The Council of Mirrors (Sisters Grimm Series #9)

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In the final volume in the Sisters Grimm series, Sabrina, Daphne, and the rest of the Grimms and their friends must face off against the Master to decide the fate of Ferryport Landing—and the world. When Mirror fails to escape the barrier using Granny Relda’s body, he turns to his plan B: killing all the Grimms so that the magical barrier collapses. In the meantime, Sabrina has gathered the other magic mirrors as advisors on how to deal with their mortal enemy. They tell her to join forces with the Scarlet Hand ...
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In the final volume in the Sisters Grimm series, Sabrina, Daphne, and the rest of the Grimms and their friends must face off against the Master to decide the fate of Ferryport Landing—and the world. When Mirror fails to escape the barrier using Granny Relda’s body, he turns to his plan B: killing all the Grimms so that the magical barrier collapses. In the meantime, Sabrina has gathered the other magic mirrors as advisors on how to deal with their mortal enemy. They tell her to join forces with the Scarlet Hand against Mirror, in exchange for offering all the citizens of Ferryport Landing their freedom. This final chapter is the end of the road for several beloved characters, but the conclusion is sure to satisfy devoted fans of the series.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Elizabeth Leis-Newman
In this rousing conclusion to the "Sisters Grimm" series, it is up to Sabrina and sister Daphne to save both their family and the Everafters (fairy tale creatures) of Ferryport Landing. The members of their team, who play a role in both side adventures and planning, range from Goldilocks and Snow White to Gepetto. While chapters tackle everything from their uncle mourning his lost love, Briar Rose, to creating a coven of witches, the main thrust of the story is that it is time to wage a battle against the Master—a mirror who has taken over their grandmother's body—and the evil fairytale members of the Scarlet Hand. Buckley manages to find a balance between writing that's age appropriate for upper elementary grade schoolers but also engaging and quick. Adults will enjoy reading it with or aloud to their children (or students), and will enjoy the appearance of not only the usual suspects but characters like A Midsummer Night Dream's Puck, the Cowardly Lion and Beowolf's Grendel. In the end, Sabrina manages to win over Mirror and free the inhabitants of Ferryport Landing through showing Mirror the power of love. Those who haven't read the previous books in the series will be able to understand the story, but will probably get more out of it if they have followed the Sisters from the beginning. While there have been an increasing number of updated fairy tale books for young readers, this is one of the best, both in terms of the writing and the plot. Parents and teachers will like the positive family values reflected in the story, and both young girls and boys will enjoy the mix of adventure and relationship-building between characters. Recommended for libraries and upper elementary classrooms, and for those who liked the "Harry Potter" series. This is book nine in the "Sisters Grimm" series. Reviewer: Elizabeth Leis-Newman
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Gr 4–6—In the final book (Amulet Books, 2012) in Michael Buckley's series, the fate of Ferryport Landing, the Everafters, and the Grimm family are at stake as the Grimms join with former foes and gather a ragtag army of Everafters to face the nefarious Scarlet Hand led by Mirror, the evil looking glass who has taken human form and forcibly occupied the body of the Grimm Sisters' Granny Relda. The Hand, a group of malevolent fairy tale characters, including Prince Charming's brother Atticus, Mayor Heart, and Sheriff Nottingham, is intent on wreaking havoc and gaining freedom from the magical boundary that keeps Everafters imprisoned in Ferryport Landing. Magic mirrors loyal to the Grimms reveal in a prophecy that it is young Sabrina and Daphne Grimm who are destined to save the world from the rogue characters. Despite their friends' lack of confidence, Daphne and Sabrina lead Charming, Puck, Beauty, and the rest of the group into battle. The secret to winning the war will likely be a surprise. Like the finale of Harry Potter, Michael Buckley ends this popular series with a hint of romance and a peek at the future—a glimpse of the much older Daphne and Sabrina Grimm. L. J. Ganser, has been the voice of all nine books. What he lacks in adolescent feminine vocal range, he makes up for with superb diction and the ability to make clear distinctions between the dozens of characters. Overall, a satisfying listen.—Lisa Taylor, Ocean County Library, NJ
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781419705380
  • Publisher: Amulet Books
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Series: Sisters Grimm Series , #9
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 43,434
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Buckley
Michael Buckley is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sisters Grimm and NERDS series. His picture book, Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show, illustrated by Dan Santat, published in fall 2012. He lives in Brooklyn. Peter Ferguson is a comic book and editorial artist. He lives in Argentina.
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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    GREAT!

    I absolutely loved this series. It's a fun, hilarious, action-packed, and appropriate book that everyone can enjoy!

    It's. . . PUCKTASTIC!

    37 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    I started reading the sisters Grimm when i was eleven years old,

    I started reading the sisters Grimm when i was eleven years old, and now at sixteen i am just as obsessed with them as i was five years ago. These were the first books that really got me hooked on my favorite hobby: reading. To me most authors that write series end up messing up the last book. With Michael Buckley this is not the case. The Council of Mirrors may just be my favorite book in this series. So thank you so much Mr. Buckley for giving them an awesome finish!

    26 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    OMG!!!!!!!

    This was an amazing book!!!! I could not put it down. I recommend this book to everyone who wants to read one of the best books ever!!!!!

    21 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    The sisters grimm comes to a close!

    This book is amazing and i highly suggest it to anyone looking for a good book. I read the book for 3 hours STRAIGHT to finish it. This book was perfect in all the right places...there was enough detail but it was not overwhelming, there was action every page, and no swearing. For anyone who loves the other books in the series this is the book for you....and i know we all want to see it become a movie

    17 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    PUCKTASTIC!!!!!!

    ***SPOILER ALERT***
    It wasn't a supprise puck married sabrina.We all saw the signs, right? Well, I sincerely thought it was totally gravy! ;) I wish they could make a movie about it.

    15 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2012

    The Sisters Grimm are Sabrina, age twelve, and Daphne, who is ei

    The Sisters Grimm are Sabrina, age twelve, and Daphne, who is eight. This is the ninth and final book in “The Sisters Grimm” series. The premise for the story is that fairy tale characters are real beings known as “Everafters” and that years ago Wilhelm Grimm brought them all to America, established a city named Ferryport Harbor in New York state on the Hudson River for them, built a magic wall around it to protect them, and appointed his descendants to watch over them. However, war has broken out between a group of rebels known as the Scarlet Hand, led by the Magic Mirror, who want to leave, and its opponents, led by Prince Charming, who seek to follow Wilhelm’s original plan. Some of the main characters include the Big Bad Wolf (Mr. Canis), Red Riding Hood, the Titan, Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty), Snow White and the seventh dwarf, Puck, Pinocchio and Gepetto, the Wicked Queen (Bunny Lancaster), Morgan le Fay, Baba Yaga, Grendel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, King Arthur and his knights, Robin Hood and his men, the Queen of Hearts, and many others.
    In previous books, the Magic Mirror had captured Sabrina and Daphne’s parents, Henry and Veronica, and their little brother Basil to use the baby in his plot to escape. During this time, the two girls lived in several foster homes until they were located by their Granny Relda Grimm and brought to live with her at Ferryport Landing. Mirror fails in his plan for Basil, so after the parents escape with the baby he captures Granny Relda and decides to kill all the Grimms so that the magical barrier will collapse. In the meantime, Sabrina has gathered the other magic mirrors and seeks their advice on how to deal with their enemy. They tell her to join forces with the Scarlet Hand against Mirror, in exchange for offering all the citizens of Ferryport Landing their freedom. What will happen? Can they free Granny Relda? And will any of them survive the battle? Not having read the first eight books of the 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; and The Inside Story; there is also A Very Grimm Guide with extra information about Fairyport Landing, the characters, and the series itself, which might be very helpful in explaining the plot), I was admittedly at a disadvantage picking up the story in book nine.
    As a result, some things were a bit confusing, especially at first. Numerous plot devices in the book are dependent upon understanding events that had happened in earlier books, certain individuals are identified by a number of different names so that keeping who’s who straight can be difficult at times, and several characters seem to have switched back and forth between the two sides with relative ease. At the same time, the tale is told in a very exciting manner that moves along quickly and readily keeps the reader’s attention. As to language, there are a few childish slang terms, such as kicking or saving someone’s butt, and the ubiquitous “OMG” (someone may claim that it means only “Oh my gosh,” but we all know what it really means). One character is reported to have gone through several failed marriages and another is said to have been uncomfortable with her “husband’s ex;” also one individual is called a “harlot” (does someone really think that these things are appropriate for a children’s book?) And towards the end, a lot of destruction and death occur. In fact, the publisher’s blurb says, “This final chapter is the end of the road for several beloved characters.” For kids who have seen an average of 8,000 murders on television by the time they finish elementary school, this may be no big problem, but sensitive children, especially on the younger range of the given reading level, could be affected adversely. My conclusion is that while this isn’t a terribly bad book, it doesn’t have anything particularly worthy to commend it as a truly great book.

    13 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    Hey

    Dude michael buckely could you please write about allison and emma some more???? The ending seemed like it was waaay too abrupt which is why i give it 4 stars but i really want to learn more about them and what happens to them. And Daphne also gets married so i want to know more about that. Also how did the Murderous Blood Prince end? What happened in that story? I am an advanced reader at my age for reading Eragon,Empress, Pride and Predjudice, To Kill a Mockingbird, and War and Peace. Im 12 yrs old. There just werent enough details at times and that made it kind of annoying at some points. Overall this was a great read so.....
    YO WHY ARE YOU STILL READING THIS?!?!? GRAB YOUR WALLET AND BUY THIS BOOK! IF YOU HAVENT READ THE PREVIOUS BOOKS IIN THE SERIES RACK UP THE DOUGH AND BUY THE SERIES! STOP WASTING YOUR TIME BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Omg

    Loved this book!GO PUCK

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    Great

    I have read all the sisters grimm books. And this one is one of the best!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    SHOULD I BUY IT?????

    I love these books this is the only one to read left should i get it?!?!?!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    Sisters grimm

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    BEST SERIES

    I HAVE TO SAY THAT THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST SERIEDS I HAVE VERY READ. I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE SERIES WHEN I READ THE FRIST BOOK AS I READ THE REST OF THE SERIES I FELL DEEPER AND DEEPER IN LOVE WITH THE SERIES. EVERY PAGE I TURN IN THE BOOKS I WENT DEEPER AND DEEPR IN THE EVENTS OF THE SERIES. I RECOMMD FOR ANY AGE TO READ THIS SERIES.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2012

    The Sister Grimm Book 9 The Council of Mirrors is the best book

    The Sister Grimm Book 9 The Council of Mirrors is the best book by far! It is exciting and suspenseful like when Sabrina and Daphne must plan to save the world and when Sabrina is one-on-one with the master at last! It is also a growing-up time for Daphne, Sabrina, and Puck in particular. With Sabrina’s army, Daphne’s coven, and a little help from the Trickster King the Grimms must take a last stand against the master and end the series with a bang! I was sad to see it end but, it was the perfect ending to the perfect book series!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    They should make MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    They should make more cause the series is PUCKTASTIC!!!!!!!!!! Infact, they should make a movie out of every single book. If they do (wich I really hope they do) i will look forward to Puck's and Sabrina's first kiss, thiere mutan children, some ever afters (especialy Charming, Snow White,

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2012

    Holy Cow!

    I literally just finished this book, and i have to say, i am VERY impressed. Tragically, many series end in flops, but rhis was a genuinely amazing read. It made me laugh and cry, and the ENDING! Amazing! I have read and loved this series since I was 10, and as sad as i am to see it end, i feel that Mr. Buckley has done an amazing job not only with this book, but all of the bopks in the series. I'll be looking out for any prequels!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    S

    I AM SO SAD THAT THIS SIERIES ENDED. I ALREADY READ THE WHOLE SEIRIES ABOUT NINE TIMES!!!! STOP WASTING YOUR TIME AND BYE THE AAAAAWWWWWWSSSSSSSOOOOOMMMMMEEEEE BBOOKK!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Loved u Loved it

    Would read it again.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Loved this book!

    This is the best book in the series!!!!!!!!! I looooooooooove the ending!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    4 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    BookLover

    Must read series

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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