Thursday, June 07, 2012

Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula

Fourteen-year-old Cassidy Jones wakes up the morning after a minor accident in the laboratory of a world-renowned geneticist to discover that her body has undergone some bizarre physical changes. Her senses, strength, and speed have been radically enhanced.
After exploring her newfound abilities, Cassidy learns that the geneticist, Professor Serena Phillips, is missing and that foul play is suspected. Terrified that her physical changes and Professor Phillips' disappearance are somehow connected, Cassidy decides to keep her strange transformation a secret. That is, until she meets the professor's brilliant and mysterious fifteen-year-old son, Emery. An unlikely duo, they set out to find Emery's mother, who is key in explaining Cassidy's newly acquired superpowers.
Their lives are put at risk when they find themselves embroiled in a dangerous, action-packed adventure. Soon they are forced to confront a maniacal villain willing to do anything - including murder - to reach his own ambitious goals.

I liked this book. I really did. It isn't like most books I read these days, it would probably be labeled Middle- grade fiction or whatever it's called now. It didn't have the most amazing hottest guy in it that the heroine fell in love with at page two for unknown reasons. No, this tells the tale of Cassidy, a girl in a freak accident that leads to awesome powers. 

It sounds like something from some of my dreams, and that's part of what made it so good. She's not perfect, far from it- but she pulls through. The action sequences are awesome, at least from my perspective, and I really wish I knew a guy like Emery. Or at least a guy that had a quarter of his brains. That would be a miracle. The characters were funny, and though I may have been annoyed with them at some points, they were awesome. The story didn't really feel slow at any point, it was an easy read that I enjoyed. 

This book was sweet and real- well, as real as you can get with superhero-esque powers. I really do suggest it to you all, it would be a great poolside read, and it has a sequel! I give it 38 out of 51 tacos, which I know that you geniuses can figure out rounds up to those four tacos down there, even if you aren't as smart as Emery or his mom.

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