Book Title: The Land of Stories (A Grimm Warning)
Book Author: Chris Colfer
Source: Bought at Barnes and Noble
Rating: 5 Dragon Paws
For my review of book 1, go here: The Land of Stories (The Wishing Spell)
For my review of book 2, go here: The Land of Stories (The Enchantress Returns)
Please don’t read this review if you haven’t read the first two books. There are some spoilers.
This book happens after time passes and the twins haven’t seen each other in a long time… a year? I actually wasn’t paying attention if it was a year or two, though they are now 14 years old. Alex is the next Fairy Godmother. Conner is the next Grimm, that is until stories of the Grimm get out about the two stories that Conner turned in class. However, the third story is a warning and Conner gets to travel around Europe to try to get back to the Land of Stories, along with his crush and a new friend. Let’s not forget the sassy Grandma Pearl.
This novel was a really fast read. A lot happened and I was surprised that Chris was able to put all of those ideas into one book, well two because unlike the other books, it ends on a cliffhanger so good thing book 4 is already published and I’m not waiting for it. The portal is open and the twins get reunited and work on saving the Land of Stories once again… this time from the French. It’s always about the French!
The cliffhanger was surprising and I already started reading book 4 where the story becomes more hectic, but I’m looking forward to it. It was good to see the twins growing and trying to make the right decisions. It was also nice that Chris added more characters who have access to the Land of Stories. It made things easier for Conner when he was stressed out over what would happen to his sister and all of his friends.
Stay tuned for my reviews for the rest of the books in the series. I have a lot more to say about book 4 already, but can’t so stay tuned.
Recommend to middle grade kids and adults who love fairy tales.
I didn’t read the review, because I might get this book. The book cover is really nice. I like the paneling and the dragon in the background. But I also have a soft spot for Grimm stories and tend to read whatever I can find. Thanks for pointing this book out!
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I bought all 4 books. Waiting for the 5th to become paperback. Chris has a way of bringing new light to fairy tales. Good for kids. ^_^
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