In this prequel to The Grimm Diaries series, we are introduced to Loki (a Dreamhunter who, I understand, is going to be a big part of the first book, if not the whole series), and Alice Grimm. And we are treated to the usual YA girl-meets-boy-but-doesn't-want-to-admit-she-likes-him banter between them. It was amusing, albeit slightly over-the-top, and their dialogue made me smile in a couple places. In this one, we learn the story behind Cinderella...or at least the very beginning, mixed in with some historical fact. Jace does a good job of using these prequels to sell the stories he's about to tell - expertly explaining (without being too obvious) parts that will be important in the series.