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From the author of Armageddon Rules, the fanciful and fun continuation of the Grimm Agency novels...As a partner at Grimm’s magical Agency, Marissa Locks is used to working odd jobs. But when an evil queen reappears in Kingdom, life becomes too strange to handle… Even when she’s not starting it, trouble follows Marissa everywhere. First there was the incident with the homiFrom the author of Armageddon Rules, the fanciful and fun continuation of the Grimm Agency novels...As a partner at Grimm’s magical Agency, Marissa Locks is used to working odd jobs. But when an evil queen reappears in Kingdom, life becomes too strange to handle… Even when she’s not starting it, trouble follows Marissa everywhere. First there was the incident with the homicidal Fairy Godmother. Then there was the time she accidentally started Armageddon. But the problems that always seem to arise on Marissa’s birthday take the cake. This year, her annual bad-luck presents include an army of invading goblins, the resurrection of two vengeful enemies from hell, and the return of the Black Queen, the evil sorceress whose reign of terror still haunts Kingdom and who happens to have claimed Marissa as her servant. As Marissa’s friends try to save her from the Black Queen’s clutches, Marissa fights to end a bitter war that started before her birth. But her quest for peace is about to bring up some inconvenient truths about her own past—ones that might cost her the happily ever after she’s always dreamed of…...

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Wish Bound Reviews

  • Beth
    2019-01-23 13:10

    Talk about having a messed up birthday, Marissa’s yearly event seems to coincide with catastrophe every year and this year isn’t looking any better. The Black Queen is back and she wants to rule the world. Caught up as the Black Queen’s handmaiden, Marissa is suppose to lead this battle but she is 100% against the Black Queen. It’s the end of things as we know it, but that doesn’t seem like a strange occurrence for Marissa or the other agents from Grimm.This is my first read in the Grimm Agency series so I did feel I was playing a little bit of catch up. That being said, I would love to restart this series from the beginning, the characters are exciting and fun and the fairy tale twist just makes the reading delightful.Ultimately, I found Wish Bound to be a wildly fun, action intense, snark filled adventure.I received this ARC copy of Wish Bound from PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL / Signet Romance, DAW - Ace in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication August 25, 2015.My Rating: 4 StarsWritten by: J. C. NelsonSeries: A Grimm Agency Novel Sequence in Series: Book 3Mass Market Paperback: 304 pagesPublisher: Ace Publication Date: August 25, 2015ISBN-10: 0425272915ISBN-13: 978-0425272916Genre: Urban Fantasy | Twisted Fairy TaleAmazon | Barnes & NobleFor Reviews and More Check out:

  • Melliane
    2019-01-22 12:06

    Mon avis en FrançaisMy English reviewI had a good time with the first and second volume and I think that the author had managed to bring perfectly many lovely ideas in his books. It’s always very interesting to see the characters from fairy tales like princesses, queen, princes, goblins and fairy godfather that we all know, in our world today.Marissa does not really have any luck and each volume proves it perfectly. Once again, our heroine will have to face many obstacles. Oh yes, from her birthday that brings a lot of disasters, Isolde who appears much faster than expected and who is determined to take M. as her servant whatever she wants it or not. In addition, some queen and her son are back in history to destroy the life of our agent. A lot of stuff, is not it? And it is far from over because Marissa is going to have to make many choices whose consequences will likely be very difficult.Our heroine has evolved considerably since the first novel, but I confess that I did not expect to see so many things here. We discover many revelations which we certainly can not expect and I was surprised more than once I confess. I’m not going to go into the details of the novel as it would be easy to tell you everything taking place and it is not really the goal, but we are left in a race against time where we hope everything will end well.I do not know if this is the last volume of the series, I admit, but we have a good conclusion there and I had a great time with the whole story. As always we find the characters that we have learned to discover in the novels. Ari and her change into a real witch, the meeting with the famous Isolde, Liam and his dragon status or Grimm and the secrets he hides from everyone.So yes I had once again a great time with this third installment and I would recommend the series if you want something a little different.

  • Meigan
    2019-02-10 10:12

    Very rarely do I come across a series where the first book is the best one, the measuring stick to which all other books in the series will subsequently be compared to. Such is the case with the Grimm Agency series. The first book, Free Agent, instantly charmed me with its super creative use of fairytale inhabitants, and a bumbling and lost heroine I grew quite smitten with. After 3 books, I can't help but compare Wish Bound to that first one. While the series hasn't really lost steam, some of the charm has rubbed off as the storylines became darker and heavier. After finishing Wish Bound, I miss the charm and the magic and the fun. One thing that hasn't abated is Nelson's sense of humor. The guy is twisted and had he not been as funny, I don't think I would have enjoyed this series as much as I have. In this installment, Nelson finally pulls all of the loose threads together and provides answers to many of the questions that I (and I'm sure many readers) have had. He juggled that quite nicely while providing a story surrounding Marissa and her long-awaited foe, the Black Queen. I thought that that scenario was more than likely going to be my favorite part, since I had been waiting but oddly enough, it wasn't. My favorite in this installment had to be the Adversary, good old Nicholas Scratch. That's not to say the Black Queen wasn't all she was cracked up to be. She was that, and more. While I'm glad to see a conclusion to Marissa's part of this story with the third book, I am a little sad that this part has ended. I can't help but wonder how the 4th book, if there is one, is going to tie in to the series and I'm hoping against hope that it still contains many of the elements I grew to love from the first three books -- fairytale beings running amok through Nelson's own version of NYC, a lovable and bumbling, yet strong heroine and her dragon counterpart, and the Fairy Godfather most of all. I more than likely will continue the series, providing there are more installments planned. 3.5 StarsCertainly not the strongest in the series, but it does bring a satisfying conclusion to both Marissa's journey and all of the unanswered questions left hanging around. I recommend this for UF lovers looking for something a little different; it's not a fairytale retelling by any means, it's really more of a reinvention, and it's not typical urban fantasy fare. It's really a blend of many things that JC Nelson has creatively woven into his own unique tale. **eARC received on behalf of Penguin/Roc via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    2019-02-01 16:28

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.WISH BOUND is a spectacular installment in the Grimm Agency series. While I can't tell if this is the last book, or if the series is going to continue, WISH BOUND takes the plot line that has grown through the previous books and finishes it out with a bang. With characters we've come to know and love, it's offers a wonderful sense of closure and offers answers to many of the questions that have come up throughout the series so far.WISH BOUND ties up a lot of plot lines and answers a lot of questions, and does it in the normal, Grimm Agency way. And by that, I mean there is the usual action-packed fight scenes, sarcastic comments from Marissa and threats of the world ending at every turn. This formula is clearly working for Nelson, and WISH BOUND definitely redeemed the series after my dip in appreciation with ARMAGEDDON RULES.While I felt like we saw less of Marissa's crew in this book, they were still seemingly ever-present, and some of the great moments in the book had to do with friendship and what we would do for our friends. Marissa grows up in WISH BOUND, acting more maturely in a way that she hadn't in the previous two books, which was refreshing, and the fact that we got a lot of answers to questions I didn't even know I should have had made it even more interesting (it's a bit difficult to talk about this book sans spoilers!).All in all, WISH BOUND was a combination of a deeper look at the interesting mythology that Nelson has created, the typical gross moments and lots of love, friendship, and loyalty. Definitely worth the read, WISH BOUND won't disappoint readers of the Grimm Agency series, and for readers unfamiliar, there will still be plenty of action and quips to keep them interested.Sexual content: Sex scene

  • Fangs for the Fantasy
    2019-01-23 16:28

    Marissa, through various adventures, has found herself in the awkward position of being the handmaiden of the Black Queen, one of the most powerful and dangerous beings in history. Even as someone who started (and stopped) the apocalypse, that’s a tall order to stop.She has enough to deal with what with cursed birthday parties, lethal cursed cheeses and a whole postgnome cult. She doesn’t need evil Black Queens – or evil dead enemies being pulled out the very vault of hell.Marissa faces the hardest test of all – does she let her friends save her even if it may be at great cost to themselves? Can she live with being saved.This is a major turning point book – one so full of answers and revelations that it has changed the course of the entire series. In fact, it’s so dramatically ended, so dramatically changed course that I don’t even know if the book series is going to continue after this – because this feels like an ending and a dramatic conclusion of everything that the book has been leading towards.We have all the answers of Marissa’s heritage. We have all the answers of Marissa’s origin but also her relationship towards Grimm which has always been complicated and far more than an employee or even a mentor. It, coupled with his relationship with the Black Queen, brings it all together with wonderful complexity and makes it all emotionally involved and twisty and fun.The story itself is epic – literally world controlling with lots of amazing twists. So very very twisty – as Marissa fights the delicate balance of being a Handmaiden of the Dark queen and also trying to oppose her. There’s a lot of battling the different kinds of magic and finding all the nifty little loop holes to get around things. It’s a very delicate balance and I really liked it. I know I’ve used the word a lot – but there’s a lot of complexity and a lot of different angles.The tone of the book strikes a very careful balance – and a very well done one. On the one hand it’s a dark world. After all this is a world with the end of the world at risk, there’s a terrifying appalling war coming and the grimness of that is clear. We have the abominations of flesh, the desperate fight to survive and, of course, a desperate loss for Marissa as well as the traumatic feel of the lost she suffers in the battle and the life changing revelation of what she is. Her friends make extreme sacrifices on her behalfThen there’s the army of demonic poodles and gnomes. There’s a vicious, terrifying lethal werewolf cheese. There’s a princess who cannot cannot drive to an almost magical degree because there has to be balance – and that driving can be weaponised. There’s a lot of really joyful little one liners – little asides like “angels were the only creature I could imagine being dumb enough to mount an attack on hell itself.” Or Marissa’s terribly cursed parties. Or the absolutely classic and amazing take of the Sleeping Beauty story. Or the hilarious singing followers in the High Kingsom. They’re just all so very excellent and made me laugh out loud repeatedly.And it works. It’s funny and hilarious and grim and dark. Under it all is still a very real, very powerful world – with the seal bearing royal houses and the dark queen actually having a plan and strategy to take over that is well thought out and actually real. It doesn’t let the occasional silliness mean that there’s no need for a well developed and meaningful world building as well.I can’t stress enough how all these elements work because… well, they shouldn’t. It shouldn’t be funny and grim and dark and silly and so often epic. Extremely epic – the massive confrontations over and over again are really well done even when poodles are involved. All these things at once shouldn’t work – but they do.It has some really good characters and quirks as well – Ari, and Marissa, even Rosa and Liam. Marissa and Liam’s relationship is excellent – I really love what happened when Marissa stumbles into a beauty spell and they then clumsily try to have sex when her body is so very different – it’s laughably awful and it works so well to make it clear that beauty is far from everything, especially when it is a lie. I just love that whole storyline, the beauty curse the wrongness of it, how it is a lie, is one of the best storylines I’ve seen for a while.Read More

  • Kt
    2019-01-28 16:22

    Review originally posted on my blog: A Book ObsessionThis book is going to be really hard for me to review. I enjoyed it, but there were things that stuck out to me, keeping me from fully immersing and loving the story as much as I did in book two. But on the flip side, nothing really amazing stuck out to me, so unfortunately this review will focus on the less than great things. From the start, WISH BOUND proceeds at an almost frenetic pace. While this kept me completely hooked into the story, at times it was a a bit hard to follow. There's just so much going on with the story jumping all around that I found myself having to go back and re-read paragraphs just to make sure I didn't miss anything. I enjoy a fast paced plot as much as the next gal, but it needs to flow and allow me to fully immerse in the story, which just didn't happen here.I have a feeling this is a series ending book, based on how many loose ends were tied up. After finishing I'm not quite sure about how I feel about everything in the end. On one hand, the end result has me content, but the path taken there and the motivating reasons which had been hid previously just seemed a bit forced to me. Between Grimm's secrecy, the reveal behind everything with Marissa, and the Dark Queen's motivations, I was left scratching my head at times. I feel like there's been this huge build up over the series, and while I wouldn't say the reveals fell flat, they didn't wow me either. Perhaps I'm judging things too harshly, but after the 2nd book knocking things out of the park for me, I was just hoping for a bigger end result.I realize this review probably makes it seem like I wasn't a fan, but I did enjoy the book, if not as much as I had hoped I would. I almost wish I had more to say on the positive side to balance out the things that bothered me, because it is a good read. The book more than kept my attention, and I didn't want to put it down once I put it up. I'm glad I read WISH BOUND, and fans of the series should enjoy it as well. Marissa and company are left in a satisfying place that makes the overall journey in this series worth it.

  • Silvara Wilde
    2019-02-12 10:09

    Check out my other reviews, discussions and link ups at Fantasy of the Silver DragonI received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I loved how a lot of the things you wondered about through the other books in the series finally was explained in this one. Like the evil cheese in the Agency's fridge. Why Rosa hates Marissa. Why magic goes so horribly, weirdly wrong around Marissa. (And I totally didn't see the answer to that coming!)I really liked Mikey, his character really grew in this book. Grimm is still my favorite, as he has been in all the books. But I also loved reading about the Adversary (the devil), and we get to meet god as well (though I've already forgotten her title... The Arbitrator maybe? Something that started with A..)Death has a lot of book time in this one, and I liked learning more about Ari. Still don't much like Wyatt though. The major down bits for me was that there was a lot of slow spots in the middle of the book for me. Extra details and events that I'm not sure if they actually mattered or not. The beginning and the end of the book were good, I loved the ending especially! But there was some slogging to get there. Book 2 was by far my favorite in this series.By the time Marissa was ready to deal with the Black Queen, I'd already lost interest. Mostly in the Black Queen. I wanted to know how she would finally die or be defeated, but I didn't really care about her anymore as a character. I liked how Marissa handled it, but it was more of a feeling of "oh goody, that's done with" than happiness that she'd finally done what she had been needing to do for the whole book.If you've read book 2, you need to read this one if for no other reason than to see the big reveal near the end.This review was originally posted on Fantasy of the Silver Dragon

  • Jennifer Reed
    2019-02-06 14:08

    I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.WISH BOUND is a whirlwind of action. The characters and the story line are well-developed. It is Marissa's birthday and anytime she is thrown a party and cake is involved bad things happen. So, she tries to avoid her birthday at all cost. When a routine mission brings her face to face with the Black Queen, she cannot say no to becoming her handmaiden. Everyone around her is in trouble, if she cannot stop the Black Queen. If she can stop an Armageddon, she should be able to stop her. This is such a great story! Marissa has grown so much since the series has first started, and her snarky comments are great. In this story also she will find out something about her background that will change everything that she thought she knew about herself. I cannot wait for more of Marissa. I give WISH BOUND 5/5 STARS, and recommend it to everyone.

  • Jo(Mixed Book Bag)
    2019-01-26 12:31

    Book three in the series. I found that I was a little lost as I had not read book 2. Even so a good story that continues to keep the world building and back story going while moving the series forward.

  • E.A.
    2019-02-08 11:28

    Review to come

  • LibraryDanielle
    2019-02-10 11:30

    good but kind of all over the place

  • Lisa
    2019-01-31 11:19

    This series was a hell of a lot of fun and I was sorry when the story ended. Those who gave up on the series in book one because of the rather misogynistic things the main character thinks are missing out. Now I'm not saying the things that were said were okay, but they were part of the character's development. Marissa overcoming them through the course of the series tells you through the story that they were not good things to be thinking. And given that the character was treated as a not-pretty-enough-in-comparison-to-supernaturally-pretty-princesses and often had to play the second fiddle role as part of her job, I can see how her feelings developed that way and why she started judging other women very harshly. It was the same judgement she was turning on herself all the time. Sometimes the job you have creates not pretty prejudices in people about Others and she definitely falls for that a lot. But I liked how she overcame those feelings. I liked her charge in and get things done momentum. I liked the character of the princess she starts off judging so harshly. I even liked the inconvenient poodle-lover.So, yes, this series might be hard for some to read and just make them mad. I absolutely get where they are coming from and please just drop the series if it makes you feel that way. It's not worth it. Because it does hover between characters that are more realistically flawed and characters that, if you can't stand certain traits, are unbearable and ruin it for you. Like True Blood. I loved the book series because the characters I hated got less screen time (read: mostly her brother who still want dead), but I found the tv show unwatchable because it also made okay characters like Tara, Bill, and Eric into people I can't stand. Then the ratio of hates just overwhelmed the likes (Suki and Sam). Unwatchable.I'm just glad I was on the side of realistically flawed and relate-able and got to enjoy the series for the romp it is. :)

  • Mary Hartshorn
    2019-02-12 11:23

    Wish Bound was awesome! There was so much that happened in the second book, but the 3rd book was full of action, and major decisions. There were some revelations that were surprising but overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Since Marissa had stopped the Armageddon in the last book, she thought that she was pretty safe and would only be dealing with minor problems. Wrong! The Black Queen is back and she wants Marissa to do her bidding as her HandMaiden. Marissa never imagined that she would have to deal with her in her lifetime, or expect her to be so powerful. Now more than ever, Marissa must use all of her wits and her strength to fight against the Black Queen will, especially when she is turned on her friends.

  • Jessica
    2019-01-18 12:18

    It took me a while to get to this final installment of this trilogy. I loved it. the whole series was unique, it pulled me. This final book in the series felt like it wrapped up a lot but has potential for more stories in the world if J.C. Nelson so chose to write more... I wouldn't object to more.

  • Dark Faerie Tales
    2019-01-18 11:22

    Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: A Fairy Godmother, the Black Queen, and trouble that always seems to find Marissa no matter what she does…will she be able to get out of this time?Opening Sentence: “When I was a little girl, my mother used to say, “A little birthday party can’t hurt anyone.”The Review:Marissa and the gang are back in Wish Bound, book 3 of the Grimm agency. I am not sure how long has passed since the end of Book 2 until the beginning of Book 3, but I would say that if feels like some months have passed at least. Marissa is mostly happy, her life has settled down for the most part, and she is happy with Liam. All of that changes when they find out the Black Queen whom was supposed to be gone for years is suddenly back.When Ari, takes off to end the Black Queen once and for all, Marissa follows her to make sure it all ends well. Instead, she ends up bound to the Black Queen in order to save Ari’s life. As she tries to figure out what being an handmaiden entails and navigate fairy, Marissa also stumbles upon the knowledge that the Black Queen has the Fairy Godmother’s power. Which means she can force Marissa to grant three wishes.Will Marissa be able to break the tie before she is forced to something she can’t undo?Wish Bound is definitely action packed like the first two books, and yes, this time I did go read book 1 and 2 before getting here. And I highly recommend you start at the beginning as these are books that follow a time line and you would miss way too much starting with the third book. I enjoyed this series, however I find it similar to lots of others I have read, for instance early Anita Blake, Kate Daniels, Bloodhound series, and it’s not the same, don’t get me wrong. Different worlds, different types of main characters. The only real similarity is a strong female lead in some kind of law enforcement (or similar feel) job that basically has to jump through major hoops in every book. So I liked this series, I like the differences, I think my only issue is I have read a lot of series that have this formula and some of them were just downright amazing.So I am not going to be really hard on this book, I like the Grimm aspect, Fairy Godfather, and a little bit of fairy tales, with vampires, fae, werewolves, and magic. I like Marissa, other than she has like the worst luck ever, and I think this book is major in that you find out why she has such horrible luck. The ending was amazing, it really made a lot of things make sense, and no, I won’t share. You must read for yourself. So if you are looking for a kick butt female lead that always seems to get into horrible situations and really struggles to get out of them, then look no further. The Grimm Agency’s books are for you! Book 1 is Free Agent, start there!!!Notable Scenes:“The man who’d stood by me through the end of the world.”“Being the apocalypse bringer had its benefits but I wasn’t taking chances, so we still ran.”“The Fairy Godfather, feared nothing.”“The way Grimm said that made me shudder, and sent a chill down my spine, even in the forge.”“If Ari’s smile could power the entire Agency building her anger could electrocute every death row inmate in the country.”“The look of pleasure on her face would have given the Marquis De Sade chills.”“Little Red Riding Hood, for the record was an awful bitch, even by my standards.”FTC Advisory: Ace/Penguin provided me with a copy of Wish Bound. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

  • Annabelle Ng
    2019-01-26 17:25

    My pets were fifty percent cat, fifty percent ghost, one hundred percent psychotic.The Grimm Agency series isn't for everyone. It's the kind of book that requires you to just roll with it, or be crushed by the weight of its wackiness. It is wild, outrageous, chaotic but it is also hella fun. They have every kind of fairytale creature you can think of - goblins, trolls, vampires, werewolves, fairies, faes, dragons, princesses, witches, and red riding hood. There are cultish gnomes running post offices, Satan as an old, balding businessman, Cursed Cheese, evil queens and Death Personified. If that sounds too much for you to handle or appreciate, back out and drive away. If you take your fantasy reads very seriously, Grimm Agency might make you strangle yourself with a garden hose. I mean, Wish Bound has the line "Mariiffaaa, I garfaaahahhahm." in it so... you kinda get what you're getting into. Wish Bound like its former books, follows the life of Marissa - an agent of a Wish Granting Agency, as she faces sticky and often life-threatening situations that never fails to find a way to her. Being the final instalment of the arc, Wish Bound loses a large part of its humour to bring out a dire, dramatic end to the series. While I do like the fact that characters and subplots from previous books have been brought back to tie the story together, I do feel that it resulted Wish Bound to be a little too messy. There were too many characters to catch up on, and the overwhelming heap of mythologies to remember did not help my confusion. Technicality wise, I feel that there was an excessive amount of ex-machinas to ease the plot progression, and obvious grammatical errors that could have been avoided. Nonetheless, I liked the book despite its flaws. I like the chaos, I like the humour, I like its possibilities. Anything and everything happens in Marissa's world, and that's what makes Grimm Agency a deliciously exciting and entertaining read. Mikey's voice caught me off guard.The wolf had never come into my house. Not ever. The fact that I still shot him on occasions probably factored into it a little."Go away, Mikey." "I'll let you shoot me. Open the door so I can come in and talk to you."

  • Elizabeth
    2019-01-20 09:28

    This truthfully is without a doubt my new favorite series, even though this is the last book in the series. I love these character but most of all I love those crazy gnomes! In case you missed that first sentence this is the last book in the series. I know this because I looked at her blog and found this comment from JC Nelson "The Grimm Agency series IS a trilogy. The third book, “Wish Bound,” comes out in August. You can view the cover on Goodreads right now. As for more books…well, I’d love to revisit these characters at some point, but that’s up to my publisher, Ace Books" Which is uber sad, but don't worry this book is going to fill in all those story arc's your wondering about. It winds up I believe everything in a nice tidy funny as hell way, but that's just me! This book picks up shortly after the end of the last book and starts out with Marissa's birthday, which always ends in catastrophes! This one starts out with a bang by the Advisary visiting Marissa to let her know a few souls are missing from hell and hey she's gotta find them cause Grimm already signed the contract. Then on the back burner of the same day Grimm sends Ari and Marissa to a seal cause Goblins are wreaking havock only to find out the Black Queen was there alive seeking revenge. Things are cutting close Grimm gave them much longer for the Black Queens return and our characters are dead set to find a way to kill her only now they are running at cheetah pace to find a way! Lots of old friends and not so friendly old cast member's make appearances in this closing novel to complete some character arcs! As usual the Gnomes go above and beyond the crazy mark in epicly funny ways; I think they made this series for me! Even the answer of the cheese wheel from hell is answered. It is a must read! I'd recommend this one to everyone who has read the past books, and if you haven't you should. To anyone who likes the Charley Davidson series or the Hollows series; these are every bit as fun as those!

  • Heli
    2019-01-24 17:20

    Because of the ending, 5 stars.

  • Jessica
    2019-01-21 16:28

    In Wish Bound by J.C. Nelson, Marissa Locks should be used to working odd jobs. Her job takes an unexpected turn when the Black Queen returns to the realm and decides to take over the world. As her Handmaiden, Marissa is expected to help lead the Black Queens army against all that oppose her. The only problem is, Marissa and her friends are some of the people who oppose her. Does Marissa have the strength to defeat the Black Queen? Will the truth about her heritage ultimately destroy her? At times, this book was a little jumpy. There was a lot going on in the story and at times I had to backtrack to try to figure out what was going on. To really get into this book, you must go back and read the other stories. The author did not summarize what had occurred in previous books to help aid in understanding of certain situations in the book. At times, the story experienced repetition that was not needed, such as a character thought something and then immediately said the same thing that she was thinking. This was a new take on fairy tales. I enjoyed the characters and the action. I would read more in this series.

  • Shelley
    2019-02-13 15:36

    *Genre* Urban Fantasy*Rating* 3.0*My Thoughts*Wish Bound, Grimm Agency # 3, is the apparent final story arc for protagonist Marissa Locks. Marissa is a character who you can't but help feel a bit of concern for. She was sold by her own mother to Fairy Godfather Grimm on her 16th birthday, she then went to work for him on her 18th birthday, and has been there ever since. For the last 10 years, she's done pretty much whatever he tells her to do. This book actually jumps ahead several years from the end of Armageddon Rules. Marissa is now a partner as well as an Agent for the Grimm Agency. The story takes place in a realm called Kingdom, where there are Kings and Queens, uptight and selfish Princes and Princesses, Goblins who deliver mail and idolize Marissa, Trolls who protect buildings, Witches and Werewolves just to name a few. *Full Review Posted @ Gizmos Reviews August 25th 2015 by Ace

  • Elesha
    2019-01-20 09:09

    This was my favourite of the series because it was darker than the other two. I found that the first two books built up nicely to this one and in the end, everything was resolved. I don't know if there are plans to write another Grimm Agency novel, but the door was left open to that possibility, and if not, I'm satisfied with the wrap up. I enjoyed the story(along with the others in the series) and characters. I liked the world Nelson created and the spin he put on things.Once I got within the final 80 pages, I needed to know how it all ended. I found it a bit of an emotional ride headings towards the end.I'd recommend this series to urban fantasy fans if you're looking for a different spin on fairy tales and their characters.

  • William Howe
    2019-02-10 15:24

    Amazing!!! A series that ends at three!!!My only quibble is...they really brought out the big guns. Death, War, Pestilence, and Famine were in the last book for good reason: they were the warm-up act. The archangel Michelle (Michael was a misprint), the Adversary, and then the supreme being all make appearances.This whole series has been well crafted. Lunacy and hi jinks combined with danger and death. Everybody from the earlier books gets a moment or mention. Most long standing questions are answered.And warrior gnomes ride attack poodles into battle against Giants.For that alone, I will pre-order the next book J C Nelson writes.This is the third book. Read them in order, otherwise you will be playing catch-up.

  • Vroom
    2019-02-09 17:29

    It was okay. Well written, good wrap-up. But I didn't enjoy it. I can't remember the last time it took me so long to work through a book I was so looking forward to.Kudos on bringing this narrative to a conclusion, especially in a (deliberately) silly self-indulgent universe that could have easily gone 110% Janet Evanovich. I'm still pre-ordering the new book because I like this author, I like his writing, and I want to see what comes next. I just feel sad that this wrap-up was such a downer.

  • Dana
    2019-02-08 09:06

    The story of Marissa and company continues--and things go from bad to wild to apocalyptic. The characters are well developed and the sarcasm, snark, and fun continue. I really enjoyed this book (and the series it is part of) in the way it twists and tangles and redefines the roles of fairy tale characters in the world created by the author. The story keeps moving, keeping you hooked through twists, turns and revelations about the characters. I recommend this book as a fun read.

  • Kara Callahan
    2019-02-15 15:23

    I thought this was a very busy book. Some passages I had to re-read to try to understand. Some passages I never really did understand what was going on. There were parts of it I liked and parts of it I was bored with. I really liked the ending.

  • Jessica Greve
    2019-02-10 17:17

    Although the series is very good, orginal and interesting I found myself a little lost in the book. Perhaps I needed to reread the first two again or this one was just not a descriptive as the others, I'm not sure. I was still good.

  • Maria
    2019-02-17 12:27

    Well done J.C. Nelson, well done indeed. I loved every minute of this series; even the parts that made me want to hurl my reader across the room because a character pissed me off. For me, Marissa has earned a place in my heart where all of my favorite characters live.

  • Rhonda
    2019-01-20 12:34

    Fast Paced Enjoyable ReadThis was a very good finish to the series. It was fairly fast paced with a few twists to keep things interesting.

  • Gina
    2019-01-17 16:10

    Not as much humor as in the previous two, but there was still a ton of action and dramatic scenes. LOVED it!!!

  • Nancy D
    2019-02-09 10:18

    I loved this book. I really hope Nelson gets to write more of this series. You never know what turn the story will take, but it's always a wild ride.