The 39 Clues: Cahills VS Vespers, Book Four: Shatterproof by Roland Smith

The wait is over! Now we move on to more adventures of Dan and Amy Cahill. Here’s the summary from the back cover of the book:

An outrageous crime…

Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, have committed a string of thefts that lands them on Interpol’s Most Wanted list. But the crimes are not Amy and Dan’s fault. A shadowy organization known as the Vespers has kidnapped seven members of the Cahill family. If Amy and Dan don’t deliver a series of bizarre ransoms, it’s lights out for the hostages.

Until now, Amy and Dan have stayed one step ahead of the police and managed to keep their family safe. But all that’s about to change. Vesper One commands them to steal the Golden Jubilee, one of the world’s largest diamonds. What Amy and Dan don’t know is that the Jubilee is a setup…and someone is going to die.

I can certainly say that the series is getting more interesting and suspenseful. I’m actually glad that Dan and Amy aren’t the only ones to go through these things, as they have Jake and Atticus to help them. As usual, the book contains informative details and descriptive narration of the settings. Readers can vividly imagine the place where the characters are at and they also get a glimpse of some of the characters’ deeper personalities.

Speaking of the Rosenblooms, I wish Amy would end up with Jake rather than with Evan. Although Evan has been very helpful throughout the challenges Vesper One has given to Dan and Amy, I think Amy has a connection with Jake more than with Evan. On the other hand, I don’t want Amy to end things badly with Evan as well. I guess I’ll just have to find out who Amy will end up with when the series is finished.

Moving on to Dan and Atticus, I have slowly taken a liking to their bond and friendship with each other. Their exchange of conversations is at times humorous and witty. I actually find myself giggling and laughing as I read some of the passages. I’m pretty sure they’ll be fun to be with, if there happen to be a Dan and Atticus in real life. Anyway, despite what they’re going through, you slowly see how they’ve changed and grew to become more mature and independent. But this does not hinder them from acting like their ages again, being just childish and naïve.

Overall, the book definitely has a lot to offer. It certainly does not disappoint me. With all that’s been happening, now I don’t know who to trust. Most of the characters seem to become more suspicious than ever. Confusion starts to arise, questioning the loyalty of each individual to his original party. Is Ian a Vesper? Who’s really the mole in the Cahill family? I hope the next book will give more light to my never-ending questions.


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