-And the good things in him made her want to be better, stronger, braver, and truer.-

I am quite pleased with books that aren’t focused on relationships. I know it sounds like this one is, but it isn’t. And for that I am grateful.

Anyway, Storybound was a really interesting book, though it wasn’t very pretty. It awakened the imagination and the fantasies that our favorite book characters are, in fact, real people. The land called Story is home to all of them ~ Heroes, Villains, Sidekicks ~ and the characters’ kids go to school to learn how to become these things in specific genres, such as fantasy, science fiction, and historical fiction. The characters are sent into lands where they act with other characters ~ and as they live, a story is written. It’s a brilliantly fantastic idea.

The book was about a girl named Una who was Written In to Story ~ taken from our reality to the world of tales. (Lucky her!) And instead of embracing it like I’m sure any one of us would have, she sets out to find why she’s been Written In (I mean, her life wasn’t exactly peachy before, so why in tarnation would she want to go back to it?). She meets a boy named Peter and a cat named Sam, and they discover a deep, dark secret hidden by the Talekeepers, who keep track of all the tales. The magical Muses had been, in a way, exiled from Story, and there had been no new books for a long time. But was it actually the Muses who were in the wrong? That’s your question to answer!