Series: The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers #1
Also in this series: A King's Ransom, The Dead of Night, Shatterproof, Trust No One, Day of Doom
Published by Scholastic Press on August 30th 2011
Genres: Adventure, Middle Grade, Mystery
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Are you ready to save the world? The bestselling series returns with an adventure spanning 6 explosive books, 2 secret-filled card packs, and a website that places readers right in the action.
Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, thought they belonged to the world's most powerful family. They thought the hunt for 39 Clues leading to the source of that power was over. They even thought they'd won. But Amy and Dan were wrong.
One by one, distress calls start coming in from around the globe. Cahills are being kidnapped by a shadowy group known only as the Vespers. Now Amy and Dan have only days to fulfill a bizarre ransom request or their captured friends will start dying. Amy and Dan don't know what the Vespers want or how to stop them. Only one thing is clear. The Vespers are playing to win, and if they get their hands on the Clues . . . the world will be their next hostage.
So I’m actually kind of eager to continue reading the series. Not that eager, but…it’ll be fun to see where it goes.
Amy: She’s pretty cool too, but a little too sheltering of her boyfriend, which is ironic (should be the other way around). Actually, it is the other way around at the beginning. He worries about her when she stops speaking to him, and she does it of course to protect him from her secret life. How ironic! I like it!
The hostages: Quite an interesting bunch of characters. Quite diverse.
Well, can’t say it wasn’t predictable. It was a good length book. May have gone on a tad bit long, but that could also have been because I read it for 3 hours straight. Ah well. Completely predictable ending, but leaves openings for the rest of the series, and a few cliffhangers. Well done, anyhow.
*I may seem totally biased against Middle Grade books, which is ironic because while I keep saying I’ll get into YA someday, most of the reviews on this blog so far are of Middle Grade books. Yes, I guess I mostly read MG, because that’s what’s on my bookshelves from when I was younger, and I remember enjoying them. But when I finally work my way out of all the MG books on my shelves, I’ll devote a lot more time to YA. We’ll see how it goes. I am NOT biased against MG books; they are all just sort of similar in a few ways.
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