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The Calling by Kelley Armstrong
Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson
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Daylight Moonlight by Matt Patterson
Demons are a Ghoul's Best Friend by Victoria Laurie
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Gringa in a Strange Land by Linda Dahl
I Love My New Toy! by Mo Willems
I Thought You Were Dead: A Love Story by Pete Nelson
Ill Wind by Nevada Barr
Into the Unknown by Stewart Ross
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Naomi and the Horse-Flavored T-Shirt by Dan Boehl
Nicking Time by T. Traynor
Phantom Eyes by Scott Tracey
Rifka Takes a Bow by Rebecca Rosenberg Perlov
School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins
So Thick the Fog by Catherine Pomeroy Stewart
Storm Warning by Linda Sue Park
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
This Happy Place: Living the Good Life in America by Bentz Plagemann
The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick
A Timely Vision by Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene
Tourmaline by Joanna Scott
Vespers Rising by Rick Riordan
What Color Is My World? by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
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Storm Warning: 10/02/13

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Storm Warning by Linda Sue Park is is 9th book in the original 39 Clues series. Dan and Amy are in the Caribbean. Though they still have Nellie in tow, they no longer trust her. Worse yet, there's a man in black following their every move.

In previous books the plot has been evenly divided between the Cahill drama of squabbling families fighting to find the clues, and the history of the region. Here though, the history of piracy in Jamaica and the Bahamas is pushed aside for the troubling aspects of Nellie's secret and the Man in Black.

After all the previous well crafted and interesting blending of history, mystery and adventure — Storm Warning felt rather slapdash. I realize that the series was in the process of wrapping up and Park probably had some key points she had to hit. But the blending could have been smoother.

Three stars

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