Back to School Giveaway: Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

Back to School giveaway Jen Ryland

This book feature is part of my Back To School Giveaway!

The Wishing Spell
by Chris Colfer

Published by Little Brown BYR
on July 17, 2012

I was so excited to attend the BEA (Book Expo America) Authors' Breakfast back in June. The speakers were John Green, Lois Lowry,Walter Dean Myers, and Kadir Nelson. The event was hosted by Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel on Glee.
One of the goody bag presents was a copy of Chris Colfer's new book, The Wishing Spell. It came in a beautiful box with a note from Chris!

Chris has been working on this story since he was a child -- his grandmother helped him with the editing!

At the breakfast, he shared some of the drawings he made of the story world when he was a kid, and had the audience laughing at the stories he told about emailing his illustrator, Brandon Dorman, with suggestions and feedback. 

For a complete video of the event, see Chris Colfer's Tumblr.

You can win this boxed ARC as part of my Back to School giveaway, which runs August 9-17. These are the dates each book you can win will be featured!

August 9:  Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

August 10: Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

August 11: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

August 13:  In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz

August 16: The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy by Nikki Loftin

August 17: The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver

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I have limited internet access this week, but I will respond to all comments when I'm back online!


  1. What a great idea for a giveaway. I really need to read my copy of The Land of Stories, everyone else seems to be reading it now!

  2. Thanks for sharing the link to this video. Colfer has been one of the best parts of Glee and I'm so happy to see that he loves fairy tales just like I do-the idea behind the book is a great one!

    1. He's always been my favorite character and I was so happy that he is so charming and funny in real life!

  3. I am dying to read this book. It sounds so good!! I have been really enjoying MG books lately.

    1. MG books are so much fun and I was glad to get to read so many!

  4. not gonna lie... I may totally steal your idea for a week of giveaways... hope you don't mind. I love all your theme weeks!

  5. Sure -- do it!! I have another fun idea for September!

  6. That is so awesome that Chris Colder wrote this book. He is so cute on Glee and now he's freakishly multi talented.

    1. Grr my phone and spell check. I meant Chris Colfer.

    2. :) I just did the same thing son someone else's blog! Autocorrect has its downside !

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    1. Been meaning to ask, how are you liking Clockwork Angel?

    2. I just finished it and can't wait to start Clockwork Prince! John Green is fantastic - if you have time to watch part of the video, do it! He and Chris C had some really funny moments

  8. I picked this up the other day and started reading it in the store. I would love to win a copy so that I could finish reading it! I'm such a fairy tale spin fan. Don't even get me started talking about Once Upon a Time, because I could go on for hours. :)

  9. Ok I LOVED the author's breakfast and Chris Colfer was such a cutie and the fact that he has had this idea since he was ten is amazing, but I'm not loving the book like I wanted too, which is a little disappointing. But Chris Colfer is still awesome!

  10. Love the book cover and these pictures are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  11. It's time for---Andrea's Behind So Let's Catch Up On Blogs! This time, it's the lovely blog of the even lovelier Jen Ryland! GO!

    ;) Seriously, I get SO behind, and this time it's even worse because I'm even behind on responding to comments on my blog! Yikes! So here I go with my usual Comment-athon!

    I love that picture from BEA--John Green looks like he's geeking out! :D And although I've heard some not-so-great things about this book, I still really want to read it because I think it sounds cute and I love that he's been writing it forever. Most celebrities seem to just write simply to break into another market and their books sound really bad a lot of the time... But then again, I don't think I've ever read a book by a celebrity, so I can't really talk.

    Very cool giveaway, and congrats to Veronica for winning all of these books!


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