Review: Candy Houses by Shiloh Walker

Posted September 23, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
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Review: Candy Houses by Shiloh Walker
Candy Houses
by Shiloh Walker

4 Stars


Released: October 6, 2009
Published by Samhain Publishing



I’m not sure what I was expecting from this series but my definite first attraction was the fact that this series is based on fairytales.  There aren’t enough erotic books out there that play on this, so I was super excited.  I should’ve known that this being a Shiloh Walker book, I wasn’t going to get flowery fairytales.  And I couldn’t be more pleased.  The Grimm’s Circle series is not your everyday fairytale, it’s better.

CANDY HOUSES was dark and a bit gritty.  Definitely not your everyday fairy tale but it incorporated those elements beautifully.  I don’t think I’ve read it done better.  Because see, the Grimm brothers got it all wrong.  Oh their stories have a base on the truth, but they got a few things incorrectly.  This story features Greta (Hansel & Gretel), who doesn’t go by Gretel anymore because of her past and her psycho brother (yep Hans).  But see Greta is a grimm, sort of an angel warrior against evil demons.

Hundreds of years ago there was something between Greta and Rip (Van Winkle) and now they have to work together when a human has a demon book and has planned and attempted a summoning.  Things just get more complicated when they figure out she might be a grimm as well.

I think this book did a pretty good job at explaining the world of the grimms, although I think I needed just a bit more but I understand the limits of a novella.  I loved the grimms aspect of each having special powers, and their silver medallions, and that they have wings.  I also enjoyed that we go back in time to see Gretel’s story.  But I really enjoyed the connection between Rip and Greta.  This book was heavy on the romance for what it lacked on the world explanations and I appreciate that.

I am really looking forward to reading the rest of the series and to discover more about the grimms as I continue to read.  I am definitely intrigued by their boss Will and can’t wait to see what Ms. Walker will do with another fairytale because this one… was a job well done!

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About Shiloh Walker

Shiloh Walker has been writing since she was a kid. She fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more...ah...serious vampire stories. She loves reading and writing anything paranormal, anything fantasy, and nearly every kind of romance. Once upon a time she worked as a nurse, but now she writes full time and lives with her family in the Midwest.


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Adding to my wishlist…thanks Francesca!

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