Tuesday, January 1, 2008
The Sisters Grimm: Magic and Other Misdemeanors by Michael Buckley
In this installment of the series much is happening at Ferryport Landing and none of it is good. Prince Charming has disappeared after losing the mayoral election to the Queen of Hearts. His fiancée, Snow White, gets more and more depressed as the days go by and she hasn’t heard from him. To make matters worse, the Queen of Hearts has imposed impossibly high taxes on all of the humans in the town, forcing all but the Grimms to move away. And then someone is stealing magical items from the Everafters – items that if combined could do much damage. And what’s with all of the storm clouds that suddenly appear, causing tears in time? Sabrina and Daphne are in over their heads as they race to figure out what’s going on before everything falls apart.
While not my favorite of the Sisters Grimm books, I did enjoy this addition to the series. It did have some surprises, and was a fun read. One of the things I liked about earlier books in the series was the attention to strong themes (for example, prejudice was the theme of the 2nd book, addiction to magic was the theme of the 3rd book) – I didn’t get that with this book. I will continue to read this series – I’m eager to find out how it ends.