The Sisters Grimm is a series of fantasy mystery books by Michael Buckley. They're basically about one big old Fractured Fairy Tale, where the main protagonist, Sabrina Grimm, must solve crimes that happen in the small town of Ferryport Landing. Ferryport Landing is your everyday, run-of-the-mill town where nothing is what it seems and fairytale creatures, called Everafters, roam the streets. Sometimes, mass destruction follows them, and somehow, none of the humans notice the going-ons. Although, the forgetful dust does make humans forget what happened.The series is on-going. As of this writing, all the books, in order, are:
The Fairytale 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
The main protagonist, Sabrina Grimm, and her eight-year-old sister, Daphne Grimm, are related to The Brothers Grimm, you know, the guys who made all of those fairy tales. To make a long story short, the girls' parents disappear mysteriously. The girls skip around foster homes, which ensures the fact that Sabrina will be The Snark Knight. They go to live with a grandmother they didn't know they had. Sabrina meets the bane of her existence in the form of Puck, a four-thousand-year-old fairy prince turned king. They have to defeat the Ultimate Evil by solving a series of mysteries that eventually lead up to a war with the Scarlet Hand, an evil group of Everafters.Almost always, Puck is there to save the day, except it is Sabrina who solves most of the mysteries, by coincidence or logical reasoning.
Tropes in The Sisters Grimm:
Academy of Adventure: In book two, Sabrina, Daphne, and Puck are enrolled in Ferryport Landing Elementary. The children were practically zombie slaves, the teachers were evil,the school's guidance councilor tried to kill everybody, and the principal turned out to be the Pied Piper and was controlling the human students.
Accidental Misnaming: Puck and Mayor Charming have a problem with names. Ms. Smirt never refers to the sisters by their proper names.
Drives Like Crazy: Granny Relda is not allowed, under the law, to be behind the wheels of a car. Sabrina actually goes onto the opposite lane while driving. She couldn't even reach the pedals, so Daphne had to push them. To be fair, she was trying to escape being eaten.
Growing Up Sucks: Puck even goes as far as saying that it's a disease, and it's all Sabrina's fault he is growing up. In his defense, it technically is her fault. He slowly begins aging so he and Sabrina always appear to be the same age.
Near Misses: This happens to a lot of people a bunch of times.
Never Mess with Granny: Granny Relda's middle name should be Badass, especially when she runs into Sabrina's room, uttering a battle cry and carrying a sword, ready to fight off whatever was threatening her granddaughter.