The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide #6

by Chris Colfer

Hardcover, 2017



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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2017), Edition: First Edition, 448 pages


Fantasy. Juvenile Fiction. Juvenile Literature. HTML:The epic conclusion to Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories! In the highly anticipated conclusion to the Land of Stories series, Conner and Alex must brave the impossible. All of the Land of Stories fairy tale characters�??heroes and villains�??are no longer confined within their world! With mayhem brewing in the Big Apple, Conner and Alex will have to win their biggest battle yet. Can the twins restore order between the human and fairy tale world? Breathtaking action mixed with laugh out loud moments and lots of heart will make this a gripping conclusion for many


Buckeye Children's & Teen Book Award (Nominee — Grades 6-8 — 2019)


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448 p.; 5.63 inches

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LibraryThing member lindamamak
Final installment of the Land of Stories nice ending to series
LibraryThing member WhitneyYPL
Land of Stories: Complete Series Review
This is a complete review of the Chris Colfer series, The Land of Stories. The Books are as follow:
Book 1: The Wishing Spell
Book 2: Return of the Enchantress
Book 3: A Grimm Warning
Book 4: Beyond the Kingdoms
Book 5: An Author’s Odyssey
Book 6: World’s
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Land of Stories follows the adventures of twin siblings, Alex and Connor Bailey. As a whole, the series is decent but not good enough to be one that you want to reread or that you would possibly recommend to others. The series does have positives and that’s what makes it possible to get through six books, some of which are lackluster.
The Wishing Spell is a strong start to the series. Alex and Connor are transported to the magical world of fairy tales characters. Although they are fascinating by this new world they want to get home to their mother. Consequently, the twins go on an adventure in order to obtain the parts of a spell to get them home. The charm of this book is meeting familiar fairy tale characters and seeing how Colfer made them his own.
After the strength of book one, book two was a disappointment. Simply told, the plot was a copy and paste of the first book. Much like the first book they need to collect six items to complete a spell. It’s truly ridiculous how closely the plot mirrors the first book.
The real strength of the series are the strong arcs of books three and four. In book three, new characters are introduced, the villain is far more complicated and interesting. And it finally seems that the book has taken a concrete direction. The story has a clear purpose and is intriguing.
Book four keeps up with the action and appealing storyline. Book four has the same spirit of book one. Instead of fairytale characters we meet literary characters. This added element rejuvenates the story and again bring the readers back to the best parts of book one.
Then there is book 5. Unlike book four all these characters come from Connor’s stories and that’s not what really drew me the series. The whole book felt drawn out and the fact is Connor’s creations were not that interesting and there were too many of them. It was a tough book to get through.
And finally, the last book. This book was good not great which is how the series as whole stands. A book about the final battle was boring and slow. The final battle was anti-climactic and the ending of all the “mini-bosses” was very simple. Characters that had never been mentioned were added in order to progress the plot.

To sum up, there are positive aspects about this series. It is fun more often than not. It is heartwarming and creative. However, the negatives really do outweigh the positive. The series is structured poorly and can be repetitive. The writing is not very sophisticated but I can forgive that since this book is aimed at elementary school children. –RR
I would only recommend this series to younger readers. Readers who need a lot of reputation, simple plots, and simple dialog. -RR
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LibraryThing member ladypembroke
Good ending to the series. The story felt a little hurried and rushed, and there were a couple small typographic/editing mistakes that stood out. However, the overall resolution was good, and Colfer's tone still made the story funny and likable. Look forward to seeing where he goes next with his
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LibraryThing member bragan
So, I have finally finished the sixth and final book in Chris Colfer's Land of Stories series of kids' books. I'm a little sorry to see it go, as I ended up enjoying it much more than I thought I would at the very beginning. Although, that having been said, I didn't think this was one of the best
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books in the series. There's a little too much of characters explaining the story thus far too each other, and an ending that, after lots and lots of action, finally gets wrapped up in a manner that's just a little too quick and deus ex machina-y. Plus, as the title indicates, in this one the fairy tale and real worlds are coming together, and I'm afraid the plot silliness that works so well in Colfer's imagined fairy tale world is a bit harder to accept when he's writing something a little closer to home.

But, honestly, that's probably far too much dwelling on the negative! Because even if this wasn't quite as enjoyable as the previous couple of volumes, it was still entertaining and had a fair number of moments that made me laugh out loud. It also briefly revisits one storyline from earlier in a way that I wasn't expecting, but which I quite liked, and has some decent and good-hearted themes.

So, even if maybe it could have ended a little stronger than it did, I still do recommend the series for kids, and for adults who occasionally like to pretend to be kids again.

Rating: I'm going to stingily give this volume a 3.5/5, but the series as a whole is still a solid 4/5.
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