Author: Chad Morris
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Published: March 2015
Hardcover: 432 pages
FTC FYI: Received a hardcover copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Reviewed by Mindy
Every year the futuristic school, Cragbridge Hall, holds its most popular tournament–the Hunt: a series of challenges that range throughout the school and require the use of its amazing inventions like its holographic time machine! But this year is different. Rather than a monetary or academic reward, this year’s winner will be the recipient of a carefully guarded school secret: a secret that could prove both powerful and dangerous.
Afraid that the secret may be one of their Grandfather’s inventions, Abby and Derick gather several friends and enroll. But when Derick gets a mysterious message from the future, the team of friends must figure out how to succeed even when they know they are destined to fail. The stakes have never been higher. A page-turning, time-travel adventure that teaches powerful lessons about choice and consequence, believing you can do hard things, and valuing our history.
I knew this was going to be a fantastic end to a great series, and I was right. I was so excited for this book to come out. Books like these are why I love middle grade. Abby, Derick, and their friends are amazing and Carol still makes me smile. After receiving some news about Derick, the twins and their friends are faced with another impossible task, to win the school’s race to save all the secrets they hold dear. I love how they have to really think their way out of situations and rely on each other, all while figuring out if someone among them has betrayed them. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the end result and I was turning pages as fast as I could to see what would happen next! So many twists and turn and a really fun read. Well done, my friend.
5 of out 5 stars. Another wonderful book from this talented author. If you haven’t read this series yet, definitely start with book 1.