#AMREADING Banished by Betsy Schow Mini #Review #Fantasy #YA #NetGalley


Look at this stunning cover! That and the blurb suckered me in….

But a pretty package does not guarantee a good story! This one is a DNF!

Banished (The Story Maker #3) Release Date: February 2018)

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?



Such a disappointing book! I was so excited when I first received my e-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 isn’t my issue with it. It is such a confusing jumble of fairy tale and literary references, I can’t make heads or tails of it.

Very rarely do I choose books and not finish them but this one is actually hurting my brain so I think I’m ready to throw in the towel. Apologies to the author and to those who actually like these books.

What was probably an attempt at a creative Wizard of Oz retelling, is actually just a messy hodge-podge of way too many things wrapped in a pretty package.

Rating… DNF

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