Cassidy Jones and the Eternal Flame
Series: Cassidy Jones #5 (#1, #2, #3, #4)
By Elise Stokes
Word Count: 122,000 – Ages 13+
Published by JACE March 5, 2017
Synopsis- Cassidy Jones is back, and she’s got revenge on her mind. Lily White, the insane woman with indestructible metal molded to her skin, is going on a rampage: robbing banks, killing innocent people and holding a family hostage. Why? Because she wants something called the Eternal Flame. Cassidy and her friends Emery and Jared have no idea what this Eternal Flame is, but they know that Lily must never get her metal hands on it. Their only hope is to find the object before any more people get hurt. It is also up to them to get Lily under control. After all, it takes a super-heroine to stop a super-villain, you know!
What I Thought- Stokes gives us another edge-of-your-seat adventure with one of the most amazing super-heroine’s I’ve ever read about. I can’t tell you how much I love this series. Cassidy is a great role model for anyone, as she always tries to do what is right. Ms. Stokes has done a fabulous job of creating a strong female character and fleshing out her personality as the series goes on. The supporting characters are equally intriguing and very well developed. Stoke’s villains are wonderfully frightening – especially Lily White. This book is more written for young adults, seeing as there is some PG-13 content-type referencing. Honestly, it kind of reminds me of the way the Harry Potter books got more adult as the series went on and Harry got older. This makes sense to me because the characters and readers mature as the series goes on. The violence seems a little more real, with more consequences, but again that goes with the story seeming a bit darker – but also more realistic. I really like how the series is evolving into a world with superhero-type beings. I would elaborate, but there would be some big spoilers, so I won’t. The book contains a bit of the philosophy of the line between good/evil, and I enjoyed that. I really liked this addition to the Cassidy Jones saga, and look forward to the next book!