Wednesday, April 15, 2009

39 Clues: The Sword Thief (Book 3)

I just wanted to throw my two cents out there on this one. I won't do a full synopsis because Allison already reviewed it here, and I don't want to give away any of the plot points.

I actually liked this chapter of the story quite a bit. I felt like it slowed down just a bit, and wasn't so full of fast-paced adventure. It had a little more back story which I enjoyed. And there were hardly any of the characters I find annoying (mainly the Holt family and the female spy her name Irina? See I can't even remember her name). I really enjoyed the play between Uncle Oh and Dan and Amy. And I liked them teaming up with the Kabra siblings, though I won't get into too much of what happened with them. I don't want to give anything away.

Have I said this before? I think I have. This series is a kid-sized version of Katherine Neville's The Eight and The Fire. :-) A quest to learn the secret of Alchemy.

It appears Book 4 comes out June 2, Book 5 in August and Book 6 in November. They really are moving along in the series and keep kids interested by having the books come out so soon after each other.

1 comment:

allisonmariecat said...

I was glad to have less Irina in this one--she drives me nuts :) And the Holts, ugh.

I liked the Uncle Oh part, too--I was torn over his point of view, though, because now we know for sure whose side he's on, where before it was really up in the air.

The next one should be fun, too!