Books by Marissa Burt

Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"The appealing premise is hamstrung by lengthy exposition and sluggish characterization. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Smart, 11-year-old Wren has just tied academic rival Simon at the Science Olympiad Trivia Challenge when a huge, white bird begins the magical apprenticeship of both children to the Ancient and Honorable Guild of the Fiddlers. Read full book review >
STORY'S END by Marissa Burt
Released: April 2, 2013

"Despite its flaws, this book has a magical and endearing quality that may be particularly helpful for readers who need to leave an old story behind and begin to write a new one. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
There's no question that "[m]essing around in the Villainous parts of Story is risky stuff," in this sequel to Burt's debut novel, Storybound (2012). Read full book review >
STORYBOUND by Marissa Burt
Released: April 3, 2012

"While the novel doesn't reach the heights to which it clearly aspires—Harry Potter, Inkheart, A Wrinkle in Time—its high concept could have cinematic potential, with deeper character development and less contrivance. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old girl finds herself to be an illegitimate visitor to the land of Story in this debut middle-grade fantasy. Read full book review >