Book Reviews, YA book reviews

The Wicked Remain (The Grimrose Girls #2) by Laura Pohl – ARC Review




My Rating ~ Five Stars


RELEASE DATE:  1 November 2022

Format: E-ARC

Source: NetGalley

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire


The Wicked Remain is book 2 in the Grimrose Girls duology.  The Blurb and my review may contain spoilers for book 1




At Grimrose Académie, the fairy-tale deaths continue. And unless the curse is broken, one of the girls could be next.

Nani, Yuki, Ella, and Rory have discovered the truth about the curse that’s left a trail of dead bodies at Grimrose. But the four still know nothing of its origins, or how to stop the cycle of doomed fates.

And each girl harbors her own secret. One is learning why she was brought to the school. One struggles to keep her new and deadly power under control. One knows exactly how much time she has left.

And one, trying to escape her dark destiny, will come even closer to fulfilling it.

Can the girls change their own stories and break the curse? Or must one of them die to end it forever?





Thank you so much to Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with a copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review!


Ella, Yuki, Nani and Rory are coming to terms with the terrible events at the end of book one. Their lives are in more danger than ever, along with all the other girls they suspect are in the books, unless they can break the curse. But how and where the curse originated from is still a mystery.

I remember being confused in book 1 about which fairytale some of the girls fit in to, and honestly, I still was at the end of this book 😅  However, the action kept me interested and I enjoyed discovering the secrets of the curse. Im always worried when I read a sequel, quite a while after the first book, that I’ll have trouble picking the story back up, but I had no difficulties with this one, it just seamlessly continued.  Fairytale Retellings are some of my Favourite books, so the multiple layers of different fairytale character arcs in this duology had me constantly trying to figure out the little clues as to who fit in to which story – it was a lot of fun! It did take me a while to get into the first third of the book but once the story picked up I found it hard to put down.

If you enjoyed The Grimrose Girls, this is a fantastic ending to the story!







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