My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Sabrina and Daphne have something I wish I had but never had. A fairytale adventure!!! When I was at Daphne’s age, after I finished reading a fairytale book, I always contemplated. I always hoped there was a magical side in my modern life. I thought, if there really was any, how would I handle it? How can I keep my mouth shut? As you may know, fairytale in modern days are not for public consumption, you have to keep it as a secret forever and ever. If you tell your friends that you have a fairy friend or you’ve traveled to a castle where Snow White sleeps and Cinderella lives with her wicked mother and sisters, they might laugh at you as if you have a mental disorder. The aftermath is not so nice. Not to mention you probably will create a dangerous situation to your fairytale friends by exposing their existence to the world.
What a dreamer I am.
I can’t say it enough that I’m a fairytale die-hard fan. I’m not ashamed of it. 😀
Well, The Sisters Grimm– Fairy Tale Detectives (Book 1) is the book that fits my taste perfectly.
Sabrina and Daphne are just normal girls who live in New York City. But one day, their parents disappeared mysteriously. There’s no clue about their parent whereabouts. It changes their life forever after that. They live in an orphanage and have to deal with the rude Ms. Smirt, who has tried several times to get them out of the orphanage and into a foster home. She had sent them to live with people who usually were mean and the sisters Grimm managed to come back to the orphanage through some escapes.
This time, an old lady (Mrs. Grimm) from Ferryport Landing claims that she’s their grandmother. The girls are totally confused. They’ve been told by their parents that their grandmother has died long ago. Who is this old woman? An imposter? What does she want? Since their parent’s missing, Sabrina is in charge to protect her little sister. She’s always cautious, especially after what they’ve been through in previous foster homes.
From Mrs. Grimm or Granny Relda—that’s how Daphne called Mrs. Grimm—they learn the secret of their family. The Brothers Grimm are their great great great great grandfather and the tales they told are not just a story but it’s a history book. It’s real. The pixies, giant things, prince charming, the big bad wolf, and friends are real.
Sabrina, who in the beginning always thinks Mrs. Grimm is a lunatic, has to kick herself for being a snot. Because of her stubbornness, she puts all of them in a dangerous situation and the regret always comes late. The girls eventually believe that Mrs. Grimm is really their grandmother just after a giant abducts her.
So, will the sisters ever see their only family left again? How will the they deal with the Everafters in Ferryport Landing without the help of Granny Relda?
You won’t miss it!!
It’s really obvious this story is for children, but grown-ups who love fairytales like me will find this book as enjoyable as adult fantasy book.
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