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Magic and Other Misdemeanors (The Sisters Grimm #5)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  15,765 Ratings  ·  424 Reviews
When the past and future start mixing with the present, Sabrina and Daphne have their first case to tackle solo—with a little help from the troublemaker Puck. The girls suspect that a rash of magical thefts may be at the root of the problem, but with Mayor Heart’s outrageous taxes to pay and Mr. Canis’s continuing transformation into the Big Bad Wolf, the Grimms have a lot ...more
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Published (first published December 1st 2007)
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BAM The Bibliomaniac
Well this concept is just darling! Great great granddaughters of the Brothers Grimm investigating fairy tale crimes-sign me up! I HAVE to read this entire series! I'm thoroughly engrossed, but I am a HUGE fairy tale fan. I must remember these books for my nieces.

2017 Reading Challenge: mythical creatures (I consider fairy tale characters to fit this category)
Kailyn Ellis
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating: 4.25/5 explosive stars!

Oh, oh, OH!!!!! This is a series that just gets better with each installment. Oh that ending though! I'm shook and SO pumped for the next one! (If you can't tell I just finished this a few minutes ago and need some time to wrap my head around it. But go read this series if you haven't.)
Leah Beecher
{the following review was written by my daughter who has decided to finish this series herself}

This book was very exiting and I found it very hard to put down. I did not see the twist coming at the end, like all the books in the series. The (recently elected) Mayor Heart (Queen of hearts) finally gets all the humans out of the town, that is except for the Grimms. Charming goes missing and Miss White is a wreak until Sabrina and Daphne stumble upon him in their next great adventure. Unfortunately
Devon Flaherty
Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley, published from 20015-2012 by Amulet Books and illustrated by Peter Ferguson.

The entire award-winning, New York Times Best-selling series:

The Fairy-Tale Detectives
The Unusual Suspects
The Problem Child
Once Upon a Crime
Magic and Other Misdemeanors
Tales From the Hood
The Everafter War
The Inside Story
The Council of Mirrors

My nine year old (since she was eight) is in love with these books. She is now reading Harry Potter, has enjoyed the Chronicles of N
Justyn Rampa
I am beside myself.

If there were a rating above 5 stars, I would give it, but alas being the hyperbolic, extreme rater that I am find myself giving 5s out like they are candy, so I will give out yet another to a series that has received nothing but 5 stars from me, which is a slight disservice. I say that because now in the wake of this incredibly awesome book...I can only give it a 5 and there is nothing to differentiate it from the other books in the series.

So I will discuss what I can in my r
Kim Dennis
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Of all the Sisters Grimm books, this is the one I have liked the most so far. For one thing, Ms. Smirt wasn't in it, so I didn't have to get offended on behalf of all hard-working social workers out there. :) But more than that, this one was different. It had some twists that I really enjoyed. I was a little frustrated with the ending -- it was a cliffhanger ending. I much prefer to have books end with a real ending. It is possible to do. (Buckley did it with the first book, so I wish he would h ...more
Jun 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sisters-grimm
This book was absolutely hilarious i laughes for atleast a half hour straight when i read the 'my name is Sabrina Grimm this is my sister Daphne Grimm and my husband Puck' even though i saw it coming i just had to laugh and if youve read the others youll know what i mean
What do you get when you have magical items disappearing and taxes on mortals that are coming straight from the Mayor the Queen of Hearts? You have Ferryport Landing children home of Sabrina Daphne and Relda Grimm desendants of t
To me this book deserves a 96/A+. This book deserves a 96/A+ because it has emotion, action, and mystery all wrapped up into the same book. When I started to read this book I could never put it down. Every time I would get one mystery solved another one came in. IT was just an amazing experience of being able to read reading this book.
In this book, Sabrina and Daphne decide to take on this big quest of trying to figure out, who is stealing the mystical possessions of different Everafters. Inste
May 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely adore this book. It's the perfect blend of mystery, suspense, action, and humor. Not to mention the romance between Sabrina and Puck.
In this book, Sabrina, Daphne, and long lost Prince Charming go through a tear in time. They are stuck 15 years into the future! Where Mr. Canis loses to the Big Bad Wolf, Baba Yaga is dead, Uncle Jacob was murdered, and the Scarlet hand has taken over the town. Not to mention that Sabrina and Puck get married! Can they find a way back? And will they
Jan 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this was my favorite Grimm book so far. It had incredible details and what a neat story line. I also liked the rips in time and Sabrina and Daphne's encounter with their future selves. Buckley also opened up some doors as to the backgrounds of his characters, plus what a suspenseful ending and Prince Charming, who we thought was a friend to the Grimms turns out to join the Scarlet Hand. Actually, I suspect he's going to be a double agent. I look forward to reading the sixth book!
Jul 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still loving this series. Buckley is a master at transforming fairy tale characters into "real" folks with personalities, quirks, faults and, of course, the good & evil aspects. Always with a good Everyafter plot too! Keeping this BabyBoomer reading series until the end, I expect! (I am still just a Big Kid.)
Mar 06, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the most twisted Sisters Grimm book yet. Meleah & I can't wait for the next one!
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read, read-2016
*Jinglemarco - Nursery rhymes enthusiast*

I really have difficulties rating this book because, while it was better than the first three installments in the series (I didn't like it as the fourth one) - the mystery aspects is interesting, the plot is more twisted and there are more Everafter charachters involved -, it is full of plot holes, not so good writing and superficiality overall. For example, when it's time for a list of Everafters, after two or three names there's 'etc.', so the reader basically gets to see always the usual char
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The 5th Sisters Grimm book is about how the sister’s try to solve a mystery of three stolen objects. As they do this, they get sucked in a time rip (a rip in the timeline) and are able to see the future. It is a difficult task for them to get back through a time rip.. While all of this is happening granny and every non fairy tale person is having a hard time with mayor Hart taxing them so hard. They are trying to make the money that is needed. They end up befriending prince Charming and the whol ...more
Jul 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: catalogued

Warning: Spoilers for Books 1 - 6 are inevitable in this review.

Oh, and find this review, and the my reviews of the rest of the Sisters Grimm series, as well as my reviews of many other books on my blog, Feminist Quill:

This review covers books four to six of The Sisters Grimm series. I'm your reviewer for the day, and if I sound a tad automated, it's because I'm too tired to be witty.

*Puts on Damon Salvatore voice*

Once Upon Crime finally lets the sisters
Enter time-travel issues. Did it happen because you went back to fix it and stop it from happening..ya, mind blown!

An incredibly fun series...glad we found it. While it's not the typically, epic good VS bad Narnia or LOTR kind of thing going on, there are some serious battle elements! The fairy tale characters are so entertaining...and it's hard to tell who is good and who is bad at this stage. The Scarlet Hand is running rampant and time is not on the Grimm's side. They've only got a few more
Mary Jo Swintek
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
World of fairy tale characters

I started reading this series after reading Chris Colfer's books of The Land of Stories. In his 4th book he brought back how stories happened with the help of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm. I haven't read the complete tales of the Brothers Grimm but that will be when I am finished with this series. This is a really good series. I enjoy reading. I like reading to my students and this is a series I would recommend to them.
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fun book in this series!
Olivia Schonwalder
I loved how they went back in time!👍🏼
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book series is amazing! I am currently on book 9!
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Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some fun little twists in this volume that differentiated it from other children's books and made it more interesting to read as well as to make it more difficult to see where it was going. The annoying character traits Sabrina had been exhibiting are mostly gone in this book as well. Much better than the previous books in the series. Still not great, but definitely improving.
Apr 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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4 Stars

After their trip to New York, the Sisters Grimm are back in Ferryport Landing for their best adventure yet. Magic items have been stolen from three of Ferryport’s most powerful witches and tears in the fabric of time have started opening up in town, letting through dinosaurs, American civil war soldiers, and providing the sisters with a rather grim glimpse into their possible futures where dragons roam the skies and the Scarlet Hand rules Fairyport.

The mystery, as normal, I was able to so
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book!! When I think of good time-traveling books this makes in on the list. This series is a must-read! I couldn't put it down.
Makayla R
Jan 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Magic and Other Misdemeanors, was about the two famous sisters named, Sabrina and Daphne. In the beginning of this book, the sisters finally get their chance to start training in their magic mirror, or so called, The Hall of Wanders. After that, their dear beloved granny Relda, has arranged a gathering of the whole town. At the gathering, a wicked witch, called Baba Yaga, shows up because the Wand of Merlin is out of her possession, and has gone missing. In the mean while, two new exact crimes h ...more
Jun 03, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Stacey by: my sister
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Ok, I read the entire series straight through and since I didn't write a review for each one and the stories have started blend together (and I know the various reveals), I am going to write one review for books 2 through 9.

The series was enjoyable, but uneven for me. Most of the books never seemed like mysteries with detectives. In some of the books the characters seemed to happen upon events, clues, etc. There were assumptions and gaps in logic, and several characters personalities seemed to s
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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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