Monday, 10 August 2015

Beyond The Kingdoms (The Land of Stories 4) by Chris Colfer

23657459Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (7 July 2015)
ISBN-10: 0349124426
ISBN-13: 978-0349124421

Fairy tales are just the beginning.

The Masked Man is on the loose in the Land of Stories, and it's up to Alex and Conner Bailey to stop him...except Alex has been thrown off the Fairy Council, and no one will believe they're in danger.

With only the help of the ragtag group of Goldilocks, Jack, Red Riding Hood, and Mother Goose and her gander, Lester, the Bailey twins discover the Masked Man's secret scheme: He possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a portal, and he is recruiting an army of literature's greatest villains!

So begins a race through the magical Land of Oz, the fantastical world of Neverland, the madness of Wonderland, and beyond. Can Alex and Conner catch up to the Masked Man, or will they be one step behind until it's too late?

Fairy tales and classic stories collide in the fourth adventure in the bestselling Land of Stories series as the twins travel beyond the kingdoms!

Cover: As always- the cover to the latest installment in this series is stunning.  Simply perfection.
I love this series.  It is, hands down, one of my favourites.  Ever.
Ever snce reading The Wishing Spell, I've been captivated by the fairy tale world Chris Colfer has created.  Seeing all your favourite fairy tale characters in one place, as well as the adventures (and sometimes misadventures) of the twins as they try to navigate the world.
It's an incredible middle grade that anyone of any age can enjoy.
This is the fourth book in the series and I'm just as enchanted by it now, as I was by book one.
I loved in this one how Chris has seamlessly included characters and their worlds from 'real' world literature- Oz, Neverland, Wonderland, Camerlot and Sherwood forest.
Seeing these stories brought to life was wonderful, and seeing them blend with the fairytale world was brilliant.
I had theories going into this book, and it was much anticipated.
And not to sound big headed- but I loved being proved right on them.
This book leaves it on such an interesting note that I legitimately cannot wait for the next installment.
The wait is awful.

5/5 stars.  Hands down.

Read from July 13 to 16, 2015.

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