'If You're Reading This, It's Too Late' by Pseudonymous Bosch (Secrets Series #2)
"Proud new members of the top-secret Terces Society, Cass and Max-Ernest can't wait for their first mission. And no sooner have they decoded a message hidden in Cass's shopping list than they are kidnapped by their dastardly enemies, the Midnight Sun. Can Cass and Max-Ernest escape?"
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST BOOK IN THIS SERIES ‘THE NAME OF THIS BOOK IS SECRET’ You can find my review of that book HERE
‘If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late’ is the second book in the Secrets series by Pseudonymous Bosch. I really enjoyed the first book, and this sequel was definitely not a disappointment! This is a middle-grade mystery/adventure series that follows the escapades of Cassandra and Max-Ernest, two children who stumble across a dangerous Secret.
At the end of the first book Cass and Max-Ernest receive gifts and a coded message from Pietro Bergamo inviting them to join the Terces Society, a secret organisation formed to protect the world from the dangerous Secret. The children hindered the evil Midnight Sun from uncovering the Secret in their last adventures, so were asked to join for proving their courage and bravery.
This book begins a little while after the end of the first and Cass and Max-Ernest are still waiting to hear from Owen, a member of the Terces Society who is supposed to be taking them to meet Pietro. One lunchtime Cass finds a note in her lunchbox which appears to be from her mother, but they discover that it is actually a coded message from Pietro (or so they think!) telling them to meet him at Dock 3 on their field trip the next day.
The survivalist and the decoder go to the dock to find that it is a trap and they are once again in the clutches of the Midnight Sun, until Owen turns up in another one of his ridiculous disguises and rescues them and gives them a hint to the location of the Terces Society headquarters. Cass and Max-Ernest are then put on a dangerous quest involving a Sound Prism, an alchemist and a five-hundred-year-old homunculus with the task of stopping the Midnight Sun discovering the Secret once again.
This was a fantastic sequel! The story was just as fast-paced as the previous book and the plot was brilliant! I loved the character development of the two heroes and there were some great new characters introduced too. It was good to finally meet Pietro and Yo-Yoji was an awesome new character and friend for Cass and Max-Ernest.
I’m very much looking forward to reading the next book!
I would give this book 5 stars :)
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