**I received an eARC of this book through Netgalley from the publisher in exchange for a review. In no way does that influence this review. I did not get paid in any way for this review.**
First off, isn't that cover gorgeous?! It drew me to the book instantly and when I read the summary I just knew I had to read this book!!
It's about a group of teens (Andi, Quiin, Dylan, and Frederick) that get transported to another world. A world where fairytales are real life; but its not the Disney version instead its the world the Grimm brothers based their stories on. Turns out that each person has a tie to the world of Elorium. It's a race against the clock to find the way home before they are forced to play their parts.
I really loved the idea of this book. While it didn't turn out to be exactly what I though it was still a good read. The characters were well developed and the view points were split between each of them. Because of this it was hard to really get to know them, there just wasn't enough time. The summary also hints at a romantic theme and while there were hints of possible feelings it really wasn't that noticeable.
At one point I had an issue with Andi. When they stumbled upon Andi's "family" home she is forced to do their bidding. While its true she was forced to enter the home, there were still plenty of opportunities for her to escape. Yet she voluntarily stayed while the others hid in the barn. I guess it was so she could find out information but she really wasn't the one to discover anything. It just seemed like a waste of time to me. It also bothered me that Quinn was the only one that got taken. Every single time she was the one snatched by some giant or evil sorceress.
Overall the book was well written. There were plenty of scenes that had me biting my nails wondering what the outcome would be. The epilogue hints at another book which left me wondering what will happen next.