Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Book: The Sisters Grimm Book Eight: The Inside Story by Michael Buckley

The Sisters Grimm: Book Eight: The Inside Story (Sisters Grimm, The)

The Sisters Grimm: Book Eight: The Inside Story by Michael Buckley was another fairy tale title released in May.  As you can see from the title, this is the eighth title in the series.  Now I am feeling old because I remember this one starting several years into SurLaLune's existence.  I'm just happy a great concept and series is going strong and is now a regular May event for fans.

Book description from the publisher:
After the shocking ending of The Everafter War, this book picks up with Sabrina, Daphne, and Puck stuck in the Book of Everafter, where all the fairy tales are stored and enchanted characters can change their destinies. The girls (and Puck) must chase the Master through a series of stories, where they’re willing to change what they need in order to save their baby brother. Soon, however, they are confronted by the Editor—the book’s guardian—who, along with an army of tiny monsters known as Revisers, threatens the children with dire consequences if they don’t stick to the stories. As they chase their quarry and dodge the Revisers, they meet Alice, Mowgli, Jack the Giant Killer, Hansel and Gretel, the Headless Horseman, and more. But will they find their brother in time?

This series isn't as often reviewed by the trade publications, but the reader reviews are overall enthusiastic. It is also currently 45% off list at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I love that these books are published in hardcover first but at reasonable prices. They remind me of how special I felt with hardcover Nancy Drews as a child. Hardcover books always felt more important to me. I was very disappointed when the series moved into paperback, right in the middle of my Nancy Drew reading years.

If you aren't familiar with the series, you should be. I've found both children and their grownups enjoy these. Here's a book trailer for the series to explain more:

If you are a fan of the series, you should also visit The Sisters Grimm site. I also have a full list of titles and links available on SurLaLune.

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