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Story's End (Storybound) Hardcover – April 2, 2013
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"I liked how it had some realistic facts - like that there is an Enemy/Deciever out to ruin lives and the anticipation of a returning King who will make everything right." Quote from My son Logan 8 years old.
I have a hard time putting my finger on exactly what didn't work for me, but I think a lot of it was that I just didn't feel very drawn into the story...where the idea was interesting, the execution was flat, DOA. It was plotted well enough to get me through it, but the pacing was slow, and the characters relatively undeveloped. Oh, sure, they had some "backstory," but they weren't--for the most part--rich, interesting, nuanced characters. This was true with the exception of Kai, Indie, Snow, Snow's Mother, and the Red Enchantress...all supporting characters. Una and Peter, the two characters the story starts out with way back in book 1 become largely cardboard cut-outs by the end of book 2, just going through the motions required by the plot. I would have been happier if Una had been Written Out shortly after she was Written In and the story focused on everyone else.
I found myself wishing the book had been rewritten to focus on Snow, her Mother, the Muses, the Enchantress, and all the elements that the author infused with excitement. It was weird, really, but it was a book (and series) filled with extremes: some parts and characters were fun and well written, whereas others were bland and took effort to get through. Those were normally the parts that I found myself putting the book down and going to do other things.Read more ›
The enemy is back and the characters go dangerous places, meet,horrifying people, make new friends, and make shocking discoveries.
But, when the elements get involved, characters are in danger of being written out of story.
I loved this book.This was a great book and I couldn't stop reading it.
I couldn't ask for a better book.
This is the sequel to Storybound and starts where that book leaves off. Neither book will make much sense without the other.
This one is a bit slow paced, and they are losing interest. I find I have to read several chapters a night, or s edit out a bit to move things along. We are halfway through, hope we make it.
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Storybound by Marissa Burt is essential to read before reading Story's End. It is a two part series that only work as two parts of a whole. But as an entire whole they work tremendously. Una is a girl who loves to read and has been "written in" to the world of story. She is from the readers world and finds this world of story where every story character has more story than readers ever know.
When she accidentally releases the Enemy of Story, he begins the plans for Story's End. As the hero of the series it is up to Una to stop him.
This is where Story's End picks up and races toward the ending. Story's End is filled with the same magic that made Storybound great. I highly recommend this book for all fans of Storybound but also fans of Inkheart, Land of Stories and ABC's Once Upon a Time.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this final book in the series, and would like to read more about the land of Story!Published 7 months ago by Marion Bond
Loved this book and its sequel. I purchased them for the library at my school and can't wait to share.Published 11 months ago by Susan E. Johnstone
First, you MUST read the first book immediately before reading this one or you will be lost and frustrated. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Tara
What a great story for the tween and young teens group! I really enjoyed the plot and the setting, and the characters!Published 11 months ago by mdeal