A Grimm Warning (The Land of Stories #3) by Chris Colfer
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: July 8th 2014
Pages: 448 pages
Genres: Fantasy | Children’s Literature
The Brothers Grimm have a warning for the Land of Stories.
Connor 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, Connor 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!
It’s been a long time since I last posted a book review. And now I’m finally on holiday so I hope I can catch things up and start blogging again. I really miss writing these!
I just finished this book a few days ago. I admit it was a pretty fun read (what?). Seriously though, I didn’t expect it to be this good but it actually is. It’s more mature and ‘darker’ than the previous two have been, the characters also developed in a very positive way.
Conner Bailey is now a 14-year-old and stuck living in the Otherworld. He’s planning on a Germany trip with his teacher and friends, including his newly-found crush, Bree, to find three undiscovered stories written by Brothers Grimm. On the other dimension, Alex Bailey is preparing herself to be a member of the Fairy Council. Everything is fine until Conner finds a hidden warning from Brothers Grimm about General Marquis, a French leader, who is approaching the Land of Stories with the army of thousand to destroy the entire fairytale world. A long time ago, Fairy Godmother closed the portal with her magic so the army couldn’t get into the Land of Stories. Mother Goose tries to contact Conner in Europe to ask whether the portal is still closed because otherwise they are all in a great danger. Conner and Bree are asked to go on an adventure to stop the army of thousand, while Alex is trying to figure out the best plan to protect people and her grandmother.
“The first cut is always the deepest, but not every cut leaves a scar,”
The third book has a fast paced adventure that will avoid people from stopping before they reach the end. And after two books, the twins have finally grown and create their own romance story (they’re having crushes!) .
Unfortunately, there are still many unrealistic moments that really bug my mind. A 14-year-old boy travels around Europe by train with his father’s ATM card, how’s that even possible? Why do the security guards let him in? Why does his teacher not realize he has been missing for weeks?
Another (unrealistic) things like that often happen and kind of ruin the fun, to be honest. WHERE IS LOGIC?
The writing is so much better than the last two books. I also think the level in terms of word usage increased a bit even though he could write it better at some scenes.
Other than that it happens to be fine and I look forward to buy the fourth book because of the massive cliffhanger this book has (I predicted it earlier but I still need to find the truth and the final installment of the story). I feel kind of bad for underestimating A Grimm Warning because I thought it would turn out like the previous ones. Colfer is actually getting better as he goes along. Congratulations!