First off, let's welcome our new fairy, THE SUNBURST FAIRY! Let's welcome her with warm hugs and sunshine!
Now onto the books!
We fairies read anything from sugar, spice to everything nice... and we especially loved this series!
We hope you'll love it too!
THE WISHING SPELL
Written by Glee actor Colfer, The Land of Stories tells 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.
Awesome, awesome book!
Everyone knows that I love fairytale retellings. I love how characters from my fairy tale books do some other things beside the things that they were able to accomplish in the books. This retelling of many different stories is just amazing. I love how their stories are re-woven. I honestly didn't expect to love the story this much.
Our main characters are twins who were dealing with something really heavy in their life, when suddenly, they fell into a book. Yes, they fell into a book. We follow their adventure into different kingdoms as they find a way to get back to the modern world. There were many twists and turns into each story. This book is just as interesting as it was funny. I couldn't ask for a more perfect plot. There wasn't any dull moment in this book. It also ended pretty well. I just have to say that I figured out the twist in the middle of the book. ;p
I sure am going to read... or listen ( in my case) to the next one right away. :)
I love it!
THE ENCHANTRESS RETURNS
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.
Why did it have to end that way for the twins? :( ughh.
It was just soooo sad.
The ending is tearful and bitter.. And sweet. Aww. But, for the story? T'was awesome, it was like being a kid once again and you got to know more about the fairytale characters you thought you knew very much about already.
It was a fun a read, all of it but the ending. I hope, there is more story to tell after this, about both Conner and Alex's journeys in different worlds they're in. ^_^
rating: Both are given 5 Fairy Wings!