Saturday, 18 February 2012

The Medusa Project: Hit Squad by Sophie McKenzie (Children's,

January 2012, Simon and Schuster
272 pages, Paperback 
Review copy

Themes: escape, survival at all costs, enemies with truly evil intentions, separation, dealing with constant changes, super powers, using your head, strong peril, mild romance, some humour, tissues needed at the end

Summary from Simon and Schuster
Fourteen years ago, scientist William Fox implanted four babies with the Medusa gene - a gene for psychic aibilities. Fox's experiment left a legacy: four teenagers, each with their own distinct and special skill. These four teens were originally brought together to form crime-fighting force, The Medusa Project.

Now the team is due to be disbanded and the teenagers sent to separate locations. But Nico, Ketty, Ed and Dylan are determined to investigate claims that a drug conveying the same powers as the Medusa gene has been developed.

Joined by new friends Cal and Amy, who also have the gene, the four set off on their most dangerous mission yet...

Nayuleska's thoughts
This was a very clever end to the series. I'd been wondering how it could end, and overall this was an exciting, action packed edge of my seat read. The only reason this gets 8/10 instead of 10/10 is that I guessed the main plot at the beginning. I can't say much without spoiling it, but I guessed it because its something I would do as a writer (which can give me a different perspective than if I was only a reader).

You can find out more about Sophie and her books on her website.

Suggested read
Definitely check out the others in the series which include The Medusa Project: Double-Cross

1 comment:

Vivienne said...

When I get a bit more time, I really want to read this series.