by Ian Mitchell-Gill
Publication Date: February 8th 2018
Find This Book: Merrett’s Chase
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Now for those of you that have been following my reviews of books one and two, you’ll know that this series is about a kick-ass group of teenage spies. From the east to the west, they’re the best at what they do: hacking, chemical compounds, lock picking, scaling buildings, and strategy/disguise. Being book 3, we’ve already seen them pull a heist at a museum and take down a cult. Their biggest mission yet? Leading the CIA and their teacher, Merrett, on a wild goose chase to buy time for the real issues (sorry, no spoilers!)
It was great to see these teens doing what they do best outside the jurisdiction of their school and the CIA. We really got to see what they were all capable of without rules or expectations to deal with- especially Lydia. The chase was action-packed, and it was great to compare how Merrett and I thought, as well as how the other CIA agents who didn’t know the kids very well. We all worked through the crime scenes in our own ways! Unlike book two where you could pretty much enjoy it as a standalone book, Merrett’s Chase really tied everything together and required knowledge from books 1 and 2 to get the most out of reading it. I loved that it brought in some new characters and also brought back some past characters- I was definitely not expecting a certain someone to make a reappearance!
My favorite part was definitely the last scene. Again, no spoilers about the content, but it made me tear up a bit. It was so heartwarming and it felt like the whole series was leading up to the close relationships of the teens with each other and the teens with Merrett. I didn’t realize how close I had gotten with the characters throughout the series until I was sniffling reading the last couple of pages! This is what bumped the last book from a 4 to a 5 for me!