The Land of Stories Book #1 – The Wishing Spell (Colfer, Chris)


The Wishing Spell



Alex and Conner tossed and turned with thoughts of the Wishing Spell all night, but there was no decision to make. If the journal offered a possible way home, they would have to do anything and everything it instructed them to. They had no choice. They were about to embark on the greatest scavenger hunt of their lives.

Overview *Contains Spoilers*

When Alex and Conner Bailey are given a fairy tale book called ‘The Land of Stories’ by their grandmother, they find out that the stories they were told when they were younger still live on in another dimension. When they go into the Land of Stories, they meet some of their heroes like Cinderella, Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk. In a race against time to collect the Wishing Spell items before Snow White’s evil stepmother, they meet the legendary fairy tale characters whose stories, they believed, had ended.

This book was perfectly paced from beginning right until the end; there were some slow bits but the correct amount of fast paced, action packed events to counter-balance the slower bits. Whilst reading this book, you will feel all sorts of emotions: dread, fear, elation and sorrow as Colfer’s writing makes the reader feel as though they are actually living the events. I loved this book and although the characters are much younger than me, and this book is likely to be aimed at a younger age, I enjoyed every moment, as I too, met some of my favourite fairy tale characters. Chris Colfer manages to make you feel as though you are meeting the characters in person, which not many authors are able to do and this is partly what makes this book so special, is that from the moment you start reading it, you become oblivious to the actual world around you, until you finish the book.

I would highly recommend this book to people of all ages. It holds appeal for a wide variety of ages. For those who are slightly older, it is an opportunity to relive some of your childhood stories in another dimension, where all the characters live in the same world together and their stories continue and for those who are within the age group that it is aimed at, it is a truly unique twist on traditional fairy tales which will leave you feeling stunned and excited, eager to find out what is going to happen next.

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