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She eventually meets a farm boy named Rook Robins, whom she starts falling for. And this isn’t a very good portrayal of women for children to have, either.

I’m sad that I won’t be continuing the series because I od later on in the series characters like The Queen of Hearts and Merlin show up. The only character I enjoyed reading about was Goldilocks. The following year hasn’t been easy but they’re a close family and they find comfort in that. hte

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Aug 31, Lilian rated it liked it. I wanted to stay on the journey with them, meet more interesting people, see more of the wonderful Land of Stories. Despite their differences and their constant bickering and bantering – which makes for quite a few funny moments – it is clear that they have a close relationship and would never leave the other behind.

One day, they enter the book to the Land of Stories: The story of the Evil Queen is well-told and heartbreaking, and I loved the idea that evil characters have as much history and motivation as good characters. The dialogue felt too rigid, and all those he said, she saids annoyed me maybe more because it was an audiobook, complete with voice actors?


At the meeting, the Enchantress captures Alex and Conner’s grandmother, revealing that she had captured ‘Alex’, but instead got Charlotte, their mother, who pretended to be Alex. Colfer’s prose is cliche and redundant from the first page.

Honestly, it was distracting! When the twins traveled to the Thornbush Pit, I felt myself cringing away as if I was the one who had to venture to the bottom. What could have possibly made the Evil Queen so evil?

The kids are sometimes in peril, comic and otherwise, in encounters with assorted monsters and villains, including wolves, trolls, and the Evil Queen and her henchmen. Finally, I’d like to address the issue some r This Wishing Spell is a middle-grade book that chdis all famous fairy tales in a wonderful and unique way. dtories

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I didn’t want to say goodbye to Alex and Conner. Great Girl Role Models. Poor Alex just faded into the background while Connor wouldn’t keep his mouth shut. I don’t think I’ll be giving this one another try.

Instead of showing emotion and action, Colfer opts to tell you what the characters are feeling as blandly as possible. And Chris Colfer certainly can write well. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. Not to mention th I picked this book up at the airport because I was trying to convince my ten year old brother to start reading more spekl stories and less Alex wakes up and goes back up the coliseum using a flying horse which is actually Bob.

Beyond the Kingdoms is the fourth installment in the series and was published on July 7, What did the twins eat?

The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1

There was too much going on without much consequence. A lot or a little? Co This is my 1 favorite series of all time, I am now ashamed to say that I didn’t even want to read this book at first.

The world that Chris Colfer introduces us to chriis filled with magic, charming creatures and familiar names of princesses, princes, fairytale heroes and heroines. Like when Conner sees the gingerbread house on page I doubt younger children would realize them though. And though they learned something about their parents along the way, I didn’t feel as if they learned anything about themselves, or changed after having gone through their journey.


A woman whose stepmother tried to murder her four times never raised her voice before speaking to her stepmother in fhe dungeon? Alex is disgusted with Rook, figuring out he was the person who leaked out information and dumps him.

It was an very exciting and overall go They must find a way home, and the only way is to get the wishing spell. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Readers will learn colfeg roots of some classic fairy tales.

Yes, some of the scenes could have been elaborated a bit or fleshed out more, and yes – there were a few moments where I felt like the twins got away a little bit too easily, but those are just the little bumps that almost any novel by a first-time author has. This story does not begin with “Once upon a time. One day, Alex and Conner fall into chriss scene in the book and find themselves in the land of fairy tales. colfdr

However, Conner ducks and the parents don’t see him. Books that imagine fairy-tale characters outside the bounds of their own traditional stories are popular these days; The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom and Storybound come to mind. Some were also successful musicians, businessmen, and directors. Conner destroys the Wand, so all the magic is taken from Ezmia’s body and she dies.