After eight books of magical adventures, Michael Buckley’s hit Sisters Grimm series comes to its thrilling conclusion in book nine, The Council of Mirrors.
Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, along with their friends and allies from Ferryport Landing, engage in a climactic battle with the fearsome Mirror. With the future of the Grimms and all the Everafters hanging in the balance, the sisters make a fateful choice to join forces with the members of the Scarlet Hand to defeat Mirror and end this conflict once and for all.
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The final book... WOW!
We have really enjoyed this series. Sabrina is really a torn soul and her sister, Daphne, is a family joy. Punk is absolutely GRAVY and we have laughed out loud more than once.
We are somewhat sad to see this series go, the cliff hangers were really getting to us because we were ready before the book was released. Now that all the books are complete and ready to listen (in order) we think any family time can certainly be improved by listening to an audio book together.
If you don't mind staying in the Young Adult section, may we suggest Bras and Broomsticks? If you have a need to go on to the adult section, may we suggest David Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter series? Our entertainment side goes for funny. Both side routes will have you laughing!
- Tina "I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel."
Good, but not as good as I hoped.
Yes, I'll listen again because it's the end of the series.
It wrapped up the series-long story.
Yes, I've listened to the entire Sisters Grimm series. L. J. Ganser did as well with this book as he has with the entire series. He's no Jim Dale (Harry Potter US version, Petter and the Starcatchers, etc.), but then, nobody is. His performance brings the story to life and makes for a fun listen on road trips.
This series is, to me, one book too long. The last book and this one should have been condensed into a single book, and then the series would have been just right. These last two books just seemed to drag compared with the others, but overall, the series is fun, imaginative, and very much worth listening to / reading, especially if you have children between 8 and 15 to enjoy it with. I'm in my 40's, and I still enjoyed it a lot. Each book has its own story that keeps them from being "more of the same" (for the most part), but there is a deeper story line running throughout the series that makes you want to keep going with the next book. I said above that the series is one book too long because the last two books depart from this pattern, and they both really only deal with the overall series story line, so they rely heavily on each other to tell the story. The others can be enjoyed by themselves.The series-long story is full of twists and turns, taking the listener on a ride that is fun and sometimes surprising. Overall, I recommend it to lovers of clean, entertaining stories that encourage and expand the imagination.