Hatched is the first book of the Grimstones story by Asphyxia. This book is based on the Hatched play. If you are unfamiliar with The Grimstones it is a Gothic Fairytale and you can look at my reviews of the plays Hatched and Mortimer Revealed. The book was the same as the play but in greater detail. The book is a combination of a picture book and novel. The book is actually Martha’s Diary and you can see where she has drawn pictures and stuck in photos.
Martha wants to become ‘Lady Martha the Magnificent.’ She is not sure how, but experiments with sewing however her favourite room of the house is Grandpa Grimstones apothecary. I am not going to reveal all Martha’s diary secrets here.
I read the book in a day because I couldn’t put it down. The book was EXCELLENT! I recommend the story for 7+ (even mum loved this story). I can’t wait to read Mortimer Revealed (Book #2).
I went to a book reading of Hatched at Readings in Carlton last week. I enjoyed it. Here is a picture of me with Asphyxia signing my copy of Mortimer Revealed. Stay tuned for a book review on Mortimer Revealed coming soon.