The Arctic Code
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Perfect for fans of the Percy Jackson and Seven Wonders series, The Arctic Code is the first book in an epic, fast-paced middle grade adventure trilogy by acclaimed author Matthew J. Kirby.
It is the near future, and the earth has entered a new ice age. Eleanor Perry lives in Tucson, one of the most popular destinations for refugees of the Freeze. She is the daughter of a climatologist who is trying to find new ways to preserve human life on the planet. Dr. Perry believes that a series of oil deposits she has found in the Arctic may hold the key to our survival. That's when she disappears--but not before sending Eleanor a series of cryptic messages that point to a significant and mysterious discovery. Now it's up to Eleanor to go find her.
This search will launch Eleanor on a breathless race to unlock the mysteries of what has happened to our planet, solving the riddle of the cold that could be humanity's end--and uncovering a threat to the earth that may not be of this world.
I received this book for free from Balzer + Bray in exchange for an honest review.
The Arctic Code was an interesting book to say the least but I liked the idea of it more than I liked the actual book. This is a book kid me would have loved but it pains me to say this, especially since I am just starting to get back into middle grade, but this book just didn’t work for me as an older reader. That isn’t to say I didn’t enjoy it, I did, but I wasn’t able to suspend my disbelief of certain things.
I don’t know if that makes my feelings towards the book ‘it’s me not you’ because what does it say about a book if I cannot manage to suspend my disbelief? I’ve done this for other middle grade books I’ve read so it is me as a reader or is it a failing of the book? I cannot say for sure.