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The Land of Stories

The Land of Stories

A Grimm Warning

Book - 2014 | First edition.
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After thirteen-year-old Conner returns to the Land of Stories and reunites with his twin sister, Alex, who is training to become the next Fairy Godmother, war breaks out in the fairy-tale world.
Publisher: New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316406819
Characteristics: 469 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Dorman, Brandon - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Grimm warning


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Mar 14, 2021

This book is so good! It is one of my favorite books in the series! I've probably read it at least 10 times.
This book ends on a HUGE cliffhanger, so I suggest you put the next book on hold in advance.

Feb 05, 2021

The third Land of Stories Book, A Grimm Warning is so cool. It connects our favorite childhood books, and adds a twist on them. Connor discovers a clue left by the brothers Grimm. He goes on a trip to Europe with his friends, and Mother Goose to crack the code. Alex is training to be the next Fairy Godmother! This is a huge deal, and is pretty hard. Disaster strikes and Alex, Connor, friends, and enemies come together to fight a battle. In this book there is also a secret that Connor and Alex find out about that will change their lives forever. This book is amazing, and will keep you on your toes. Once I started it, I couldn’t stop! I recommend this book for ages 8+!

I love this book! I couldn't put this book down! I loved that it had a little love in it and I loved the description that the author used. I would recommend it to EVERYONE!

Jul 16, 2020

While Alex is preparing to inherit her Grandmother’s position as the Fairy Godmother, Conner is on a field trip to Germany. He discovers that the Brothers Grimm left a warning for the Otherworld. Alex and Conner need to save the fairy tale world at all costs!

You will definitely have fun reading this enchanting story. It keeps you interested and has an astonishing ending.

Jun 29, 2020

“A Grimm Warning”, Book #3 of the “Land of Stories” series, written by Chris Colfer, is probably my most favourite book out of the three books that I have read in this series so far. This series just continues to get better and better with every book! Alex and Connor Bailey are extremely entertaining characters to read about and are very easy to relate to as well. I personally see my self in Alex Bailey because I always tend to take on a lot of responsibilities above my age and I worry about things that are not in my control, and I think Alex personality is somewhat like that as well. So many things about or related to Alex and Conner begin to unravel in this story, making it very hard to put down. To anyone that just wants to calm down and relax with a book, should definitely give this series a try because it is sure to put a smile on your face. The cliffhanger at the end of this book is just so intense that I can’t wait to start the next one! I rate this book a 4.5 out of 5.
@Rose of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

A book series that has definitely become more thrilling and more adventurous as it goes on is The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer. Book three called A Grimm Warning does not disappoint! Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him, until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a two-hundred-year-old code. Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother… but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned. This book was suspenseful and comical. There were many mysteries that were not completely solved at the end of the novel and will make you want to continue onto next book in the series. I would recommend this book for readers aged 9+. 4.5/5 stars
@GymGirl of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

I was expecting another repeated plot in this novel like the sequel repeated the first novel but A Grim Warning was completely unique to my surprise. There was a very exciting plot that held more adventure. Not only that but the two main protagonists go through some character development. In this novel they’re actually separated for a while and live their own lives until the one needs the other in the Land of Stories. I don’t want to spoil much but the ending has the biggest twist out of all three of novels being Wishing Spell, The Enchantress Returns and A Grim Warning. If you didn’t enjoy the Enchantress Returns then please don’t let that ruin your chance of reading this novel because you won’t regret it one bit. 4/5 stars
@Celine of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Jun 10, 2020

This book is the best book I've ever read. There are lots of unexpected plot twists that makes the story more suspenseful.

Oct 15, 2019

Absolutely incredible. A great storyline and exciting twists and turns. The end cliffhanger will leave everyone speechless. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jul 05, 2019

A Grimm warning was a great book and gave me a lot of suspense . I read the whole series and I think the best book in the series has to be a Grimm warning ! The book is really good if you have a lot of time to read because other wise you will not know where to stop! If not , don't read this book.

Aug 13, 2018

Very very very exciting book packed with even more action than the last and leaves you hanging on a very dangerous cliff hager. The whole series is awesome and very addictive and I would definitely recommend it

Jun 29, 2018

In my perspective, “The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning” is possibly the most intense yet incredibly creative book I have read in my lifetime. This book is a thrilling adventure novel. From reading the previous books, I was expecting this novel to be just as fascinating or perhaps even a bit less. However, I was mistaken. The Land of Stories novels just get better every time I picked up on them. I would deservingly give this spectacular novel five stars as it never fails to make me feel various emotions while reading it. Words cannot by any means describe how attached I felt to this book as I read it. The moment I touched the cover of the book, I could feel my heart bursting tremendously. Chris Colfer never fails to make me put down a Land of Stories novel. Vivid pictures appeared in my mind as I followed every word on every page. To tell the truth, I felt quite a few connections with this book. The characters are seemingly my age and have dealt with some similar scenarios as me. Every time I finished reading a chapter, I was left wanting to know more. It felt as if my hands were glued to the book until I read another chapter and another. Adrenaline rushed through my blood as I flipped the page to find out the exciting and life-changing scenes! I felt tears piling up in my eyes and slowly rolling down my cheeks when something significant had happened. The emotions that I felt throughout the entire novel caused me to feel as if I were in the story myself the whole time. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel and hope to read the next book in the series soon!

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Mar 31, 2021

Conner: "So you're ambushing me on a plane, because my sister hugged a book?"
Best quote from this book! Loved it!

Sep 13, 2017

Alex Bailey: " Conner, she gasped. The Masked Man- it was dad!"

Aug 28, 2015

'So far we've run away from our principal, kidnapped an old lady, lied to a concierge, and tricked an innocent German boy into believing we're secret agents.'

Feb 15, 2015

"Perhaps the brothers Grimm purposely left their last story unfinished, so that we could all finish it in our own imaginations"

Aug 11, 2014

"You have enemies? Good. Thay means you've stood up for something in your life." - Winston Churchill -


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Jul 16, 2015

this is the third book where Conner is trying to find a portal that as not been closed because of the fairy godmother. his sister Alex soon finds out that her grandmother is dying and the duties of the fairy godmother is passed on to her. little does she know an army is about to try and conquer the fairy world!


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Jun 18, 2017

Other: Ends with cliffhanger!

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