The Inside Story (The Sisters Grimm #8)
After the shocking ending of The Everafter War, this book, the penultimate one in the series, picks up with Sabrina, Daphne, and Puck stuck in the Book of Everafter, where all the fairy tales are stored and enchanted characters can change their destinies. The girls (and Puck) must chase the Master through a series of stories, where they're willing to change what they must in order to save their baby brother. Soon, however, they are confronted by the Editor—the book's guardian—who, along with an
The main issue is they are trying to get there baby brother back. The setting is in a story book. The main characters are Sabrina. She is scared, mad, and annoyed. Daphne is joyful and happy. Puck is annoying, Sabrina’s fiancée, and he is stinky.
They followed the master into a fairy-tale book. They try to rescue t...more
Sabrina, Daphne, and Puck have leapt into the Book of Everafter to stop Mirror and save their little brother. They must move from one story to another taking roles in the story and that is half the fun. Okay, what story will be next. With a sentence of a clue, can you figure out where they are before they state it?
The relationship between Puck and Sabrina is hilarious as it develops. The reader...more
I'm having a hard time judging this - Book 8 - outside of the rest of the series, however, as it relies heavily on the prior knowledge regarding...more
Starting out, I was a little confused by the book. The previous books in the series, I had read all at once, and that was months and months ago, so it took me a while to remember what exactly was going on and what had happened to different characters and who was who. I'm pretty sure that I finally got it all straight, but am not quite sure.
I really enjoyed the book, expecially as the characters went into some of my favorite books, such as The Wizard of Oz and Al...more
Unfortunately, with the later books, I have a lot of trouble concentrating. This book was better than the last one in that respect, but still had its moments of 'get on with it already'. Except that getting on with it is sort of the problem.
There's a lot of plot and a lot of action, and my brain just shuts off. I suspect it's a boy type of story and I need more of a girl typ...more
I enjoyed it, clearly, but it was very different from the rest of the series and that has a lot to do with the way that Book 7 (Everafter War) ended, which I won't spoil here.
Michael Buckley stated that Book 8 (Inside Job) was the hardest book to write and I can see how that could be true. In terms of concept, it seems like a really good idea that could get very unwieldy very fast. Thankfully,...more
This story was so scary each time the revisers came! Gosh! My heart always raced! Tis story was harder for me to act like I was a character, this story made me seem like I was just reading. Even though this story was interesting, a fairytale, and part of one of my favorite series, it disappointed me a little. Usually I feel like I'm the character (or on...more
It had been years since I had picked up this series again, I had tota...more
THE INSIDE STORY, once finished, was very revealing to many secrets and exactly what I expected...and then some. It was very exciting to read but with one flaw...: I believe that in all of Buckley's books so...more
I thought that it was brave of Sabrina and her sister to pursue Master by themselves. They really care about their family and they don't want to lose...more
The focus is mostly on Sabrina as she comes to grip with being a leader for her family and friends and he developing relationship with Puck.
The ending picked up and there is still some funny lines and...more
The Inside story
( Book #8 of the Sister’s Grimm Series)
Sabrina Grimm and her little sister Daphne have just woken up their parents who have been under a sleep spell for 2 years. During that time Daphne and Sabrina have been in tons of Foster Homes and moved into their Grandmothers house in Fairyport Landing almost a year ago. Soon after they moved in they found out they were part of a family of Fairytale detectives. In Fai...more
This book had a lot going on without there really being a lot actually happening or the story progressing to any degree. I loved the character of the Editor, I'm sure there are a lot of writers and editors who feel like...more
Their family finds them and they make an agreement to be allowed to go to Snow White's story, which is off-limits. Mirror and their baby brother are there and Mirror is changing the story a lot. He wants to make the Wicked Queen p...more
Michael Buckley has finally written Sisters Grimm number 8! We saw it at the library as it was being unpacked from its shipment and the fabulous children's librarian let me devour the first ten pages or so before taking it away for processing. Soon, soon, we will be able to take it home and read the whole thing. (It had better be better than #7!) Daphne & Sabrina, we need to know how you're doing!
We are 3 pages from the end & it is nail bitey good! Fewer milk through your n...more
This latest installment in Sister Grimm takes us inside the Book, a magical book which contained all the fairy tales there ever were.
Sabrina, Daphne and Puck has to race against time to save the Grimms newest family member from the evil hands of the M(aster). The pacing is fabulous, the action well-done, the humour humourous. Daphne has matured considerably, which is a nice touch. And Puck+Sabrina is sooooo cute!
The ending is another cliffhanger as usual....more
That said, I do think these are fun family reads. The original main characters, Daphne and Sabrina, are adventurous and courageous. Puck, the Trickster King, has some redeeming moments (he's not always just causing mischief and mayhem), and the parents and extended family do play a big role in the series.
I have been a huge fan of the entire series and this one was not a dissapointment. From the first page I was sucked in to the storyline of Sabrina, Daphne and Puck as they enter the book of Everafter and travel through the fairytales, trying to avoid 'the editor'.
This book countines directly from the previous book and the ending of the Ever After War. If fairy tales aren't really your thing, you should give this a try anyway, the only...more