings to their stories until they can break the cycle.
This contemporary take on classic fairytales reimagines heroines as friends attending the same school. While investigating the murder of their best friend, they uncover connections to their ancient fairytale curses and attempt to forge their own fate before it's too late.
My Review: This book has some really great elements. It was definitely a very dark book, perfect for a Halloween read, with some very gruesome mysteries. The fairy tales woven in and the magic were all very well done and made a great addition to the story. I loved the representation of all the different races and sexualities and I thought that was well done as well. My problem was the pacing and the fact that I didn't really care enough about the mystery. It just didn't hold my attention, but that could have just been a me issue. I do think other people will really enjoy this book.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*