About the book: In the final book of the Cragbridge Hall trilogy, Abby, Derick, and their friends must utilize their skills in time travel and technology to survive roving bands of dinosaurs, race through space, build robots, and fight virtual dragons.
It’s known as the Race—an annual tournament where teams of students compete in the hopes of winning an unbelievable prize. But before this year’s competition, Derick and Abby receive a terrifying message from the future: Charles Muns’s plan to control history is going to succeed. It will cost countless people their lives and change the destiny of the world. And there is nothing anyone can do to stop them.
Despite the danger, the twins gather their friends and enter the Race, ready to compete against the best of the best in order to claim what might turn out to be a key of ultimate power.
Can they compete the Race in time and stop Muns? Or has the future already been written?
A page-turning, time-travel adventure that teaches powerful lessons about choice and consequence, believing you can do hard things, and valuing our history.
My review: Wow, I loved this series! I'm way sad to learn that this is the last book. Author Chad Morris has taken me on a grand adventure and I don't want to leave this amazing world.
This book is really great! I love how fast moving the plot is. The heroes of this book Derek, Abby, Rafa and Carol are getting ready for the annual Race event at Cragbridge Hall. The stakes are very high for our heroes because the prize has become one of their grandfather's super secret keys. They must stop the secret from getting out at all costs. And it's completely up to them, because their grandfather, parents, and many of the adults that they know they can trust are all still in a coma because of their grandfather's enemy Charles Muns. They must build a team of kids they can trust and who will have the necessary skills to win the Race, is it even possible?
I love the characters in this book, they are well-written and I feel as though they could walk off the pages of this book and I would know them. I love the lessons that the kids, especially Abby learns. I feel like so many times girls characters are written that actually can hurt the self-image of girl readers. Abby is not at all like that, in fact, she's been learning throughout this whole series that she is important, that she has a place, and that she is a valued member of a team. I really like that.
This book left me longing for more from Cragbridge Hall. Maybe, just maybe Chad Morris would be willing to return there, at least I hope so!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Purchase Link: Amazon
About the author: Chad Morris would love to be able to control animal avatars, see history in 3D, and show everyone how he imagines stories. Since the inventions that would make that possible currently exist only in his imagination, he settles for reading, writing, playing basketball, rappelling down an occasional slot canyon, dating his wife, and hanging out with his five awesome kids. Chad speaks Portuguese, can play the Phineas and Ferb theme song on the guitar, and does decent impressions of a velociraptor and Voldemort—but not at the same time. He isn't very good at fixing his car, shopping for anything, cooking, or growing hair.
Labels: Chad Morris, Cragbridge Hall Book 2, Shadow Mountain Publishing