Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Mysterious Benedict Society #2

Review by Amanda Snow from A Patchwork of Books

I loved the first installment (reviewed here) of Trenton Stewart's Mysterious Benedict Society books and this second installment was pretty fantastic as well. Lots of adventure, thrills, and more of those brilliant children we've all come to love!

Book two, titled The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey, does in fact, take the reader on quite the journey! Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance reunite about a year after the first book finished, ready to go on a scavenger hunt their beloved Mr. Benedict has set up for them. Unfortunately, once the pair gets together, instead of a fun game, they must complete the scavenger hunt in order to find Mr. Benedict, who has been kidnapped by the evil Mr. Curtain. The quartet boards a ship and ends up on a journey around the world, searching for their leader. All of the enemies from the first book are back and extra nasty, but the tricks the kids have up their sleeves are even more impressive, making for an awesome adventure.

I love these books and I'm already looking forward to the next one. If a book keeps me turning pages, involves me in the minds of the characters, and puts a smile on my face, it's a definite winner. Children will love this book, whether or not they've read the first book.


dmsharp said...

Nice review. I have this on my waiting list. Both my wife and oldest daughter read it and raved. I need to bump it up the queue. I've been up to my ears in robots and YA recently so switching gears would be nice.

Beth F said...

Great to know that the second is as good as the first. I really do have to get to this series.

Carrie said...

I'm getting a little obsessive about the third one coming out. I've hunted around online and haven't found any information on it whatsoever. If you hear something, drop a note! ;D

Carrie said...

p.s. I also subscribed to your feed as I always find your reviews delightful. Now I can keep track!

Framed said...

Rats, I haven't even read the first one yet. I really need to catch up as the second looks just as good.

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Thanks for providing a blog that shows that a clean book can be just as good if not better than a book containing inappropriate and improper material.

Tristi Pinkston said...

I didn't know there was a second one -- I'm jotting it down right now. Must have ... must have ...

Cindy B said...

I liked this one a lot, but not as much as the first one. Maybe because there weren't as many riddles to solve, or maybe because a little of the newness had worn off. Still, I hope there are several more in this series.

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Christine said...

I'm glad you liked the second book so much. I recently finished the first and was wondering if I should pick up the second. Sequels can often disappoint.

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