Monday, April 30, 2012

Bibliophile's Corner

Storybound
by Marissa Burt

Flap Copy description:
When Una Fairchild stumbles upon a mysterious book buried deep in the basement of her school library, she thinks nothing of the cover and diving in. But instead of paging through a regular novel, Una suddenly finds herself Written In to the land of Story - a world filled with Heroes and Villains and fairy-tale characters.
But not everything in story is as magical as it seems. Una must figure out why she has been Written In - and fast - before anyone else discovers her secret. Together with her new friend Peter and a talking cat named Sam, Una digs deep into Story's shadowy past. She quickly realizes that she is tied to the world in ways she never could have imagined - and it might be up to her to save it.

My thoughts:
Newly released - Storybound, is the charming and surprising debut fantasy by Marissa Burt. The author slowly and methodically reveals the world of the protagonist, twelve-year-old Una; while deceptively setting up the reader for a puzzle of a plot that becomes a more complex fantasy than one would first expect. The sequel to this well-written, and extremely entertaining novel will be released in April 2013 - Story's End. Congratulations to the Pacific Northwest writer, Marissa Burt, on a fantastic debut novel! I would highly recommend this book to readers from the ages of 8 -12. Since Storybound contains many older characters, it would also be a great high-low book for ages up to fourteen.

To learn more about the talented author, Marissa Burt - click here:
http://www.marissaburt.com/bio.html

10 comments:

  1. This book has an interesting twist. Even though it's for the younger readers, the plot has my attention.

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  2. I just love that fairy tales and fantasy are still being produced for children. Nothing wrong with video games and the internet, but it's nice to know that writers are nurturing the imaginations of children and adults alike.

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  3. Awesome. I'm always on the lookout for books for my middle grader.

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  4. I love the premise. The book sounds wonderful.

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  5. Great review. Thanks for bringing this one to my attention.

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  6. sounds like an awesome mg adventure! but my boys arent into fantasy =(

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  7. Thanks for the kind comments, ladies. Marissa Burt sent me a tweet today saying how much she enjoyed seeing her book reviewed; I'm sure she'll enjoy your feedback too!

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  8. very intriguing premise! My niece might like this. thanks!

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  9. This does sound like a lot of fun. I'm looking up the book now. Thanks!

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  10. What an interesting premise. And a lovely review. Another book to add to my reading pile. : )

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