Friday, August 17, 2012


Una Fairchild's only consolation for her grim life in a series of foster homes lies in the basement library of her school. Until one day she is pulled into a story, and must figure out why she is there and what she is going to do about it. 

Marissa Burt wrote an interesting mix of modern sensibilities and old-fashioned fairy tale, with a dash of mythology. My only complaint is a major one: To Be Continued is not an acceptable ending. This is not Lord of the Rings; this is a book written for a juvenile audience, and these kids deserve a real ending. Yes, we all know that Harry Potter took seven books to finish his story, but each story was self-contained, and tied up the pertinent loose ends, with only meta-plot points left hanging loose. At the end of Storybound, the only thing I know for sure is that most of the characters are still alive (some I am not so sure about). 

Stay tuned. This book may yet be recommended, depending on how sequel(s) turn(s) out. Meanwhile, this review is To Be Continued.


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