The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide #6

by Chris Colfer

Hardcover, 2017

Status

Available

Local notes

Fic Col

Collection

Genres

Publication

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

Description

With all of the fairy tale characters occupying the same world, Conner and Alex face their biggest challenge to date of restoring order to the human and fairy tale realms.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

448 p.; 5.63 inches

ISBN

0316355895 / 9780316355896

Barcode

102

User reviews

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 Collide
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 writing.

Pages

448

Rating

(26 ratings; 4.3)
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