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Enter the magical land of Story in this sequel to Storybound, perfect for fans of Inkheart, The School for Good and Evil, and classic fantasy tales like Ella Enchanted and The Neverending Story. Kids who love fairy tales, dragons, magic, and more will be enchanted by Una Fairchild's unforgettable adventure in Story's End.

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Hardcover, 416 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by HarperCollins Children's
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mara pina
A big thank you to Marissa Burt for letting me read an ARC copy of Story's End! I'd just finished Storybound and I couldn't wait to read the finale.

It was what I hoped for - it answered the questions set out in Storybound and evolved the characters and their relationships. And there were definitely surprises along the way! I so want to say more but I can't if I want to avoid spoilers, so I'll just say, if you liked the first one, read this one as soon as you can!

I should add that reading both...more
Terri
This sequel to Storybound surpasses the original. Fast-paced action and interesting characters drive this fantasy novel that doubles as a religious allegory. Story, a world beset by evil looks to the return of the King who will defeat the Enemy, right all wrongs and deliver his people, only to find he's been there all along. The compelling theme is explicitly stated in response to Una's questioning why the King doesn't prevent evil, "Better to strengthen the good than to rid the world of evil......more
Betsy Lightfoot
Storybound was one of the Barnes & Noble Free Friday's books, and I enjoyed the book so much I paid for the second volume in the series, Story's End. The books seem to be closely bound together plot-wise, which makes me wonder if Marissa Burt originally wrote it as one book, and Harper Collins divided it into two books because of the length. I've heard of such things happening before. Also, the Nook version tends to not give adequate notice when switching scenes. I'm assuming the print versi...more
Kai
The Story's End is a wonderful story. It is about parents-child relationship and about having friends. Una Fairchilds discovered her real parents in Storybound. What worse was that she did the most horrible thing in the Storybound. She released the Enemy, who happened to be her real father. Now her father is searching for the elements to rewrite Story. The Enemy was going to destroyed the characters who would opposed him with the help of the Red Enchantress, who is her real mother.

To Una's sad d...more
Cassidy
Apr 24, 2013 Cassidy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: EVERYONE EVERYWHERE
This book brought the whole world of Story that we learned about in STORYBOUND completely to life!
So many twists and turns... I just don't even know where to start!
Of course, STORYBOUND is one of my FAVORITE books, so I was bound to love this one, right? (Heh... Bound. STORY bound. See what I did there?)
BUT this book SURPRISED me!
I'm trying to keep this spoiler free, but I LOVE a book that can make me gasp and have to set the book to the side for a few minutes to process things, and this book re...more
Audrey
Nov 10, 2012 Audrey rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: See the review
Recommended to Audrey by: Marissa Burt
Shelves: jr-reads
There could be no better fate than to be written into the fantastic world of Story. Marissa Burt's storytelling comes from an evident love of books, characters, and reading. She brilliantly educates young readers about the many genres of writing and their respective character types and plots. She invites young readers-through the examples of triumph and transformation of Una's and Snow's lives--to be the heroes of their own stories and to not be afraid to take risks for a world in which they bel...more
Charlou Lunsford
The King has disappeared and his story is all but forgotten. A most evil one is ready to rewrite Story and even more will be lost if he succeeds. Una Fairchild, 12, with the help of her friends Peter and Indy, is the key to stopping him. Adventure, deceit, secrets and lies make this Story hard to put down.
Why I picked it up: I am drawn to fairy tale retellings and related right now.
Why I finished it: It has the right level of adventure for this age group with characters these readers will enjoy...more
Brichimt
12 year old Una Fairchild is a foster child in the land of Readers and discovers a book in her school library that is a portal to the land of Story...a land in total chaos because the king who is the writer of all stories that were, is, and will be. The villains in Story unfortunately are also the missing parents of Una. Her bloodties to these two characters link her to the magic that is needed to work with the resistance movement to bring back the long lost king...which in essence sets alls the...more
Stacey
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Steven
I received an uncorrected proof for review. Marissa Burt has writen another spell bound book that draws you in and will not let you out until the end. This book is a fitting sequal to the first book, "STORYBOUND". Just as we thought Una's travels could not get any more interesting or eventful, we find ourselves in te middle of Una's life and her strugles to overcome her longing to find her parents and what she must do when she does. This book is actioned packed and ready for all ages to enjoy.
Casey
This was a fantastic sequel to Storybound. The story gets so much more intense and the moral questions that are presented can give kids and adults alike an insight into the world.

I felt connected to all of the characters: Una, Peter, Indy, and Sam. Even Snow comes around and by the end she's helping Horace make the right choice.

Basically and most simply, I loved it.
Hate2beLate
~First Reads Winner~
Just finished this and it was awesome. The level of scary and honor was exactly right for the age. The concept refreshing and the writing well done. I really enjoyed this and I believe any age reader would as well. Hopefully we get to re-visit Story. I KNOW there is another tale just waiting to be written!
Makenna
Finished reading Story's End. I thought it was an amazing read, it answered all the previous questions set by Storybound. I'm hoping for a third book & that this will become a series, but that's really up to Ms. Burt :-) Such a huge fan. I hope to see more great things from Ms. Burt!
Elizabeth
Story's End is a great sequel! Marissa Burt is an amazing Muse herself!

I can't wait to see what new and exciting stories she has in store for us next.

This a must read series!
Katherine
I really loved this Children's series. Reminds me of Thursday Next but for kids!
Sylvia
An enjoyable read that I will be sharing with my young niece and nephew.
Nessa
omg i LOVED it!!!!!!!!!
Lauren
I finished off this book in only a couple of days. Honestly it is just so easy to get into and so filled with action. Una continues to be absolutely awesome. I love that this is a young reader's book that has a female protagonist who is fully capable of doing things for herself. Yes, she has friends who help her greatly but she never has Peter or Indy do something for her because she is a girl. She learns to be a hero all by herself. Along that same line seeing more of Snow was one of my favorit...more
AshleyiSee
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Becky B
Things aren't looking so good for Story. The Enemy, Fidelus the Muse who went a little power crazy is back. The other Muses are all captured and under the Red Enchantress's power. Fidelus is gathering the Elements, the legendary tools necessary to write or unwrite Story's story or even write Story's End. He's also raising up Taleless and promising them fresh bodies...which is not good news for the living characters of Story.
The Resistance, those who believe that the King will return to Story, h...more
Sugarplumfairy
If you are a writer you should read these books. Observe how the characters differ by the way they get along with each-other!
This is the second book of a two book series (at least, I'm assuming this is the last book although it would be a pleasant surprise if there would be another book coming one day).

The first book was more fairy-tale-ish than this one turned out to be but it was still a great book. This one would have turned into a horror/western (don't worry, not really gory), were it not...more
Robyn
I'd highly recommend the Storybound books (this is the second of two), it's very easy to get pulled into the world Burt has written and there's a lot of room for her to continue with these characters if she chose to (though the story has wrapped up completely in this sequel). In reviews a lot of people seemed to enjoy this book significantly less than the first. I think this may be partly because many of them specifically said that they hadn't read the first one recently, so it was hard to remem...more
Kathleen Pacious
Marissa Burt’s first novel, Storybound, was a delightful read. Unfortunately, the sequel, Story’s End does not have the same magic as the first one, only because it doesn’t work as a stand-alone book. If you do not read the first in the series, you will be confused. And even after reading the first one, you may still be confused as you try to keep straight Muses, Tale-Keepers, Written-Ins, Villains, the Enemy, the King, etc. While it works as an action-packed adventure, overall it needed a bit m...more
Angie
Story's End takes place after the events of Storybound. Una, Peter and Indy have survived the return of the Enemy Fidelus and are out to stop his evil plots. Snow and her mother have been captured by the Duessa and must find a way to escape. Duessa and Fidelus are out to rewrite Story so that only their supporters survive and everyone worships them as the King and Queen of Story. The characters must unite to fight against them and pray for the return of the true king.

This is such a fun series. I...more
Allison
This was a good, imaginative end to the story, and I did like it. It made me realize something, though, one of the reasons why I have a harder time connecting to fantasy than other genres. It is this kind of fantastical, deux ex machina ending. Outlook is bleak? No way to survive? Hope and plans are in ruins? No problem! It turns out that this character/object/power (that the reader had no idea existed) trumps everything else, and will save the day! It all turned out to be so simple! Yay for the...more
Erin Germain
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Danylle
It was a good sequel and ending(?). I would have liked a little more of the story, but I still liked it. I like all of the characters. I liked the addition of Kai, he was interesting and mysterious. I would have liked to have known more about him. I liked how it ended. I thought Kai's "moral" to the story was a very good one. You can't wish all the bad away. There will always be bad with good, that's what makes the good good. It wasn't your typical story and it was nice to have something a littl...more
Emily
Just as good as the first one. These characters have sup rising depth. It's too bad it wasn't just published as one book instead of 2. They are not that long and would have made an excellent stand alone novel. The way it was forced into a series (I am guessing publisher encouragement) makes it lose one star. Otherwise I was very pleasantly surprised by the books all around.

The land of Story is rich in detail. The characters are interesting and avoid stereotypes. The plot has just a few twists an...more
Brynnah
Wow. The perfect sequel to the perfect idea. Wow. Just, wow.
Kim
Oct 11, 2013 Kim added it
(Note: I read the Advanced Reader's Copy) This is a wonderful continuation of Storybound, Marissa Burt's lovely and charming 1st novel. The characters are interesting, engaging and I have to admit I was delighted not to wait for the final edition to arrive in stores. There's danger and treachery afoot, but who are the true villains and how do our young protagonists stop the destruction of their world? Well, you'll have to read it and see.
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