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This #1 New York Times bestseller is a new series starter set in the Land of Stories universe from Chris Colfer, perfect for new and old fans!
When Brystal Evergreen stumbles across a secret section of the library, she discovers a book that introduces her to a world beyond her imagination and learns the impossible: She is a fairy capable of magic! But in the oppressive Southern Kingdom, women are forbidden from reading and magic is outlawed, so Brystal is swiftly convicted of her crimes and sent to the miserable Bootstrap Correctional Facility.
But with the help of the mysterious Madame Weatherberry, Brystal is whisked away and enrolled in an academy of magic! Adventure comes with a price, however, and when Madame Weatherberry is called away to attend to an important problem, she doesn't return.
Do Brystal and her classmates have what it takes to stop a sinister plot that risks the fate of the world, and magic, forever?
Fall in love with an all-new series from Chris Colfer, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Land of Stories, filled with adventure, imagination, and wonderfully memorable characters both familiar and new.
About the Author
Chris Colfer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and Golden Globe-winning actor. He was honored as a member of the TIME 100, Time magazine's annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world, and his books include Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal, Stranger Than Fanfiction, and the books in The Land of Stories series: The Wishing Spell, The Enchantress Returns, A Grimm Warning, Beyond the Kingdoms, An Author's Odyssey, and Worlds Collide, and the companion books A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales, The Mother Goose Diaries, Queen Red Riding Hood's Guide to Royalty, The Curvy Tree, and Trollbella Throws a Party.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Chris Colfer creates a compelling world of magic that encourages the reader to look beyond one dimensional views and risk being the best you possible. Excellent plot and character development. Thank you! Please create the next book as quickly as possible!
Great book, wonderfully written with themes that resonate with current events. Strongly recommend parents reading the book with their children of any age to help each other learn more about the world we live in and how we can make it a better world. The plus side to the possibilities of obtaining a deeper understanding of human kind is a book with the imagination and wonder that can stay alive in youth even while their world may not make sense. Love finally getting the backstory to some of the greatest characters. The plot moves quickly and the book provides plenty of times to laugh, feel the joy, cry at the injustice and heartache and still end on a note that lifts the reader up with a dedication to understanding the good and evil in all of us. Oh, BTW, I am not the typical age reader. I don't think I can even remember what I was like at 14 except I think that was the year I was sporting a rainbow colored liberty spike mohawk.
A great book for someone who likes unicorns, butterflies, and fairies. The heroine, Brystal, is a fourteen-year-old girl who loves books. The action never slows down. The early plot seems a bit too predictable to me--young girl who has never fit in at home turns out to be destined for greatness. She gets swept away to a magical school. However, the ending has a great twist that I didn't see coming. The book's messages of believing in yourself, trusting your own talents, and having compassion for others are fine, but can seem a bit heavy-handed at times. I really liked the Lucy character; she's a student whose magic works, but never quite the way it was intended to. She's also good at keeping things interesting and breaking rules when necessary.