Storyteller by Lisa Cresswell is a book I did not expect to like as much as I did. Storyteller is the story of Lily Lightfoot, a girl who never quite fit in. Lily has a rare gift, she can make things happen just by telling a story. Unfortunately for her, the people around her find her powers odd, earning her the nickname witch girl. When she one day finds a mysterious book that seems to tell the story of her mother, nothing will stop her from finding a way to save her. Not Peter, and certainly not her grandmother Gwendolyn. As Lily departs on this quest, she will be faced with both enemies and friends along the way. Will Lily be able to save her mother and the entire world before it is too late?
Storyteller is a strong addition to fantasy novels. Some of my only complaints with this book are confusing shifts within chapters and the abrupt ending. While I can certainly imagine in my head that everything ended up happily ever after, I still appreciate an ending with a bit more finality. This book is classified as a Middle-School level fantasy novel, but is suitable those older as well. For an engaging story and strong characters that are easy to relate to, I am giving this story 5/5 stars for a book that was hard to put down.
I received this book for free from the Publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.