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. ...
|Title||:||The Mona Lisa Key|
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Mona Lisa Key Reviews
What a surprising and delightful book! I did not expect to love it do much and now it has turned into one of my favorite middle grade reads in a long time.
I originally picked up this book because of the time travel element and the whole idea of time pirates appealed to me. It was slow to start, I mean seriously slow. We didn't get to time travel or pirates or anything weird until at least 60 pages in. But once we got there, the action just kept going. About halfway through, it didn't stop. I cou ...more
I am a huge fan of Liesl Shurtliff's books. She always writes fun, sweet, all out wonderful books, so I was excited to read this new series from her! The Mona Lisa Key is a nonstop, time traveling, thrill ride of an adventure. I absolutely loved it. The characters are fantastic and the siblings are great together. Corey made me smile lots of times and Ruby is a doll. Mateo (Matt) is the anchor of the group. He is super smart and a bit of a mystery himself. I really enjoyed their time traveling a ...more
I think this is the beginning of a great book series!
First of all - the main characters are quite enjoyable. I think that middle grade readers will relate to parts of each of them. There are also secondary characters that are wonderful as well. I especially liked Jia and Pike.
It feels has an early Peter Pan vibe to it - time pirates - orphans and betrayal!
I am excited for the next one!
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This was a really intriguing juvenile fantasy book. I've read many time-travel books but this one wasn't overdone or too complicated so that was really refreshing. I really enjoyed Matt and his siblings, as well as Jia, Pike, and the rest of the crew. I really liked the fast-paced writing. I liked the cliffhangers towards the end. I'm excited to read the sequel (s).
Love the context of the time-traveling ship that changes shape and the ambiguity of some characters loyalties, but the overall drama was a little slow and the climax left so much hanging.
An enjoyable MG featuring time travel, betrayal, a creepy highly intelligent rat, and siblings(!).
The plot twist was heavily predictable and the plot regarding anything actually having to do with the Key or Mona Lisa or what it unlocks was very slight. We spent a lot more time (lol) meandering through time or chilling on the magical transforming ship. That being said, I liked it, the sibling dynamic especially, enough to be back for book 2.
Good concept, but I didn't like it as much as Rump.