The Enchantress Returns (The Land of Stories, #2) by Chris Colfer

The Enchantress Returns (The Land of Stories, #2)

After decades of hiding, the evil Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty is back with a vengeance.Alex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in The Wishing Spell ended. But one night, they learn the famed Enchantress has kidnapped their mother! Against the will of their grandmother, the twins must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world f...

Details The Enchantress Returns (The Land of Stories, #2)

TitleThe Enchantress Returns (The Land of Stories, #2)
Release DateAug 6th, 2013
PublisherLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Fairy Tales, Young Adult

Reviews The Enchantress Returns (The Land of Stories, #2)

  • Bookworm007
    HOLY MOLY I CAN'T EVEN EXPRESS MY EXCITMENT RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THE COVER LOOKS aMAZing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BUT AUGUST ????? DO THESE PEOPLE HONESTLY THINK I CAN SURVIVE THAT LONG???????!!!!!!#@*^$edit on Oct 11, 2013Either my reading improved, or Chris Colfer's writing deteriorated, cuz this time I actually noticed his writing style. It was very.....childish.....or rather, I suppose it was because the targeted audience is younge...
  • Josie
    Arrrgh these books frustrate me. The story is really fantastic. The characters are fun and interesting for the most part. Red is hilarious. But the wink wink, nudge nudge quality to the writing makes me crazy. Colfer definitely has a talent for storytelling, but it is so very obvious that he knows this. The entire time reading these books I got the distinct impression that there is a LOT of self flagalting going on. It isn't enough to write a gre...
  • Panda
    AHHH WHYYY. this book was amazing but the ending was truly the stand out... and i think there will be a third one (maybe, hopefully, or else). the real strength in this series is Colfer's ability to create sympathy. his characters although they may be well known, are given back-stories that change how you see both their fairytale and their character, he adds detail to the fairytale world creating shades of grey between the good and evil that char...
  • Brad Sells
    Oh gosh, that was fantastic. Even better than book one. This series has so many incredible elements of fairytales that makes me fall in love with this series harder and harder with each book. So, so, so amazing.Look for my full review soon!
  • Nariman
    My 10 years old son is obsessed with this series, and he practically forced me to listen to this book with him - even though he could read it by himself , and we barely had spare time to listen together without interruption - because he enjoys ( a little too much ) discussing every small detail to death with someone who knows what's going on in the story , and it happened that I just finished the first book when he decided to begin the second , a...
  • Cecilia
    I was crying at the end of this book - so good was it!
  • Maud
    2.5 stars, I had so many issues with this book. Watch my review here: beginning of this book was slow in boring. The plot felt like it was just a recycled version of the first book (they need to collect 6 items to complete a spell... doesn't that sound familiar to you?!). The evil characters tell you right away why they are evil, there is no mystery to them at all. The female characters were horrible. S...
  • Margaret
    Easily the biggest Middle Reader dud of 2013. True, this book has enjoyed popular success on the NYT Children's list, in part thanks to the author's acting fan following that helped build the fan base for his first TLOS installment. I enjoy Colfer's acting, including his self-penned film debut. But I'm not reviewing Colfer the actor, I'm reviewing Colfer the writer. Given the target audience / genre and other truly good intermediate titles out th...
  • Alice
    Ok, so I read this book a LONG time ago, and I am only now getting around to reviewing it, so I apologise for vagueness.Firstly, I need to say that I am madly in love with Chris Colfer, so anything he does in my opinion is going to be amazing. The Wishing Spell was fantastic, and I was more than excited to read The Enchantress Returns.This book was incredible. It was amazingly written, well thought out and developed, and it had great character de...
  • Aleri
    En sencillas palabras no me gusto...
  • Karen
    While it is helpful to have read the first book in the series, The Wishing Spell, the book does a good job of summarizing how 13-year-old twins Alex (a girl) and Connor (a boy) first discovered that their deceased father came from the fairy tale world and that their grandmother is in fact the Fairy Godmother. While they ended up in The Land of Stories by accident last time, in this tale they actively seek a portal to the other world to rescue the...
  • Annie
    Reseña completa--- del libro--- difícil hacer reseñas de segundos libros, no quieres contar un resumen del primero y tampoco quieres hacer spoilers, es un equilibrio algo difícil de lograr; en este caso debo decir que el segundo libro supera al primero, tanto en trama, personajes, manejo de la historia e incluso en madurez, tenemos situaciones más duras, más adultas, personajes que están ...
  • The Enchanted Library
    It was so beautiful💜Give me the third book RIGHT NOW
  • Zachary Flye (Zach's YA Reviews)
    Real Rating: 4.5 starsOriginally posted on my blog, Zach's YA Reivews ( Alex and Connor Bailey haven't been back to the Land of Stories in nearly a year, and when they get back things aren't quite as they had left them. One of the things I was hoping to get out of this installment was some serious character development in our two protagonist and while we do get that, it happens a lot less gradually than I wo...
  • Connie Tang
    His writing has definitely tightened considerably since the first novel of this series. The plot arc was way better, and he's learned from his first in such that you don't build up impossible dilemmas and dangers only to have them be saved by luck.The twins in this story had more agency, and did more things. Helped themselves out more - as opposed to having all these other characters help them. The grandmother is very well-written, in voice, char...
  • Jordan
    Chris Colfer wrote yet another surprising book that I enjoyed. His first one took us into a land where we got to read about our favorite childhood characters and find out what happened to them after their happily ever after. We got to go on an adventure with two unlikely hero's and travel around trying to save the whole world from an evil queen.A year later; Alex and Connor Bailey spent the past year since their last adventure living their lives ...
  • ~* Yardéna Lucretia *~
    Makes you feel like a little kid again! I was already a big fan of Chris Colfer on Glee, I was a big fan of him with his first Land of Stories Book but again he knows how to amaze me. I'm an adult and even I fell in love with the story!So if you want a nice read, full of adventure that makes you want to be a kid again, read the Land of Stories novels!
  • Drew
    RTC! After I cry!
  • Evelynne
    The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns is the second in Chris Colfer's children's book series. However, it's not nearly as enjoyable as the first one. The setting and characters are still enchanting, but the plotline seems a little repetitious. Once again our hero twins set off on a quest to gather magical objects that will allow them to cast magic to defeat the evil Enchantress. Additionally, this book suffers from too much of a tendency t...
  • Kat ✿
    Oh, my gosh. If the first one was so perfect, this one goes above and beyond to levels of near flawlessness (view spoiler)[.. even the end which was like a punch in the stomach with emotions ♥ (hide spoiler)]Chris just has such a gift for writing memorable characters; I just couldn't help picturing them all in my head as I read and wanting a movie adaption so much. Picking up where the last book left off, we dived into to so much more character...
  • Shandra
    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I'm so disappointed in this book, it's not even funny. I was soooooo into the first book in this series. It had a couple of flaws, but nothing that ruined the story for me. This one, however, was ridiculous. It read like I was 6 years old. The writing was dumbed down. It spelled out things that the reader should've been left to deduce themselves. After that, I'm not sure I'm going to be continuing the series.
  • Chester Dean
    El regreso de la Hechicera es la segunda parte de la saga La tierra de las historias del autor Chris Colfer. Si no han leído el primer libro (¡HÁGANLO!) no lean la reseña ya que podría accidentalmente hacerles spoilers. Y si no saben si animarse a iniciar a leerlos, aquí les dejo mi opinión sobre el primer libro: La tierra de las historias.En El regreso de la Hechicera podemos ver a los mellizos Alex y Conner de vuelta a casa, pero con un ...
  • La Fenice Book
    Avevo già recensito precedentemente il primo volume come ricorderete; La Terra delle Storie è una vera e propria saga per ragazzi che lascia inesorabilmente il segno su tutti i fronti. Chris Colfer non è solo un bravo attore ma è anche un fantasioso e bravissimo scrittore. Dopo esserci catapultati nel primo volume con i due fratelli Alex e Conner in un nuovo mondo fatto di storie e fiabe ci ritroviamo un anno dopo ad affrontare un problema an...
  • Michael
    Alex and Connor are only teenagers but has seen enough for their age. After living in a fairytale land for quite some time, they believe that anything is possible. Some time has passed since they have lived in the Land of stories book, yet that does stop Alex from reminiscing about the good times they shared. Alex on the other hand has put all the magic and land of stories behind him, looking forward to live his own reality.Connor education has i...
  • Matt Randall
    In my review of the first book in The Land of Stories series, I wrote that Colfer has written an enjoyable book that had a lot of room for improvement. In The Enchantress Returns, he does show that he's grown as a writer. The characters speak more naturally, and while he does at times show instead of tell, on the whole, this was a much better written novel. The plot once again involves Conner, Alex, and their friends on a quest to find the six pi...
  • Liza
    I really did want to enjoy this book...however parts of it just rubbed me the wrong way that I just had to give it a 3.5/5 instead of a 4/5.I'm not really in the mood to write out a full blown review so here's something really quick to say what I felt about this book in terms of why I didn't like it as much:My issue with it is that it reuses the "fetch quest" from book 1. Sure they are looking for something else but it is still a fetch quest. The...
  • Olivia
    My, my, what a ride!I'm so impressed over how Chris Colfer manages to entwine so many fairy tales in this book. It's really amazing. The beginning was a bit slow but once they got to the Land of Stories... wow.Alex was a bit annoying at times but Connor was just hilarious. And Red, oh god, she's my new favorite. I liked her in the first book but now I totally love her! And Froggy, I like him too :)Jack and Goldilocks never did it for me. They cou...
  • Haley
    Super duper exciting!! I know it is a kids book but I read the first one a long time ago and it was really good!! And when I saw a series after it I was so excited!! I have already started the next book!
  • Bella
    This book was so interesting and it had so many twists! This book was full of adventure and you always wonder what will happen next! I recommend this book because you will definitely enjoy it!!
  • Devon Flaherty
    The Land of Stories series, by Chris Colfer, published from 2012-2015 by Little Brown. The series consists of four books so far, and Colfer says the series will end with the fifth book, assumed to be published in 2016. I read the series because my daughter–and just about every other kid her age–is in to the series, and there was no way she was waiting until next year to read the first four.The series is: The Wishing Spell The Enchantress Retu...