Hey! So I’m gonna try to explain this immensely confusing book, BUT like I said, it’s an extremely confusing book SO good luck to me. Here goes!
Owen Conners would never jump into a mystery. There are too many hidden clues, twists that make no sense, and an ending you never see coming. Mysteries are just not Owen’s thing. So how exactly did he end up in one with his memory erased? And that’s far from the only question.
How did Kiel Gnomenfoot, boy magician, lose all of his magic? Where’s Bethany, their half-fictional friend? And who’s the annoying guy wearing the question mark mask and Sherlock Holmes hat, taunting Owen and Kiel that Bethany is in grave danger?
Bethany is trapped in a hidden room that’s slowly filling with water, and she can’t escape until her friends find her. But is she imprisoned by more than just chains and a locked door? What’s she hiding from Owen and Kiel?
Maybe some mysteries just shouldn’t be solved…
Okay. SO. Poor Owen, because as much as he hates mysteries, this is about the mystery-est mystery there is. From the very first page you’re confused… and at the last page, I’m not so sure you understand much more, because each answer only brings more and more questions. Also, this book is mind boggling, because when the characters realizes that they’re are in the fictional real world (The fictional world where all books set in the real world occur) they meet THEMSELVES, who are reading a copy of Story Thieves, the first book in this series. SO apparently fictional people read about nonfictional people and nonfictional people read about fictional people and so therefore nonfictional people are kinda fictional and fictional people are kinda nonfictional and therefore is Owen is nonfictional and we are reading about him doesn’t that kinda make us fictional?
I know. Mind blown, right?? LOL.
And THEN Fictional Owen (Or Fowen) turns out to be evil and kidnapped the person they thought was evil and THEN it turns out that Bethany’s (a character who can jump into books) missing dad is somehow trapped inside of EVERY SINGLE BOOK EVER and THEN the author, James Riley makes HIMSELF a character in the book… or DOES HE… It goes on and on and yes it does give you a headache.
I’ve read a lot of books… but this book wins the award for being the singular most confusing book EVER to exist on the face of this planet that I have read so far in my life. Whew. BUT I also completely and totally ADORE it and I drew me in and held me there throughout the crazy whirlwind of a book till the very last page…
SO. (I know I’ve said SO. a lot lately it’s kind just the theme of this post I think) SO. If you are ready to dive headfirst into a crazy roller coaster of a book that’s action packed and will keep your brain-gears turning to try to unravel each new layer of this mystery… READ THIS BOOK. You’ll love it. But first… make sure to check out the first book in the series, STORY THIEVES, by James Riley. Happy Easter! And Happy Late 1st Day of Spring! 😀
Until next week!
P.S. make sure to read the acknowledgments pages, too! They are HILARIOUS. That’s it. BYE! 😀
P.P.S. ALSO make sure to stalk Shannon Messenger’s blog, because soon, Let the Sky Fall is coming out, and it’s gonna be AWESOME!!! 😀 Okay, really, I’m done now. BYE! Have an awesome week! BYE! 😀