Posted by : Ruby Escalona Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Summary from Goodreads:
WHERE ARE AMY AND DAN CAHILL? The two kids were last seen in Egypt, hunting for one of the 39 Clues that could make them the most powerful people on earth. But no one has seen the siblings since. Has the ruthless Irina Spasky finally tracked them down? Or worse...the Madrigals? No one knows where the Clue hunt leads next. But one thing is certain – Book 5 is gearing up to be Dan and Amy’s most dangerous adventure yet.
Volgograd, Moscow, Yekaterinburg, St Petersburg, Magadan and Omsk. Those are the cities that are featured in this book. And what do they have in common? Russia!! A Lucian outpost, might I add. Oh, and a place that I would also like to visit at one point in my life.

Anyway, this book has the two Cahills teaming up with the Holts, as a mysterious clue sent by NRR within a given time period has them bolting across Russia, and knowing they can't make the deadline alone, sent the Holts to Siberia. Yay. I like it when the teams work with each other to accomplish a common goal! The Cahills also meet other allies throughout the tale, although I'm not 100% sure if they are indeed allies or are pretending to be one.

I like how the destinations were described. I actually googled some of them and was absolutely enthralled by them: The Kremlin, the Road of Bones, the Motherland Call,s and many others! It's a nice way to travel by reading, if you don't have the funds to do so. Historic figures were also prevalent in the book: Stalin, Rasputin, and the Romanovs. I also learned a new sickness: hemophilia! Anyway, whilst some of the plotlines stated in the book aren't exactly facts, they are certainly entertaining nontheless.

I'm starting to looooove this book series. Not only do each book feature a new country, with new cities, historical figures, and facts to learn and understand, they are also very easy to read! :)

Published: 2009
Available From: everywhere!
Publisher: Scholastic
Book was: Borrowed from a friend
Rating: Very Good! [4/5]

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