Can't Stop Reading

Lucky for me I get a hefty discount at work, because I just can't seem to stop myself!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

So I've just finished book one of a newish series. The series is called The Sisters Grimm, and its by Michael Buckley. The sisters Grimm are Sabrina and Daphne, who's parents mysteriously disappeared two years ago. Since then, they've been bouncing around foster homes, rather unhappily. Then a woman claiming to be their grandmother is allowed to adopt the sisters; all well and good, except that Sabrina and Daphne know their grandparents are all dead. So who is this woman, and what will the girls do with themselves in tiny town of Ferryport Landing?

Well it turns out that there's plenty of excitement going on in Ferryport Landing, which is the home of all the world's fairy tale creatures. And the Grimm sisters? Yeah, they're members of that family. Turns out, their family has lived in town for hundreds of years, keeping an eye on all the Everafters, and making sure they don't escape into the world at large.

Now this is all really just introduction to the series. The real adventure of The Fairy-Tale Detectives comes when Granny Relda and her sidekick Mr. Canis get kidnapped by a giant on the loose. Sabrina and Daphne are forced to use all their resources (which include: a magic mirror; a magic carpet; Puck, prince of the fairies; Dorothy's slippers; fairy godmother wands; a 200 lb. great Dane named Elvis; and the sword Excalibur) to save their grandmother.

Beyond being a fun adventure story that brings in a ridiculous number of fairy tale characters, Buckley's created a pretty good mystery. Who let the giant loose on Ferryport Landing? I have to admit to not having guessed it before it was revealed.

The Sisters Grimm Book One: The Fairy-Tale Detectives
ISBN 0810959259
304 pages


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