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Chris Colfer: The Wishing Spell Chris Colfer: The Wishing Spell Chris Colfer: The Wishing Spell

Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairytales.

The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.

But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

About the Author
Chris Colfer is a Golden Globe-winning actor best known for his role as „Kurt Hummel” on Glee. He was recently honored as a member of the 2011 TIME 100, Time Magazine's annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. The Land of Stories is his first novel.

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 2012

Tagok ajánlása: Hány éves kortól ajánlod?

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Hachette, 2013
ISBN: 9781619698208 · Felolvasta: Chris Colfer
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Little, Brown Books, Boston, Massachusetts, 2012
442 oldal · ISBN: 031620157X · ASIN: B005SCSL56
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Hachette, 2012
ASIN: B008M21QIS · Felolvasta: Chris Colfer

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Enciklopédia 2

Szereplők népszerűség szerint

Alex Bailey · Conner Bailey


Kedvencelte 2

Most olvassa 2

Várólistára tette 9

Kívánságlistára tette 11

Kölcsönkérné 1


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Ahhoz képest, hogy ez egy mesekönyv, nagyon élveztem 22 éves fejjel is. A tündérmesék valódi tanulságairól szól, és pár mondat tényleg megragadja a lényeget. A karakterek szerethetőek, és felüdülés volt az ismert szereplőket új szerepkörben látni.
Chris Colfer mesélése magával ragadott, és az ikrekhez hasonlóan én sem akartam szabadulni a könyvből. Aki még lélekben egy kicsit gyerek, és szereti a tündérmeséket azok biztos nem fognak csalódni benne.
Kíváncsian várom a második részét!

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Évekkel ezelőtt más szemmel olvastam volna. :) De így is el tudott varázsolni, néha el kell utazni egy mesés helyre. (És angolul habkönnyű olvasmány.)
Mondjuk eleve előnnyel indult nálam ez a könyv, mivel az író az a Chris Colfer, aki a Glee-ben a kedvenc karakterem, és az hogy még mesekönyveket is ír, ráadásul nem is rosszul… ez fantasztikus! :))

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i'm going to take a hot bath, reflect my thoughts and then come back and write a review


Growing up in my family telling stories was something we didn't make time for. So for 21 years, the story of Cinderella, Snow White, Red Riding Hood or Sleeping Beauty was just only known by the name but I actually haven't heard their actual story or read anything about them. My family was and is very conservative and such things were never really allowed. We were supposed to only read books that had a great value, were part of the good old classics or were school obligated readings.
Chris Colfer managed to tell me all of those beautiful stories in a way that my heart exploded in every single page, my mind was blown away and I wanted to grab the pages of the book and wish they would never end.
This was one of the best reads of this year and probably my life. Though I'm not an expert of children's books but I can surely say with my mind and mentality of a 22-year-old girl that, this book is for everyone. For the big, the small, the young and the old. Everyone can learn something from it and cherish that learning for the rest of their life.
Also, there are some quotes in this book that are just sticking to you and punching you in the stomach. They make you realise that there is more truth and reality in such book than any other grown-up book that you might read for your own pleasure.
But a few words about the story, but if you take anything from this review please be this: read it.

The book follows the story of Alex and Connor, two young twins who recently lost their dad, this beloved one always used to tell them stories, stories that no-one would know, about the world they loved so much and they found enjoyment and home when the reality was too harsh to live in. Yes, everyone knows the amazing and heartwarming story of Sleeping Beauty but there are a lot of things, little bits, and pieces that are hidden behind the curtain that only a person who really know how things were back then would know…There was this special book, the Land of Stories their grandmother and father always told stories from and one day their birthday they inherit that book from their grandmother. Things start to get interesting, unusual some might say and non-ordinary thing start to happen: The Land of Stories book opens up a world to them that they thought only existed in writing and although they enjoyed this world back home and on their father's laps, or in their grandma's sight, they are left in the unknown and enormous world with all great danger and weird creatures whom they only read about. They are about to embark on one of the greatest adventure of their life hunting things done for the Wishing Spell – the only thing that can bring them back home to their loved ones.

This book was everything and more that I wished for. Honestly, that is a lie. I had no idea what was I getting myself into, but it truly surprised me how much I enjoyed every single word of it and how I was rather reading this at university in class than listening to the impact of different personalities and their philosophies on the economy. I could write hours and hours about how much joy and happiness this book brought to me, but I'm just going to write a few quotes in order to show you some of the highlights I made whilst I was reading it. Also, this book came at the perfect time in my life, leaving me with all the energy I need to keep going on and spreading this love and learning and happiness that I got from this novel.
I cannot wait to read the rest of the series and I just know that there is no way that they would let me down. I don't think Chris Colfer is capable of writing something bad. A bold statement, but I'm going to reflect on this after I read the other books in this series.

So as a finishing line, here are some of the quotes that I particularly enjoyed and found rather interesting during my read of The Wishing Spell:

“Be brave, children,” Goldilocks said. “Courage is one thing that no one can ever take away from you.”

“The world will always choose convenience over reality,” the Evil Queen said. “It’s easier to hate, blame, and fear than it is to understand. No one wants the truth; they want entertainment.”

“But what the world fails to realize is that a villain is just a victim whose story hasn’t been told.”

“Right now, we’re living in an ugly chapter of our lives, but books always get better!”

“I’ve learned that the more people embrace their disadvantages, the less disadvantaged they become!”

“Sometimes we forget about our own advantages because we focus on what we don’t have. Just because you have to work a little harder at something that seems easier to others doesn’t mean you’re without your own talents.”


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„If that is what the world has labeled me, then that is the name I shall learn to live with,” the Evil Queen said. „Once the world has made a decision, there is little anyone can do to change its mind.”

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(…) if you're going to live in a house made of candy, don't move next door to a couple of obese kids."

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“The world will always choose convenience over reality,” the Evil Queen said. “It’s easier to hate, blame, and fear than it is to understand. No one wants the truth; they want entertainment.”

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“Fine, I’ll pick ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ ” he decided.

“Interesting selection,” Alex said, intrigued. “What do you suppose the moral of that story is?”

“Don’t piss off your neighbors, I guess,” Conner said.

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But what the world fails to realize is that a villain is just a victim whose story hasn't been told.

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“I was just thinking,” Conner said. “Alice went to Wonderland after she fell into a rabbit hole. Dorothy’s whole house was scooped up by a tornado that dropped her off in Oz. The Narnia kids traveled through an old wardrobe… and we ended up in the fairy-tale world by falling through a book.”

“Where are you going with this, Conner?” Alex said.

“I’m just saying, it’s kind of lame compared to the others,” Conner said with another sigh.

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“Sometimes we forget about our own advantages because we focus on what we don’t have. Just because you have to work a little harder at something that seems easier to others doesn’t mean you’re without your own talents.”

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“Although, I’ve always felt sorry for Little Red Riding Hood. It’s obvious her parents didn’t like her very much.”

“Why do you say that?” Alex asked, wondering how he could have possibly construed that from the story.

“Who sends their young daughter into a dark and wolf-occupied forest carrying freshly baked food and wearing a bright jacket?” Conner asked. “They were practically asking for a wolf to eat her! She must have annoyed the heck out of them!”

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“I’m a criminal, and you’re a hero,” Goldilocks said with teary eyes. “A flame may love a snowflake, but they can never be together without each harming the other.”

“Then let me melt,” Jack said. He reached through the gate and pulled Goldilocks close to him, and they kissed. It was passionate, pure, and long overdue.


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