Thursday, June 19, 2014 books

The Land of Stories
The Enchantress Returns
by Chris Colfer
First sentences:
The East was in a period of great celebration.

After decades of hiding, the evil Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty is back with a vengeance.

Alex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in The Wishing Spell ended. But one night, they learn the famed Enchantress has kidnapped their mother! Against the will of their grandmother, the twins must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world from the greatest threat it's ever faced.
source: Goodreads

My opinion:
The Enchantress Returns is the second book in the Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer and starts not too long after the first book ended. The twins’ mother is kidnapped by the Enchantress and Alex and Connor need to find a way back into the Land of Stories to rescue her. Using their wit they soon arrive back and with the help of their friend they try to rescue their mother and help bring the Enchantress down to save the Land of Stories.

Once again we encounter many different and altered fairy tale characters and get to know a bit more about their background stories and why they became the way they are now. Alex and Connor are two really strong characters and try everything they can to save the different kingdoms in the Land of Stories but sometimes even clever kids are not enough to save a country.

The Enchantress Returns is a well written Middle Grade novel with lovely and quirky characters and a well-developed storyline. The novel is entertaining and the book itself is beautiful. There are illustrations at the beginning of each chapter and a map of the Land of Stories at the beginning and end of the book. It is a rather quick and entertaining read and a new way of looking at fairy tale characters.
The books in the Land of Stories series are:
  • The Wishing Spell (read my review here)
  • The Enchantress Returns
  • The Grimm Warning (expected publication: July 2014)

1 comment:

  1. This sounds interesting. I like fairy tale re-tellings and this sounds like a fun read. Thanks for sharing!