The Medusa Plot

The Medusa Plot

Book - 2011
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Cahills are being kidnapped by a shadowy group known only as the Vespers. Now Amy and Dan have only days to fulfill a bizarre ransom request or their captured friends will start dying. Amy and Dan don't know what the Vespers want or how to stop them. Only one thing is clear. The Vespers are playing to win, and if they get their hands on the Clues ... the world will be their next hostage.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, c2011
ISBN: 9780545324090
9780545298391
Characteristics: 222 pages. : illustrations. ; 20 centimeters

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diamond890
Apr 30, 2016

C'mon! I just holded it and I am #1

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Yash_Patel_662
Jul 20, 2015

“The 39 Clues” series are amazingly written and “The Medusa Plot,” by Gordon Korman is no exception. Let’s start off with the series. The original series were about the Clue Hunt, and the fight between different branches of Cahills, the most powerful family in the world. Those books were written with so many true facts and events, they could almost be called Non-Fiction. No I’m just joking. Now this is the second part of the series and although they are just extending the series longer then it has to be, they are still making the storyline intriguing.
The Medusa Plot well describes this book for reasons that I cannot say to prevent this from being a spoiler. This book is completely related to Medusa in some way. This book starts off with the kidnappings’ of different Cahills. The kidnapped being Fiske Cahill, Reagon Holt, Natalie Kabra, Nellie Gomez, Alistair Oh, Ted Starling, and Phoenix Wizard. There is no respective order of when they were kidnapped because they were all kidnapped at the same time. Back in Attleboro, Amy and Dan Cahill were almost kidnapped. If it weren’t for Dan, they would be with the other victims in a cell. When they reach home, they find out about these kidnappings. While talking about this, someone had parachuted a cell phone to them. No company, no model. When it’s turned on, a message appears from this mysterious being who calls himself Vesper One. The message was commanding Dan and Amy to go to Florence, Italy. If they did not reach there by the next morning, one of the hostages would die. William McIntyre tells them about the Vespers. Not much, but who the founder/ ancestor was. Damien Vesper, a great alchemist whose research was destructive. Dan and Amy reach Florence the next morning and it is there where the real story begins.

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Puzzleman
Jun 01, 2015

I liked it a lot, really good book! recommend it.

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jhartman2
May 01, 2015

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Anistasya
Oct 06, 2014

Having thoroughly enjoyed the first series, I was excited to discover that this second series existed. Leading pretty much straight on from where I left off (minus a small adventure with the Vespers in some sort of bridging book I seemed to have missed), Amy and Dan are thrust into yet another difficult situation as the evil Vespers kidnap their friends and force them to carry out certain crimes if they ever want to see them alive again.

One of the things I loved in the original series was the way characters started out as complete stereotypes (the cunning Lucians, the strong Tomas, smart Ekats etc) and gradually, as you got to know them, they grew and became more complex. Now that their infighting is (mostly) behind them, it's fun to see the young Cahills banding together to fight a much bigger external threat. All of my favourite characters from the last series are back and there's mystery and adventure a-plenty to keep me entertained.

Another thing I loved in the original was the way you got to learn about history without even meaning to. This time, we are on the trail of some famous (and somewhat more obscure) artists in Italy. While never intruding on the pace of the story, I enjoyed discovering places and paintings I'd never heard of and losing myself (along with Amy and Dan) in the catacombs beneath Rome.

All in all, an amazing start to what promises to be an even more exciting series (if that's possible). Can't wait to get stuck into book 2!

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007_Trout
Aug 31, 2014

Amazing book. Fun to read and suspence filled. Anyone will love this!!! It is an amazing book

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crazycoolbff
Jun 07, 2014

As good as always!

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mkblizzard101
Mar 13, 2014

Great book! I thought the sequel to the 39 clues would be bad but i was proven wrong. Can't wait to read the next book! :)

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computerboy
Jul 05, 2013

Yasirner THAT part was soooo funny!!!!!!!!! LOL

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TableSalt_
May 25, 2013

OMG I love this series, I was kinda sad when the first series ended but this series is just as good :D

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Apr 11, 2012

"What's the point of throwing a hissy fit if there's not friends and family around to here it!!!"-Amy

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Apr 11, 2012

"But in the library, Hamilton was just about as useful as silk gloves to a snake"

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007_Trout
Aug 31, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: SPOILER ALERT: Nellie gets shot in the arm and they have to remove the bullet. Mildy gory and a bit disturbing.

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