BANISHED, STORYTELLERS SERIES #3, by Betsy Schow, Sourcebooks Fire


While lying in the hospital in a place called Kansas, Princess Dorthea of Emerald struggles to regain her memory of the events that propelled her out of the land of Story—and to remember how to get home.

Meanwhile, in Story, Rexi, with the help of Excalibur, continues to gain confidence in writing her own tale as she fights to save the land from the Wicked Witch. But as is always the case with evil villains, she is not to be underestimated. Can Dorthea and Rexi save their home while protecting the prince they both love from getting caught in the crossfire?

Published February 6, 2018


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

See book one review: Here

See book two review:  Here

Okay, here we go.

First, let me get this out of the way. The cover is just stunning! In fact, all three covers were excellent choices for this series and I loved them all.

After book two, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the author for book three.  I’m glad I hung in there and decided to read book three.  It was far better than book two. This is what I see a lot with series.  Book one is outstanding, book two sucks and book three is a marvelous cleaner-upper.

The POV jumps but in a controlled fashion between the two characters, Dot and Rexi. This time, the manner in which the author writes the POV is not only effective to the story but entertaining and easier to follow. The main character returns to Dot which is a welcomed relief and conflict is quickly introduced highlighting goals and plans to achieve them.  The characters are what I’d call, more solid in their development, seemingly less irritating and whiny, but back to their sarcastic and fun natures that brings the fun back into the series.

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend the series to anyone, but would warn that the dialogue will appeal more to a younger teen.  All conflicts are resolved, everything ties up nicely in a neat little bow and I loved the ending.

I gave this book:


2 thoughts on “BANISHED, STORYTELLERS SERIES #3, by Betsy Schow, Sourcebooks Fire

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