Friday, April 13, 2007

The Sisters Grimm: The Unusual Suspects (book review)

For most people, living in a community of runaway fairy-tale characters, called Everafters, would be amazing. But not for Sabrina Grimm. It just so happens that her great-great-great-great grandfather Wilhelm Grimm, along with the powerful witch Baba Yaga, cast an enchantment on the small town of Ferryport Landing, ensuring that no Everafters could escape. So most Everafters hate the Grimms.

Although she puts up with the Everafters every day, Sabrina does not trust them. She knows one of them kidnapped her parents, and left her stuck with her eccentric grandma, a four thousand year old fairy, the Big Bad Wolf, and her sister Daphne Grimm, for family. Sabrina is determined to find out which one of the Everafters is responsible, and bring them to justice.

I thought this book was really well-written. It was funny and entertaining, and at times suspenseful. This is the second in The Sisters Grimm series, and I hope there will be many more to come.

I give this book 9 out of 10 stars.

The Once Upon a Time Challenge: 2 books read, 13 to go.


Jean said...

Isn't it fun when a book is well written? I have actually bought books I knew nothing about because I picked them up in the bookstore, read a page, and loved the writing. I'm wondering if your next review will rate the book 10 out of 10; you seem to be working your way up!

Rebecca said...

Ooh, this book sounds like so much fun! I've never heard of this series but I'll have to check it out now.

Nymeth said...

I'd never heard of this book before, but it sounds delightful.

Bellezza said...

13 to go? I'm very impressed! Looking forward to sharing thoughts as we complete this Challenge together.

Robin said...

I'm very impressed with your book reviews and your poetry, Annie. I hadn't heard of this book, but it sounds like one I'd love to read, so I'm putting it on my TBR list (which gets longer every day!).

Quixotical said...

This sounds like an interesting series - hadn't heard about it before. :) Great review!

Chris said...

Great review! I just read about this book on the Twisted Kingdom blog and it really sounds great. It's been added to my Amazon wishlist. If you want more of Baba Yaga, I suggest Orson Scott Card's Enchantment. Great book!

booklogged said...

So, Annie, did you read the first one in this series? They sound good.

I agree with Chris - I loved Card's Enchantment.

Kailana said...

I really need to pick up a book in this series. Well, I say pick up, but what will really have to happen is order. I think they sould really interesting and I like books of this type. I am going to write myself a reminder to order it next time I order books. :)

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