The Land of Stories

Beyond the Kingdoms

About the Book

The book The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms, was written by Chris Colfer. It is a fictional story about two siblings that can move between the 'real world' and the 'fairy-tale world.' The two kids are named Alex and Conner, Alex is the fairy godmother that has some serious anger issues that causes her to have magic outbreaks when she gets frustrated. This doesn't help her when the fairy council denies her request to search for the 'masked man' who she mistakenly believes is her father. Conner on the other hand does not like using magic, so he tries to keep it all concealed, but little does he know, that when they get separated, the only way to survive is by using his own magic. He can't talk to Alex because they are in different books that the 'masked man' trapped them in. The only problem is that he has no idea how to use his magic in the correct way, so the question is, will he save everyone or destroy them? My favorite part is when they got to travel to different books that I have read before, so I could relate to some of the stories with all of my favorite childhood characters like Peter Pan and the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz. I recommend this book to anyone that loves the thrill of racing around trying to save the world. If they are one minute late, then the entire world has to suffer. Do you think they will make it out of the books alive? If they do, will they come out alone, or will they bring some unwanted company?

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." From- The Barnes and Noble website.


"There's more in Colfer's magic kingdoms than Disney has dreamt of."―USA Today

"It will hit big with its combination of earnestness and playful poise."―The New York Times Book Review

"In The Land of Stories, Colfer showcases his talent for crafting fancifully imaginative plots and multidimensional characters."―Los Angeles Times

"Captivating."―Teen Vogue

"A magical debut."―Family Circle

"It's hard not to love a book dedicated to the Glee star's grandmother...Colfer gets off many good lines [and] the nifty ending ties the plot's multiple strands up while leaving room for further fairy tale adventures."―Publishers Weekly


  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (July 7, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • Sales Rank: 580
  • Out of 71 reviews, it gets a 4.7/5 stars.


"OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! I cannot wait until this book comes out. Especially with ALL of the surprises in the last one!!!!!!!!!!! ;-)" This was said by one of the people who read the book and reviewed it.

"This was the best Land of Stories book yet! I couldn't put it down! The ending was so well writen and thought out. I can't wait for the new book to find out what's going to happen next! (And I'll also add that the bonus chapter was so interesting! Can't wait for book number 5!)" This was also written by one of the reviewers.

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