Saturday, May 4, 2013
Storybound by Marissa Burt Review
Reading Level: Middle Grade
Publisher: Harper Collins
First book in the Storybound series
In the land of Story, children go to school to learn to be characters: a perfect Hero, a trusty Sidekick, even the most dastardly Villain. They take classes on Outdoor Experiential Questing and Backstory, while adults search for full-time character work in stories written just for them.
In our world, twelve-year-old Una Fairchild has always felt invisible. But all that changes when she stumbles upon a mysterious book buried deep in the basement of her school library, opens the cover, and suddenly finds herself transported to the magical land of Story.
But Story is not a perfect fairy tale. Una’s new friend Peter warns her about the grave danger she could face if anyone discovers her true identity. The devious Tale Keeper watches her every move. And there are whispers of a deadly secret that seems to revolve around Una herself....
With the timeless appeal of books like A Wrinkle in Time and the breathtaking action of Inkheart, Storybound has all the makings of a new classic. Brimming with fantastical creatures, magical adventure, and heart-stopping twists, Storybound will leave readers wishing they too could jump through the pages into this enchanting fairy-tale world.
Yay for middle grade! Guys this was was fabulous! I had higher expectations than normal and this made them look easy. It was unique with great characters and a fast paced story.
This one tells the story of Una. She's been magically sucked into the world of Story with no idea how. Story is the land of fairytale characters. Somehow Una must learn to fit in without attracting attention to herself, while trying to discover why she was written into story.
I thought Una was great. I liked how a mature she was. She always thought before acting. I ,over how well she fit in even though she didn't belong. I liked that she was nice but remained strong too. I cannot wait to continue her story. I really liked Peter. I liked how sweet he was. I think Una and Peter balanced each other well. They made a great team. I liked that they stuck together. They had themselves quite the adventure.
This had a complicated storyline. There was a lot going on and at times it was hard to keep up. I liked that it was fast paced. I liked all the action and tension between characters. I loved the setting. It was amazing. I liked that it kept me in my feet. I loved how unique it was. I've never read such a unique story. Overall this is one of the best middle grade books I've read in awhile. It was incredibly well done and I highly recommend.