I thought this was a brilliant and exciting sequel. Although the plot was similar to the first book, with the twins having to travel around the fairy tale world to collect various items, there was still many themes to keep the story original. Characters that we know and love from the first book return, but we also have the addition of Mother Goose, who is a brilliant and funny character, and also some new villains. Although I think each task could have been spread out over more than one chapter, it was still well thought out. There are certain problems presented near the start of the novel that are not resolved until the last chapter, and this keeps you guessing throughout the novel what it means. It takes a while to get into the main quest of the story, as the twins have to find a way into the Land of Stories and also find out a way they are able to defeat the Enchantress before they can start the quest. The climax has a good moral to it, and will teach children a valuable lesson. I am looking forward to the third installment in this series.