The Unusual Suspects (Sisters Grimm Series #2) (10th Anniversary Edition)

The Unusual Suspects (Sisters Grimm Series #2) (10th Anniversary Edition)

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ISBN-13: 9781419720086
Publisher: Amulet Paperbacks
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Series: Sisters Grimm Series , #2
Edition description: 10th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 21,292
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author


Michael Buckley is the author of the successful Sisters Grimm and NERDS series. He is also the author of the Undertow trilogy. He lives in New York City. Peter Ferguson is an illustrator of picture books, comic books, and novels. He lives in Montreal, Canada.

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The Unusual Suspects (Sisters Grimm Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 261 reviews.
BEU98 More than 1 year ago
In her second adventure, Sabrina is spending all her spare time trying to find a way to get her missing parents back and spending all her school time trying to figure out what is going on at Ferryport Landing Elementary. When her classroom is covered in a giant spiderweb and there's a red handprint on the chalkboard, Sabrina knows that she, her little sister Daphne, Granny Relda, and various Everafters are in for another rollicking, wild, crazy escapade, but even she doesn't know how rollicking and wild and crazy and surprising it's going to be! Clues are turning up here, there, and everywhere, but when the Sisters Grimm finally piece them all together, the answers are buried deep- deep underground, that is!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the 1st of the books I read, it was absoulty awesome. Once I started I couldn't put it down. Once I saw that it was to be continued, I got the next one right away.
Sensitivemuse More than 1 year ago
Very few books have managed to make me laugh. And I mean burst out laughing until your cry or until your guts hurt laugh. sure, I get a chuckle here and there from some books I've read in the past, but this one really got to me. I couldn't stop laughing at some parts (the dodgeball part really did it in for me) and tears started coming down and my stomach hurt. It came to the point where I was told to keep quiet because I couldn't stop laughing so much. I can't remember a time where I enjoyed a book so much like this one. The plot of this book was much better than the first one. There's more mystery involved and with Puck, the humor is increased ten fold. Sabrina is still having a hard time adjusting and her rude behavior is still there, but whatever Puck does to her to upset her is justified in my opinion. I still find her disagreeable but I don't dislike her as much as I did in the first book. Grandma and Daphne are still loveable as ever. The plot is certainly darker than the first one, and I like it. Although the culprit may have already been guessed, the plot still continues to be attention grabbing with some action, comedy, and magic scenes which is sure to keep the reader going. The illustrations also add a nice visual stimuli for the reader, and I thought they were well done. The last drawing was a little creepy and gave me a bit of a chill but the way the ending was written, it certainly got me curious and I'm definitely going to continue reading this series. There is still the unanswered question regarding Daphne and Sabrina's parents which I think is the main problem they're trying to solve while other mysteries pop up in their way. An extremely fun read, with lots of laughs, a lot of fun magic and mystery. This book is definitely recommended for all ages who love fairy tales and don't mind a little twist to them. (Think Shrek). I wonder if others have laughed as much as I did while reading the dodgeball game scene.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Micheal Buckley is adorded not by only me but hopefully many other people as well. The way he puts you in movie theatre mode is the most fun part of the book!:) I am extremley excited for the last book to come out soon in 2012!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once i started reading it i couldnt put it downLOL!!worth the money i recommend you get it after this reveiw( im only 9)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books. In this one the ending is a surprise. This book keeps you wondering! If you like Harry Potter this book is for you!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh, my, gosh!!! CRAZY AMAZING BOOKS!!!! Cant wait to go onto the next to see if it's just as good as the first two. YAY MICHAEL BUCKLEY!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the continue of Ch. 2 in The Sisters Grimm: Omen of Fate series. ( Tell me if u like it! THANKS!!!!) :) "Mom!!???" Emma cried out. "MOM!!!!!" Alison's head appeared from behind the closet. "Mommy???" She squeaked. In all her life she had never called The girls mother 'Mommy'. "S-she's..... gone!" Said Alison whimpering as a tear slid down her cheek. Then they heard someone coming up. Emma shoved Alison back into the closet and slipped in herself. Then an achingly familiar voice called out " GIRLS????!!!!!!" the voice said with fear and worry. It was their dad! "We're up here!" Emma called down. Then a beautifully familiar face appeared. "Oh thank goodness you two are all right!" Puck said. " Sweet Titania! What happened here?! Where's your mother?!" He said as he gazed around. Emma pointed at a piece of Sabrina's clothing marked with a ghastly red hand and her dagger. Suddenly, Puck's eyes filled with fury. He went over to a chair, picked it up an threw out the window with a crash. Emma was shocked. She had never seenPuck so angry. "Girls, get to bed. Alison, sleep with your sister tonight ok?" I have to go out." Said Puck, grabbing his sack. "But!" Emma stammered with shock. "Our mother was just kidnapped!" "Im well aware of that Honey. But right now STAY HERE!" Puck snapped. An hour later the girls went to bed. Alison was sound asleep and snoring as loud as ever. Emma lay awake though, thinking about all her mother had done for her. She had never gotten a chance to say goodbye. Then, all of a sudden, the door creaked open. A purple mist filed in slowly, then took the form of a squat little man. Emma guessed that this was Mirror, the person who had stolen her mother! Emma charged him, but then the man snapped his fingers, and the world.went black..... Rate five stars if you want the nexr chapter! It will be in The Sisters Grimm: The Problem Child! Thanks for reading! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sabrina and puck do not getmarried sabrina and bradley get married duh!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished the first book that was amazing you all have to read it the 2 book will probily be as good
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
The story opens not too far after the first book. Sabrina (age 11) and her sister Daphne (I think age 7) have adjusted to life with their unusual grandmother in Ferryport Landing. When social services finally catch up with Granny, the children find themsevles enrolled in school at Ferryport Landing. That goes for Puck, nemesis to Sabrina and character of Twelfth Night, who features a larger role in this story as he becomes closer (in a literal sense) to the Grimm family. Sabrina is already angry enough and preoccupied enough by her missing parents and, according to her, her own completely unaided efforts in trying to find them without dealing with school. Sabrina, in fact, wants nothing to do with school or the creepy Everafters who are teaching there. Sabrina's mistrust of the institution is confirmed when a teacher and the school's janitor turn up murdered under very strange circumstances. However, in order to investigate with her grandmother and Daphne, Sabrina is forced to go along with the whole student thing for a bit longer. If the snark wasn't indication enough, let me point out that I am not a great fan of the Sisters Grimm novels. The more I search online, the more I seem to be in the minority. Parents love them, School Library Journal loves them, and I have yet to find a child reader who doesn't love them. But I just don't. The reality of these books compared to the potential they books had before I read them falls painfully short. Buckley has several excellent side characters (Mr. Canis and Ferryport Landing's Mayor are my two personal favorite characters out of either book) with excellent side stories, but that isn't enough. While certain details are fleshed out, the main characters remain flat. Daphne is adorable and probably would have done better with more page-time. Puck, while entertaing is also often annoying (something Sabrina and I do agree on). The characters also never communicate. Granny, while awesome, never really knows what is going on with Sabrina. Although that doesn't matter much since Sabrina will clearly never listen to anyone about anything. Ever. Which brings me to Sabrina, our main character. I acknowledge that Sabrina is dealing with some heavy stuff, but I hate how angry she is. Buckley makes such a point of her anger (in the first and second books) that this one trait completely absorbs Sabrina's whole personality. All I see is an irrationally angry eleven-year-old. This unattractive trait is further emphasized in The Unusual Suspects. As a result, when it becomes apparent that an Everafter (one of the fairy tale creatures that populate Ferryport Landing) is responsible for the school killings, Sabrina seems bent on blaming all of the Everafters for the actions of one. No matter how nice any of them are to her. I don't know about anyone else, but that sounds a lot like bigotry to me. Even if I did like Sabrina, the tone of this novel was as erratic as that of the first novel. Buckley takes on a lot in these volumes, but not in a cohesive way. The murder scenes are described with accurate guts and gore. Meanwhile Sabrina's emotions are flattened to one word: anger. This creates an unbalanced narrative that sometimes feels like the children's novel it is and sometimes feels much darker. In my view, the writing isn't targeting a consistent audience. Readers will have to judge for themselves, but after finishing this novel I have decided to wash my hands of the series
bell7 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Sisters Sabrina and Daphne Grimm have been living with their grandmother for three weeks. In that time, they fought off a giant, learned the secret of Ferryport Landing, and have been researching how to free their parents by consulting the vast number of fairy tales collected by their families. Yes, they are descendants of Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, and now they have to begin the most annoying mission of all: going to school.As in the first book, the prologue takes an exciting moment of the climax, suddenly stopping to start the story from the beginning until that portion of the story makes sense and it is repeated nearly word for word - only now we understand its significance. The series is a fun blend of fantasy and mystery, with some odd characters thrown in for good measure. The girls' social worker really gets me, though, she's downright abusive at times and her entire discussion with the grandmother about school seemed forced and not actually legal, I think. A bit extreme. But once the story got going, and I started meeting some of the new fantasy characters - it's always fun trying to recognize old characters with a new spin on them - I really enjoyed the story and the humor. In the end, I liked it even better than the first book, and I'm looking forward to starting The Problem Child soon.
dulcibelle on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Warning!! Don't start this book unless you have Book 3 close by. The last three words in Book 2 are: "to be continued". Don't worry, the mystery in Book 2 (who's killing the teachers??) is solved, but Sabrina jumps into a new adventure immediately and gets into a jam right off the bat.This series continues to enthrall me.
Ms.Turtle on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Good book! As Sabrina and Daphne return for a second book, they have to learn to survive in the Ferryport landing school. This book is a great fiction book and is funny and is a really good book for advanced readers.
ASBiskey on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The start of this book, the second in the series, is a little cluncky. Once the plot begins to get going, things settle down into a quick, enjoyable flow. A tremendous cast of familiar characters with some unexpected twists picks away a little more at what you thought about fairy tales. The ending is a cliff-hanger. Now I will definetly have to get the third book. I would recommend the series for ages 9 and up. Girls particularly will sympathize with the sister's relationships and interactions with others.
the1butterfly on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This was not my favorite fairy tale retelling. I didn't like the main character or the situations she ended up in. There were some interesting fairy tale interpretations, and some things came together in an interesting way, but this isn't at the top of my recommendations.
sensitivemuse on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Very few books have managed to make me laugh. And I mean burst out laughing until your cry or until your guts hurt laugh. sure, I get a chuckle here and there from some books I¿ve read in the past, but this one really got to me. I couldn¿t stop laughing at some parts (the dodgeball part really did it in for me) and tears started coming down and my stomach hurt. It came to the point where I was told to keep quiet because I couldn¿t stop laughing so much. I can¿t remember a time where I enjoyed a book so much like this one. The plot of this book was much better than the first one. There¿s more mystery involved and with Puck, the humor is increased ten fold. Sabrina is still having a hard time adjusting and her rude behavior is still there, but whatever Puck does to her to upset her is justified in my opinion. I still find her disagreeable but I don¿t dislike her as much as I did in the first book. Grandma and Daphne are still loveable as ever. The plot is certainly darker than the first one, and I like it. Although the culprit may have already been guessed, the plot still continues to be attention grabbing with some action, comedy, and magic scenes which is sure to keep the reader going. The illustrations also add a nice visual stimuli for the reader, and I thought they were well done. The last drawing was a little creepy and gave me a bit of a chill but the way the ending was written, it certainly got me curious and I¿m definitely going to continue reading this series. There is still the unanswered question regarding Daphne and Sabrina¿s parents which I think is the main problem they¿re trying to solve while other mysteries pop up in their way. An extremely fun read, with lots of laughs, a lot of fun magic and mystery. This book is definitely recommended for all ages who love fairy tales and don¿t mind a little twist to them. (Think Shrek). I wonder if others have laughed as much as I did while reading the dodgeball game scene.
Melissa.mhan3754 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The Unusual Suspects is the second book in the Sisters Grimm series. It is about this mystery they solve about why Sabrina's teacher was found dead in her homeroom in school. The Grimms find clues in the room and Sabrina finds out that the school cousolor is Rumplesteilskin, and that he is a bad guy even though he acted so nice and cool. At the end Mr. Canis risks his life to save everyone else. Daphne, Sabrina, Puck and another kid do some sneaking though. They get through the janitor's room by shrinking, but end up making a mouse grow to an enormous size. At the end the school is destroyed and Mr. Canis is gone. I thought this book was just as good as the first. It is so interesting and easy to follow along and read. It is one of those books that once you start you just keep reading and go on to the next book. I thought is was cool when Daphne, Sabrina, Puck and their friend shrunk with the drink me bottle to get through the janitor's closet. The Sisters Grimm is also amazing because it has all the farie tales and it is fantastic to be able to read about them and know what character it is. Sometimes in the books they need to know it they are talking to an Everafter which may sometimes be difficult for them even though they are great detectives. i think this is an awesome series to start reading.
drebbles on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Sabrina and Daphne Grimm have been living with their grandmother for over a month and they are just now starting to go to school. Seven-year-old Daphne adjusts to school immediately, who wouldn't with Snow White as your teacher? Twelve-year-old Sabrina has a harder time adjusting; her teacher, Mr. Grumpner, lives up to his name, and the kids in her class aren't exactly friendly. Plus, she'd rather spend the time looking for her missing parents instead of being in school. But Sabrina's attention is soon caught after a series of attacks at the school. Before long, Sabrina, Daphne, their grandmother, and the faithful Mr. Canis are wrapped up in a series of events that threaten the entire town and beyond. "The Unusual Suspects" is a great entry in what is proving to be a delightful series. Michael Buckley deftly weaves several fairy tales into the book, and to his credit, he uses elements from the book versions rather than the sometimes more popular movie version, as when Sabrina uses the golden cap from the Wizard of Oz books. Children will enjoy the fairy tale aspects of the book, while adults will appreciate the subtle humor in the scenes mimicking westerns and detective movies. Sabrina and Daphne are both very believable characters, especially Sabrina and her anger over her parent's disappearance. The fairy tale characters are also well done, presented as real people with real problems and readers will notice the irony at the despair of the Pied Piper of Hamelin when his own child disappears. And readers may be surprised at which fairy tale characters turn out to be heroes and which turn out to be villains. Finally, Buckley ends the book with quite a cliffhanger, which will make readers want to immediately read the next book in the series. Well done!
wmshub on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I like this one a little bit better than the first Sisters Grimm.
booksandbosox on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Definitely want to keep reading this series, although Sabrina does keep getting more and more obnoxious. I just love seeing which fairy tale character is going to turn up next and this one has a number of pleasant surprises! I'm also very intrigued by the Scarlet Hand organization. I'm such a little kid sometimes!
my624persona on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are back, with a host of new and old friends--and enemies--and a fat new problem: someone, or something is killing and eating the inhabitants of Ferryport Landing. Will they solve the mystery in time, or will they be prey themselves? Unfortunately, the skill and craft Buckley showed in the wonder and discovery of the new fantasy world in GS1 does not follow through in his second. Full of character inconsistencies and jumped conclusions, the follow up falls short of the mark. His staff of whimsy, which bent towards the darker sides of magic and mystery in the first book, has cracked in half and landed in a lagoon of violence, deceit, and predatory guidance counselors. Buckley just can't stretch his gimmick wide enough without diluting its power, and so he ends up distorting characters and introducing elements that just don't work-- not-so-Swiftian Liliputians and key elements from Alice in Wonderland, for example, make an appearance; apparently by Mr. Buckley's standards, anything fantastical and older than himself is fair game for his meddling in an increasingly haphazard fantasy world. As in the first novel in the series, GS2 focuses heavily on the corruption, political repression, and revenge among the Everafters and their relations to the human inhabitants of Ferryport Landing. Devoted fans of the first novel might be able to make it through the second en route to a promising third, but the fate of the Grimms Sisters novels is grim indeed. Possibly interesting and engaging for middle schoolers reading at a younger level, given the advanced darkness of his themes, but not a well constructed book. Overall, GS2 is a disappointment after GS1, but is still a creative--if mangled-- synthesis and resetting of familiar characters.
reece1999 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
In this "Sisters Grimm: The Unusual Suspects" the sisters go to school along with their new friend Puck. Murders are happening at school and monsters are the suspects. The sisters have no idea whoo the culprits are and how they are murderind. Most of all they don't know why. Find out what happens in the book. Learn who the culprits are and why they are killing.My opion on this book is really high.The Sister Grimm series just gets better and better. I couldn't put it down. Like the first one it is full of mystery and anticipation. I recommend it to everyone.
deepikasd on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Michael Buckley has done it again.
After the events of the previous book, Fairy-tale Detectives, Sabrina and Daphne have sort of settled into their new lives with the Granny. They are detectives who sort out the problems in the their town involving the fairy-tale characters called Everafters. However, it is time to start school, even though the two girls try to get out of attending the new school, claiming that they need rest and are sick. In the end, the two begin their adventures at school. Daphne soon becomes the star of her class, while Sabrina's hopes of being a normal student are dashed almost immediately. Her attitudes and distrust of Everafters seem to grow worse and worse and worse, even getting her into trouble. But when a teacher is murdered, the Grimm family must band together again to solve the mystery, even if the teacher seemed evil.
Though the first book basically introduced the characters, the second does a good job of not only continuing the story, but to also help deepen the mystery of the Scarlet Hand. Sabrina's want of her parents starts to make her distrust every Everafter. There is once again a mystery surrounding the Scarlet Hand, and many clues to the actual culprits are found throughout the book. The cliffhanger ending makes you want to pick up the next book and read it immediately.
ADVICE: If you read this book, make sure that you have book 3 with you so that you can continue....
kidsilkhaze on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Sabrina and Daphne are off to school. Daphne loves being in class with Snow White as a teacher, but Sabrina¿s having a tougher time¿she keeps getting teased and beat up. Things don¿t get any better when Puck joins her class! But even Daphne can¿t deny there are monsters loose in the school and they¿re killing people. There are red handprints all over. Even Mayor Charming is turning to the Grimm Sisters for help solving the case! But Sabrina's anger at not being able to find her parents is growing. Coupled with the increased activity of the Scarlet Hand and resentment towards the Grimm family by certain elements in the Everafter community, she expands this hatred to all Everafters in general and is hindering the investigation. This is an action-packed follow up to The Fairy-Tale Detectives and the cliffhanger ending will have you waiting for the next installment. As Daphne would say, This book is so punk rock!