'''''The Land of Stories''''' is described by Creator/ChrisColfer (yes, ''[[Series/{{Glee}} that]]'' Chris Colfer) as a "modern day fairytale," following twins Alex and Conner Bailey as they fall from the real world into a world full of fairytales they have only ever read about before. But after run-ins with trolls, goblins, wolves, and witches, getting home might be more difficult than they previously thought. The series currently has two entries: ''The Wishing Spell'' and ''The Enchantress Returns''.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Princess Trollbella to Conner.
* ActionGirl: Goldilocks and the Huntress.
* AdaptationDistillation: This makes it so that the Prince Charmings of Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Snow White are all brothers.
* AllMythsAreTrue: Many fairy tales (if not all) are real tales from The Land of Stories.
* AnotherDimension: The Land of Stories take place in a world physically separate from the story�s version of Earth.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Literature/TheLittleMermaid after her death, becoming the Sea Foam Spirit.
* BalefulPolymorph: Froggy is a human that turned into a large frog by a wish. [[spoiler: He's actually the missing Charming prince.]]
* BigBad: The Evil Queen for Book 1, the Enchantress for Book 2, General Marquis for Book 3.
* DeadpanSnarker: Conner.
* FreudianExcuse: The Evil Queen.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When Alex and Conner jump into freezing cold water.
-->'''Conner''': We might be twin sisters now!
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler: Alex and Conner are half fairy.]]
* MeaningfulName: Mira, who was turned into [[spoiler: The Magic Mirror]].
* PlotCoupons: The items needed for the Wishing Spell.
** As well as those for the Wand of Wonderment.
* RealityEnsues: After spending 100 asleep, the Sleeping Kingdom is mostly dead and the inhabitants still prefer to sleep all day. Sleeping Beauty is still trying to make things right.
* SadistTeacher: Mrs. Peters.
* SiblingYinYang: Where Alex is an overachieving "A" student and an optimist in love with fairytales, Conner is extremely lazy in school and a sarcastic skeptic.
* TitleDrop: The book ''The Land of Stories'', and the world of the same name.
* TraumaCOngaLine: "The Longer Walk Home", chapter 2 of ''The Wishing Spell'', takes this to TearJerker territory.
* WhatTheHellHero: Carter calls the Fairy Council out on how they were punishing a fairy who lost her temper and turned the wings of another fairy who was teasing her into prune leaves for a few seconds (and how they were ready to ''banish'' her), but they weren't doing anything about the Trolls and Goblins enslaving people. Though they don�t show their shame, they all admit that he's right, and the fairy is pardoned.
* YearOutsideHourInside: Time on Earth passes faster than in the Land of Stories, allowing the twins to meet Cinderella, etc, despite their tales being centuries old.
** Though due to the twins' birth the worlds have begun moving at a similar speed