Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Spring Gift Review & Giveaway on May 26, 2018 - The Explorers: The Reckless Rescue

I was recently invited to review a new book - the second in a series where I was able to review the first book, so it seemed to make sense to review the second book as well and announce a giveaway as well!

The Explorers: The Reckless Rescue
Author - Adrienne Kress
Publisher - Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Ages - 8-12

Favorite Features -
  • As expected, it picks up where the last book ended . . . with Sebastian in a jet, flying across the ocean with the people who kidnapped him.
  • Unlike with book one, it looks like the first chapter starts with excitement - I would like to be able to tell you the entire book follows suit, but my link to review the book did not work. I checked on-line and found a link (which you may use as well) to read the first chapter, and it started well. 
Delacorte Books for Young Readers says; "More mystery, more bravery, more danger, and one amazingly reckless rescue await in the second book in the Explorers series. The perfect read for fans of The Name of This Book Is a Secret and The Mysterious Benedict Society! Reader, your attention is greatly needed. We have left things unresolved. What began as your average story of a boy stumbling upon a pig in a teeny hat and a secret international explorers society has turned into an adventure of epic proportions.
  *  The bad news: The boy (Sebastian) has been kidnapped by a trio of troublesome thugs.
  *  The good news: His new friend Evie has promised to rescue him!
  *  The bad news: Sebastian has been taken halfway around the world.
  *  The good news: Evie has famous explorer and former Filipendulous Five member Catherine Lind at her side!
  *  The bad news: There's still the whole matter of Evie's grandfather (and the leader of the Filipendulous Five) somewhere out there in grave danger.
  *  The good news: Pursuing Sebastian will lead Evie and Catherine to another member of the Filipendulous Five, who might be able to help!

This missive is a call to action and an invitation to join in mystery, bravery, and danger. There will be new people to meet, new places to see, and some dancing along the way. And one amazingly reckless rescue."

As I mentioned, I was not able to read The Explorers: The Reckless Rescue, but since the first book did pick up after chapter five (you will find my review of book one at this link) and this book looks like the first chapter starts in an engaging and interesting way, I think it is likely young readers will enjoy The Explorers: The Reckless Rescue.

I'm very happy to say Delacorte Books for Young Readers is making a print copy of The Explorers: The Reckless Rescue  available for me to give away (USA only)If you are over the age of 18, would like to be in this drawing on May 26, 2018 and live in the USA, please comment below to share a topic you think would make for a fun and exciting book for young readers - I think my grandsons would enjoy a book about boys who explore space and find robots.

In addition, if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG, or at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email, you will receive one entry for each of these which you have done (as long as you let me know which of these you have done by commenting below.) Plus, if you "share" this post, you will receive one additional entry the first time you share in any of these places (please let me know when and where you share). This will help me draw names from among people who would like to win The Explorers: The Reckless Rescue and it gives you several ways to enter the giveaway! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!


  1. Dinosaurs in space would be exciting.

  2. Knowing my kids, it would be a book about, "I didn't do it" and finding out who did as detectives.