Sunday, July 5, 2015

"The Wishing Spell" (Land of Stories #1) - Chris Colfer

Hello fellow bibliophiles! I've dipped into my inner child for this next review. I think Chris Colfer quoted it best at the start of this book with "Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again" C.S. Lewis. Even though this is a "children's book" it was still daunting at 400+ pages. I think it would be suited towards kids 10 and older if they are reading it themselves.

The Land of Stories series is about twins, Alex and Conner, who are transported into their grandmother's fairy tale book. These aren't your normal "happily ever after" stories though. Most of the characters relate closer to the Hans Christen Andersen and Brothers Grimm versions along with a few other twists. The twins set out to find the wishing spell in order to get back to their real lives. They encounter many different characters along their quest throughout the different kingdoms. They befriend a man turned into a frog, cross paths with Snow White, run from the Big Bad Wolf Pack, burn down Red Riding Hood's castle, and try to collect all the items for the spell before The Evil Queen and her Huntress. There are many adult connotations written into the story, making it enjoyable for all ages. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series to see where the story goes from here. Great book for all ages. I would definitely recommend reading this to all kids at bedtime! As always, feel free to share any recommendations, suggestions, or comments!

Happy reading fools :)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for commenting! I love hearing feedback and your thoughts on the book!