Although this book just opens the entire series Chris Colfer cuts right to the chase. The author doesn't hesitate in writing about any possible journey the twins, Alex and Conner Bailey attempt. This book has many twist and turns just to accomplish there quest. They end up gathering all of the elements but sadly failed to complete it because of the Evil Queen. But their grandmother sends them back home safely. I wouldn't say best book in the series but definitely on my top 6s!