Story's End (Storybound #2)

Story's End (Storybound #2)
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8+
Release Date
April 02, 2013
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978-0062020543
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Long ago, a King ruled the land of Story. . . . During his reign, Heroes, Villains, and characters of all kinds lived out new Tales filled with daring quests and epic struggles. Then the King disappeared, and over the years, nearly everyone forgot that he had ever existed. Now an evil Enemy has emerged, determined to write a new future for Story that he will control. And an ordinary girl named Una Fairchild is inextricably tangled up in his deadly plan. Una and her friends Peter and Indy are desperate to find a way to defeat the Enemy. But Una soon discovers that the real key may lie in her own mysterious ties to Story's past — and to the long-forgotten King, who could be Story's only hope for survival.

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I found Storybound to be entertaining, but I didn't particularly enjoy it. I was hoping for a little more from Story's End, but it turned out to be more of the same, sadly.

It took quite a bit for the world of Story and the characters to come back to me, so I was a little lost for a while. And I have to say, when they finally did come back to me, I didn't feel much of a connection. Many of the characters were just too whiny and grumpy to feel a connection with.

The plot wasn't especially exciting either. Even though stuff was happening, I kept waiting for the action thinking "oh, I'm not that far in the book yet, so something'll surely happen soon", but I slowly started to realize I was getting farther in the book yet having the same feeling. The only plot point I was actually intrigued by was Snow's relationship with her mother and how it grew and changed.

I think another problem I had with the story was the villains. It felt more like I was being told the villains were bad and shown a little bit of what they'd previously done, but not actually shown anything worth their reputation. I was told there was a lot of death, but I didn't actually see any of it so it didn't feel real. I mean, I didn't feel sorry for them, but I also didn't hate/fear them. I suppose the right term for those feelings as well as my feelings on the rest of the story is apathetic.

The Nutshell: While Story's End isn't a bad book, it also wasn't one I found particularly enjoyable. It's a pretty good wrap-up for the series, but I felt much of the book was just filler and the characters were difficult to connect with.

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