Monday, January 13, 2014
Review: Nick and Tesla's Secret Agent Gaget Battle by "Science Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith
Review: I was excited the receive this third installment of the Nick and Tesla series. I enjoyed the second book and was eager to read more!
I had a hard moment getting into the first chapter, mostly because I forgot the cliff-hanger at the end of the second book. Once I remember (which the author reminded us about within a few pages), it was smooth sailing for there. The story is a bit more serious this time around, as Nick and Tesla aren't dealing with an outside villain, like the robot army, but with a villain intent on harming them. The danger is much closer to home. But like the second book, the gadgets are intriguing and exciting, the story moves at a brisk pace, with ups and downs and mystery and plot twists and crazy antics and outlandish characters. I love that there is bit a silliness in with the serious. The author has an ingenious talent for mixing hard science with the importance of family and the real fears that might beset tweens. I highly recommend this book and this series!
I received an free ARC through LibraryThings Early Reviewer Program in exchange for my honest opinion.
Bookmarks: 7.5 of 10
Awards: Kids' Indie Next List Pick Series Winner
Date Finished: 1-11-2014