I love any books about fairytales and seeing the author add their own little spin! This book series is marked middle grade but is perfect for any age. The story made me feel like I was a kid again wishing I was living in my own fairy tale! Filomena is a character that every book worm can relate to! We have all been running to a bookstore on publication day but never get almost killed by one of the creatures from that book! I love how the author hit all the key points that I love in a good middle grade. She has friendship, strong and independent main character, and love adding ethnic characters! The plot of this book was really what kept my attention going and the writing flowed throughout the pages. This book gave me Inkheart vibes as I felt the characters were going to come off the pages. I always want a little more out of a middle grade being an adult. This is a perfect start to a series !