on March 6th 2018
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
The Italian Job meets Bourne Identity meets Spy Kids in this sequel to Proof of Lies.
What if saving yourself meant destroying everyone you love?
Still reeling from everything she learned while searching for her sister in Italy, Anastasia Phoenix is ready to call it quits with spies. Then she and her friends learn that Marcus’s—her kinda boyfriend—brother, Antonio, has also gone missing. Luckily, they track down Antonio in a fiery festival in England, only to learn he has been working for the enemy, Department D, the whole time. But Antonio wants out. And so does Anastasia.
But before any of them can leave espionage and their parents’ crimes behind them, a close friend turns up dead. No one is safe, not while Department D still exists. So Anastasia and her friends embark on a dangerous plan to bring down an entire criminal empire, using every Dresden Kid they can find.
As their world becomes surrounded by spies, and the children of spies, Anastasia starts to question who she can really trust. Including her best friends…
Anastasia got her sister back and she’s ready to run away and start a new life with her. Plans are derailed when her companion Marcus’s brother goes missing. She’s drawn back into the tangled web of being a Dreden Kid. Her and her small of group of friends hatch a plan to take them down once and for all. It becomes more difficult when what they thought was the truth is not reality at all.
In an Oyster Shell – A riveting addition to the Anastasia Phoenix series. I am looking forward to the next book.
The Pearls – I love this concept of spy kids cleaning up the messes of their corrupt parents. It will pull at your emotions it’s a little sad at times but very interesting. The premise is good and well executed.
The characters practically jump off the pages. There are quite a few characters but you know who is who and it does not get confusing. The author does a fantastic job of making the characters distinctive and interesting enough you find yourself rapidly turning the pages.
The suspense was intense and I really liked it. Usually, this is where I talk about the romance of the book but I feel the suspense was more prominent. There were lots of twists and turns. It was hard to figure out what was going to happen I like being consistently surprised.
The Sand – Anastasia was rigid at times in the future I would like to see her be a little more malleable.