Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Bookanistas: STORYBOUND

Once upon a time we met a fabulous writer named Marissa Burt. She was friendly, lovely and represented by an amazing literary agent. Before too long her middle grade novel sold to Harper Collins and we were lucky enough to read an advanced copy. And even luckier, STORYBOUND is pure magic. But don't take our word for it, today we have the lovely Grace, my extraordinarily well-read 5th grade neighbor here to give us her thoughts on the book.
What Amazon has to say: When Una Fairchild stumbles upon a mysterious book buried deep in the basement of her school library, she thinks nothing of opening 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.

Grace's Take: I loved STORYBOUND! There was so much to think about. The descriptions of the characters and everything else was amazing! I hope that there is a sequel to Storybound or that it turns into a series.  Marrisa Burt is a great author and I would love to read more of her work!

Grace, we couldn't agree more! Lucky for us Story's End is going to be released in 2013. Can't wait!

And be sure to check out what the rest of the Bookanistas are reading this week:
Christine Fonseca  interviews author Sandra Almazan
Stasia Ward Kehoe is spellbound by ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD & GIRL OF NIGHTMARES
Jessica Love falls for UNBREAK MY HEART
Megan Miranda is giddy for GILT

5 comments:

Matthew MacNish said...

Hey, I know Marissa! We're partners in Mayhem.

JEM said...

Uh, interesting, reminds me of Pagemaster. I LOVE the cover, I'll have to pick that one up!

JEM said...

Totally meant that as an "ahhh".

Marissa Burt said...

Thank you L&L! And many thanks to Grace as well! I'm so happy you enjoyed Storybound. I'm happy to say that there will be a sequel: Story's End is due out in early 2013. Until then, happy reading!

M

Laura Marcella said...

Storybound sounds delightful! It reminds me of one of my favorite books when I was a kid, The Neverending Story. I think my nieces and nephews (and myself!) will like this!