Review: The Crystal Code by Richard Newsome.

The Crystal Code

Publisher: Text Publishing.
Release Date: September 2012.
Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

It’s nearly Christmas. Gerald, Ruby and Sam are meeting up with Alisha and Gerald’s Australian school friend Ox for two weeks of snowboarding in the mountains of California. It’s a dream vacation for the world’s youngest billionaire.

But soon after they arrive—by helicopter, with Gerald’s butler Mr Fry at the controls, of course—the private chalet is attacked. Gerald and the gang escape through a secret passage, only to be pursued on snowmobiles by men with guns across frozen lakes and into the path of a cascading avalanche.

Could this be the work of Gerald’s nemesis Sir Mason Green, recently escaped from prison? Or is someone else behind the attack? Does the old dry cleaning ticket Gerald found amongst Green’s belongings hold the key? And how does an invitation to join the secretive Billionaire’s Club land Gerald in so much trouble?

Join Gerald and his friends in the USA, the Czech Republic and a tiny island in Sweden for a new thrilling adventure. After all, with all that money, there’s got to be more to the story.

My Thoughts:

4 stars.

We return to the life of Billionaire teen Gerald Wilkins. This time it’s Christmas and he is gathering his friends together to have a white Christmas in California at his private ski field. Of course Ruby and Sam are there, and Alisha has returned to join them on their holiday, as well as Gerald’s friend from Australia, Ox.
But the biggest surprise of all is Felicity – Gerald’s new girlfriend! Ruby, who has a crush on Gerald, is furious, and she isn’t shy about letting Gerald know it! Although I am team Ruby, I liked the dynamic Felicity added to the group.

Things never run smoothly for Gerald and soon his perfect holiday is interrupted by armed attackers. A new mystery has to be solved and Gerald has to continent hop to do so – one of the aspects I love about this series. Gerald’s parents and their friends, as well as Alisha and Ox, have been kidnapped and Gerald will do what he must to get them back, together with the help of Sam, Ruby and Felicity.

Richard Newsome returns with his winning formula; over the top action, crazy adventures, plenty of humor, and a hard to crack mystery. I also enjoyed the dash of romance that was added to this book. Another plus for Newsome was that he made the female characters strong. Felicity was smart and knew self-defence and came to Gerald’s rescue on a number of occasions.

I’ve really enjoyed this series and am looking forward to ‘The House of Puzzles’. Every book has just been a really fun, action packed adventure. If you love mystery and adventure, this is for you. I highly recommend it.

You can add it to your Goodreads HERE.

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