Staff Picks

Mazes of Bones

December 29, 2008

What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human hustory? What if you were told that the source of the family's power was hidden around the world, in the form of 39 clues? What if you were given a choice - take a million dollars and walk away... or get the first clue? If you're Amy and Dan Cahill in MAZE OF BONES by Rick Riordan, you take the clue - and begin a very dangerous race.

Everyone from Napolean to Houdini is related to the Cahills, yet the source of the family power is lost. The 39 clues hidden around the world will reveal the family's secret, but no one has been able to assemble them. Now the clues race is on, and young Amy and Dan must decide what's important; hunting clues or uncovering what REALLY happened to their parents.

Riordan mixes just the right proportions of suspense, peril and puzzle in a fast-paced read! This book is recommended for older elementary readers, but kids and adults alike won't be able to put it down.