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Series:
Story thieves volume 3.
Published:
Aladdin 2017
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IL: MG - BL: 5.2 - AR Pts: 10
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Bethany travels to a new fictional world to rescue her father in this third book in the New York Times bestselling series, Story Thieveswhich was called a "fast-paced, action-packed tale" by School Library Journal—from the author of the Half Upon a Time trilogy.
Owen and Bethany have sworn off jumping into books for good. But they didn't make any promises about not jumping through strange portals that lead to a comic book world.

Jupiter City was once filled with brightly costumed superheroes and villains, but nowadays, there's nothing left but the Dark. Even the villains are terrified of the Dark's shadows, and most of the heroes have either disappeared or been lost to mind control. The one hero who might have stopped all of this, Doc Twilight, has been imprisoned by the Dark.

But who is Doc Twilight really? And how can Bethany and Owen defeat the Dark without superpowers of their own? They'll definitely need the help of some old friends and new allies to bring the light back to Jupiter City, and find out the truth behind the Dark.

It all comes back to Bethany's own secret origins. What really happened when her fictional father disappeared years ago? Who is Nobody, and why is he writing these Story Thieves books? And what kind of supervillain name is The Rotten Banana?

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Street Date:
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English
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James Riley. (2017). Secret Origins. Aladdin.

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James Riley. 2017. Secret Origins. Aladdin.

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Owen and Bethany have sworn off jumping into books for good. But they didn't make any promises about not jumping through strange portals that lead to a comic book world.

Jupiter City was once filled with brightly costumed superheroes and villains, but nowadays, there's nothing left but the Dark. Even the villains are terrified of the Dark's shadows, and most of the heroes have either disappeared or been lost to mind control. The one hero who might have stopped all of this, Doc Twilight, has been imprisoned by the Dark.

But who is Doc Twilight really? And how can Bethany and Owen defeat the Dark without superpowers of their own? They'll definitely need the help of some old friends and new allies to bring the light back to Jupiter City, and find out the truth behind the Dark.

It all comes back to Bethany's own secret origins. What really happened when her fictional father disappeared years ago? Who is Nobody, and why is he writing these Story Thieves books? And what kind of supervillain name is The Rotten Banana?
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        Bethany's latest book-diving exploit takes her and her friends into a superhero comic, a realm where, of course, the good guys always win--or do they?Following the electrifying discovery that her long-missing fictional dad is the superhero Doc Twilight, the white girl trails him from "this" world to Jupiter City, a burg of costumed heroes and villains that has been rebooted by its writer into an authoritarian dystopia under the thumb of a vengeful scenery-chewer known only as the Dark. Along with weaving "fiction," "nonfiction," and metafiction in brain-bending ways, Riley continues to have great fun with his premise--stocking Jupiter City with villains like Dr. Apathy and a fruit-themed gang led by Rotten Banana; slipping in pop-culture references from Squirrel Girl to "I've got a bad feeling about all of this"; and among other revelations describing how his string-pulling alter ego "Nobody" used a certain unnamed classic about a boy and a tree to subvert one of pop fiction's most fundamental tropes. He also has Bethany sacrifice herself (seemingly) and strands her best bud Owen in a choose-your-own-plot novel with a disingenuous invitation to readers to leave him there. Bethany's other allies, the comically misnamed Charm and dark-skinned, relentlessly upbeat Gwen, supply further banter, chemistry, and diversity to this tangled episode. A literary hall of mirrors, with plenty of thrills and laughs to keep "nonfictionals" in the game. (Metafictional fantasy. 11-13)

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        Gr 4-6-Bethany and Owen have sworn not to go into the fictional world anymore. It is dangerous, and the evil Nobody, the man without a face, has threatened them if they come back. But when Bethany discovers a mysterious man watching her house, she is determined to track him down and find out why. And she just needs a few tools from the fictional world to help her. When Bethany and Owen arrive at the man's house, they find a portal into a comic book world and several superheroes and supervillains, one of whom just might be Bethany's dad. Riley doesn't disappoint in this thrilling continuation of the series. VERDICT Full of pithy puns, plays on words, and lots of action, this latest installment is sure to please fans.-Terry Ann Lawler, Burton Barr Library, Phoenix

        Copyright 2017 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Owen and Bethany have sworn off jumping into books for good. But they didn't make any promises about not jumping through strange portals that lead to a comic book world.

Jupiter City was once filled with brightly costumed superheroes and villains, but nowadays, there's nothing left but the Dark. Even the villains are terrified of the Dark's shadows, and most of the heroes have either disappeared or been lost to mind control. The one hero who might have stopped all of this, Doc Twilight, has been imprisoned by the Dark.

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