Friday, July 20, 2012

New Book: The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer was released this week.

Book description:

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 fairytales.

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.

About the Author

Chris Colfer is a Golden Globe-winning actor best known for his role as "Kurt Hummel" on Glee. He was recently honored as a member of the 2011 TIME 100, Time Magazine's annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. The Land of Stories is his first novel.
I haven't read this yet--and, no, the Glee bit doesn't recommend the book to me but I'm also not going to prejudge based on that, either. Snow White and Sleeping Beauty are up there on the cover along with a wolf and frog, so the promise of fairy tales appears to be upheld either way. Looks like this will be a series if it is successful enough and I'm sure it will be.

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