Title: The Grimm Legacy
Author: Polly Shulman
Series: The Wells Bequest is the Companion book
Recommended for: Grades 4 – 8
Pages: 325 pages
Call Number/Link: TEEN FICTION SHULMAN
Synopsis: New York high school student Elizabeth gets an after-school job as a page at the “New-York Circulating Material Repository,” and when she gains coveted access to its Grimm Collection of magical objects, she and the other pages are drawn into a series of frightening adventures involving mythical creatures and stolen goods.
I love fairy tale so I thought I would love this book. It was good but not a favorite. Elizabeth does have a Stepmother who is mean and step sisters that don’t treat her right, but that is as close as it gets to a Cinderella retelling. The book is more centered around the Grimm Collection, which has magical items that special patrons are able to check out. Items start to go missing or are replaced with replicas. Elizabeth and her friends try to figure out who is stealing the items. There is some adventure as they try to find the items. There is also a hint romance.