A highly entertaining read with a few 'eww' moments.
Sabrina and Daphne's parents have finally woken up, but it's not the happy family reunion Sabrina was expecting. In the midst of the chaos of an all-out war between good Everafters and members of The Scarlet Hand, Sabrina must deal with the complications that arise from having parents again, her father's desire to get his family safely out of Ferryport Landing, and a betrayal that will change the family's life forever.
Mostly the good guys behave morally, but there are a few instances of lying and deception, to spare someone else's feelings, or to get away with something.
The characters stand in a circle, hold hands, and pray, but the author mentions that they all hold vastly different beliefs. Sabrina considers that she hasn't been to church in two years, since her parents have been in an enchanted sleep, and wonders whether anyone in heaven will even listen to her. The author also mentions that the evil case worker, Ms. Smirt, has been reading "The Secret", a book that draws on beliefs from many faiths. In an earlier book he had her reading "The Purpose-Driven Life", to the chagrin of some believers.
There are a number of battles, though we sometimes see only the aftermath. Character death. One character is reduced to charcoal by a dragon.
Drug and Alcohol Content
Crude or Profane Language or Content
Puck's up to his usual pranks, and worse, so you can expect mention of any number of bodily fluids...and solids. The Spanish slang for excrement is used.
This installment of the Sisters Grimm series should please its fans (who will be happy to know this is not the last book). The character interactions are interesting and believable, and the plot twists and turns nicely. I'm always tempted to wish Puck's pranks weren't quite as gross as they are, but perhaps then he wouldn't be Puck. I was pleased to see the characters bow their heads to pray, and that Sabrina's parents were churchgoers. While the disparity of beliefs among the characters was probably unavoidable, the acknowledgment of a higher power was a nice touch.