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Sep 11 2014

The land of stories: A Grimm warning by Chris Colfer

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Hachette, 2014. Bk 3. ISBN 9780349124377.
(Age 10+) Highly recommended. Smoke filled the sky above the treetops in the distance. A horrible screeching noise erupted through the air. Everyone standing at the palace covered their ears from the dreadful sound.
Alex and Conner Bailey are special. Their grandmother is the Fairy Godmother! After their first two adventures in the Land of Stories, Alex stays behind to train to become Fairy Godmother and Conner returns to the Otherworld. But when another disaster rises in the Land of Stories, Conner and Alex have to band together to defeat whatever it is threatening their kingdom.
The twins are put to the test as they struggle to save the Land of Stories from destruction once again. Will Alex become Fairy Godmother? Will Conner ever be able to return to the Land of Stories? And what secret will Alex uncover that will make the twins doubt their whole life?
I would recommend this book to children 10 and over as some scenes' details are described thoroughly and anyone younger might find it too gruesome. I would also recommend reading this book after you have read the first two: The land of stories: The wishing spell, and The land of stories: The enchantress returns.
Chris Colfer is a very well-known actor and author and this book is proof of that. The Brothers Grimm are most probably two of the world's most profound authors and this novel is a great classic with a twist.
Jazmin Humphries (Student Year 7)

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