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!
I am giving Beyond The Kingdoms by Chris Colfer 4/5 stars.
Ahh it breaks my heart to give Beyond The Kingdoms 4/5 stars, because I’ve rated the past 3 books in the Land of Stories series 5/5 stars. I honestly think that I would of given it 5/5 stars had so of the middle of the book was removed. It was in my opinion drawn out and didn’t have a lot happening in that part. I truly wished that it was removed and it lead up to a better ending. There was a drawn out middle section and then a sudden fast paced ending. Luckily the ending did leave me wanting to read the 5th book coming out in July of this year, but I struggled to get to the end.
Now, beside the middle section of Beyond The Kingdoms, I really loved this novel. I mean I’ve loved the fairy tale world that Colfer created in the first 3 novels, but with Beyond The Kingdoms, we are introduced into Colfer’s retelling of some of my favorite stories growing up like the Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, and Alice in Wonderland. Granted we are briefly introduced to these new worlds, I think it was a great introduction to the worlds and also the new characters that have join the cast of characters like Peter Pan, and The Tin Woodsman.
Finally the plot twist at the end of A Grimm Warning leads to an even bigger plot twist in Beyond The Kingdoms. I mean how many plot twists can my heart take Chris Colfer? Huh? How many do you think it can take? All I can say is, I can’t wait for July so I can pick up the 5th installment of the Land of Stories series An Author’s Odyssey.
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