Double Vision: Code Name 711 by F.T. Bradley Review and Giveaway!

21 Oct

Happy Monday!

Time for a Reading for Renn update!

That’s right, 84 points! I also have a couple of books I am taking tests on today (Its Halloween and I’m Turning Green by Dan Gutman, Bluffton by Matt Phelan, Escape from Mr. Lemonchello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein and Harriet the Spy By Louise Fitzhugh). I had a busy weekend of reading! WOO!

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Now on to today’s review PLUS I get to give away a copy of this great Middle Grade book! Read to the end to see how  to enter!

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Double Vision: Code Name 711

By F.T. Bradley

256 pages – ages 8+

Series: Double Vision

Published by HarperCollins on October 15, 2013

Linc Baker didn’t want to be a spy, he wanted to be just a regular kid. When he was recruited by a top-secret agency, Pandora, he was kind of annoyed. Luckily, he completed the mission, saved the world, blah blah blah, and he was called out of action. Well, he was out of action until now. When a secret agent steps out of a black car and asks for Linc, he knows Pandora is looking for him to go on another mission. To make matters worse, Linc is on the same case as agent Benjamin Green, an agent that looks exactly like Linc but is totally annoying and no friend to Linc.  Linc flies out to Washington D.C. to get his mission. Apparently, George Washington’s coat makes the wearer invincible and the coat has gone missing. A villain named “Dagger” plans to kill the president while wearing the coat. Linc and Ben need to find it, but they hate each other. They do what any two feuding agents would do. They make it a competition. Linc finds an ally in Amy, the president’s daughter. Together Linc and Amy set out to stop Dagger, save the president, and show up Ben.

Code Name 711 is the second book in the Double Vision Trilogy. Double Vision (Published in October 2012). doublevisionThe books do not have to be read in order because I was completely into this story even though I didn’t read the first book in the series (although Double Vision is now on my must read list). I really liked this book. Ms. Bradley writes an adventure story that is exciting and interesting and totally appropriate for middle grade readers. I love that it takes place Washington DC and that it involves history a little bit. Linc is an awesome character. He is very realistic and believable as a kid. I like that he has the assignment to guard the FIrst Daughter (Amy) and that they make a good team in trying to defeat Dagger. The idea of two people looking exactly alike (Linc and Ben) and that they hate each other is hysterical.  I like the idea of the “Dangerous Doubles” in the book (things in history that have a magical power that had to have a copy made to make it less suspicious). Ms. Bradley has a great writing style and wrote a thrilling spy adventure for kids. I can’t wait to read Book 1, and then, I’ll wait for Book 3!

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I give this book 5 out of 5 book worms!

To learn more about the Double Vision series, please visit the book’s official website HERE!

Visit Ms. Bradley’s website HERE or follow her on Twitter @FTBradleyAuthor.

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

One lucky commenter’s name will be chosen out of a hat by my sister Josie on October 26th. I will announce the winner on October 27th. To enter, tell me what code name you would use if you were a secret agent (or you could just say I REALLY want to win this book if you can’t think of a good code name).

Thank you for reading my blog!

40 Responses to “Double Vision: Code Name 711 by F.T. Bradley Review and Giveaway!”

  1. Rita Borg October 21, 2013 at 6:53 am #

    Code Name Verity. That’s what I would call myself.

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  2. jama October 21, 2013 at 7:33 am #

    Great review! And hooray for 84 points!

    Code Name Pork Belly 🙂

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  3. Michelle Isenhoff October 21, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    This series looks really fun! Adding to my list… And you can call me Agent Ghostwriter. (Hee, hee, I’ve always liked that word.)

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  4. Anonymous October 21, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    Code name: SPY (who would suspect, right?) And I would love to win this book. Great post, Erik!

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  5. readingwithrhythm October 21, 2013 at 9:14 am #

    Well, this sounds like a pretty crazy story! I think I will be Agent Bacon. And I would like to have an evil twin too.

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  6. Patricia Tilton October 21, 2013 at 9:48 am #

    This story is packed with thrilling action! I like that it inolves a bit of history.

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  7. Marty Mokler Banks October 21, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    Hey Erik–I see “It’s Halloween, I’m Turning Green!” is popular today… you’re taking a test on it and I’ve posted a review of it on my blog! Funny stuff. See my thoughts at http://chapterbookchat.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/wacky-weird-school/
    Good luck! Marty

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  8. Marlene Moss October 21, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    Definitely adding this to my list in case I’m not so lucky as to win a copy. Sounds like fun and a book my MG mc would love too!

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  9. Brian Bern October 21, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    Great review. Always love a good spy story. Agent HAWKEYE reporting for duty.

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks October 22, 2013 at 7:35 am #

      Got it Agent Hawkeye… this message will self-destruct by the time you get done reading it…BOOM 🙂

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  10. rnewman504 October 21, 2013 at 11:00 am #

    Code name: SPY (Who would suspect, right?) And I’d love to win the book! Great post Erik and best of luck with your reading for Renn.

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks October 22, 2013 at 7:35 am #

      SPY, you must be a baker, right? 🙂

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      • rnewman504 October 22, 2013 at 8:42 am #

        You lost me at baker. Although I do bake from time to time.

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      • thiskidreviewsbooks October 24, 2013 at 7:19 am #

        Your codename was SO mysterious – I thought you were a baker. 😉 I like to bake too. 🙂

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  11. Joanna October 21, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    Hurrah for 84 points and counting.

    These sound like real fast-paced, plot-twisty reads, Erik.

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  12. Catherine Johnson October 21, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    More spy books, awesome Erik! 84 points go you.

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks October 22, 2013 at 7:37 am #

      SPIES are everywhere Ms. Johnson, or chould I call you agent POET?!? 😉

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      • Catherine Johnson October 22, 2013 at 9:16 am #

        The Poet Spy could be a poem!

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      • thiskidreviewsbooks October 24, 2013 at 7:20 am #

        And you wouldn’t even know ‘im! 🙂

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  13. stanleyandkatrina October 21, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    Great job on the Reading Points!

    Neighbor Girl’s Code Name: That Person
    Katrina’s Code Name: Spy von Spy the master of Spying and Slinking
    Stanley’s Code Name: Bones
    Zorg’s Code Name: I’m supposed to think of this off the top of my head?

    Answers collected by Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom & Knowledge

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks October 22, 2013 at 7:39 am #

      Great job collecting the codenames, Katrina, or shall I say, Spy von Spy the master of Spying and Slinking? I think you should get Agent I’m supposed to think of this off the top of my head? reading some spy books. He needs a better codename. 😉

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  14. Joanne Fritz October 21, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    I enjoyed the first book in this series, so I’d love to read this. What code name would I use? Um, how about Four Eyes?

    Congrats on 84 books! Keep going!

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  15. ontheplumtree October 22, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    Well done for all your reading points and for delivering another great review! 🙂

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  16. 1110cg October 22, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    Great giveaway/post. I would be the Agent Stealth.

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  17. Myra GB November 7, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    It’s good to see series books that don’t necessarily have to be read in order. Although my obsessive-compulsive-teacher-like nature would still want me to read them in order. hehe. These books look fun. 🙂

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks November 8, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

      This is a very fun book (and you really don’t HAVE to read them in order 😉 ).

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