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Chris Colfer

Autor(a) de The Wishing Spell

36+ Works 15,668 Membros 256 Críticas 9 Favorited

About the Author

Chris Colfer was born in Clovis, California on May 27, 1990. While pursuing a career in film and television, he worked mornings before school in the cafeteria as a cookie scooper and summers as a clerk at a dry cleaners. He is best known for his role as Kurt Hummel on Glee. In 2011, he won a Golden mostrar mais Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for this role. He is the author of The Land of Stories series and Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal, based on his screenplay of the same name. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras por Chris Colfer

The Wishing Spell (2012) 3,983 exemplares
The Enchantress Returns (2013) 1,999 exemplares
A Grimm Warning (2014) 1,950 exemplares
Beyond the Kingdoms (2015) 1,575 exemplares
An Author's Odyssey (2015) 1,279 exemplares
Worlds Collide (2016) 1,196 exemplares
A Tale of Magic... (2019) — Narrador, algumas edições786 exemplares
A Tale of Witchcraft... (2020) — Narrador, algumas edições448 exemplares
Stranger Than Fanfiction (2017) — Autor — 342 exemplares
A Tale of Sorcery... (2021) — Narrador, algumas edições255 exemplares
The Mother Goose Diaries (2015) 209 exemplares
The Land of Stories Vol. 1-6 (2017) 153 exemplares

Associated Works

Glee: The Complete First Season [television] (2010) — Actor — 127 exemplares
Glee: The Complete Second Season [television] (2011) — Actor — 69 exemplares
Glee: The Complete Third Season [television] (2013) — Actor — 49 exemplares
Glee: Season One: Volume 1: The Road to Sectionals (2009) — Actor — 46 exemplares
Glee: The Complete Fourth Season [TV series] (2014) — Actor — 34 exemplares
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie [2011 film] (2012) — Actor — 26 exemplares
Glee: The Complete Fifth Season (2015) — Actor — 21 exemplares
Glee: Season Two: Volume 1 (2011) — Actor — 19 exemplares
Glee: The Complete Sixth Season (2015) — Actor — 18 exemplares
Glee: The Music: The Christmas Album (2010) — Preformer — 18 exemplares
Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show (2010) — Preformer — 15 exemplares
Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 2 (2011) — Preformer — 14 exemplares
Glee: The Complete Series (2015) — Actor — 13 exemplares
Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers (2011) — Preformer — 10 exemplares
Glee: The Music Presents Glease (2012) — Preformer — 7 exemplares
Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 3 (2012) — Preformer — 6 exemplares
Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 4 (2013) — Preformer — 3 exemplares
Glee: The Complete Seasons One & Two — Actor — 2 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Colfer, Chris
Nome legal
Colfer, Christopher Paul
Data de nascimento
1990-05-27
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Clovis, California, USA
Educação
homeschooled
Ocupações
actor
author
singer

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Críticas

Representation: Black and Asian characters
Trigger warnings: Death of a grandmother, blood, grief and loss depiction, military violence and war themes, fire, explosions, physical assault and injury, near-death experiences from falls, sexism, sexist slur
Score: Five out of ten.

Well that was another disappointment.

I haven't read from Chris Colfer in months but I picked A Grimm Warning up to pass the time, hoping it would be better than the previous two instalments (A Wishing Spell and The Enchantress Returns.) It wasn't. I headed in with lowered expectations, but it was still underwhelming when I closed the last page.

It starts (more like continues) with Alex and Conner Bailey picking up after the events of the preceding book, but this time there's a twist, but it only makes the central storyline more disjointed. Conner lives on Earth, otherwise known as the Otherworld, but I'll use the first name (the last makes me cringe.) Alex lives in The Land of Stories, which includes fairies, the Fairy Godmother, fictional figures and mythical beasts, of course. The multiple 3rd person POV is an intriguing choice as it allows Colfer to tell two stories. The pacing is slow, though, with a length of more than 450 pages, but it could've been shorter if the filler pages weren't there. The protagonists don't develop. Rather, they remain the same throughout A Grimm Warning, adding to my disengagement.

I discovered The Enchantress Returns to lack diversity in my review, so I thought Colfer solved that issue, at least in A Grimm Warning, when he included a Black character, Lindy, and an Asian, Wendy, but they were gone soon enough, much to my dismay. There were so many side characters it felt like character soup and it was difficult to keep track, like Breanne 'Bree' Campbell, Rook, Mindy, Cindy and Emmerich. Not to mention the group of fairies. Even when Conner and Bree land in The Land of Stories, it felt repetitive as this is the third time this happened. Can I go somewhere else, at least? The concluding 100 pages are action-packed (where the fairy tale characters fight a French army from the 1800s) with a heartstopping finish, which is the only enjoyable section, but other than that it was tedious to read. The big reveal happens when the Masked Man is the twins' biological father, but I don't think the following three continuations would be an improvement.
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Law_Books600 | 26 outras críticas | May 20, 2024 |
IRL: Grades 5+

Blue Hen Book Award (Nominee – Middle Readers – 2016)
Buckeye Children's & Teen Book Award (Nominee – Grades 6-8 – 2019)
Colorado Children's Book Award (Nominee – 2015)
Grand Canyon Reader Award (Nominee – Intermediate – 2016)
Massachusetts Children's Book Award (Nominee – 2016)
 
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marissaluke96 | 102 outras críticas | Apr 28, 2024 |
A feel good story with an absurd amount of virtue signaling by the author. Colfer wants you to know just how much of an ally he is at every turn. The characters, though, are easy to root for and the story doesn't require much commitment. The plot keeps up at a steady clip. Yet the writing often feels a little stilted and forced. On the whole, I certainly didn't mind my time with it, and found it hard to put down despite its flaws.
 
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darkwave1062 | 18 outras críticas | Apr 13, 2024 |
Representation: N/A?
Trigger warnings: Near-death experiences, death of a father in the past and another person, building collapse, fire
Score: Six points out of ten.
This review can also be found on The StoryGraph.

Man, I gave this author one last chance and he squandered it. I saw this book hiding on the shelves of one of the two libraries I visit so I picked it up hoping that it would be better than The Wishing Spell and finally read it. When I finished it, I felt that it was at the same level as the preceding instalment and not a step up. Shame. It starts (or continues) with the main characters Alex and Conner Bailey who recently left The Land of Stories when some new characters arrive on what they call the Otherworld (but I call it Earth.) They tell the news that a new villain (you know, the classic big bad one,) the Enchantress has kidnapped Alex and Conner's mother (did I mention that another person, Bob, would be their new stepfather?) Soon enough they return to The Land of Stories but here is where the flaws surface, the author still left all the old and new characters remain underdeveloped which I didn't appreciate, the worldbuilding was off and the writing style, well.

I get that the author would write the book so that it'd be more accessible to a greater amount of readers but I would've enjoyed it more if there were more details instead of telling everything in the narrative. Never have I seen a book abuse italics and capital letters as much as this one which irritated me since half the time I thought all the characters were shouting. If there was an award for a story with the most basic descriptions ever, the instalment I read would get it. As mentioned above, there is no representation. I understand that it's hard to get right (when I consider authors that write books that have Black, Asian, Latino/a, neurodivergent characters, those who have disabilities or different body types who sometimes get it right and other times get it wrong) but a story can be diverse and outstanding. What I read was neither of those. It underwhelmed me.

Alex and Conner build an airship considering The Land of Stories is centuries behind Earth and no one in the former would think of that except them, assemble the Wand of Invincibility to defeat the Enchantress but it wasn't necessary in the final pages. All for nothing save for Alex using compassion to remove the Enchantress' powers and a fairy tale wedding ending the book. Ah well. It's time to move on to the next one I suppose.
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Law_Books600 | 34 outras críticas | Jan 16, 2024 |

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