*REVIEW* The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell
Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairytales.
The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.
But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.
This book was adorable! It's fast-paced, a super easy read, and it's full of entertainment on each and every page. Yes, it's written for a much younger audience, but even adults can find stuff to love in this one.
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell introduces us to Alex and Conner, twins who are dealing with the loss of their beloved dad. A comfort to them both is the stories he left behind, fantastic fairytales that he shared with them throughout their childhood. When their grandmother gives them The Land of Stories book, the twins feel like they finally have a piece of their father back. If only they knew how much more they would soon discover...
Alex and Conner fall through the book and discover a hidden world, a world that contains all of the characters and beings from modern fairytales. As the twins rush around, trying to piece together the mysterious Wishing Spell that will take them home, they encounter goblins, trolls, wolves, and a multitude of fairytale princesses and heroes. Life and death encounters become the norm as an evil entity is hot on their trail...
Will the twins discover the way home before it's too late? Or will one of their dangerous encounters be their very last? A fast-paced adventure with surprising revelations will keep readers engaged until the very last page.
Like I said above, this book is super cute. I really enjoyed it. It's fun, fast-paced, full of adventure, and who doesn't love some of the fairytale characters? It was great to get to see those characters in a new way. Goldilocks? She rocks! Seriously though, this is a super cute read that I highly recommend when you're looking for something light-hearted and simply fun. Kudos to Chris Colfer on one super adorable debut book! Enjoy! *XOXO*