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Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rift, Part 1 by Gene Luen Yang
Brewster's Millions by George Barr McCutcheon
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline by Nancy Springer
The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Fullmetal Alchemist 24 by Hiromu Arakawa
Ghouls Gone Wild by Victoria Laurie
Golden Girl by Sarah Zettel
Grave Peril by Jim Butcher
Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
Hunting Badger by Tony Hillerman
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
Imprisoned by Martin W. Sandler
Inferno by Dan Brown
Jane Vows Vengeance by Michael Thomas Ford
The Lies That Bind by Kate Carlisle
The Long War by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
The Magic Paintbrush by Laurence Yep
The Magician's Bird by Emily Fairlie
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
1985 by Anthony Burgess
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Ostrich and Lark by Marilyn Nelson
The Radleys by Matt Haig
Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett
Shatterproof by Roland Smith
1607: A New Look at Jamestown by Karen E. Lange
Trash by Andy Mulligan
$20 Per Gallon by Christopher Steiner

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Comments for Shatterproof

Shatterproof: 06/04/14

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Shatterproof by Roland Smith is the fourth in the Cahills vs. Vespers series. It's the last one though that reads like a 39 Clues book. The last two, Trust No One and Day of Doom bear little resemblance to the rest of the series.

Dan and Amy are still under the thumb of the Vespers. Now they are ordered to grab the largest diamond. Meanwhile the captured Cahills start trying to fight back — with some good and some awful results.

On the home front, it becomes apparent there is a mole in the Cahills operation. Now here is where I briefly got hopeful. It would have been fun — especially with the title of the fifth book, if Amy's home town boyfriend, Even, were Vesper One.

Instead, though, the possibility of a love triangle is explored. I realize Amy Cahill is older now and the age of the typical love triangle heroine, but she doesn't have the time for such nonsense. She's also too smart for it.

Four stars

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