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The Enchantress Returns: The Land of Stories, Book 2

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Adventure, sweetness, peril, some loss in fairy tale sequel.

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age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+


I really liked this book Chris Colfer wrote. When I read the last word I wanted the next book in my hand at the moment.Too bad I didn't have the book set. I know Chris stopped at Worlds Collide, so hopefully he will make another one. Anyway back to the book, it was really funny how Red talked and how she was so into Shakespeare. Also something I didn't know was that Rumplestikin was a dwarf. All in all this book was amazing. So thank you world and bye.

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age 10+

Good but iffy for age 8

I enjoyed reading this book with my children but I must say, considering the recommend age of 8 and up, I was a little surprised with some of the content. One topic was when the character Collin referenced not even trying to get to 1st base (which led to questions from y 8 year old that I didn't think appropriate)... The other was regarding the unwed pregnant character during the Princess and the Pea referenced in the story. Not exactly what I'd consider 8 year old topics. Otherwise, this story is engaging, interesting and an overall fun read... I'd just recommend that maybe it's for ages 10 and up rather than 8 and up.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (17 ):

Author Chris Colfer's narrative balance of wisdom and wisecracks frequently strikes an odd note in THE ENCHANTRESS RETURNS, but many kids will find that part of the charm. His breezy, engaging style sometimes doesn't quite work with the emotional and ethical issues that drive many characters; squabbling queen-zillas, beloved people dying or in mortal danger, happy reunions and dramatic reversals follow one another with video-game-like pacing and keep the pages turning, though sometimes at the expense of character development beyond the cartoon stage.

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