Sunday, February 1, 2009
39 Clues: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
Title: 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: Young Adult Mystery
Premise: - "Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her decendants an impossible decision: "You have a choice - one million dollars or a clue." Grace is the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world's most powerful family. Everyone from Napoleon to Houdini is related to the Cahills, yet the source of the family power is lost. 39 clues hidden around the world will reveal the family's secret, but no one has been able to assemble them. Now a very dangerous race for clues is on, and young Amy and Dan must decide what's important: hunting clues or uncovering what REALLY happened to their parents." (King County Library).
Opinions: I thought this was a great book and has the potential to be an amazing series. Rick Riordan wrote this book and 9 other authors will each write one book in this series. They will be published over the course of the next 2 years. I thought that the idea of the book was fun and the writing was smart. I like that it is a mystery that you can solve too. There is a website (the39clues.com) where you can get clues and try to solve the mystery with Amy and Dan. Not only that but there are prizes to be won too! I am excited about this new series and love the twists and turns that it takes you through as well as the eccentric side characters. Plus it's fun to try to solve the mystery and figure out who you can trust.