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“This is a cute little book at the fourth or fifth grade level. Read this if you like Shrek, Jasper Fforde's nursery crimes books, or the shows Grimm and Once Upon a Time. This is about 2 sisters who are considered orphans, but come to discover that their parents have been kidnapped on a mission...”see full review » see other reviews »
“This book is a one of a series of book that are about the Sister's Grimm. This book is about when, the Sister's Grimm parents mysteriously disappeared, and they have been in the orphanage ever since and they are now staying with their grandmother which they thought was dead for all those years. She lives in a strange town, in a strange house and gives strange rules. Sabrina (one of the sisters) suspects that she's hiding something. I think this book is a very good mystery book because every time something strange happens I keep wondering 'what could possibly be the explanation and it also give me many suspicions which keep the story interesting. I recommend this book to people who like mystery and fantasy books (which is a great combination) because it, magnificently, has both.”7D Kat wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“We love reading this book in class. We are always finding creative character traits for Sabrina, Daphne, and Puck!”Miss Farrell wrote this review Thursday, October 31, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A really funny book about two girls who have to live at their grandma's house”Hannah wrote this review Friday, October 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A great book with action on every page. The first book of a great series.”Addison wrote this review Tuesday, October 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A really great twist on the classic fairy tales ”Hattie wrote this review Tuesday, October 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I thought this book was a really cool twist on fairy-tales and the Grimm Brothers. The characters were very well put together and really fit well in the storyline. I would definitley recommend this book to anyone who likes traditional/fairy-tale books.”Sierra B. wrote this review Thursday, September 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love this book”hamster snake wrote this review Sunday, September 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
The Fairy-Tale Detectives is a pleasant audiobook read that fans of fairy tales (young and those who are young at heart) will probably enjoy. I liked the idea that the Grimms were actually a real family of chroniclers whose legacy continues into the present. Sisters Sabrina and Daphne make for likeable, fun protagonists. I felt for them in that they had lost their parents and were adrift and lacking family and a home. Their grandmother is the kind of gramps you dream of. Although Sabrina was very argumentative and hard to deal with at first, it's understandable why. She's acting out because of what she's dealing with. She feels betrayed at her parents' disappearance, and a series of bad foster homes, not to mention the burden of having to protect her younger sister. Daphne was far more likable, but then, she is still in that stage where she's more resilient against the cold, cruel world. I liked Granny Relda and Mr. Canis and of course, their dog Elvis.
I liked the inside jokes of the fairy tale characters that are very familiar to those who enjoy the subject. Puck was a lot of fun, and so were the three piggies who are now the law enforcement in town. The author surprised me at the twist on the storyline. I did not expect the direction the story went. It's interesting that I had also read the first graphic novel in the Fables series: Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile, so I saw some of the same characters with storylines that overlapped in interesting ways. While this is a kids series, I think it has enough nuances that an older reader can enjoy it.
Why didn't I rate it higher? I think the narrator and I didn't click very well. I also felt like the story took a while to develop and get interesting, and it never got to that "I have to hear what happens next" phase. Now that doesn't mean I won't continue this series. I'm definitely interested enough to keep going, but this isn't a series I have to read back to back. I'm happy to fill it in amongst other reading adventures. But still, The Fairy Tale Detectives has an interesting concept and appealing characters that do make me want to come back to revisit them in the future.
Overall rating: 3.5/5.0 stars. ”
“Definitely a kid's book but I love fairy tales so when I saw this at the thrift store, I had to get it. I don't think I'll read the others in the series but it was a cute book!”Diedra B wrote this review Friday, July 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No