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Review | The Wishing Spell

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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.

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Hott Review:

In The Wishing Spell, twins Alex and Conner are still trying to overcome the loss of their father just over a year ago. Alex compensates by burying herself in her books and schoolwork while Conner avoids everything. Their adventure the Land of Stories is hilarious, mentoring, and healing – or them and the reader.
I don’t enjoy chunkers but The Wishing Spell is a quick and fun read boys and girls young and old are sure to love.
I grabbed The Wishing Spell because my niece has been raving about them since just before her 10th birthday. I’ve not only purchased them for her but also for my pre-teen daughter. However, after reading this first book in the series I think maybe a bit more parental warning should be given. There are several vulgar words and comments that parents should be aware of prior to sharing this with your family. Check out my kindle notes for details.


Author: Chris Colfer
Source: I purchased The Wishing Spell May 28, 2016 when it was on sale for $2.
Publisher & Date: July 17th 2012 by Little, Brown Young Readers
Genre: Middle-Grade/Children’s Fantasy/Adventure
ISBN: 031620157X (ISBN13: 9780316201575)
Pages: 438
Grade: A+
Ages: 13+
Steam: PG | There are some words & phrases that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
Series: The Land of Stories #1
The Wishing Spell
The Wishing Spell
The Enchantress Returns
The Enchantress Returns
A Grimm Warning
A Grimm Warning
Beyond the Kingdoms
Beyond the Kingdoms
An Author's Odyssey
An Author’s Odyssey

Author Bio:

Chris Colfer Chris Colfer is an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor best-known for his portrayal of Kurt Hummel on the FOX television series “Glee”.

He is also a New York Times bestselling author whose books include the first three novels in the “Land of Stories” series (“The Wishing Spell”, “The Enchantress Returns” and “A Grimm Warning”) as well as “Struck By Lightning: The Carson Philips Journal” which is a novelization based on the script he wrote for the film “Struck By Lighting” (Colfer also co-produced and starred in that movie)

Websites & Links: author's website author's twitter


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