Book Review : Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula by Elise Stokes

Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula(Cassidy Jones Adventures, #1)
Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula by Elise Stokes

Product Details:
  • Paperback: 314 pages
  • Publisher: JACE Publishing LLC; First edition (January 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615377130
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615377131
  • Available on: Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Fourteen-year-old Cassidy Jones wakes up the morning after a minor accident in the laboratory of a world-renowned geneticist to discover that her body has undergone some bizarre changes. Her senses, strength, and speed have been radically enhanced. After exploring her newfound abilities, Cassidy learns that the geneticist, Professor Serena Phillips, is missing and that foul play is suspected. Terrified that her physical changes and Professor Phillips' disappearance are somehow connected, Cassidy decides to keep her strange transformation a secret. That is, until she meets the professor's brilliant and mysterious fifteen-year-old son, Emery. An unlikely duo, they set out to find Emery's mother, who is key in explaining Cassidy's newly acquired superpowers. Their lives are put at risk when they find themselves embroiled in a dangerous, action-packed adventure. Soon they are forced to confront a maniacal villain willing to do anything- including murder -to reach his own ambitious goals.

Oh. Wow. Cool! These were my exact reaction to what happened to Cassidy Jones. She is a heroine readers will definitely like and relate to. At first, I didn't know what to expect, but as the story progressed, I was quickly immersed in this fictional world, eager to know what would happen next.

My favourite character is probably Cassidy's brother Chazz. He is such an adorable kid who has a huge fascination with comic book heroes and always dresses up like one. One day he'd be the Hulk and the next a ninja.

This book is suitable for middle graders and young adults. The contents are 100% clean, so parents have nothing to worry about. The fighting scenes are not bloody and gory, but they are told in a way that would definitely hold the reader's attention.

This book is really exceptional in the sense that it has a wonderful plot, some really interesting characters, a plausible event which started it all, and an adept storyteller who combined all these elements.

If you haven't read it, go get yourself a copy today!

Rating: 5

Elise Stokes
Elise Stokes lives in Washington, with her husband and four children. She was an elementary school teacher before becoming a full-time mom. Now that her youngest child is in school, she has time to fully pursue her passion to write books for young readers. With a daughter in middle school and one in high school, Elise’s understanding of the challenges facing girls in that age range inspired her to create a series that will motivate girls to value individualism, courage, integrity, and intelligence. The stories in the Cassidy Jones Adventures series are fun and relatable, and a bit edgy without taking the reader uncomfortably out of bounds. Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula is the first book in the series.

6 creative remarks:

Lena said...

Great review. This does sound like a great book for middle readers. I love clean books that I don't have to worry about. So this is a great recommendation. And the author, Elise Stokes, is very pretty. Nice photo of her.

Elise Stokes said...

Thanks for the fantastic review, Aik. I really appreciate it, and I'm so glad you enjoyed Cassidy Jones. Thank you, too, for commenting on the "clean" content. As a mother of four, that aspect is always important to me regarding books, movies, etc.

Lena, thank you for the wonderful compliment. It's very nice to hear at my age.

All the best,

TheGirlOnFire said...

This looks like a modern Captain America, the genetic modification at least. This looks like really cute read. Thanks for the review.

♫♥LovLivLife Reviews♥♫ said...

LOL. I wonder if the brother ever tried being a Hulk Ninja one time. That would be a sight to see.

I really enjoy books that you can loose yourself in. And I like that you've mentioned the content. I find thast useful when looking to buy for my teen aged sister. She just made 17 and so she can handle a little more content but I always like to keep it pretty light.

Lovely review.

hamna said...

Nice review! & me siblings would love to read this book, its a great read for middle schoolers, oh and plus, my parents would love it too, for "cleanliness", HA

Looking forward to reading this book!

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