Posted by : Ruby Escalona Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Summary from Goodreads: 
It's no longer a game. The body count is rising. Shaken by recent events, Amy and Dan flee to a distant land and trace the footsteps of their most formidable ancestor yet: a military leader of mythic proportions. Yet just as the siblings begin to master the art of ancient warfare, they confront a dangerous enemy that can't be felled with a sword: the truth. With the stakes higher than ever, Amy and Dan uncover something so devastating it changes everything – the secret of their family branch.
Seven books on and I'm still reading the 39 Clues series, trying to find out what will happen in the end. And with it, there is definitely a pattern with these books. One of their family members tries to kill them, unsuccessfuly of course, they fall in a dark area - a cave, or something like that, and someone who they think is an enemy ends up saving them and gives them hint on their family history, and where they come from.

I think that there is a feeling for me that 10 books is just too many to keep my attention level. I dunno, maybe it's just me. I was having mixed feelings about reading the 8th book, but I must press on and finish the series. After all, I want to know what happens in the end [or maybe the books near the end as those in the loop do know that there is another set of 39 clues books coming out].

So, what do I like about this book? Other than the fact that it delves in the subject of apartheid [albeit briefly] and how unjust the world is, it also reveals a huge secret relating to Dan and Amy: their Cahill branch. [And no, I'm not going to reveal a spoiler here].

Maybe I'm getting too old for reading these types of stories, I dunno. But overall, I'm not that impressed with the books anymore. Here's to the 8th book - in hopes that it would change my opinion with the last 3 books I have yet to read.

Published: 2010

Available From: everywhere!
Publisher: Scholastic
Book was: Borrowed from a friend.
Rating: Ho-Hum. [3/5]

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