By Elise Stokes
Published by JACE Publishing LLC on December 13, 2010
325 pages – ages 9+
Kindle version reviewed
Cassidy Jones was a normal, shy teenager. Normal until she accidentally breathed in the gas from a secret experiment conducted by a world-famous scientist (Dr. Phillips) called Formula X. Now she can run faster than a race horse, she’s stronger than a rampaging rhino, has better sight than an eagle, she can leap higher than a jungle cat and can hear better than a deer! Cassidy doesn’t know what to do about her new super powers, but she decides she can’t tell anyone. When the famous scientist AND her Dad get kidnapped, Cassidy decides to use her new powers to save them, but when she can’t even control her own emotions, how is she going to control her new super powers?!? She finds a “friend” in the kidnapped Dr. Phillips’ son, Emery…but she’s not sure if she can trust him completely.
I totally enjoyed reading this book. Cassidy Jones rocks as a superhero! The book is written for older kids but there is no bad language or inappropriate things in the story so you can have younger kids read it too. A lot of books with a teen protagonist (that’s my new word now that I know what it means 😉 ) are not appropriate for kids my age, but this isn’t one of them. There is some fighting (she is a superhero after all) but nothing graphic (it’s actually kind of like comicy fights or like the Saturday Morning Cartoons fights). It was also cool how the hero is a girl because there are barely any girl superhero main characters. I really liked Cassidy Jones personality too. Emery was also a great character. He was really interesting to read about. It is a very action packed and detailed story that keeps you interested!
GOOD NEWS! There is a second Cassidy Jones book out, it was just published on December 4th! I can’t wait to read it! For a sneak peek check out Michelle Isenhoff’s review of it HERE.
You can also learn more about Elise Stokes and her books by visiting the Cassidy Jones website HERE.