The Enchantress Returns (The Land of Stories Series #2)

The Enchantress Returns (The Land of Stories Series #2)

by Chris Colfer, Brandon Dorman
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The Enchantress Returns (The Land of Stories Series #2) by Chris Colfer, Brandon Dorman

After decades of hiding, the evil Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty is back with a vengeance.
Alex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in The Wishing Spell ended. But one night, they learn the famed Enchantress has kidnapped their mother! Against the will of their grandmother, the twins must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world from the greatest threat it's ever faced.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316252379
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 08/06/2013
Series: Land of Stories Series , #2
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 23,597
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns, and The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning.

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The Enchantress Returns 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 220 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    What an amazing book this is. I read The Land Of Stories, The Wishing Spell to my daughter and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. When we heard that there was to be a sequel we could not wait. I managed to pick up two copies (my daughter insisted on having one of her own) from my local Waterstones . I could not personally put it down. It was absolutely thrilling with such a bitter sweet ending that literally had me in tears.     My daughter is about half way through and she is thoroughly enjoying the book also. and what is wonderful is that since starting the book, she has been reading it non-stop, bar sleeping and eating, and has even missed her favourite TV shows. My daughter never used to enjoy reading. She liked me to read to her, but would not pick up a book to read herself unless she had to for school. I cannot wait for her to finish the book as I am bursting with wanting to talk to her about it all.  I shall be recommending this book series to my daughter's friends  and to her school.      I truly hope that there will be more books to come in this series
Katie-Holmes More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed reading this book and so has my cousin. She's eleven and loves fairytales. It brings a new light into the old fairytale characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the drama and action of the first book but this one us so adventurous and touching and funny! Highly recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and the ending caught me off my gaurd i was in tears because i have a twin myself and i would rather die then be seperated forever from her.
SStrain More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book, very well-written, with a much more mature and refined writing style for Chris Colfer. This book would be a pleasure for readers of any age and not only Colfer fans. Anyone who likes magic, unique characters and fairy tale ethics would enjoy The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns. I hope to see at least one more in the series, and then see what germinates in Colfer's fertile imagination. I enjoyed Colfer's first book, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, for its interesting characters and Colfer's rough but unique plot twists and dialogue. TLOS was definitely a novice effort (fun, but rough), but TLOS2 (Colfer's 3rd book in about 1 year) is light-years past TLOS in writing style, development and overall quality. I could tell from reading TLOS that Colfer had potential; Struck By Lightning (Colfer's 2nd book) showed improvement and was emotionally wrenching, while still being ultimately inspirational. Now, TLOS2 shows even more of Colfer's creative potential. In my opinion, had this book been classified as Young Adult, rather than Middle Grade, and been displayed in the main portion of the stores, it would quickly be another New York Times hit. Sadly, many stores (Barnes & Noble) are relegating TLOS2 to the rear portion of the Children's section, which means that many teens and adults will never see it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first one and now theirs a second one its also great.I read them and enjoy them my twin daughters also love these books. Great job with these books. I look forward to reading more of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chris colfer's second book has more adventures with the twins Alex and Conner. It has drama comdedy and I'm sure a few tears here and there. I'm about to go off to college in about a year but when I read this it really made me feel like a child again. It made me feel like a little girl excited to see which princess was going to show up next. Chris is often compared to his Glee character every where but if you read this book you realize how amazing of a writer he is and what a creative imagination he has and it's just incredible. I loved it and I would read it a 100 times more <3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books! They are filled with imagination and fun! I reccomend this book for 9-14 year olds!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW!!! Best book ev ~so gooooooooooooddddd
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books ever. I would totally recommend reading it, even if you don't like fairytales.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I need to readmore!! The third book is coming out fall 2014 And the fouth will come out somewhere in 2015
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It kills me when I finish one of these books! I wish they could go on forever...  Chris Colfer = amazing talent
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book im probably only a fourt h of t he way through thou g h
Fairy_Tale_Lover123 More than 1 year ago
*SPOILERS*This next book is the most amazing evil villain hero story. The biggest villian in the fairy tale world comes back to the kingdom with more power then ever! Then Alex and Conner with only a couple of the fairy tale characters like Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, Jack (From Jack and the Giant Beanstalk), and Froggy (aka Prince Charlie Charming the long lost Charming) to create a wand that they didn't need after all they just needed to take the Entrancess' Pride. In conclusion the book is the BEST book in Fairy Tale history!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is about the story of maleficent but they refer to her as the 'Enchantress'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The MOST AMAZING book in the WORLD!!!!!!! You should seriously read it. READ IT!!!!!!! I'm NOT JOKING. YOU'LL LOVE IT. I could'nt put it down AT ALL. Yeah,it was THAT AMAZING. I recommend it. I SO want the next book but it's TOO MUCH FOR MY GIFTCARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But, you should totally get the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The land of stories is a good book if you like fairytales and happy ever afters.Kid from ages 8-11 will love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!! Started crying at the end!!!!! Definetly recomend it for fairytale lovers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What would you say if you found out the fairy tale characters you grow to love as a child actually existed in another world of their own? Connor and Alex Bailey, thirteen year-old twins have found this out the hard way and return once again in the Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer. This is the second book in The Land of Stories series. If you have not read the first book yet, stop reading this right now, and go read it! Alex and Connor discovered the shocking truth that they have connections to the fairytale world in the first book and in this edition of their twist-filled lives they return, but this time with harsher terms. An evil enchantress has returned when the whole fairytale world believed her as dead and plans to take over both the human and fairytale world. The two young twins are ready to dive head first into the adventure of their lives, or I should say one of the adventures of their lives.                            &ldquo;&lsquo;The Enchantress,&rsquo; Sleeping Beauty whispered to herself. &rsquo;She&rsquo;s back. &ldquo;&rsquo; In a land of happily ever after, her return is something that can make your fairytale turn into a nightmare. The Enchantress was once a young girl who simply went by the name Ezmia. She was a girl with a bright future and plenty of talent to share. The talent she had could have been put to great use if she hadn&rsquo;t had her heart broken too  many times. Ezmia was broken, hurt, and alone. She may sound like a wounded person in need of love but she turned her heartbreak into fuel for her vengeance.  You may have heard of this wicked woman in the classic Sleeping Beauty and now she is back and stronger than ever, which means the fairytale world needs some saving from this evil antagonist. Connor and Alex on the other hand are the protagonists in this twisted fairytale story. These two twins&rsquo; mother one day was kidnapped by the cruel Enchantress and they head out to find a portal to the fairytale world to save her. When they first embarked upon their journey they didn&rsquo;t know how bad the otherworld situation was and that they were getting into two world saving matters. In this world unknown to most humans Alex and Connor join friends Jack, from Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks, Red Riding Hood, and Prince Charlie Charming (who the twins call him Froggy due to his appearance as a frog during their first encounter) go on a life-risking journey to collect items that they hope will help defeat the gruesome Enchantress.  The setting switches because at the beginning of the book they are in the human world but during most of the story they can be found in the fairytale world. They travel from kingdom to kingdom in air and on the water hunting to find all the items they need to hopefully defeat the Enchantress and what she wants for the world&rsquo;s fate. Alex and Connor must fight for the greater good in this book filled with familiar faces, friends, and foes. A truly memorable book is one that combines elements you already know you are fond of. I have always had a soft spot for fairytales in my heart so this book fit me quite well. I was literally in love with the first book and was overjoyed when I discovered the second. This book really left me craving for another book by this young author. Chris Colfer has reimagined the typical clich&eacute; fairytales and taken them to a world that I desire to read more and more about. During the story line my emotions were a range from exuberant to apprehensive to extremely emotional and crying.  Even though my emotional train of thought was a mess during the book I absolutely love it and look forward to a next if there is going to be one. My only complaint would be how bittersweet the end was but the happiness of when they find items in their quest they need evens out the sorrow of the ending. Each time they faced a challenge I was a little exited and ready for an interesting adventure, like when they had to face the Snow Queen, and I was also nervous when times got dangerous, like the time they met with the Sea Witch for a trade underwater. In my overall opinion I love this book and it was a fabulous read that kept me interested from page one.  A simple recommendation for this book would not be enough to describe how much I believe people should read this book. If fairytales have ever touched your heart or you just have a special interest for them, pick up this book immediately! It is an extraordinarily written book that should also be read if you love to read suspenseful stories that keep you intrigued until the story is over. Also, if you have a tight bond with a sibling in your family and love to read about other close sibling relationships this book is an outstanding match for you. Even if none of these fields of compatibility meets your standards this book is one that should most definitely be read! It is a fantastic read and an enjoyable one. It would be a book of interest to girls as well as boys and by people who enjoy fantasy and adventure. This book has a lot of characters and an amazing plot and would be a great fit for most ages above 10. I truly recommend The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer to anyone and everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thsi bookbis fantastic! If you wanted more after Wishing Spell thisnone is great! Fall 2014 book 3 and 2015 book 4!!!!! SUPER EXCITEF
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the first land of stories the wishing spell, and i loved it. I hope this one is just as good. Wounder if this time they will fall inside an notebook!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The adventurous novel, The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns is a sequel to a simply breathtaking series. The story of two twins traveling to another world is a book that appeals to many readers, from kids to young adults. Every page keeps you on the edge of your seat, having you wanting more. The travelers Alex, Conner, Goldilocks, Jack, Froggy, and Red, show in countless sequences of fatal endeavors that courage truly does conquer all. As soon as I read the last page, finishing the book, I immediately wanted to go right back to the first page again and read it over and over. This fictional sequel is a book I strongly recommend.  This book is filled with details that painted these continually moving and changing pictures in my mind. It kept it so very real, as if I was in the Land of Stories fighting off witches and goblins along side Alex and Conner. The theory &lsquo;nothing beats the original&rsquo; is not the case here. Colfer does not fail to keep the magic alive and growing in this second book, making it anything but a disappointment. I have never read a more descriptive piece of writing. The words flowed along perfectly, giving you such a clear idea of each character, kingdom, and nature of the Land of Stories.  Alex and Conner, although just 13 year old twins, gave me the courage they had through each one of their adventures. They showed you do not need physical strength to be a victor.  It gave me so many lessons and messages such as; if you have courage, nothing can stop you. The characters are so well written and described, I had almost an emotional attachment and different relationship with each queen, creature, and hero. Some chapters had tears rolling down my cheeks, while others has me gasping, and some I even found myself muttering a small &lsquo;yes!&rsquo; under my breath after each victory the travelers gained. This read is something that you will not regret setting your eyes on, and taking time to sit down with. Every chapter just hooks you in even longer. The stories of all the memorable princess and hero&rsquo;s you recall from your childhood, the author has taken them and twisted their stories in a unique and extraordinary way.  It has you smiling at the familiar faces from old storybooks and Disney movies. Giving the true meaning behind every villain and creature that never truly had an ending. Your picture and idea of all different characters from the fairytale world will never be the same. This novel gives every tale a twist that will take your breath away. The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns is only an addition to the remarkable very first Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell I have never read anything quite like it before. I strongly recommend it to anyone looking for an on edge, action filled, adventurous novel. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awseome book it is better than the first if you like fantasy this is great if not it has lots of adventures
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book because it talks about the princesses being different from the first princess books a long time ago. I think you should get a sample of this book before you actually buying it so you know if you like the book or not. If you do buy it and you did not read the first book, then you should read the book from the way begining to see what the first one was about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With &ldquo;The Wishing Spell&rdquo; the first volume of &ldquo;The Land Of Stories&rdquo;, I found back the fairy-tales characters I had grew up with but Chris managed to make them feel like they were real human beings. Just like every one of us, they have feelings, dreams and fears; they have a past, a present and a future, something I have only discovered in &ldquo;The Land Of Stories&rdquo;. Moreover, all the fairy-tales characters were linked and there was this thing that made me feel that they were reachable, that we also could be part of this story, and that is what I love the most.  To go into details, I found the second book, &ldquo;The Enchantress returns&rdquo; gripping, funny and touching. I couldn&rsquo;t stop reading it, and now that I finished the book, I just want some more! I&rsquo;ve never felt more connected to a book as I am now, and my wish is that there is a third novel to this incredible series, to find back the magical world that is &ldquo;The Land Of Stories&rdquo; This book is enjoyable by children, teenagers, adults &amp; seniors, because there is no age to stop believing in magic.  -JF