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Friday, September 20, 2013

Skull Creek Stakeout (The Caden Chronicles, Book 2) by Eddie Jones (Review)

Skull Creek Stakeout (The Caden Chronicles, Book 3)

By Eddie Jones (received for review purposes)   

Genre- Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / GeneralProduct Details

Published by- Zonderkidz

Copyrighted- 2013

Number of pages- 192

Age Group- Young Teens

Description of book- paperback, list price $7.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-72390-5

In Skull Creek Stakeout, by Eddie Jones, Nick has been sent by the editor of The Cool Ghoul Gazette to investigate a murder.  This is no ordinary murder, the victim has fangs, bite marks, and a wooden stake in his chest.  The victim lived in Transylvania, North Carolina.

Nick has his Aunt Vivian, who lives in town and he befriends, Meg, the coroner’s assistant.  Together they plan to solve the crime.

Will they find out who it is, before it is too late?

About the author- Eddie Jones lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.  He has written nine book and 100 articles.  His novel, The Curse of Captain LaFoote, won the 2011 Selah Award in young adult fiction.

My thoughts- When I wrote my review of the first book in The Caden Chronicles, Dead Man’s Hand, by Eddie Jones, I was looking forward to finding out if Nick and his family had change their views on Christianity.  They didn’t.  In this book, Aunt Vivian was the Christian strength for her family.  I can only hope in future books that Nick can come to believe in God.

Skull Creek Stakeout was full of adventure and danger.  I enjoyed the possibility of vampires as Nick was going to be in Transylvania, North Carolina.  He knows though that there are no vampires, but a real murderer.  I was guessing until the end of the book.  I did not know who it was.

I think young adults will enjoy this book.  I do find it hard to believe that Nick is only fourteen.  He acts much older.  I do recommend this book.  I cannot wait to see if he becomes more interested in Christianity in future books.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Skull Creek Stakeout by Eddie Jones for free through DJC Communications.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.  All links were current when posted.

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