The Expeditioners and the Treasure of the Drowned Man’s Canyon by S.S. Taylor

When I laid my eyes on the first pages of The Expeditioners, metal chains sprung up and linked my eyes to the story.

Three children, explorers named Zander, Kit and MK, hold one map that could be the road to their fate… From slimy slugs to colossal birds, each child must pass them to get to the treasure everybody wants. Sukey Neville has entered the picture at the start of the journey, but is she a friend or not? How is the map supposed to be looked at? Who is good, or bad?

S.S. Taylor has mastered writing one of the most creative books that I have read. The story is based in the future, but sometimes, when I read a tale with lots of characters and an unusual time frame, the book can get confusing. Somehow the writer has managed to keep the story from becoming puzzling, which is one of my favourite things about this book. I admire how the author wrote something so original and captivating. The Expeditioners is like a crocodile that gulped me down so fast that I came out of its tail before I realized how much I enjoyed being in its stomach, in this case the middle of the story. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!

The Expeditioners and the Treasure of the Drowned Man’s Canyon by S.S. Taylor

You Have to Stop This by Pseudonymous Bosch

Now, although this book’s cover is creepy, it doesn’t mean you judge a book by its cover! When Cass, a survivalist and her two friends, Max-Ernest and Yo-Yoji, are suspected of stealing a mummy from the National History museum, transported to Las Vegas in a crate, Cass is determined to find the dangerous Secret. But what will it take to get a walking mummy on stage to cooperate? At the same time, all three children are incredibly eager to graduate from middle school, and will Cass ever learn the Secret?

All the loose strands of this book twined around me and shook my brain to so hard that I was desperate to keep on reading, partly to stop my brain shaking so hard to find out what would happen next, and partly because I wanted to see what happened when the loose strings knotted together. A gripping tale, rather like a bumpy car ride, pushing your feelings up and down. There are other books in the secret series, so as this book is not the first, try reading a book before it, as they really shake your feelings around!

You Have to Stop This by Pseudonymous Bosch