Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula by Elise Stokes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received from the author to review
Genre: Middle grade adventure
Description from Goodreads: Fourteen-year-old Cassidy Jones wakes up the morning after a minor accident in the laboratory of a world-renowned geneticist to discover that her body has undergone some bizarre physical changes. Her senses, strength, and speed have been radically enhanced.
After exploring her newfound abilities, Cassidy learns that the geneticist, Professor Serena Phillips, is missing and that foul play is suspected. Terrified that her physical changes and Professor Phillips' disappearance are somehow connected, Cassidy decides to keep her strange transformation a secret. That is, until she meets the professor's brilliant and mysterious fifteen-year-old son, Emery. An unlikely duo, they set out to find Emery's mother, who is key in explaining Cassidy's newly acquired superpowers.
Their lives are put at risk when they find themselves embroiled in a dangerous, action-packed adventure. Soon they are forced to confront a maniacal villain willing to do anything - including murder — to reach his own ambitious goals.
My thoughts: Imagine being fourteen and awkward. Cassidy Jones likes to fade into the background and not receive attention.
Her father is a reporter and invited her to attend one of his interviews. It was with a scientist who was working on a project that would be beneficial to mankind. During the interview, Cassidy has an accident and is exposed to the experiment.
She finds herself with superhuman powers. The scientist is abducted and she must figure out a way to locate the scientist and get her life back to normal. Enter the scientist's genius son. Together they are extraordinary and make a great team.
I found this book to be a very fun read. It is full of action and adventure with a touch of mystery. I loved the references to Cassidy's brother's comic books and the superhero traits that Cassidy develops.
This is a great book for both girls and boys.
This book is currently being offered for .99 cents on Amazon for the Kindle. Here is the link. The paperback copy is $7.99.