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The Wishing Spell

In YA Book Reviews on November 23, 2013 at 6:28 pm

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by Chris Colfer

Fantasy/©2013/438 pages/First in a series/Recommended for ages 8 and up

Publisher’s Blurb (Goodreads)

Alex and Conner Bailey’s world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.
“The Land of Stories” 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. 
But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

My Thoughts:

Very creative and highly entertaining read, with a fresh look at fairy tales, but don’t look for a complicated plot and deep character development.  It is definitely on the younger end of “young adult”, but I think that it would serve well as a book that would be a good stepping stone to more complicated young adult books.

My Rating: 3/5 Stars

Other Reviews: 

http://www.zachsyareviews.com/2013/10/book-review-wishing-spell-land-of.html

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