Unstoppable: Nowhere to Run: Book 1 by Jude WatsonPublisher: Scholastic
Available: NOW! Oct 1
Format: paperback ARC
Source: BEA from Scholastic
The Cahill family has a secret. For five hundred years, they have guarded the 39 Clues – thirty-nine ingredients in a serum that transforms whomever takes it into the most powerful person on earth. If the serum got into the wrong hands, the disaster would rock the world. So certain Cahills have always made it their mission to keep the serum safe, buried, locked away. Until now.Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, are the latest guardians of the Clues. They think they’ve done everything right, but a tiny mistake leads to catastrophe. The serum is missing and Dan and Amy have to get it back and stop who stole it . . . before it’s game over. For everyone.
Review: I have not read the 39 Clues series, but I have seen them often because my younger siblings have read them. I grabbed this book from BEA in May and wanted to give this new series a chance before tapping into the entire thing.
Unstoppable is the new series set after The 39 Clues original series and the Cahills vs. Vesper series. The series follows Dan and Amy after the serum, after their artifacts runs and on to discovering someone intends to use the great power ever to take over the world. The series is planned as four books all written by different authors. The first book in the series, Nowhere to Run was written by Jude Watson and begins our adventure following Amy and Dan through the realization that the Cahills are not at a lull in their ever-important roles.
Having not read the other series before this one, I was at a bit of a loss with the character development, or lack thereof. Since there are so many books about the Cahill family I guess they decided a full background would just be boring to their middle grade readers.
The adventure was action packed and interesting regardless of the lack of character information. Both Amy and Dan and their family have fun relationships and play off of one another very well.
The book also lead me to the website where there are missions to play through for all three series. They go along very well with the story line and are interactive which is fun for the reader.
I recommend this book for those that have read the 39 Clues series and those interested in getting into the series.
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