the enchantress returns.Land Of Stories,#2
Publisher Little, Brown Books
Publication Date:August 6,2013
Genre:Children's| Fairytale | Adventure.
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.
Have you come across an author who took you by surprise? You couldn’t help but fall in love with his stories? Chris Colfer is that author for me, his Land Of Stories series taken me by surprise, one of best fairy tales that I have read. The Enchantress Returns blew my mind away, it took me on another amazing journey. The 2nd book in the series was even better than the first one, at least in my opinion it was. The Enchantress returns seemed to have more action and adventure than The Wishing Spell. Colfer did it again, found a way to pull you in magical world of Land Of Stories. When you read this fairy tale, makes you feel like you are there along with Alex, Conner, Froggy and rest of them. It’s hard not to. Even if Land Of Stories aimed for younger readers, it’s becoming one of my favorites, I’m eager for the twin’s adventures next.
Of course I adore the relationship Alex and Conner have, guess it’s true what they say about twin bond. Not many 13 year olds, (Even if they twins) get along or love each other like Alex and Conner do. Either of them would do anything to make sure that other one is safe. They have their moments but most of time, they are there for one another. It makes me smile each time. I had tears in my eyes when Alex decided to stay behind in Land Of Stories, my heart broke for Conner. It was visible of his face that he didn’t want to be separated from her. I was taken aback by their mother’s decision, to let Alex stay behind in Land Of Stories, even if she wanted for her daughter to be happy, I did not see that coming. Now that the entrance closed between two worlds, I am curious if Conner will see his sister again? If something else occur that will have them reuniting again. I’m eager what that could be.
Bob, which was another surprise, another interesting twist to story. Never did I imagine Bob ending up in The Land of Stories. Actually I didn’t think that he would believe it, if someone told me I don’t think that I would. I think if it wasn’t for their Fairy Godmother, the talking dog, he wouldn’t have. Fact that he went all way into the Fairy World after the twins, their mother and what he gone through to get to them, showed how much he loved them all. Also that he didn’t go running, any other guy would have. Their wedding was magical, getting married in palace in fairy world? That’s anyone’s dream come true. I was happy for them. The one character that annoyed most was Red, all she seemed to do was complain but that made the story even more entertaining, there were parts that I laughed out loud because of what she said, or how she said it.
The 2nd book had vivid descriptions, which I actually pictured all the adventures, the obstacles all characters faced. Illustrations even made it easier to picture, it was breath taking. The cover, now that was most breathtaking illustration out of entire book, they told most of the story. If you read the story, you will see how most of those would fit. The Illustration were gorgeous, if I could look at cover all day, I probably would. If you fan of Fairy Tales, be sure to check out The Land Of Stories, it’s unlike any fairy tale you read before.