Marissa Burt was forever getting notes sent home from teachers about reading novels during class. She grew up in Oregon and now lives in the Seattle area with her husband and three sons. Marissa is also the author of Storybound and Story's End.
"With its unique twist (her roommate, for example, is a snooty Snow
White), Una's adventures should charm those who enjoy fairy-tale
reboots, and the cliff-hanger ending could ensure demand for a
sequel."--School Library Journal
"A richly imagined world. Readers will enjoy the mind-bending fun of puzzling together small details."--Booklist
"An appealing fantasy. Strong writing and interesting characters make Una's journey enjoyable, and the overall result will have readers on the lookout for the planned sequel."--Publishers Weekly
"Readers who love fantasy may see an opportunity to snuggle up with a cup of cocoa and unravel the plot, which twists and turns in on itself, with happy surprises."--Kirkus Reviews
Gr 5-7-Having grown up in foster homes and feeling as though she never quite belonged, Una Fairchild is not too distraught when she is transported to the land of Story (by a book, of course), a place populated by characters from fairy tales, folklore, and fiction. With the help of Peter, who is studying to be a Hero, and Sam, a talking cat, Una discovers that she has been "Written In." Until she figures out who wrote her in, and why, she is in danger-and so are all of the Tales of Story. With its unique twist (her roommate, for example, is a snooty Snow White), Una's adventures should charm those who enjoy fairy-tale reboots, and the cliff-hanger ending could ensure demand for a sequel.-Laurie Slagenwhite Walters, Peachtree Montessori International, Ann Arbor, MI (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.