We don’t know about you, but we love fairytales! From Cinderella to Goldilocks and the Three Bears, we can’t get enough! That’s why The Land of Stories series is so nostalgic for us! We can’t believe that The Wishing Spell (the first book in the series) has been out for ten years already. To celebrate, we’re revisiting this whimsical story with a special tenth-anniversary illustrated edition! Not only does it feature full-page illustrations but also a personal note from the author. This book is a perfect gift for the Land of Stories reader in your life!
Summary: Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Chris Colfer’s #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories with this gorgeous illustrated anniversary edition!
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 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.
This special ten-year anniversary edition of the book that launched the beloved worldwide phenomenon includes a personal note from the author and over 20 new full-color, full-page illustrations from series illustrator Brandon Dorman, making this the perfect gift for both new and returning fans!
Content Warnings: grief, bullying, death of a parent, kidnapping, slavery, murder, car accident (mentioned)
This special edition started off with a beautiful author’s note! In it, Chris talks about his inspiration and his journey to creating The Land of Stories. It really inspired us! The Wishing Spell follows twins Alex and Connor as they explore a magical fairytale world. We loved seeing the twins interact with fairytale characters we all know and love, from Snow White to Little Red Riding Hood! Our favorite part was the unique spin the book had on their classic stories. It even answered some of our burning questions. You know why all the princes are called Prince Charming? They’re brothers, of course! Filled with action and adventure, the plot had something for everyone to enjoy. We just wish we could have spent more time with some of the characters. We really enjoyed the scavenger hunt aspect of the book and thought it was a great way to show the different areas of this fairytale world. All in all, this was a cute middle-grade book with great whimsical vibes!
You can order a copy of this special anniversary edition of The Wishing Spell here!
That’s a wrap on our review of The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer! If you could meet any fairytale character, who would you choose? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPop! You can also visit us on Facebook and Instagram!
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Find Paige on Instagram @pagebypaigebooks. Paige is a bookstagrammer and blogger who loves all things bookish. From fantasy to mystery she can’t get enough! She’s always ready to recommend you a book and she can talk about her favourites all day. When she’s not reading, you can find her watching Marvel movies, playing video games, and taking bookstagram photos.