Review: Saving Fable
Title: Saving Fable
Series: Talespinners #1
Author: Scott Reintgen
Release Date: September 17, 2019
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: Side characters can be heroes too in this charming and fast-paced adventure that is The Land of Stories meets The Phantom Tollbooth! Indira has been a character-in-waiting her entire life. So she can't believe her luck when she's finally chosen to travel to Fable and study at the renowned Protagonist Preparatory, a school known for producing the best heroes. But Indira's dreams of achieving hero status don't exactly go as planned. A failed audition lands her in the school's side-character track, and her best efforts to prove advisors--famous characters like Alice from Wonderland and Professor Darcy--wrong are constantly sabotaged. Indira is starting to feel like an evil antagonist might be to blame. As the danger spreads, Indira discovers all of Fable is under siege. With her friends Maxi and Phoenix by her side, she pieces together clues that will reveal who is behind the dark magic threatening them all. But the more Indira uncovers, the more doubt she feels about her place in this world of stories. After all, can a side character really save the day?
My Review: Since reading Nyxia a few years back I have been a huge fan of Scott Reintgen (if you haven’t read that go do it!). When I was offered the chance to read and review his latest middle grade book I was really excited. Plus the premise sounds fantastic, right? And luckily it was a fantastic read. I loved the characters the Reintgen created and the world they inhabit. There is something so cool about reading a book about characters who are waiting to become characters in a book someday. Its kinda crazy but also amazing. I really enjoyed the friendship and themes found within the book as well and I think that this will be a fantastic book for young readers!
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*