I just love the The 39 Clues series (for those that don't know these are adventure books ... and they are all written by a different author for each book). So when I was at the bookstore and saw there was another series, The Infinity Ring, that was written in the same format I had to read it. Here is the goodreads description:
I have been wanting to read this and while on vacation my niece happened to be reading it so I borrowed it from her and read through it super fast. I swear it was only like a 2 hour read. Honestly I didn't love this book. It starts out with the first 100 pages giving us the introduction about how Dak and Sera end up time traveling with the infinity ring and why. The world is very different then what we know. History has been changed somehow. This really isn't explained in this book why or how this is possible. So in this book Christopher Columbus was taken over in a mutiny and the kids travel back to the past to fix this (and these kids are young! I think like 9?).
The end of the book is then super fast. The kids trust a bunch of strangers on the ship who just jump up and help them in the mutiny no questions asked. Everything ties up in a ribbon and the book is done. I was really disappointed about this. I wanted more plot to take place in the historical places. More details about the surroundings and culture. But we didn't get to read much of that. Looks like there are already four books out in the series, with three more to come. I am afraid though that these books are too young for me. I can't decide if I should keep reading or not. It could be that the author just isn't my style. Since all the books are written by different authors the next one might be excellent! I'll have to check out reviews on the next book.
The crystal ball says:
Rain is pouring... Not sure if this was really worth my time, must get umbrella.