(Book Review) Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne // Spoiler-Free

Title: Winnie the Pooh

Author: A. A. Milne

Publisher: Dean

The Back Synopsis: Enter the enchanting world of the Hundred Acre Wood and enjoy all sorts of adventures: from hunting Woozles and catching a Heffalump, to going on an expedition to the North Pole and saving Piglet from the flood.

Review

One thought crossed my mind when I got a hold of this book at a book fair; holy macarons, I cannot believe I found this book. I have been meaning to read it!! And now I have. And here are my thoughts:
 
The book consists of 10 stories – and each story is connected to one another. Pooh is my favourite character in the book. It is interesting to hear his voice, and know what he’s thinking beyond these pages. He is too funny! Especially his songs, I had fun reading them!
 
The feel of the writing style is peculiar. Maybe, I am not exposed to this writing style so this is new to me. It was still entertaining though. Milne had a whimsical and silly way of telling stories which I enjoyed. He also used unique metaphors and phrases to describe things. And that makes me wonder, how amazing that he had an imaginative mind!
 
I enjoyed everything in the book. Milne’s stories were easy to swallow and digest. It was not complicated, hence, you get what’s going on. I like how the scenes came alive as if they were playing a motion picture in my head. I love it when the characters have their own quirks.
 
I rate it 5/5.
 
To sum it all, this book was enjoyable. I finally get to say that I have read a classic! I am thankful that Milne and his son, Billy Moon created such wonderful characters. And they will live forever in my heart. Though it is a children’s book and a classic, I recommend fans of Disney’s ‘Winnie the Pooh‘ to check this out.
 

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(Book Review) – The Enchantress Returns (The Land of Stories #2) by Chris Colfer// Spoiler Free

the enchantress returns

Title: The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns

Author: Chris Colfer

Publisher: Little Brown

Goodreads Synopsis:

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 from the greatest threat it’s ever faced.

Review

What can you expect from Chris Colfer? Besides being a talented actor, singer, dancer, I didn’t know he can write too! This book is the second book in the series of The Land of Stories, and though it was the sequel, Colfer still kept me turning the pages. 

The plot and the characters were well-developed. I could follow the story well. Although it was slow paced, everything was still exciting and explained well. Colfer pieced things together so there were no plot holes, and so it was a pleasant read.

But somewhere in the middle, I felt the story was getting draggy. Maybe it was the weather that didn’t set the right mood. Or maybe I wasn’t feeling it.

With that being said, I still like the premise as it was interesting and enchanting. Pretty sure Colfer has bewitched me into reading this. I cannot say that I disliked it, I still enjoyed the book. I love joining the Baileys on their epic adventures. I also love it when he switched point of views as it was gripping learn more and see through the other characters’ eyes.  

The ending left me at a sad note but all in all, it was a good story. I like the characters, a variety of different personalities and they were very flawed too. I love flawed characters, that is what makes it interesting. Adventure mixed with action-packed. I love the sarcastic comments from Connor, and the lessons learnt in this book.

I rate this book 3.5/5.

That concludes my review. I hope that Colfer keeps coming with more books in the series as it reminds me to be a child once more in my own fairytale. I will certainly pick up his third one! The title has me excited! 😍

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