Friday, April 17, 2015

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

      Today, I'll finally be doing a book review of one of my favorite books, the Land of Stories. The Land of Stories is a book series written by Chris Colfer. As I know, Chris Colfer has a contract to write at least five books of his series. The first book is The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell. Second is The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns. Followed by The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning. And the fourth and latest book as of now is The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms. The Land of Stories series is about twelve-year old twins who discover the fairytale world and find out that their grandma is a fairy godmother who helped spread fairytales to the world. I will be writing a short book review about The Land of Stories, The Wishing Spell.


       The Land of Stories, The Wishing Spell begins with two twelve-year old twins born named Alex and Conner Bailey. Alex is a very smart girl who loves books especially fairytales. Alex was mostly the girl who always recited in class. On the other hand, Conner wasn't very smart and he would mostly sit in class drooling all over his notes. At class, he was quite the opposite of his sister Alex. The twins and their family lived in a small happy cottage in the forest. They lived with their mom, dad, and sometimes their grandma. Before the family would go to bed, their grandma would read them a story from her storybook. Each time she told a story, the moment felt so magical like it was real. Each day for them was happy as could be. Time passed by and their father died. Times were heavier than ever. Life became harder. The twins' birthday came. Their grandma's storybook was given to them as a birthday gift. The storybook was kept by Alex. After the storybook was given to them, Alex changed. During the following days, she was totally quiet. Alex did not say a word during class and she never raised her hand. Until one day. She went to the comfort room and ended up in a fairytale world. His brother Conner eventually followed her and the adventure began. They wished to go home, and they discovered a journal to collect the items for the spell that they needed to go home. There they meet a frog who is secretly a prince, a very dramatic queen in love, a very brave girl running away because of three bears, a man who climbed a beanstalk, kings and queens, an assembly ran by fairies, a mad troll princess in love with Conner and most importantly, the vain, unapologetic evil queen. 


     The Land of Stories is a very nice story. In my opinion, it is as good as Harry Potter. It really entertains me compared to different books. There wasn't any boring part at all, and of you're the fairytales-with-twitsts liker kind of person, this book would be perfect for you.


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There wasn't a single part where I didn't enjoy it. I am really looking forward to reading more of Chris Colfer's wonderful books and it would be great if a Land of Stories movie was made.

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