The adventures of Avery and the other thirteen-year-olds continue: Excitement reigns as the King announces that an Olympiad will be held at the castle. But when thirteen-year-olds begin to disappear and the Queen begins to get suspicious, Avery and her friends decide they must move to the tunnels under the castle – no matter how much danger they hold. And when Avery begins to receive cryptic messages attached to her father’s carrier pigeons, discovering the secret of her missing friends becomes secondary to finding out the truth about her family.
The Ruby Moon, book two in the Thirteen Series, is a fast-paced story that is perfect for your favorite middle-grade reader. I will admit that I liked the first book much better, but that’s not to say that The Ruby Moon isn’t a good read. The action is consistent and the plot has just enough twists to keep a young reader turning the pages.
Plus, there are many lessons, lots of teachable moments, that can be learned while reading. This could be a great book for a homeschool reading unit. *One special note: I would definitely suggest you read the books in order, since the action continues to build from book to book. And you can look forward to book three, The Paper Boat, which will be released next Spring.
Many thanks to Barbour Publishing and NetGalley for the copy of this ebook. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my very own! 🙂