When Owen finds himself stuck in a Pick Your Own Plot story, things get more complicated than ever in this fourth book in the New York Times bestselling series, Story Thieveswhich was called a “fast-paced, action-packed tale” by School Library Journal—from the author of the Half Upon a Time trilogy.

Being able to jump into books used to seem like the greatest thing in the world to Owen Conners. But now Owen’s trapped in a time travel book where readers—that would be you—decide how the story goes.

As if that weren’t enough, Owen’s also stuck in a prison for time criminals in a prehistoric era. He’s surrounded by bizarre fellow prisoners, including Kara Dox. How does Kara recognize Owen if they’ve never met before? She seems to think they’re old friends, but that can’t be possible. Still, Kara might just be the only chance Owen has to escape. And he has to find a way out to save his friend Bethany, who’s still in grave danger. Because unless Owen can stop him, Nobody is going to split Bethany into two, separating the fictional and non-fictional worlds forever.

Will Owen be able to convince you, the reader, to help him find his way back to Bethany? Or will you feed him to dinosaurs just to teach him a lesson? It’s all up to you when you Pick the Plot.

Hardcover, 384 pages
Published on September 26, 2017 by Aladdin
ISBN-10: 1481461281
ISBN-13: 9781481461283
17 Book Reviews
  • chloele
    chloele10 months55 stars
    Hmm... What should I do to Owen? This book lets the reader choose what they would want the character to do with just some flipping of pages. It is so unique because of the way it is created. This is possibly the only book I've read that makes the reader choose what they want the character to do.
    • blossomreader
      blossomreaderabout 1 year55 stars
      This book was so cool, mainly because you got to choose the adventure in this book. You have to guide Owen into escaping the prison he is in. Time resets after every day, so you have no memory, which makes it harder to escape, but this time we got to choose what happens to Owen. It was so fun! I hope you guys like this book as much as I did!
      • Nickover 3 years
        Its cool
        • callie_b
          callie_bover 3 years44 starsFeatured
          Warning: This is NOT your regular book. But that's a good thing, right? Owen Conners is a regular boy, who wakes up one day and finds himself in a confusing time prison, where inmates live one day over and over again endlessly. But each day their memory resets with the time loop-- the prisoners never know how long they've been there, because they don't remember any previous days in the prison. Even worse, the prison is in the Cretaceous Period, where hungry dinosaurs roam. Sounds like torture, right? But there is one way to escape this nightmare-- through the door, with a 3-digit code. If someone guesses the wrong code, the day automatically resets for everyone. The only way to discover the correct digits for the codes is to outsmart the scenarios in three airlocks. But the time prison creators are very clever. If a prisoner solves an airlock and get a digit for the passcode, the prison day resets, so how could the prisoner possibly remember the digits to escape?? But that's where YOU come in, reader! This book is a pick-the-plot book, which means YOU decide between different choices to move the story along. Owen figures out that he is in the pick-the-plot book, and recruits you to help him escape so he can go find his friend Bethany. With the help of his new friend Kara Dox, another inmate, YOU choose what Owen and Kara do to find out the code. YOU have to remember the digits. Will you help Owen and Kara discover the digits and escape the time prison, or will you feed them mercilessly to dinosaurs? It's all up to you. :) I had so much fun reading this book! It was an adventure, and I loved how interactive it was! Yes, I've read regular pick-the-plot books, but this one took it to the next level! I mean, in how many books is it up to you to solve, remember, and choose so the characters can survive and escape? Not many, that's for sure! I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys pick-the-plot books and adventures! It is a bit confusing if you haven't read the rest of the series, so maybe before reading this book you should read the other great books in this series! This book was great! 4/5 stars!
          • tori3ghoul
            tori3ghoulalmost 4 years22 stars
            This was not my favorite Story Thieves book, but I liked the ending. Owen gets trapped in a time travel book and enlists help from Kara Dox to help him escape. This was definitely the most complicated story of the series, but anyone who likes codes and dinosaurs will enjoy.
            • pizzagirl7
              pizzagirl7almost 4 years
              I won this book I'm going to read asap thank you dogoteam๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ
              • sassyunicorn
                sassyunicornalmost 4 years
                I want to read this book do badly!
                • vincealmost 4 years
                  i've wanted this book so much
                • theindiancritic
                  theindiancriticalmost 4 years55 stars
                  I so want to read this book! I've only read the first two. They are both on the list of my top 5 series. I so want to read this!
                  • cool girlalmost 4 years
                    love it