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)
ISBN9781492636021
Author
Release DateFeb 6th, 2018
PublisherSourcebooks Fire
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Retellings, Magic
Rating

Reviews Banished (The Storymakers, #3)

  • ~Krystal
    2017-12-20
    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 ...
  • Krutula
    2018-01-28
    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...
  • Paige Green
    2018-01-31
    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...
  • Sarai Henderson
    2017-11-13
    Oh boy! I'm excited to review this next installment in the Storymakers trilogy. As to ms. Schow's form, this book has a great mix of urban fantasy and fairy tale elements that makes her books unique. "It's not to the death, it's to the pain." Favorite part. It brings back memories of the Princess Bride. Also one of my favorites. At times, I felt a little lost with all the character changes, but that might just be me and the way that I read. I rea...
  • Jessica
    2018-02-05
    Full review to follow
  • Kat
    2017-11-01
    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...
  • Krystal B §Modest reader§
    2017-12-29
    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
    2018-01-16
    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 ...
  • Amber
    2017-12-22
    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...
  • Jackie
    2017-12-23
    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...
  • Dee Price
    2018-01-28
    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...
  • Reads & Reels
    2018-01-15
    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...
  • Bibliofiendlm
    2018-01-18
    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 ...
  • Aubrey
    2018-01-29
    I am so in love with Betsy Schow. I cannot wait for more of her fantasy work. And her writing style is exactly what I've been waiting for.This was the quickest I have ever read a book. I could not put it down for the life of me. The stories of Rexi and Dot played out perfectly as they learned so much about themselves and their friends. And Betsy's idea of a happily ever after will leave you questioning ever fairy tale you've read.I want more from...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    2018-02-01
    I received an eARC through NetGalley.I don't think I enjoyed this book nearly as much just because it felt a little all over the place. It wasn't bad, particularly confusing or even really choppy, it just wasn't as funny or light as the first two books. The tone just took a little while to get used to. I definitely think I want to reread the first and second book in order to appreciate how everyone's story wrapped up.While I do wish there was a b...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    2018-02-01
    I don't think I enjoyed this book nearly as much just because it felt a little all over the place. It wasn't bad, particularly confusing or even really choppy, it just wasn't as funny or light as the first two books. The tone just took a little while to get used to.I definitely think I want to reread the first and second book in order to appreciate how everyone's story wrapped up.While I do wish there was a bit more comedy in this book, the comed...
  • Diana
    2018-02-01
    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...