Monday, March 11, 2013

No Other Story

By: Cuthbert Soup

As suggested by the title, this is the third and final book in the series.  The Cheeseman family has been heroically trying to use the LVR, a time machine, invented by Mr. Cheeseman, to go back in time and rescue their mother before she is poisoned and dies.  In this book, the three children and their father get stuck in "sometimes" - a world that changes location and time right before their eyes.  They see civil war soldiers, dinosaurs, the Grand Canyon, and a blizzard within just a few hours.  Then, the Cheesemans meet a relative from the future who may have the technology to help them leave "sometimes", rescue their mother, and save their family.

Mrs. Senechal says:
Picking up the tale told in the first two books, this story continues the funny adventures of the Cheeseman family.  I love how the author includes characters from the past, present, and future.  There were also great twists and turns in the plot that I hadn't expected.  The best part about this book is that the author retells how he became part of the Cheeseman's story!  The worst part is that this is the last book in this series.

The 39 Clues: Cahills v. Vespers, Books 4-5

Book 4 by Roland Smith
Book 5 by Linda Sue Park

Amy and Dan continue to do the bidding of Vesper One, but only because he holds seven members of their family hostage.  At least they have added Atticus and Jake to their team.  Unfortunately, there is still trouble at every turn, and each time they think they have accomplished something, Amy and Dan are met with a new challenge.

Mrs. Senechal says:
I've been holding off reading these books because every time I finish one, I can't wait to read the one that follows.  So, with a snow day following a weekend, I thoroughly enjoyed reading these two!  As you can expect from this series, the suspense and adventure never slow down.  I love the detail that goes into each historical item or new city they visit.  And now, Book 6 - here I come!