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Friday, October 12, 2012

Book Review: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories, #1)The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer (The Land of Stories #1).
438 pages
Book Summary: 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.

Cindy's Opinions/Summary: This creative story by Chris Colfer was a retelling of fairy tales '  afterlife. It's the question  everyone asks. What happens after the 'happily ever after'. The Wishing Spell creates a whole new conflict with a whole new ending for the fairy tales. 

When Alex and Conner Bailey feel through a book given by their grandma for their 12th (or was it 13th) birthday, they fall into The Land of Stories, where the fairy tales are still living their lives with new beginnings. 

Here are some examples of the fairy tales' after the 'happily ever after' from the book. Cinderella got married to King Chance C harming and rules the Charming Kingdom with him. Sleeping Beauty of course is awake and is married to King Chase Charming and rule The Sleeping Kingdom. Snow White is married to King Chandler Charming and rules over The Northern Kingdom. Little Red Riding Hood has her own kingdom named after her. The Corner Kingdom is owned by Rapunzel. The Big Bad Wolf? Deceased. Now there's a bunch of ancestors in his place trying to get revenge. The Evil Queen, Snow White's stepmother? You'll learn her amazing 'behind the scenes' story. 

So much is actually happening that makes you think, maybe the fairy tales aren't actually 'happily ever after' after all. The ending of the book leaves you gasping and gulping in it's extra surprise moment. 

Yep. Even if you may not be  a fan of fairy tales, you should still definitely read this book. If you are a fan of fairy tales, you must read this. 

I really didn't noticed that Chris Colfer that is the author of this book, who also plays Kurt Hummel in Glee until like I was looking at the author one day. So I must say, I didn't want to just read the book because of the author. But because of the author, I did want to get into it. 

Rate: (1-10): 8.99!!

"We're stuck in another world, and you want to go sightseeing?"
LOL. As you read this book, you'll find Conner very funny and interesting.

" 'Whoa.' ... 'I feel like  I may get diabetes from just looking at that place.' "
That was, well, a wee bit of exaggeration. Think you know where that place is?

" 'What is the moral of Sleeping Beauty?' "
'Don't piss off your neighbors, I guess.' "
An example of Conner's humorous personality. 

Although, it wasn't much quotes, I really don't want to spoil the book for you. ;)

1 comment:

  1. I'm a HUGE fan of fairy tales, so I must read this one. Soon. I would love to say right now, but that's not an option unfortunately. I wish I had magic!

    Great review.


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