”The Brothers Grimm have a warning for the Land of Stories”
Book Title: The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning
Author: Chris Colfer
Publisher: Little, Brown
Genre: Fantasy, Children’s Literature
Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him – until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a two-hundred-year-old code.
Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother… but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned. Will she ever be truly ready to lead the Fairy Council?
When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Conner and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save the day. But nothing can prepare them for the coming battle…or for the secret that will change the twins’ lives forever.
The third book in the bestselling Land of Stories series puts the twins to the test as they bring two worlds together!
Fairies, trolls, goblins, elves, witches, dragons, talking statues, a mystery masked man, the Brothers Grimm, the Grande Armée, life lessons from the Fairy Godmother, clues in a time capsule, secrets unveiled, a wedding in the woods, first loves and broken hearts, betrayal, and magic mirrors. Here are some of the lines I love from the third book:
“You’re overexerting yourself. You’re only one person. No matter how hard you try, you can’t help everyone.”
“Some people can’t be helped, not because they’re helpless, but because they don’t want to be helped.”
“You can’t help anyone if you don’t know how to help yourself first.”
“What was he supposed to do now that he had been diagnosed with a crush? Was there an anti-crush pill he could take? Was there a gland on his heart that could be removed? Was it terminal?”
“The purer the heart, the easier it was to scar, and Alex’s heart was as pure as they came.”
“The first cut is always the deepest, but not every cut leaves a scar.”
“If you spend your whole life worrying about getting hurt, then you aren’t really living. You don’t want to shield yourself so much from the bad stuff that nothing good gets to you, either.”
“There’s a thin line between in love and insane – and I crossed it many times.”
“I don’t think anyone gets remembered exactly the way they want to. You just have to do the best you can with what you have and hope you’re recognized for it.”
“Great lessons come from tragic tales.”
“Misery fills the emptiness that hope leaves behind when the world disappoints you.”
“The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”
“All it takes is one bad apple to disgrace a whole tree.”
“I don’t understand why such heavy burden have been placed on your young shoulders, but the taller you stand, the less weight you’ll feel. Don’t ever let anything break your spirit, children. Courage is something no one can take away from you.”
“Don’t ruin the world just because it has ruined you.”
There is so much going on in this book that it’s impossible to put down. The ending is a cliff-hanger and I can’t wait to get my hands on the 4th book! 😄