It's time for the second month of The Books that made me Love Reading Challenge, hosted by Emlyn Chand! For February, the book- well, series, actually, that I've picked is...
In this thrilling mystery series, 12-year-old twins Andrew and Evie navigate through a maze of intrigue and espionage as they try to uncover the truth about their mother's disappearance. Leaving only a cryptic note, Andrew and Evie's mother vanishes on their eleventh birthday.
Now, almost a year later, the twins receive a mysterious package from someone named Spy X. They soon learn that the contents of the box will lead them on an incredible journey toward finding their mother - and into a world where no one's identity can be trusted.
The twins decide to fill the dull weeks before the start of school by spying on their neighbors. Their first target is their next-door-neighbor. At first she seems like a run-of-the-mill older lady, but she turns out to be a retired code specialist. She teaches them to create and break codes, skills that become important as twins' search for their mother intensifies.
Spy X is a four book spy adventure series. I can still remember the day I bought my copy of the series. It was the second book, Hide and Seek. At the same time, I'd also bought The Mediator: High Stakes, by Meg Cabot. Mixing MG and YA lit together, but ended up loving both series. :D
So, I ended up rereading the entire series. Hey, they're short books! And I gotta say, I still enjoyed them. Ever since I was a little kid, I've always been fascinated with spies and codes and secret missions. It was fun rereading Andrew and Evie's adventures as they cracked clues and solved puzzles in search of their mother.
This series has it all- tons of mystery, humor, and non-stop action and adventure. The codes and riddles in the book are fun, albeit a bit difficult, to crack. I can still remember a certain code in the fourth book, and how it's brilliance absolutely stunned me. There are cliffhangers, jaw dropping revelations, and a lot of other shocking surprises which will keep you flipping through the pages.
Five stars. Spy X is a middle grade series, but that didn't stop me from loving it. I definitely recommend it kids, because the fast paced plot will definitely capture their attention. Heck, this series made my sister love reading! Not kidding. She's currently bugging me for new books for her to read!
Jen @ Midnight Book Thief
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