* CounterpartComparison: A fantasy series that features a big war in its seventh installment. [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Sound familiar?]]
** This series has so many similarities to LiveActionTV/OnceUponATime, I swear one was based off the other.
*** A small town in New England is revealed to be the home of fairytale characters, which was created after a magical being cast a magic spell that created a barrier around the town so the inhabitants could never leave.
*** The heroine is a blonde girl. After her parents were put under a magic spell by the BigBad, the heroine believed her parents to have abandoned her and went through several bad foster homes, giving her a rather cynical outlook on life. When she is brought to the magic town, she refuses to believe to believe in magic or that anything strange is going on, despite several different characters repeatedly insisting it is real. She continues to stay in denial about it all until she is forcibly confronted with it when her family is put in danger. Initially, she is not at all happy with the strangeness that her life now entails and tries to pull a RefusalOfTheCall. It takes a while, but she eventually comes to accept it, and rises up to fulfill her destiny.
*** The deuteragonist is a young child with brunette hair, who is the only one who believes in the magic going on around them, and who acts as a MoralityPet to the hero.
*** The heroine and deuteragonist must work to save the heroines parents from a magic spell.
*** The heroines main love interest is a AntiVillain, who throughout the course of the series becomes good. Both of them even pull a surprise kiss on the heroine. Also, both of the heroines must perform TrueLovesKiss to save their love interest.
*** A close ally of the heroine is Snow White, who works an elementary school teacher.
*** Beauty and the Beast's relationship in the ninth book is very similar to Belle and Rumplestiltskin's in later seasons.
*** At one point, a infant boy related to the heroine is kidnapped, and the heroine has to rescue him.
*** New York City is the heroine's second home.
*** The heroine's parents were put under a magic spell by an evil being, causing the heroine to think they have abandoned her, and went through many bad homes in the foster system as a result.
*** The heroine refuses to believe in magic, despite all the evidence to the contrary, until a member of her family is put in danger by magic, and she must save them.

* FunnyMoments: The gingerbread man in book 4 accusing Sabrina of being a "bakist".
* JerkassWoobie: [[spoiler: Being trapped in a mirror for hundreds of years and having to deal with cruel owners made Mirror bitter and led him to become the Master.]]
* NightmareFuel:
** This happens a ''lot'' to Sabrina.
** For the readers, we have the illustration of Little Red Riding Hood at the end of the second book. Sure, the description of the sweet Little Red Riding Hood with the [[SlasherSmile smile of a serial killer]] is disturbing in its own right, but the ''[[NightmareFace picture]]''... it fills in the little gaps in the imagination that were best left blank.
*** [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/sistersgrimm/images/f/f3/The_Mad_Child.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140217182933 Here's the picture]], aptly given the file name "The_Mad_Child.jpg". Don't look at it if you're planning on getting good sleep.
** Also, the thought of the more unpleasant fairy tale characters being both alive and at large, and the idea that the terrible things some of them did actually happened... It becomes FridgeHorror of finest caliber.
** At one point, the flesh literally melts off the bones of one character.
** [[spoiler:Briar]]'s death. Holy hell. FamilyUnfriendlyDeath is a tad of an understatement. Essentially, she gets swatted by a dragon and ''cracks her skull'' against a tree.
** [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/sistersgrimm/images/7/71/3.11.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20141007061254 Everything about this picture]], depicting Little Red Riding Hood on the Jabberwocky. Not only is Red still sporting her SlasherSmile, but the Jabberwocky is equally terrifying. Hell, the Jabberwocky's appearance on the cover rivals that of the anglerfish from ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' in terms of MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily.
* TearJerker: [[spoiler:Briar]]'s death in book 7. Not only was it an [[NightmareFuel extremely unpleasant]] [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath way to go]], but it becomes more saddening when we find out that [[spoiler:Jacob was planning to take her hand in marriage]].
* {{Wangst}}: Sabrina does try to run away a few times.