The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell – Chris Colfer

11607446Alex and Connor Bailey’s world is about to change.

When the twins grandmother gives them a treasured fairy-tale book, they have no idea they’re about to enter a land beyond all imagining: the Land of Stories, where fairy tales are real. But as Alex and Connor soon discover, the stories they know so well haven’t ended in this magical land – Goldilocks is now a wanted fugitive, Red Riding Hood has her own kingdom and Queen Cinderella is about to become a mother! The twins know they must get back home somehow. But with the legendary Evil Queen hot on their trail, will they ever find their way?

I have to admit, the biggest reason I decided I needed to read this book was because of the author/actor Chris Colfer (Kurt from Glee).

We all know that the most famous fairy tales ended with “happily ever after” and it was always fun to wonder what happened after those famous three words. I think that was something that made me gravitate towards this book. Twelve year old Alex and Connor “literally” fall into a book of fairy tales. In their search to find their way back home they encounter a number of well known characters from some famous classic fairy tales. Although the twins in the book are twelve I would recommend this to a younger age group as the plot was fairly predictable and the story was much lighter than I was expecting. With that being said I would give this book 3 out of 5 stars and I know I will be looking to read the sequel. Overall a fun book that takes readers past the happily ever after and explores the possibility of “what do you think happened after the fairy tale ended?”

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