WARNING! Excessive use of exclamation points ahead!
Title: The Stolen Chapters
Author: James Riley
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Publication date: 2016
Page count: 354 (Hardback)
Owen, Kiel, and Bethany confront secrets, stolen memories, and some very familiar faces in the follow-up to The Story Thieves—which was called a “fast-paced, action-packed tale” by School Library Journal—from the bestselling author of the Half Upon a Time trilogy.
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… ~ Goodreads
I was FULLY prepared to be disappointed in this book, after all how could it be as awesome as Story Thieves? Wrong! This book was TEN TIMES BETTER than the Story Thieves! HUGE plot twists! Awesome characters! And it was funny! And just, like, AMAZING!!!!! I loved every part part of it! It had tons of action. And I loved the mystery! If you can’t tell from the picture of the cover, the cover of the first one is in it! How cool is that? I just LOVE how the title was incorporated into the book! And the ending was
amazing awful! Talk about cliff hangers….
My complaints: It was kind of confusing at some times.
Age recommendation: 9
“how much he hated having to rely on his own eyes instead of just using magic, like the universe had intended.”
“He considered kissing the roof, like he’d seen people do when they landed from crazy plane rides, but honestly, it looked pretty disgusting, so he passed.”
“And then I’m going to wink, and it’s going to be amazing.”
“I’ve waited my entire life to be a the hero . . . All it took was becoming the villain for a bit,”