Unstoppable Book 1: Nowhere to Run

// September 8th, 2013 // Book Reviews

Title: Nowhere to Run

Author: Jude Watson


The Cahill family has a secret. For five hundred years, they have guarded the 39 Clues – thirty-nine ingredients in a serum that transforms whomever takes it into the most powerful person on earth. If the serum got into the wrong hands, the disaster would rock the world. So certain Cahills have always made it their mission to keep the serum safe, buried, locked away. Until now.

Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, are the latest guardians of the Clues. They think they’ve done everything right, but a tiny mistake leads to catastrophe. The serum is missing and Dan and Amy have to get it back and stop who stole it . . . before it’s game over. For everyone.

My Review:

I have been reading books from the 39 Clues franchise for a long time. A LONG time. Since 1st grade actually. Then there was the Cahills vs. Vespers extension. Now a new series in the franchise is going to begin; the Unstoppable series. Thanks to NetGalley and Scholastic, I was able to obtain this book, Nowhere to Run, before its release date, October 1st.

The franchise has lasted for years. Just when you think that Amy and Dan, the main characters in the series are going to have a normal life and the series is over, the authors release another extension. I have stuck with the series for as long as it has been out.  And with good reason, because the books are really cool.

I feel the authors of the series have been using the same formula each book, except each book has its own little twist. Just like all the other books in the franchise, in Nowhere to Run the Cahills are at a disadvantage of some sort and there are about three life threatening situations that Dan and Amy are in that they barely make out of alive. Also, there is some anonymous person you have never met yet who helps them defeat the villain. But, what is new about this book is that the life threatening situations are different than the others. Also, they are in situations that are not just somebody shooting them with a gun. More like trying to push them off a building under construction on a REALLY HIGH FLOOR! I find that cool because all the drama is unique.

Around the book, there are a lot of clues about what is going to happen later in the book, so by the end I have a picture of what is going to happen. I mostly knew what was going to happen, but it was still interesting.

I rate this book 8 out of 10. The reason is because I wish the authors could change the formula.  Besides the formula, the book is awesome. If you liked the previous books, you will probably like this one. Even though I have been reading these books since 1st grade, I will probably still read the rest.

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