Story's EndYou may have (and if you haven’t you should have) read Marissa Burt’s Storybound, released last year. See the OtLS review of that particular Buy It! book if you haven’t. Quick recap: Una, a girl from the real world, finds herself magically transported into the land of Story where she meets Peter (a storybook hero-in-training) and the two of them endeavor to solve how and why she has appeared, ultimately culminating in some massively surprising plot twists and ending with a huge cliffhanger. In the sequel, Story’s End, Una and Peter continue right where the left off, delving deeper into the history of Story, and as I haven’t read it yet, that’s pretty much all I know and all I want to know. Story’s End has a lot to live up to, but the magical world built in Storybound was incredibly imaginative.

Story’s End will be released on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

I hope that Story’s End isn’t really Story’s end or the story’s end, and that this series will continue for a while longer. Either way, I’ll be looking out for any middle grade novels from Miss Burt from this point forward.

Update: See author’s and pubilsher’s responses below.


Borrow. Read. Return. Repeat.