Codename Zero: The Code Name Conspiracy by Chris Rylander

22 Apr


codenamezeroCodename Zero: The Codename Conspiracy
by Chris Rylander
368 pages – ages 9+
Published by Walden Pond Press on February 4, 2014

Everything was going as planned for Carson Fender. The goats were distracting everyone at school. Now, he and his friends, could glue down everything in the school’s classrooms (and the principal’s office). This practical joke would be his finest!

Suddenly, he found himself being handed a box by a guy in a black suit and dark sunglasses. The guy told him not to open the box and deliver it to Mr. Jensen. The problem is, Carson opened it and now it will self-destruct in 48 hours unless he finds the correct Mr. Jensen (there are two in school). Carson soon realizes that his boring home town is home to a secret government agency and he’s the newest recruit.

I found this book not to be the typical spy story (which I thought it was going to be at first)- Carson has to help a kid in a witness protection program “fit in” so he wouldn’t be noticed. I liked that this story had a different plot idea. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the story. It was funny, exciting and fast-paced. Carson was a great main character. I loved his personality. The book had a great ending -almost too good. I would love to read another book about Carson (I don’t think this is a series). I would have liked to know more about the kid in the witness protection program, but it wasn’t necessary for the story to be complete. I haven’t read Mr. Rylander’s Fourth Stall series. After reading this, I am going to pick those up. He writes a great book!

I give “Codename Zero” 5 out of 5 bookworms!fivebooks

To learn more about Mr. Rylander and his other books, please visit his website by clicking HERE.

25 Responses to “Codename Zero: The Code Name Conspiracy by Chris Rylander”

  1. Catherine Johnson April 22, 2014 at 6:59 am #

    I’m definitely getting this for Matthew :0)


  2. heylookawriterfellow April 22, 2014 at 8:15 am #

    This one sound like a hoot. I’m sold.


  3. Michelle Isenhoff April 22, 2014 at 8:43 am #

    You do love your superhero/spy novels! 🙂


  4. Patricia Tilton April 22, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    Like fast paced! Have never heard you say an ending was almost too good. That’s unusual. I’m curious.


  5. julie rowan zoch April 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

    Nothing better than a book that leaves you wanting more, esp with such a cool cover!


  6. ontheplumtree April 23, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

    Sounds exactly the sort of thing you love, Erik!


  7. writersideup April 23, 2014 at 9:40 pm #

    I immediately liked the look of the character on the cover. It looks like it’s humorous, though now I can’t remember if you mentioned humor in your review! Excellent review, Erik, and such high recommendation! 😀


  8. readingwithrhythm April 24, 2014 at 9:05 am #

    A spy story with goats at school has to be good.


  9. Myra GB June 9, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    Very nice! Love action-packed novels. 🙂


  10. Jaydon Ruble November 2, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

    Their is a second and third book in the series


    • ThisKidReviewsBooks November 20, 2016 at 7:28 pm #

      And they are great books! You can see my reviews if you search “Chris Rylander” in my blog’s search bar. 🙂



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