A blackout hits New Jersey and two kids try to figure out how it happened and how to fix it.
What I Liked
The level is middle-grade and moves along at an okay pace. The cause of the blackout comes down to computers, and the solution is relatively straightforward without seeming too simplistic.… Read the rest
An orphan in the mid-1800s is diverted from the gallows to a school for girls, gets her high school education, and graduates to become an operative for a special investigating Agency of women run by the heads of the school.
What I Liked
The story has a very strong “Anne Perry” historical fiction feel to it, but without the constant discussion of Jane Austen-style society.… Read the rest
Jess Mastriani got hit by lightning, and now she’s psychic. So she’s been calling in tips to the missing person line and telling the feds where to find the kids. The FBI wants her to do more, but she told them she lost the gift (which of course they don’t believe).… Read the rest
Suzannah is a mediator — she helps ghosts move on from this plane to the next. But when she’s not embracing her sixth sense, she’s earning money as a staff babysitter at a hotel/resort and dreaming about Jesse who haunts her current home. Then she meets trouble in the form of spoiled brat Jack who can also see ghosts, but doesn’t know that ghosts are actually real and is instead three steps away from a nervous breakdown.… Read the rest
Susannah is a mediator, a la Sixth Sense, helping ghosts resolve their earthly problems so they can depart. She lived a life of adventure and school problems in New York, hung out with her visiting dead father’s ghost, and got in trouble with the law. Then Mom married a guy from California and they moved in with the new family — new stepdad and three new stepbrothers.… Read the rest
This book marks the third in the Crimebusters series, with the Three Investigators in a plane crash with Bob’s father.
What I Liked
After the plane crash, they are forced to “rough it”, with standard adventure fare. The mystery is classic Three Investigators, and Stone is beginning to somewhat settle into the characters.… Read the rest
The Three Investigators series that I loved as a kid was transformed some years ago into this new Crimebusters series that I could never find in stores. The stories are aimed at young adults, but I was expecting the stories to have relatively the same type stories that I fell in love with as a kid.… Read the rest