Friday, July 23, 2010

The 39 Clues Book Nine: Storm Warning by Linda Sue Park - Review and MEGA 9-Book Giveaway

The 39 Clues Book Nine: Storm Warning by Linda Sue Park (Rated: C)
Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 978-0545060493
Published May 25, 2010
Hardcover, 190 pages

Having read all the books in this series so far, I am now most anxious to read the final book that is due to come out in August. Every book has captured my attention and Book 9: Storm Warning is no exception. It is aptly titled and if you are an astute observer some things are revealed even before you read the book. That’s one of the things I love about The 39 Clues.

This time 14 year-old Amy Cahill and her 11-year-old brother Dan are in Jamaica, following the lead of Anne Bonny, a pirate of the 1700s. They meet Lester and his grandmother Alice who play a vital role in helping them find their next clue. Things heat up when, once again, they confront their au pair, Nellie Gomez who reveals that she wasn’t a random college student hired by Aunt Beatrice to be their au pair. She continues to explain in part what her role is vis-√†-vis them, her charges. This leaves Dan and especially Amy hurt, angry and very distrustful of her.

Suspense builds as the man in black who has followed them closely throughout the hunt, and whom they fear since he tried to kill them in the past, is now very close on their heels. When a tragedy occurs, devastating Dan and Amy, I was initially surprised this would be included in the story. But as the story races to its finish, I understood this plot element perfectly. The Cahill duo are challenged in a test that determines their fate and semi-prepares them for the final confrontation with the man in black and their superior role in the clue for the 39 clues. Another satisfying and cliffhanger ending. Can’t wait to read the next and final book!

And now as promised here's another mega-giveaway courtesy of Nikole from Scholastic Canada! This time enter the chance to win nine books from The 39 Clues Series. One winner will receive:

Book Nine: Storm Warning

Nine books! All of which I have enjoyed. Not familiar with The 39 Clues? Then listen to this video from Scholastic Canada. These books are the perfect gift for either boys or girls interested in action adventure and who may be reluctant readers. Historical figures are highlighted throughout the books so kids will learn some history as they embark on a roller coaster fun adventure.

Here are the giveaway rules: CONTEST NOW CLOSED
1. Open to Canadian residents only. (As requested by the publisher.)
2. No P.O. box addresses.
3. Must be a follower of this blog, new or current.
4. Leave a comment with your email address. For example: laura (at) aol (dot) com
5. For an extra entry read any of the previous books' reviews and leave a comment for that post. See links above.
6. For an extra entry post this giveaway on your blog (on the sidebar) and leave me the link.
7. Giveaway ends August 13, 2010.

Disclosure: Thank you to Nikole from Scholastic Canada for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.

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  1. This is a super giveaway and I would love to win it.
    I follow by google reader.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  2. I follow and i would love to win this amazing prize for my niece and nephew!!

  3. Just started reading, what a ride!!

    gates.fiore at gmail dot com

  4. I follow and would love to be entered. These sound like a great collection

    majik.of.mystee (at)

  5. My daughter would love to win this!! I follow with google.

  6. I would love to win this!

    following you on gfc

  7. What an awesome giveaway!

    I am a new follower.

    alongtheway at telus dot net

  8. Looks like an awesome giveaway! I am a follower.

  9. Oops. Just noticed it was only open for Canadians. Well, I commented on all the reviews for the books anyway.

  10. I would love to win this for my son. He's 10 and loves the 39 Clues series! I love to encourage his reading, and this would be a great way to! Oh, I'm a new follower through GFC.


  11. I left a comment on the post about Book 8.


  12. Your contest has been added to my sidebar over at

  13. I have a special young man who would LOVE these. Please enter me.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  14. I'm a new follower.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  15. I'm now following under my gmail account :). I'd love to win for my daughter.

    jennifer at quiverfullfamily dot com

  16. commented on your Home Free by Sharon Jennings post

  17. cool giveaway. I'm a follower through gfc

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  18. I follow this blog!

    debbie lemaire at hotmail dot com

  19. I follow via GFC, my daughter has read two of these books and just loves them they are so good. She would love the rest. The computer part of it all is great as well.

  20. This is a fantastic giveaway:)
    My daughter has been wanting to read this series :)

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  22. My daughter has read the first book in this series, and I'd love to win the rest for her. The authors writing this series are some of the best, and what a wonderful way this is to encourage a love of history!
    I'm an old GFC follower ;-)


  23. count me in!


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