Title: Scrap (The Grimmic Chronicles #1) by Emory Sharplin
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: River Grove Books
Page count: 343 pages
Format: Ebook ARC
Rating – 5/5!!
On the brutal streets of Hellip, a village in the vast empire of the cruel King Ibis, you either become good at running from the king’s Blackcoats or you die. This is the lesson that twelve-year-old Tucker Scrap, abandoned as an infant among the orphans of Hellip, learned early. Along with her friends Ash and Kally, Tucker spends her time keeping one step ahead of the unjust laws, stealing what she needs to survive, and pondering her own unknown origins—and those of the enchanted bracelet with which she was found.
Now, both Ash and Kally have vanished from the orphanage, perhaps headed for the faraway city where Ibis still rules. When a mysterious girl named Vivian arrives in Hellip with a strange invitation to Tucker, the leader of the orphans decides that this may be her opportunity to find her missing friends. But more than this: it may become an opportunity to recover her hidden inheritance, and to change the fate of an entire kingdom.
The introduction to a fantasy world rich with ancient magic, enigmatic gypsies, palace labyrinths, and deep woods haunted by strange and forbidding creatures, Emory Sharplin’s debut novel tells the story of Tucker Scrap: a bold, memorable heroine at the center of a centuries-old mystery, stepping into her destiny at last.
Full disclosure, I received this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I am really happy that I decided to request this galley because it was awesome, I loved it. It has been awhile since I stayed up with a book as late as I did with this one. I’m talking 4 am guys. I did not want to put this book down and I just had to see where the story was going and what was going to happen with the characters. This is book one of a series so after having read this book, I’m itching to read the next one. When, when when are we getting another book?!
There was a very interesting cast of characters that I can’t wait to learn more about and I am mostly looking forward to just seeing their interactions with each other. Especially with Napier, Colt, Kally and Tucker. I feel like there is going to be alot of drama there in book two, not to mention the drama with Tucker, Vivian, the rebellion and the King. When I started the book I thought it was going to be a much darker story than it turned out to be and I think I would have liked that but I still really loved the story and enjoyed it so much. It was very entertaining and fun to read. I definitely lost myself in this story and loved the writing style. I loved Tucker as our main character, she’s definitely tough and scrappy but also surprisingly feminine, I loved that balance. One of my most favorite aspects of the story are the gypsies and I am hoping that they play a larger role in book two, which I’m assuming they will because of what happened at end.
This was a great YA fantasy read and I cannot wait to continue this story. I give this story five stars and a recommend!