Secret Origins

Secret Origins

Bethany travels to a new fictional world to rescue her father in this third book in the New York Times bestselling series, Story Thieves from the author of the Half Upon a Time trilogy.

Owen and Bethany have sworn off jumping into books for good. But they didn’t make any promises about not jumping through strange portals that lead to a comic book world.

Jupiter City was once filled with brightly costumed superheroes and villains, but nowadays, there’s nothing left but the Dark. Even the villains are terrified of the Dark’s shadows, and most of the heroes have either disappeared or been lost to mind control. The one hero who might have stopped all of this, Doc Twilight, has been imprisoned by the Dark.

But who is Doc Twilight really? And how can Bethany and Owen defeat the Dark without superpowers of their own? They’ll definitely need the help of some old friends and new allies to bring the light back to Jupiter City, and find out the truth behind the Dark.

It all comes back to Bethany’s own secret origins. What really happened when her fictional father disappeared years ago? Who is Nobody, and why is he writing these Story Thieves books? And what kind of supervillain name is The Rotten Banana?

Title:Secret Origins
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781481461252
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    Secret Origins Reviews

  • Abby ~Sign Please~

    OK...... Wow...... Wow......... Wow!!!!!!!!Originally, half way through the story, I was gonna rate it three stars, but then, that ending!!!!! Oh dear god that ending was... Well, I'm speachless.I'm j...

  • Melina

    AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tHE FEELS I AM FEELING.... ITS TOO MUCH...*combusts*...

  • Yapha

    At the end of The Stolen Chapters, Bethany and Owen said they weren't going to jump into fictional worlds any more. However, it now appears that someone is watching Bethany's house. When she sets out ...

  • Elizabeth Dragina

    3.5 stars ~ My least favorite of the series . . . but mainly because it was more comic bookish and Nobody showed up way more. O.O...

  • Mark Baker

    Its been two months since Bethany last jumped into a book, and shes started to notice a man sitting in a car across the street. Owen thinks Bethany is overreacting to things, but as the friends follow...

  • Engel Dreizehn

    First of all, wondering if there is going to be another book to tie up a few things and big kudos for the shout out to Ben Hatke's "Zita the Spacegirl". It felt very appropriate for an "origin story" ...

  • Julia

    I set this down after a few pages to do other things and didn't pick it up again for a few days. Bad life choices, Julia. Baaaaaad.CONS OF THE SECRET ORIGINSI wasn't too impressed with the beginning. ...

  • *Ramya*

    Oh my god. I NEED the next book! I cannot wait for the next book! I do hope we'll see more of Kiel and Owen x Charm (I ship it!) but I really, really, need the fourth book-now!...

  • Pietra Ibrisimovic

    james riley did it again everybody! this man is an absolute mastermind and he sure knows how to continuously surprise his readers. i gave this book four stars instead of five because i felt like every...

  • Yasmeena Elmahdy

    This book...wow.Its got everything I love.My brother, who looooves superheroes and Marvel, pointed to the Dark on the cover, saying he wants to be him. This was before I read it, when I held it in my ...