Owen, Kiel, and Bethany confront secrets, stolen memories, and some very familiar faces in the follow-up to the second book in the New York Times best-selling series The Story Thieves - which was called a "fast-paced, action-packed tale" by School Library Journal - from the author of the Half Upon a Time trilogy.
Owen Conners' whole life changed the day he found out his classmate Bethany was half fictional and could take him into any book in the library. Which story would they jump into next? Another fantasy, like the Kiel Gnomenfoot, Magic Thief books? Maybe something with superheroes? Owen's up for anything except mysteries - those just have too many hidden clues, twists that make no sense, and an ending you never see coming.
Then Owen wakes up in a real-life mystery with a memory that's been erased and too many questions. How did Kiel Gnomenfoot lose all of his magic? Where is Bethany? 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?
©2016 James Riley and Chris Eliopoulos (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
I really enjoy this app and so do my two boys. We read every night. So some nights it's nice just to listen as they drift off to sleep. We have just finished Harry Potter the third one and decided to get a different story. After searching for one that sounded interesting we decided on this one. Excited to listen we began downloading it on to hear "missing text missing text missing text" honestly I figured we'd let the entire thing download and it would work. Nope doesn't just says missing text all the way through. I have all four Harry Potter and two other stories that I listen to and have no problem with those. So for now I'm still ok with this app but don't waste your money on this story the stolen chapters
After the book downloads, it reads the introduction just fine. Beginning with the first chapter and continuing throughout, the reader will say a word and then keep repeating "missing text", say another word, then "missing text" again. Disappointing
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