Book 2 in The Land Of Stories series.
After returning home, Alex and Conner have not been back to The Land Of Stories. While waiting for their mother to come home one night, the twins start to fear something is wrong; and of course, they are right to think so. The Evil Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty decades ago, has been biding her time, waiting for the perfect moment to exact her revenge. Now that the Evil Enchantress is back, not only is the fairytale world in chaos, but she has kidnapped the twins mother. With strict orders from their grandmother to stay safe at home, the twins decide to find their own way into The Land Of Stories to save their mother. Now Alex and Conner must find a way into The Land Of Stories, rescue their mother and save the entire fairytale world from the greatest threat it has ever faced. So no pressure right?
Another fantastic book by Chris Colfer.
Chris Colfer has grown as a writer between the first Land Of Stories book and this one. His creative ability was undeniable in The Wishing Spell yet it has taken a massive leap forward in The Enchantress Returns.
The characters are more solid and easier to connect with in this book. The characters of Alex and Conner have grown up and have become more confident making them easier to relate to and journey with.
This book has all the fantastic elements that its predecessor had; great characters, much-loved fairytale favourite and wonderful descriptions. While enhancing the formula that worked so well in The Wishing Spell, The Enchantress Returns has much more action and adventure.
I loved the introduction of new fairytale characters and the perfectly timed humor throughout this book. As an adult reading this book I was surprised to find myself having genuine laugh out loud moments.
I adored seeing the relationship between Alex and Conner, as well has the twins relationships with the fairytale characters grow and strengthen over the course of this book.
Chris Colfer has definatly discovered the magic ingredients for story writing.
The Land Of Stories: The Enchantress Returns is not to be missed.