Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns

After decades of hiding, the evil Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty is back with a vengeance.
Alex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in The Wishing Spell ended. But one night, they learn the famed Enchantress has kidnapped their mother! Against the will of their grandmother, the twins must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world from the greatest threat it's ever faced.

I finished reading this book a while ago. Wow, I've been slacking. Things just caught up with me. Anyway, let's get on with the review.

So, this sequel definitely lived up to the first, with this major cliff hanger at the end. After venturing into Storyland once more to rescue their mother, and meeting some new friends along the way (Mother Goose), and running into old ones too (Froggy), Alex and Connor are faced with an even bigger adventure than their quest for the Wishing Spell in the first novel. It turns out that in order to defeat the Enchantress, they're going to have to go on another scavenger hunt; but this time, it's far more dangerous than the last. And in the end, they must assume responsibility of some amazing powers.

I will openly admit it: every time a fairy-tale villain was introduced, I sort of had a mini-heart attack. I just love fairy tales so much, and I have the same reaction when it comes to Disney. Yes, this book was great. A wonderful follow-up to the original! If you love fairy tales, you will enjoy this book.