The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones
by Rick Riordan
Summary: After their grandmother, Grace Cahill, passes away, Dan and his sister Amy are among the relatives invited to hear the reading of her will. To the surprise of all, Ms. Cahill gives everyone an option: they may each take one million dollars or they may take the first of 39 clues. The clues will lead to a treasure that will make the finder the most powerful person in the world. Dan is shocked when Amy forfeits their millions to start the search.
Thoughts: I finally had a chance to start The 39 Clues, and I was so impressed! I found the first book to be quite clever and entertaining. It was a wonderful blend of adventure, mystery, historical facts, and humor. I listened to this one on audio book, and I can't wait to check out the others. Kudos to Mr. Riordan for creating such an ingenious new series!