FICTION

The Storyteller

544p. (Sea of Ink and Gold: Bk. 3). Putnam. Nov. 2018. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9780399176791.
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RedReviewStarGr 7 Up—In this final installment of the trilogy, Sefia and Archer have formed a plan to elude the Red War and save Archer's life. Soon after, Sefia realizes she must change course and reluctantly relies on the Book for guidance. She ultimately decides that the Book is not to be trusted. After several failed strategies to stop the Red War from spreading, the heroine uses a complicated form of magic that will allow her to take control of the story by rewriting the past. This series ender finds a determined Sefia working hard to change her destiny, even if she must lie and betray friends. Readers will feel her desperation and her sorrow through Chee's immersive writing. The author even provides teens the opportunity to impact the narrative and the protagonists' fates. This is a fast-paced adventure with fully developed characters that explores memory and the power of the written word. Readers will also be pulled in by the beautiful love story at its core.
VERDICT Highly recommended for all collections.

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