The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell
Written by: Chris Colfer
# of pages: 438
Average Rating: 4.08/5
My Rating: 5/5
Read in November 2013
Summary according to goodreads
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 fairy tales.
"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.
I love watching Chris on Glee, and I just think he is a funny and awesome guy. When I heard he's also an author, I knew I had to get my hands on this and read it. I am very happy to say that I was not disappointed! Originally I had picked this book up at the library because I was on a book buying ban, but once I started reading it I fell in love and knew I had to own it.
This book made the little girl inside of me so happy, because I grew up reading all of these fairy tales and secretly always wanted to be a princess. Chris gave me a whole new perspective on some of my favourite characters, and reading this was such a great experience. The world created was so real, it was almost like you were exploring it alongside Alex and Conner.
From the beginning of this book I had an idea of what I wanted to happen at the end, and I was pretty right on. There were many points where I didn't know what to expect next, which is very refreshing in a middle-grade novel.
Overall, this book was awesome and brought me back to some of my favourite memories from my childhood. I would recommend this book for any reader, as it is middle grade and is open for the imagination of anyone.