Title: Beyond the Kingdoms
Author: Chris Colfer
Genre: Fantasy, adventure, action, children’s fiction
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Pages: 313 pages
Publication Date: 7th July 2015
My Rating: 5/5
This is the fourth instalment of Chris Colfer’s ‘The Land of Stories’ series. If you haven’t read the other three books in the series, you really need to read these in order to fully appreciate them!
Twins Connor and Alex Bailey, grandchildren of the Fairy Godmother are in for another whirlwind adventure. Alex’s focus upon hunted down the Masked Man has made her lose her cool, quite drastically. So much so that Alex has been kicked out of the Fairy Council! But who is the Masked Man? Alex and Connor’s adventures lead them into adventures old and new, through Neverland, Oz and beyond. Can they stop the Masked Man? You’re just going to have to read to find out!
This series is truly phenomenal and I can’t wait for the next instalment after this gripping story! The writing as always is superb. Reading this series is like entering all of my favourite childhood fairytales and revisiting them all again. Children will love reading this series as it’s easy to follow and is brimming with adventure and fantasy. I loved that Bree came back into the story and that her connections are explored in greater depth.
Overall, this book was a marvellous addition to the series and was yet again a page turner. The end of this story has the biggest cliffhanger ever and I seriously need the next book in this series. If you’re a fan of fairytales, action, adventure and fantasy then this book is a must read. Well deserving of 5/5 stars.
If you would like to obtain a copy of the book, please do so from your local bookstore. Online alternatives include: Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble or Waterstones. These are only a few ideas of places you can get the book from, so please don’t restrict yourself to these!
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