Arc Book Review Stolen Chapters by James Riley

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Owen, Kiel, and Bethany confront secrets, stolen memories, and some very familiar faces in the follow-up to The Story Thieves—which was called a “fast-paced, action-packed tale” by School Library Journal—from the bestselling author of the Half Upon a Time trilogy.

Owen Conners would never jump into a mystery. There are too many hidden clues, twists that make no sense, and an ending you never see coming. Mysteries are just not Owen’s thing. So how exactly did he end up in one with his memory erased? And that’s far from the only question.

How did Kiel Gnomenfoot, boy magician, lose all of his magic? Where’s Bethany, their half-fictional friend? 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?

Maybe some mysteries just shouldn’t be solved…

Jan Review

As you start to read this book you might be a bit confused as it basically jumps in at chapter 11 and your going what the heck?  Then it dawns on you oh yeah Stolen Chapters!!!  Eventually you get into the groove and the author does help you out by pointing out when he gives you the stolen first 10 chapters as you progress through the story.  At times i was thrown for the loop but i caught one and the author even sucks into reading the acknowledgements i mean not just skimming them but really reading them for clues to the third book, yes their is more coming.  Great job loved it and my son is eagerly waiting for his print copy to arrive on January 19th.

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