The Mona Lisa Key (Time Castaways #1)
When Matt, Ruby, and Corey Hudson discover their subway train is actually a time-traveling eighteenth-century frigate captained by a mysterious pirate, they are thrown into a series of adventures that offer cryptic clues about their past and their future.

The Mona Lisa Key (Time Castaways #1) Details

TitleThe Mona Lisa Key (Time Castaways #1)
Author
ReleaseSep 18th, 2018
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
ISBN-139780062568137
Rating
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Adventure, Science Fiction, Steampunk, Time Travel

The Mona Lisa Key (Time Castaways #1) Review

  • michelle
    January 1, 1970
    * Thank you to Eidelweiss and Harper Collins for an advanced DRC of this book. All opinions are my own.While a big fan of Liesl Shurtliff, this particular book didn't grab me the way I had hoped it would. The concept of three kids traveling through time seemed fascinating, but I kept waiting for something to actually happen. I was also waiting for their parents to become a part of the story, especially as I figured out their role quite early on in the book, and it seemed like that was where the * Thank you to Eidelweiss and Harper Collins for an advanced DRC of this book. All opinions are my own.While a big fan of Liesl Shurtliff, this particular book didn't grab me the way I had hoped it would. The concept of three kids traveling through time seemed fascinating, but I kept waiting for something to actually happen. I was also waiting for their parents to become a part of the story, especially as I figured out their role quite early on in the book, and it seemed like that was where the drama would actually come in. The last third of this book was probably the best part where the action really turned up.
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  • Nicole Wagner
    January 1, 1970
    Disclaimer: did not finish.I received an advance reader copy of this book, and I'm aware that it's an uncorrected proof. But the continuity problems were bad enough to make this already bland book plainly unreadable. Example: trio of kids gets on subway on their way to school. It's April, it's New York, they're rushing, it's 8-ish a.m. The mysterious train is a time machine. They get off the train and it's Paris, 1911. The sky is blue, without a cloud in it. They enter a museum. AND SUDDENLY MOO Disclaimer: did not finish.I received an advance reader copy of this book, and I'm aware that it's an uncorrected proof. But the continuity problems were bad enough to make this already bland book plainly unreadable. Example: trio of kids gets on subway on their way to school. It's April, it's New York, they're rushing, it's 8-ish a.m. The mysterious train is a time machine. They get off the train and it's Paris, 1911. The sky is blue, without a cloud in it. They enter a museum. AND SUDDENLY MOONLIGHT IS STREAMING IN THROUGH THE WINDOWS. IT'S THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. I could let this glaring editorial miss go if the book had enough for me to chew on. But it didn't. I love young adult novels, and I appreciate time travel and adventure novels, but this one didn't offer me enough, soon enough, and after about 80 pages I put it down for good.
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  • Ms. Yingling
    January 1, 1970
    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusDid not meet the needs of my collection at this time.
  • Michele Knott
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked the story until the end. The end I loved because it was fast and fun but then I didn’t like it at all because it ended!!! Already looking forward to book #2....
  • Ken
    January 1, 1970
    A most imaginative read. I think I may have taken that train. Excellent read for YA.
  • PaleHorsemen
    January 1, 1970
    Read for a review. A good book about time adventures and family
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