Rating: High Five!
Who I'd Recommend to: Fans of fractured fairy tales, and the Whatever After series.
Fan Quote: (coming soon)
Summary (from Amazon):
Fairy tales are just the beginning. The Masked Man is on the loose in the Land of Stories, and it's up to Alex and Conner Bailey to stop him ...except Alex has been thrown off the Fairy Council, and no one will believe they're in danger. With only the help of the ragtag group of Goldilocks, Jack, Red Riding Hood, and Mother Goose and her gander, Lester, the Bailey twins discover the Masked Man's secret scheme: he possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a portal, and he is recruiting an army of literature's greatest villains! So begins a race through the magical Land of Oz, the fantastical world of Neverland, the madness of Wonderland, and beyond. Can Alex and Conner catch up to the Masked Man, or will they be one step behind until it's too late? Fairy tales and classic stories collide in the fourth adventure in the bestselling Land of Stories series as the twins travel beyond the kingdoms!
Moving on, everything else I loved. I loved Alex and Arthur, and how Colfer brought Bree and Emmerich back into the story. I'm very curious to see what will happen with Bree and the witches, and if Arthur will try to find a portal back to Alex. The last sentence was also a cliffhanger, so I'm really excited to see where Colfer goes with that in the next book.
Another thing that I love about this series is the fun writing style Colfer has. I've read reviews that complain that his writing needs some work, which is understandable, but I disagree. (I recently saw an interview with Colfer where he said that he's been working on this idea since age seven (!).) The writing feels exciting and I've never had a boring spot - something always seems to be happening.
Overall, just one of the many amazing books in this series, and I'm excited to read more.