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The Council of Mirrors (The Sisters Grimm #9)

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In the final volume in the Sisters Grimm series, Sabrina, Daphne, and the rest of the Grimms and their friends must face off against the Master to decide the fate of Ferryport Landing—and the world. When Mirror fails to escape the barrier using Granny Relda’s body, he turns to his plan B: killing all the Grimms so that the magical barrier collapses. In the meantime, Sabrin ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Harry N. Abrams
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Is it true that this is the last book?! NOOOOOOOOO!!! I don't want it to end!! D:

*Four Months Later*

Wow... I mean...Wow!
This was crazy! I really can't believe it's the end! I'm gonna start them all over right now.
☞Sierra☜ Bookworm☺️♪
Sep 07, 2015 ☞Sierra☜ Bookworm☺️♪ rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Sisters Grimm fans eager for a good finale!
Recommended to ☞Sierra☜ by: My mom recommended the first one to me originally, so she technically recommended the whole series, right?

I've been waiting far too long for this book! And May 8th 2012?! Do you wish to torture me, Mr. Buckley?!

**UPDATE 5/31/12**
I loved it. I really loved it. It was so awesome. I would have liked it if (view spoiler) and (view spoiler)
Apr 25, 2012 Seanean rated it really liked it

It's time for the final battle.

There's almost no one left to fight, but they'll fight anyway.

Witches, fairies, knights, bears, princesses, and more, but what it really comes down to is two girls.

Together, the Mirrors have presented a prophecy that states that the only hope to survive and defeat the First is the skills and determination of the Sisters Grimm: Sabrina and Daphne.

Unfortunately, Sabrina can't bring herself to believe that she and her sister ca
Apr 25, 2012 Erin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The Sisters Grimm and the Mystic Kettle of Nackledirk (or, why I hate two-star books): A Pompously-Titled and Overly-Italicized Review.
As soon as I finished the final Sisters Grimm book, I groaned. I knew that this was going to be frickkin' long review. Why? Because I'd assigned it the rating I fear most:
The dreaded 2-star.
Why do 2-star ratings make me mad?

"I giv
Talia Chronis
Mar 25, 2013 Talia Chronis rated it it was amazing
I just finished the book in one sitting, and I'm so....what.
I can't explain myself.
I think the beginning was pretty good, it started out well, re-introduced us to the main problems and how they were going to solve them - then, BAM, ACTION.
After that, the story was a big blur of secrets and revealing and dialogue and plotting things out, but I kept n thinking as I read the book "Who is this Sabrina?" because she changes so much through the course of events. I especially love how Puck tells her th
Charissa Sophia de la Rosa
I don’t know if I’m calm and collected enough to write a proper review. But, I promise I’ll try my best.

Basically, this book is the last installment for the Sisters Grimm series and I must say, I’m completely, perfectly, undeniably disappointed on the ending. I've expected a lot of things from this book. I mean it’s the ending. It should be like a huge grand finale for the series I had loved and adored! But I was wrong.

There’s still adventure and it radiated what books did when you were readin
Nov 30, 2015 Megan marked it as to-read
FINALLY!!!!!!! I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOREVER TO FIND OUT WHAT THIS BOOK IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sad thing is it's been so long since the 8th book, I should probably reread a few books. :/
Dec 08, 2012 Collin rated it really liked it
Shelves: fairytales
YES. YES YES YES. May 8 is my new Very Important Date. *dances* I am a happy reader.
Sep 05, 2012 Jennifer rated it liked it
Shelves: read-with-my-kid
We're done! I had a love/hate--make that a like/hate--relationship with this series. After slogging through all nine books, I have grown fond of the main characters. My 9-year-old LOVED the books, and I had lots of fun reading them to her, sharing oohs and aahs and laugh-out-loud moments.

BUT. Honestly. This saga could easily have been covered in 3 or 4 books, not nine. You think J.K. Rowling overwrites? If you cut out the excess verbiage in The Council of Mirrors alone, the book could be reduced
Natalie Isayan
Jun 14, 2013 Natalie Isayan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: summer-2013
When I think of The Sister Grimm series i think of a series that I have "grown into." If I had picked up th efirst book at the age that I am now, I wouldn't have even considered this. (luckily I didn't)


I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE BOOK TO COME OUT!!! I mean, I really love the series and all but this is already like the ninth book in the series. Most readers will not even consider reading a series if it has more than six books in it.But, back to the main point...


Apr 24, 2012 Brenda rated it really liked it
Four years ago I began reading the Sisters Grimm. The series had begun awhile earlier so I read from book one to two to three and on with the dreaded words "to be continued" at the end. I found myself looking at the last words first just to see.

This year I have a group of students reading the series - "Mrs. Eaves, I couldn't believe it when I got to the end 'to be continued.' How could they!" I went to the bookstore yesterday in search of The Council of Mirrors. I knew it was supposed to be "the
Rhiannon Ryder
Aug 05, 2012 Rhiannon Ryder rated it liked it
The ninth and final book, The Council of Mirrors was a strong finish to a great series. Like usual, it's hard to look at a series critically until you've read it all. When they're spread apart, a year or more between books, some of the story elements that work really well as a whole come across as weak or disappointing. Take The Inside Story, book 8, for example. I didn't love it. Not because it wasn't a good element of the greater story arc, but because I'd waited a year for that book and then ...more
silver wombat
May 10, 2012 silver wombat rated it liked it
i have been reading the sisters grimm since I was in primary ( quite a while ago) and to have it end is like a part of me being ripped out ( not talking about horcruxs) Well. Where do I start? I seriously thought it was one big fanfiction story, it just didn't seem right:( some characters REALLY changed (ahem red, puck) and i didn't really like it. I found this book seriously like the everafter war. It seemed to go nowh
Jun 02, 2012 Kelly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Devoted Readers of the Series
**spoiler alert**

First of all, I would like to say that I have read and enjoyed books 1 through 8 of the Sisters Grimm series. Most of the characters were likeable, the scenarios were entertaining, and the battle was, if nothing else, interesting. That being said, I was disappointed with the conclusion, in particular the ending. The battle/war scenes were well written, but some of the plot twists, such as the death scene after the wedding, were predictable. The ending, though predictable, could
I've been a fan of the Sisters Grimm since the first book came out. It's the series I've stuck with the longest. I've waited seven years for the series to end, and I wasn't disappointed. Michael Buckley did an amazing job with the end.
Now I freak out over the events that happened.
(view spoiler)

Oh my freaking god!!! I freaking loved this book!!! It was funny, action-packed, and so twisting. At the very end (thirteen years later) when Sabrina is about to get married to a guy ned Bradley, I was like, what the hell????!!! I thought Sabrina was going to marry Puck. But Puck ends up coming to the wedding. Then it has another thirteen years later after that part and Sabrina is married with two daughters: Alison and Emma. She hears a scream and Sabrina and her other daughter Emma rush in to
May 06, 2012 Meredith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like this book more than I thought I would. Lately, I have been severely disappointed by books that are last in a series, yet this is one that I can be happy with. (view spoiler) I enjoyed the ending (view spoiler) I don't know what to read now… This series has been around ...more
Apr 24, 2016 Ros rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Como me encantaría haber leído estos libros cuando tenia 11-12 años... De verdad.

En mi constante búsqueda por buenos retelling de los famosos cuentos de hadas di con esta serie. The Sisters Grimm es una serie que cuenta la historia de Sabrina y Daphne Grimm, quienes tras estar en el sistema durante más de un año tras la desaparición de sus padres, son enviadas a vivir con su abuela a Ferryport Landing, un pueblo junto al Hudson.

Sin embargo, aunque a primera vista el pueblo se ve aburrido y su ab
Oct 04, 2015 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: middle grade readers
I am so happy to come to the end of this tale. It was an interesting story, but after nine books I was very eager to have this saga come to an end.

This is the ninth and final book in the Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley. Our oldest loves these books and I've struggled to keep up with her. So I've resorted to listening to them on audio CD, narrated by L.J. Ganser in order to try to catch up.

The story is very dramatic, with dark twists and turns throughout. We follow along as Sabrina leads
May 11, 2014 Catherine rated it really liked it
I've really enjoyed reading this series to my boys. In addition to enjoying the gratuitous bathroom humor, courtesy of Puck, they've developed an interest in fairy tales. (Beyond my younger son's obsession with the Big Bad Wolf, we haven't read too many, which we're beginning to rectify.)

The series has had some ups and downs, and this conclusion wasn't perfect. There were times that I felt that the author was stretching things a little, and a few continuity errors that the boys noticed, too. I
May 06, 2012 Mymcbooks rated it liked it
My Review: Michael Buckley created a fairy tale that revolves around several well-known fairy tale characters such fairies, giants, witches, monsters, princesses, Magic Mirrors, flying carpets and many. This is the final book in the series called The Council of Mirrors.

Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are descendants of one half of the Brothers Grimm and it’s their duty to keep their eyes on the Everafter Community.

Everafter has taken up resident in Ferryport Landing and the town is being destroyed by
Jun 02, 2012 Merand rated it liked it
Finally, the last book in the series. I've enjoyed the Sisters Grimm series very much, although it has gone on for years. I am glad to have a finish to it all. As with any series, you begin to run into repetition and the characters quirks can begin to grow bothersome. In particular it felt as if Sabrina's character lacked growth but that could be simply due to her character. She just wasn't as lovable or enjoyable as Daphne, but that's the way it was supposed to be. There was less action, or wha ...more
Megan (Read. Write. Ramble.)
Dec 31, 2014 Megan (Read. Write. Ramble.) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
This is a Middle Grade Series that I started reading somewhere around third grade. A couple of summers ago, I had read the eighth book in the series and remembered why I loved these characters so much. So when I was in Book of Wonder a few weeks ago, I could't resist picking up the last book in the series, signed by Michael Buckley.
Since this is a series that I'm sad to see end, I'll list some of the things I loved about it.
1. The illustrations. Just like the cover images only in black and white
May 27, 2012 Barbara rated it liked it
I've been intrigued by the Grimm sisters, Daphne and Sabrina, ever since this series began, and while some of the titles among the nine available have been better than others, all of them have something to offer, especially to anyone who loves fairy tales or the Brothers Grimm. In this, the final book in the series, everything comes to a head in Ferryport as war breaks out, and both sisters will have to rely on their unique strengths to lead their band of Everafters. While some characters are be ...more
May 23, 2012 Anastasia rated it liked it
Now let me just say . . . This is a great series. Really. So why am I pointing this out? Because I had some real problems with the ending.
Since I will forever and always think in multiple choice, I have taken the liberty of doing this review that way.
A.) Sabrina did not devlop enough as a character for me. She was always angry and unsure and I HATE that in a character, just because I think that once in a while, an author can come up with a better flaw.
B.) How the Grimms dealt with Mirror. I mea
Jul 24, 2012 Merce rated it really liked it
This is what the book would be like if I were in it.

Once upon a time there was a girl named Mallory who got a call from Sabrina Grimm in Ferryport Landing.
"Hello? Is this Mallory?" Sabrina said through the phone static.
"It is," replied Mallory blowing out bubbles from her smoke pipe.
"I could really use your help. My granny has been captured and possessed by an evil mirror. We need you to stop him and free my granny!" Sabrina cried.
Mallory checked her calendar. "I suppose I have time to run
Katie Bruce
Jun 11, 2012 Katie Bruce rated it really liked it
What a finish! Great ending to a great series. In this final installment, Sabrina very much comes into her own and (finally) is the hero we were all waiting for her to become.

Without giving away too much, I will say this one reminded me very much of "A Wrinkle in Time," which is awesome because that is one of my favorites. It was a dynamic I hadn't considered before, but Sabrina Grimm is very Meg Murry-like. And Daphne, with her magical abilities that Sabrina lacks is Charles Wallace-like and,
Jul 05, 2012 Kris rated it liked it
The series as a whole was pretty good throughout, but there is a definite lack of copy editing/proofreading, especially in this last volume. And Buckley again makes errors of continuity (in one instance, Sabrina is talking to Daphne, then a group of people rushes to Sabrina's side - including Daphne.) But the fact remains that this is a book (series) written for juvenile readers, and a lot of these younger readers aren't going to care about these things. The story is good, the characters are fun ...more
Feb 05, 2013 Isabel rated it liked it

I was obsessed with The Sisters Grimm all throughout elementary and middle school. I wrote fanfiction about this series. Reading this book was like stepping back into those times. Holy hell.

I'm really glad that Buckley found a way to save Granny, however cheesy the "defeating Mirror with love" gig was. Because I struggled forever while writing my fanfiction, and I eventually ended up having Sabrina sacrifice Granny to stop Mirror from
Jul 10, 2012 Amber rated it really liked it
Shelves: family, sy11-12
This was a satisfying end to an enjoyable series. Book 8's departure from the first 7 books' formula of mishaps and adventure prepared us for the unpredictable nature of this last book. I came to like some of the newer characters a little better with this book but still missed some of the old favorites. Sabrina, Daphne and Puck are the major players in this adventure and they don't disappoint. There were some surprising developments and even the end of the conflict was unexpected. The events in ...more
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New York Times bestselling author Michael Buckley was born in Akron, Ohio. He tried his hand as a stand-up comic and lead singer for a punk rock back before attending Ohio University. After graduating with honors he moved to New York City to be an intern on the Late Show with David Letterman which led to stints developing programming for Discovery Networks, MTV, MTV Animation and Klasky Csupo (pro ...more
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The Sisters Grimm (9 books)
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  • The Unusual Suspects (The Sisters Grimm, #2)
  • The Problem Child (The Sisters Grimm, #3)
  • Once Upon a Crime (The Sisters Grimm, #4)
  • Magic and Other Misdemeanors (The Sisters Grimm, #5)
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  • The Everafter War (The Sisters Grimm, #7)
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“Puck flapped up to the happy couple. "Wait a minute! You have to ask someone to marry you? No one told me that! I thought you just hit them with a club and dragged them back to your cave!"
Henry put his arm around Sabrina. "You're officially grounded from ever getting married."
"Thank you," Sabrina whispered sincerely.”
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