Banished (The Storymakers, #3) by Betsy Schow

Banished (The Storymakers, #3)

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 ...

Details Banished (The Storymakers, #3)

TitleBanished (The Storymakers, #3)
Release DateFeb 6th, 2018
PublisherSourcebooks Fire
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Retellings

Reviews Banished (The Storymakers, #3)

  • JoAnna
    I think if I didn't have the audio version of this book I would have given it three stars. The narrator did a fantastic job!!! I wish I would have reread the other books before this one..... but there are other stories to discover. This was a fun ride! On to the next adventure!
  • Gaele
    AudioBook Review: Stars: 4 Narration 4 Story 4 The conclusion of The Storymakers trilogy brings the story to an end, and is best understood if you have read all of the books in order. Here is where Schow shows us her brilliance in the reality/fantasy duality of the story, and the challenges this creates for Dorothea in her life – and her determination to keep moving forward in hopes for better and more. Dorothea is back in Kansas, slowly recove...
  • Tiffany
    I loved this book! Definitley my favorite in the series. Everything came together and made so much more sense after that second book. I really do enjoy how this author writes and all the quirks she favorite being her play on words/phrases. Some of my favorites being Hans Christian Louboutin and Jiminey Choo shoes or her curses like Spells Bells, For the Love of Grimm, saying the characters were Pixed. Overall a fun play on fairytales a...
  • Reads & Reels
    DNF!My very first DNF! Such a disappointment. I was so excited when I first received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The blurb sounded amazing and the cover is gorgeous! At first, I was unaware this was the conclusion to a trilogy but honestly that wasn't my issue with it. It was such a confusing jumble of fairy tale and literary references, I couldn't make heads or tails of it. What was probably an attempt at a creative W...
  • ~Krystal
    This book follows Dot and Rexi. Dot is a story-maker and the princess of Emerald who was banished to Kansas by Rexi in book 2 of the Storymakers series, (I didn't know it was a series until about 1/3 of the way through. So I'll have to go read the first 2 now because the book was quite enjoyable.) and Dot needs to now finish the story and kill Morte and Blanc with the help of rexi from inside the land of Libraria. I rated this a 4 out of 5 stars ...
  • C.C. Hrivnak
    Full Review: https://charmedbookhavenreviews.wordp...*Disclaimer: I received an ARC copy via NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire in exchange for a review. This does not effect my review.This is the third installment in The Storymakers series that follows Princess Dorthea of Emerald on her continuing quest to get back home and right the wrongs she did in the first book, Spelled. Now, she’s locked up in the psyche ward, slowly beginning to lose her me...
  • Krutula
    After that messy sequel Wanted, I was kind of hesitant to read this book. But then I remembered that this is the final book in the trilogy and I might as well finish the series, so I started it, albeit with low expectations. This book again begins without any explanations about the current state of the characters so it is kind of confusing in the start, but soon the two story arcs become clear - Dot is over in Kansas, waking up from a coma and be...
  • Jessica
    Thanks to Sourcebooks FIRE for the advanced copy from a giveaway win on Instagram!I've loved the Storymakers series since SPELLED. Princess Dorthea of Emerald is a great lead for this retelling and her feisty sidekick Rexi. This book picks up where WANTED left off - so for those who haven't read the rest of the series I would highly recommend picking up books one and two!I don't want to go into too much detail and spoil the other books for new re...
  • Paige Green
    Rating: 3/5Genre: YA FantasyRecommended Age: ---Pages: 336Author: Betsy SchowAmazonI received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review thanks to NetGalley. All opinions are my own.So this will be a short review because I had to DNF this book. It’s not because this book was horrible or anything like that (quite the opposite actually), but I did not realize when I requested this book that it was the third in a series and I’ve n...
  • Andra
    Oh man. Oh man, oh man, oh man. Where do I begin?Maybe I had higher expectations for this series because I read the first book when I was younger, and absolutely adored it. Maybe I had higher expectations because I began this series when only the first book had been published, so every year I eagerly awaited the release of the next novel.Or, maybe my expectations weren't very high at all, and this book was just a disappointing companion to the wo...
  • Kat
    Thank you to Netgalley and Sourcebooks Fire for the E-ARC copy of this novel.The Storyteller Series is back with the final book in trilogy. Banished by Betsy Schow gives us Dorthea and Rexi trying to stop the villains of Story once again. First, I loved all the covers of these books. It’s what drew me to the first novel in this series. Once, I read it I knew that I had to share it with my customers. Second, I have recommended to anyone who hasn...
  • bookslovereaders Steph
    This was the final book in the trilogy by Betsy Schow and I wasn’t disappointed, it had all the usual characters who brought sarcasm, action and a bit of romance to the book. This book focuses more on Rexi and her saving Camelot and trying to save Dot who was sent to Kansas in the book. You follow the characters on their final battle with Morte, Blanc and Griz.Do the good guys win in the end?! I love Betsy’s style of writing and I’m excited...
  • Diana
    There's so much to love about this trilogy. Starting with the covers; they're shoes but they're significant and tie-in! You know that moment when the title makes sense? That's what you get with the shoes on the cover.That's another thing to love, that shoes are such an essential part in all three stories. I'm sure Dorthea wouldn't have it any other way.Not only do we get a dual point of view this time around, but two separate stories in two diffe...
  • Denae Christine
    Reader thoughts: I might need more time to process the ending, but I'm mostly sure that I really liked it. (That's rare for me. I usually hate endings, even when they're done well.)I still like Dorothea much better than Rexi, even if just because she complains a lot less and does stuff out of the goodness of her heart more rather than for selfish reasons. However, I wasn't gagging during Rexi's chapters and was enjoying reading about her in this ...
  • Krystal B §Modest reader§
    This book follows Dot and Rexi. Dot is a story-maker and the princess of Emerald who was banished to Kansas by Rexi in book 2 of the Storymakers series, (I didn't know it was a series until about 1/3 of the way through. So I'll have to go read the first 2 now because the book was quite enjoyable.) and Dot needs to now finish the story and kill Morte and Blanc with the help of rexi from inside the land of Libraria. I rated this a 4 out of 5 stars ...
  • Lillian
    I received an eARC of this book via Netgalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.Banished by Betsy Schow is the fantastic conclusion to The Storymakers. Told from both Dorthea’s and Rexi’s point of view, I found myself reminded of what I loved about this series in the first place: it’s subtle combining of pop culture with fairy tales.At the end of Wanted, we are left wondering if Dorthea survived and ...
  • Annie
    Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader. Banished is the final book in the Storymakers trilogy by Betsy Schow. Published by Sourcebooks Fire and released 1st February, 2018, it's aimed firmly at the younger end of the YA market. There is a strong continuity and back story for the characters and plot arc from the first two books, so I definitely wouldn't recommend this one as a standalone.I enjoy the parallel fictional world and fictional...
  • Amber
    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Well. This book was silly.Princess Dorothea of Emerald (sometimes called Dot) is trapped in Kansas, a terrible place without magic and with terrible fashion sense. She’s trapped in a mental hospital where she talks to a doctor who isn’t a psychiatrist, gets chemo treatments that are...
  • Natalie
    Rexi is still in Camelot trying to put an end to Gwen’s tyrannical rule with Modred helping her in hopes of using the grail to rewrite his own story. Kato is dead, his body now being used by Morte as his host and married/allied with Blanc to take over the world of Story. Dot waked up from a coma in Kansas and is told her life in Story is just her imagination, her name is Dorthy, and to forget her make believe dreaming. She meets another ward of...
  • Lauren
    What a way to end it all. I think this was such a satisfying ending to the trilogy & I’m sad to see it finally coming to an end!I enjoyed this one much more than Wanted. Banished was exciting from start to finish. It took me a chapter or so to get my mind back to what was going on since I read Wanted last summer, but once I got back on track I was good to go.Sometimes having books in multiple POVs gets annoying to me, but it gave this book so m...
  • Valerie Ravenscroft
    3.5 starsEveryone who knows me knows how much I enjoyed the Storymakers series. It's light and funny, and even though they'll probably never be part of these books that change someone's life forever, they're still some of the most fun reads I've ever read.The third one's story did not disappoint. I could tell how it would end, but still enjoyed the ride and even feared for the safety of my beloved virtual friends on the way. ^_^I would gladly hav...
  • Jackie
    The trouble with writing a story with alternating plots is that there’s a risk that one narrative is going to be stronger than the other and that’s exactly the problem I had with ‘Banished’. Following along with the final arc of both Rexi’s and Dot’s story was difficult in the sense that I found myself more invested in the details in Kansas than I did in Camelot. Memory loss storylines can be tricky because as a reader the blank slate...
  • Janet Slipak
    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...
  • Beth (CozyLittleBookCorner)
    4.3 stars. I really love this book just like all the others. If I was asked which one was my favorite out of the whole series I wouldn’t be able to say, there are things that I love about each of them, they’re just all so awesome. This book for me had very bittersweet ending, I did like the ending, I’m just a little disappointed that Dorthea Will never be able to go back Home. Even though I saw it from a mile away I’m so glad that Once Ka...
  • Katlynmae Chatfield
    Hmmm.. Well this one was a little better than the second one, I like how it was on two different point of views, Dorthea's and Rexi's. So things made more sense in this one because of that. I thought the whole Dorthea in Kansas with cancer was pretty cool and this boy John with the ice blue eyes... He has to be related to Kato somehow..... But how... All hell is breaking loose in Camelot and Rexi has to be the King and save them all from Evil Bla...
  • Ryan Kountz
    Great ending to a fun seriesEach time I’ve gotten one of the books in this series, I’ve finished it in a day. These books are fun with puns that make you laugh and groan. More, though, you care about the characters. I’ve almost cried and I’ve had to pause reading to stop laughing and I’ve laughed through tears.This book did not disappoint. Rexi and Dot both have to grow and dig deep to find the strength to fight the darkness. Their frie...
  • Meghan
    I have read this series since the beginning and our young adult patrons read it too. I am a huge Wizard of Oz, Wicked fan and it is always fun to read variations or a completely new versions of the classic story and the Storymakers series is no different. The series also incorporates other fairy tales and classic stories such as King Arthur and Red Riding Hood. Banished just added on where Spelled left off and I love how Dorothy is portrayed more...
  • Dee Price
    Dot and Rexi are back for the final battle against the villains of Libraria. After almost losing my interest in this series in Wanted, Ms. Schow returns to the original style and writing format that originally hooked me in Spelled. The plot is fast-paced and engaging, the character's dialogue is witty and humorous, and this storyline had me hooked from the beginning of the story until Dot's ink dried on the final pages in Kansas.This is a fun rea...
  • Jennifer
    Raising the dead to life again does give me some pause. It lessens the stake of an adventure when death isn't a real and permanent threat. Still, I want a happy ending and the only way to get that with this story seemed to be to find a way/world in which the dead could live again. O.K. Overall, however, I thoroughly enjoyed these books, loved watching the formerly shallow characters evolve and grow, love seeing their relationships challenged in n...