Rating: High Five!
Who I'd Recommend to: Fans of fractured fairy tales, but especially unique ones.
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Summary (from Amazon):
Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him--until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a two-hundred-year-old code.
Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother...but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned. Will she ever be truly ready to lead the Fairy Council?
When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Conner and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save the day. But nothing can prepare them for the coming battle...or for the secret that will change the twins' lives forever.
The third book in the bestselling Land of Stories series puts the twins to the test as they must bring two worlds together!
Oh my god! I am so in love with this series! It was originally introduced to me by my friend, so I thought I'd give it a try, and here I am! I could seriously kiss this book. I know a ton of people think that Chris Colfer's writing style isn't up to speed, but I honestly don't care. When I get madly into a book, the writing matters less and less. I pay more attention to the writing if its more of a boring book, because that's really the only thing to focus on. This book does not apply. To be honest, though, I find no problems whatsoever with the writing- I actually really enjoyed this as an easy read. I couldn't really find a character in particular to call the "main" character, because Alex and Conner weren't as profound as they could have been. It was more as if you were watching this story fly by from a space ship, over being right there with the characters.
What I especially love about this book, though, is the way it is so creatively portrayed. There are thousands of fairy tale variations out there, but this one was just so different. I love the idea of the french army being a threat to the Land of Stories, and unlike a lot of books, it really made sense and flowed nicely.
The ending didn't bother me as much- my friend, spoiler that she is, completely gave it away to me- so I'm not really as worked up about that. I did love how Chris Colfer worked a little bit of child-play love into the story though- Red giving Alex tips was awesome!
Definitely would recommend this book to anyone who's a fan of fairy tales!