Emily Hansen is a writer living in Baltimore City. She is from Chicago, Il. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Fiction. Her obsessions range from "The Walking Dead," to one or ten cups of coffee a day. She teaches English to 9th graders in Baltimore, Maryland. Emily became a writer because she thinks that people shouldn't have to look very far to find magic in their lives. "Grimm and White," is Emily's first novel.
If you need to find her she is most likely pretending to be F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Owl Bar at the Belvedere Hotel. Go check that place out. It's awesome.
" I want you to put your hand over your heart. Press down against the skin, meld your fingers into the flesh, and listen to the beats. Can you hear how that one organ is keeping you alive? One pump. Two pumps. Three. "
Alice White Cabot would consider you lucky. She can press down in that same exact spot and she would feel…nothing. Allie does have: ten fingers and toes, one set of working lungs, a healthy liver, two small kidneys, stringy veins, long intestines, two-hundred and six breakable bones, and a big mouth. But in the empty chest cavity where the beating organ should be pulsing blood to the rest of Allie’s body, sits a void that only one person can fill. She is under the curse of the Heartless, and on her nineteenth birthday she will have to rip out the heart of the one she loves or she herself will die.
Kallin Grimm is a nineteen-year-old boy from the Chicago suburbs. He’s a regular guy who likes football, video games, and hanging out with his friend Lennon. A few exceptions break his normal routine, like the incredible strength Kallin has that he can’t explain. Not to mention, Kallin is in love with a girl that he has never met. The only means of communication they have is a pen and an enchanted journal that was given to Kallin by his father. The journal’s twin belongs to Allie and whatever is written in one can be seen in the other. For the past year they have shared their secrets and their souls, which is why Allie knows they can never meet. It is the only way to keep his heart safe.
Enter the dark world of curses, secrets, and a history as old as time. The novel opens on Allie’s eighteenth birthday. With one year left, she, along with her best friend Miles set off from California to find out more about the curse, her past, and to stay as far away from Kallin Grimm as she can. Their first lead is in Chicago. Maybe this curse is stronger than she thinks. Tick-Tick-Tick.
First, let me just comment on how beautiful this cover is. It's fantastic, and when you start into the book, you're met with fantastic graphics inside. (When I saw graphics, I mean, the font and decoration match the delight of the front cover.) I was won by just the fantastic way this book looked.
(I was HIGHLY impressed.)
Second - the plot of this book, the characters - everything was rich, and I was not let down at all - not even for a minute.. If you get a chance to read this book, you should.
If you're a fan of Fairy Tales the way I am, this book is going to delight you with twists and turns. Everything that you think you know - you'll find you're faced with a new way of looking at tales you love. Heartless protagonists and innocent love. I loved this!