This book is the second book in the Land of Stories series; unlike movie sequels, it doesn’t disappoint. It has a great overarching story set in place. The second book answers a lot of the questions from the first book. Another thing I liked was the in-depth backstory to the enchantress. While I often hate the “oh, the villain is actually a victim” stories (too often, books will give unsatisfying endings to villain turned victim characters), the enchantress both brings out feelings of sympathy and hate. It’s a complex relationship that makes her my favourite villain character. I would recommend this book to anyone who read the Wishing Spell. 5 out of 5
@BookLover278 of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board
“The Enchantress Returns”, Book #2 of the “Land of Stories” series, written by Chris Colfer, is just as interesting as the first book in this series, titled “The Wishing Spell”. After reading a lot of different book series, I have observed that most series start out strong with an outstanding first book, but then fail to make their second book match that same level, however this series does not follow that same trend because “The Enchantress Returns” has certainly lived up to the expectations that readers had set after reading “The Wishing Spell”. If you have not read “The Wishing Spell” prior to this book then I suggest that you do because this series needs to be read in order for you to understand the story. For anyone who has read “The Wishing Spell”, I would definitely recommend this book to you because this book gives you the opportunity to revisit the world of your favourite childhood characters in a much less childish way. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series and I hope you enjoy this book just as much as I do! I give this book a 4.5 out of 5.
@Rose of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board