Shelf Candy Saturday is a seriously awesome weekly meme hosted by Steph over at
I love this meme, because I love art and it allows us to look closely at the stunning book cover art we adore and talk about the amazing designers behind these book covers.
So my pick for this week is...
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairytales.
The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.
But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.
The illustrator is Brandon Dorman.
He's done cover art for the #1 New York Times bestselling picture book, The Wizard, the bestselling series, Fablehaven, and the extremely popular series, Goosebumps. ( That is so awesome! I love Goosebumps! I own some of them in Dutch, although he's not the illustrator for the Dutch versions.)
You can find the designer here:
I actually checked out mr. Dorman's website and I really like his work.
It's funny because I found this book on Goodreads yesterday through the author. I've recently gotten addicted to watching the TVshow Glee and Kurt Hummel is my favorite character. And the actor who plays Kurt, Chris Colfer, also happens to be the author of this book.
I think it's great that Chris is trying his hand at writing, which is interesting since I don't think I've ever been excited about a celebrity getting a book out there before.
Anyway, so I've decided that I'll be getting this after it comes out, which is on July 17 2012, because:
- I love fairy tales.
- I think Chris Colfer is
- I've decided to completely ignore the fact that this book is not directed at my age group, because
in my opinion while you can be too young to read certain material, you're never too old to read it, especially when it comes to fairy talesI'm cool like that *cough.
Wait, I think I went off topic.
What I was trying to say is that I started out liking this book because of the author, but ended up liking it even more because of the synopsis and the amazing cover.
So instead of featuring it on Waiting on Wednesday, I decided to feature it here.
So what do you think? Do you love the cover as much as I do?