Tuesday, 11 December 2012

My Thoughts: 39 Clues Trust No One

"When seven members of their family were kidnapped, thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, got ready for the fight of their lives. But their enemy, a terrifying group known as the Vespers, remained frustratingly elusive. They stay in the shadows, picking off Cahills one by one. And now the Vespers have landed their most serious blow yet - a blow that strikes at the very heart of the Cahill family. Because Amy and Dan discover that there's a Vesper mole in their innermost circle. Amy and Dan need to smoke out the traitor before the next hostage dies. They have just days to discover who has their back . . . and who wants to sink a knife into it."-Amazon
My Thoughts
I have a little message for the authors of the 39 Clues......Don't let Linda write another book for the 39 clues again. Ever. It was dead. flat. Bleak. And Two dimensional. I felt no emotional connection to any of the characters. Seriously, by the way Linda wrote about the characters you'd assume she was trying to describe some inanimate object. Almost everything in this194 page novel seemed to be happening in another universe, distant, far away, and much out of care. In other words, nothing written seemed to penetrate-it felt like I was watching an action play which was clearly fake. I normally credit the 39 Clues for being more than a middle grade book-a bit darker than that, However with these fiasco's I'm starting doubt that. I believe it hit its climax at "the dead of night" and just went downhill from there. I'm really Hoping  that David Baldacci (known for his suspense thrillers) can turn this series around, because with a lackluster ending, dead characters, and a partially dead reviewer- I do not recommend this book.
Rating: C
What to expect?
  • Traitors
  • Vespers
  • Secrets
  • Breakdowns