The Stolen Chapters (Story Thieves Series #2)

The Stolen Chapters (Story Thieves Series #2)


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ISBN-13: 9781481409230
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 12/13/2016
Series: Story Thieves Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 46,167
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 700L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

James Riley lives in Virginia. He is the author of Half Upon a Time, Twice Upon a Time, and Once Upon the End as well as the Story Thieves series.

Vivienne To has illustrated several books, including The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins and the Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective series by Octavia Spencer. As a child, she had two pet mice escape. She currently lives in Sydney, Australia, with her partner and her ginger cat. Visit her at

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    The Stolen Chapters 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Is it good? I cant read it for AR. It is below my level so i would have to read it in my free time. Is it worth it?
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Read first book. Pretty good.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Excellent novel, loved this as much as Story Thieves. It kept me on my toes and it made me pull my hair out (in a good way). If you enjoyed the first you shouldn't be disappointed.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    This sounds like a bad book, you guys. Should I read it?
    Emma-Marie More than 1 year ago
    Good book, but kind of a rip-off of the much better and more interesting The Land of Stories.
    Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
    What Happened in the Stolen Chapters? As a lifelong reader, I knew there was no way I wouldn’t love The Story Thieves, and I was right. The premise was just that much fun. Yet somehow, I didn’t manage to read the sequel, The Stolen Chapters, until now. Never fear, this sequel is just as much fun as the first one. Now, if you haven’t read these books yet, you really don’t want to jump in here. Author James Riley has created a wonderful world, and you’ll miss out on discovering the surprises and set up he’s done in the first book. In fact, this book assumes you already know the premise of the series and spoils a few events from book one. You see, the premise involves Owen and Bethany. Bethany is half fictitious, and she can jump in and out of stories. Owen is a reader and is thrilled to be able to visit some of his favorite stories. In the first book, they wind up becoming friends with Kiel, the star of his own series of magical adventures. As this book opens, Owen and Kiel wake up in the library. They have no memory of the last few weeks and Kiel doesn’t have his magic wand or his magic book. A man with a mask shows up, announces that he has Bethany trapped, and it is up to the two of them to free her. They have just over two hours to do it or they will never see her again. Oh, and then he sets the library on fire and announces he’s called the police with a tip that they are the prime suspects. Owen and Kiel immediately disagree with what to do – do they trust the police or not? Where is Bethany? And what happened during the time wiped from their memories? The book actually starts with chapter 10, but don’t worry, as the characters regain their memories, those first 9 chapters fill in for us. As far as spoilers go, I’ve just told you what happens in chapter 10. Yes, the book starts that quickly, and things never slow down until we reach the end. There are twists and surprises along the way, and the pages fly by all too quickly. While there are obviously three main characters, this book is really Owen’s story. He gets some great character growth here, and I enjoyed seeing it. Not to say that the rest of the cast isn’t strong. In fact, since we gets portions of the story from Owen, Bethany, and Kiel’s points of view, we get to know all three of them very well. Then there’s the humor. There are so many moments that made me smile or laugh. Not to mention just how meta this entire book gets. Trust me, just go with the flow and enjoy it. I mean, how can you not enjoy it when Owen complains to himself about flashbacks in a story just as he is about to get a flashback that fills in one of those missing chapters for us? And for fans of older series detective books, there is a fantastic joke/cameo in this book that I absolutely loved. And if the flashbacks worry you at all, it is obvious when they happen and they never slow things down. We, and the characters, need that information to fill in completely what is happening, so it’s great when it happens. The books are aimed at middle graders, but any fan of fun, well written books will be glad they picked them up. So don’t wait any longer. Pick up The Stolen Chapters today and enjoy a wild trip through the fictional world.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Great book!
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    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Im waiting to get the book because I loved the first one!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    The fourth wall shatters in the distance