Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Mission Titanic Review- WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS

WARNING: THIS POST HAS MAJOR MISSION TITANIC SPOILERS. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO SEE SPOILERS, DO NOT READ THIS POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (If you would like a review of the book that does NOT have spoilers, click here)










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Okay, if you're still here at this point, then you ACTUALLY want to read this post, spoilers and all. Hi! :D First off, I'm so sorry that this post is so late coming out. It's not exactly a short post to write, thus it's taken me ages to put together. :( Sorry! I will accept my Bad Blogger award, and go sit in the corner with my Cone of Shame. But, it's here now, so sit back, grab some popcorn and tissues, and enjoy!

 I've got to say, I was impressed by this book, more so than I expected to be. I don't know why, but I just didn't expect a lot out of it. (Besides emotional trauma, of course. :P ) Well, Jude Watson pushed all those fears aside, and did a GREAT job with Mission Titanic. I couldn't put it down, it was so gripping! Not even kidding, I sat on a pile of beanbags and didn't stop until the entire book had been devoured. It was an emotional afternoon. Anyways, without further ado, let's get started!!

So, the book opens from the Outcast's POV. (There was no prologue to this book, which I was a teensy bit disappointed by. Just saying.) Oh my gosh, the Outcast is really cool! Okay, I know, I know, I shouldn't root for the villain. And I'm not! He's just a REALLY GOOD villain. We know from the very first chapter that the Outcast was obviously very close to Grace. We never learn in this book who the Outcast's identity is, but my bet is on Nathaniel Hartford. I DON'T THINK HE'S
 DEAD! And I mean, there's a lot of attention paid to him. Either Scholastic is being unusually surprising, or he's the Outcast.

Chapter Two opens with Ian, being....well, Ian. The arrogance is back, full force. I wasn't thrilled with that at first. I was seriously worried that Jude had ruined his characterization. Thank heavens she didn't. But in this chapter, it seemed as though Ian liked Cara a whole lot more than she liked him. (Did Jude REALLY have to call her his one true pairing? THEY ARE NOT OTP. NO. DON'T KILL US FANGIRLS LIKE THAT, JUDE. THAT WAS JUST MEAN.) I mean, he called her the butter on his crumpets. Really Ian? REALLY? No. Just no. YOU CAN'T DO THIS. OK? OK. Anyways, they realize that the big Cahill Summit meeting that has been planned for weeks has been moved to today. They also realize that Ian's tailor had been trying to stick him with pins dipped in sedative, to slow him down. Definitely not a good sign. Someone is trying to keep Ian off of his game, and he is not going to stand for it. This meeting is going to happen, and he is going to be the one in charge, not whoever is trying to throw him off. He walks out into the room that is now full of Cahills, and begins to speak with them. As he does, Saladin tears through the room, and ends up ripping Ian's pants. Poor Ian! XD I was laughing a lot though...

The scene changes, and we see Nellie at a cooking competition. As the judges are conferring, her phone buzzes with the Cahill alert. The winner is announced....NELLIE GOMEZ!! But Nellie is gone. She's always ready to be there for her kiddos... *sniff*...*SOB* I'm fine. Perfectly. Fine. Yep. No emotional trauma here.

The next chapter opens with Hamilton and Jonah on Jonah's tour. Hamilton is Jonah's official bodyguard, and the two boys are having the time of their lives. I really love this friendship. The two boys work so well together, and they have so much fun while doing it. (Which is why I won't be surprised at all if one of them gets killed of. Total stab in the heart. Please no.) But as Jonah is being interviewed, their phones also buzz with the Cahill alert. Ditching the tour and Jonah's agent, the two boys are gone.

Back in Attleboro, Ian's very shaken up. He's trying to figure out who might be plotting against him, and he just lost his pants in front of the most important Cahills in the world. Not exactly the best situation to be in. Ian begins his welcome speech, when the room goes black. A screen lights up to reveal an old man. He calls himself the Outcast.

Vikram Kabra also made a reappearance in this chapter. I was really surprised, I didn't know that we would see him again. Ugh, I can't stand that guy...I wish he'd died with Isabel. Ian doesn't need to still have to worry about him.

The Outcast begins to speak, asking everyone why they are letting children lead them. Around the room, several people don't seem surprised by the Outcast's appearance. Magnus Hansen. Patricia Oh. Toby Griffon. Melinda Toth. This wasn't a surprise to any of them. The Outcast then quoted Grace. "If your best instincts are your worst enemies, take your hands off the controls. Find someone else to fly the plane." I was really weirded out by this new picture of Grace that this book painted. Her ruthlessness...I didn't think that she was like that. In a way, it kind of fits how the series has gotten darker, but I don't really like it. Anyways, the Outcast then proposed a challenge. He was going to replicate four of the world's worst disasters, and the kids would have five days to stop each one. If they didn't, innocent people would die. The kids were then thrown out of the mansion. At this point, I was really feeling sorry for Ian. A reader pointed out that Cara didn't really get thrown out, just Ian. She shrugged off someone, but that's about it. Perhaps because she's in with the Outcast?

The Cahill kids hunt down Amy and Dan. They had left the family, but the others need their help, and Amy and Dan know that they can't turn their backs on their friends now. They're in. The Outcast also said that this is for Cahills only, so Jake and Atticus can't be involved. #relief    That was super disappointing. ;) In all seriousness, I think it was good to have a break from those two, even if it only lasts for a book or so. I really don't think I could have put up with the fighting that always happens when the Rosenbloom brothers show up. So, thanks Jude, for giving me a bit of sanity, no matter how small. Am I the only one who feels like Jude isn't a huge fan of Jamy? I mean, she barely included Jake at all in this book, in A King's Ransom the two were always fighting, and in Nowhere To Run, Jake and Amy couldn't seem to get along, and Ian was flirting with Amy. I've read in an article that she ships Carian, but I feel like she kind of is opening Amian up a bit, or at least she's not killing us Amians by writing a ton of Jamy. I don't know, maybe that's just me. Opinions?

We then see the Outcast meeting with the people he's recruited. We meet the next member of the team- Alek Spasky. So the "Famous villain's brother" was Irina's brother. Wow. The fact that Fiske says Irina was a cupcake compared to Alek is slightly terrifying. I'm also really interested in seeing Alek. I'm a huge fan of Irina, so the fact that she had a brother is exciting. :) I don't feel like he'll have any character development, he seems to actually be truly evil, unlike his sister, but I still am excited to read more about him.

The Cahills have a hunch that a freighter is going to explode in Halifax, Nova Scotia, so that's their next stop. Ian is desperately trying to think of a plan, but the previous events at the mansion have really messed with his head. Cara tells him point-blank that he just needs to get over himself and move on with the situation. I'm sorry, I know that this was probably meant to be a Carian scene. But honestly, I thought that she was a little too harsh with him. I mean, the poor guy's lost most of his family and is in charge of the entire Madrigal branch. He doesn't exactly have things easy. That being said, there's quite a bit of flirting involved in this scene, and I've got to say, if I were a Carian, I would have been LOVING this chapter.  I still would I give my right arm for Amian to happen though. I get the feeling that I'm *probably* going to end up sobbing though, by the end of this series. Because as of right now, Carian is a definite possibility. That being said, if Cara turns out to be evil, there could still be a chance for Amian...;) Jude Watson ships Carian, so that's why there was so much of it in this book. It's kind of terrifying that the outcome of the couples in The 39 Clues could all depend on who Sarwat Chaddah ships. O.O I mean really, all he has to do is say, "okay, this is what I like, I'm going to do it." The writers are given a lot of freedom, and frankly that scares me. I'm not okay with this....

Meanwhile, Nellie and Sammy are in Mexico, hunting down Fiske. (Agh, I love Nellie and Sammy.. SO. CUTE.) Fiske has no idea who this man is, but he explains the concept of an Outcast to them. Apparently it was the label that Grace gave to anyone she thought was a disgrace to the family. She actually made Fiske an Outcast when he wanted to leave, because she thought it would be safer. He doesn't know who the other Outcasts were though, so he can't really help. He knows someone who would know, however, and the very thought makes them all shudder. Aunt Beatrice.

With Jonah as a distraction, Cara sneaks into a back office and gets information off of their computers about the ships. There's nothing on the list however that would be explosive. The group splits up to talk to different people, and Cara and Amy try to figure out what on earth the Outcast really wants. They realize that although there was nothing on the cargo list that would be explosive, there could be weapons trafficking going on, and Cara contacts Atlas, the biggest weapons trafficker in the world. Ian was a bit upset that this decision was made without him. Honestly though, I was really proud of Amy in this book, she handled Ian being the head of the family a LOT better than I thought she would. She was constantly biting her tongue, but I was kind of expecting a full out fight between the two of them, and that didn't happen. I'd been getting really frustrated with her during Vespers and Unstoppable, but I'm super happy with how she handled things this time around. Finally! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Jude!!!

I have to say, Chapter 16 was probably the funniest in the entire book. Nellie, Sammy, and Fiske knew that they needed to talk to Beatrice, and so they video chat with her. Oh. My. Gosh. After this, I seriously need more Beatrice scenes. It was hilarious!!! She would NOT stay on topic, and kept rambling about her light cashmeres. It was great. XD Anyways, Beatrice was actually invited to join the Outcast in Singapore, but she turned him down- those long flights make her ankles swell! She then started talking about Grace. Wow. Again, this picture was being painted of Grace that was so different than what we've read throughout the books. She claimed that Grace was mean and petty, and alienated half the family while she was alive. I'm trying to keep in mind though, that this is Beatrice talking. She and Grace didn't exactly get along, so this could just be her perspective. (I actually need to do a post on why I have a hunch that Grace really wasn't evil. Spoiler alert- Irina is involved!) Then the shocking news came. Beatrice said that Grace made her own husband, Nathaniel Hartford, an Outcast and placed a kill order on him, because he wanted a divorce. He was allegedly killed in Moscow. Honestly though, I think that he's the Outcast. I really don't think that he ever died. Instead, he's back for revenge. I mean, it would fit. An Outcast. Someone who would have reason to hate Grace, but knew her quite well. It all fits. But honestly, I don't think that Grace just arbitrarily decided to kill Nathaniel because he wanted a divorce. There had to be more to it than that. It's kind of crazy to think that the Outcast could be Dan and Amy's grandfather. So,  do you agree? Do you think he's the Outcast?

Going back to the main crew, everyone is gathered in Halifax at St. Paul's Church to meet Atlas. As they are waiting, Ian and Amy begin to talk. Amy gets a text from Jake saying that he's going to be off the grid for the next two weeks, and that next year he wants to come home to Attleboro to be with her. (I'm just going to say. The last time Amy was separated from her boyfriend, she ended up with someone else. Is it going to happen again? I hope that she doesn't do the whole cheating-on-current-boyfriend thing again. Like, as much as I dislike Jake, it's not right. I still want her with Ian, but she needs to break it off with him first) She's super excited, and Ian notices. He asks her, "How do you do that? Be happy with someone?" That. Broke. My. Heart. He's just this seventeen year old kid, and he can't even comprehend what it's like to be happy, because his entire life has been filled with turmoil and betrayal and death. That one question gave me a lot of feels. :(:(:( Amy then encouraged him to trust the person who can break his heart. No, Amy...nooooooo....*whispers* don'ttttttt dooooooo ittttttt

Amy and Ian go together to meet Atlas. Ian was trying to act way too intimidating, which freaked me out from the start. Ian, don't be stupid! This guy has too much power! Don't mess with him! Ugh. As much as I love Ian, his arrogance can cause too many problems. Atlas agrees to take Ian, Amy, Hamilton, and Dan to the Aurora. (Also, just got to say, Jonah and Cara ended up working together quite a bit throughout this book. IF , and that's a big if, Cara isn't evil, and she turns out to be a perfectly nice, loyal, good character, could she possibly end up with Jonah? Right now, I would be absolutely ticked if she ended up with him, just because I don't like her and I adore Jonah, but if she shapes up, I can kinda-maybe-sorta-somewhat see them working. But she has to get a lot better because Jonah deserves the best.)

The four teens reluctantly join Atlas on a small boat. They know how dangerous this is, but that it has to be done. They're forced to give Atlas their phones, and begin to head to the Aurora. Atlas is steering like a madman, with the four holding on for dear life. Then, in the middle of the harbor, Atlas turns off the engine and points a gun at the Cahills.

So with that lovely little cliffhanger freaking you out (THANKS A LOT JUDE, DIDN'T NEED MY SOUL OR ANYTHING), we go back to Nellie and Sammy, who have traveled to Singapore. Sammy's godparents live there, the Chens, and Nellie and Sammy are staying with them. They have a daughter, Mabel (she's 11), who's very close with Sammy. She doesn't know much about the Clues and the Cahills though, because her parents won't let her be involved until she's 21. They chat for a minute, and Mrs. Chen, aka Tiff, takes Nellie and Sammy to their rooms. Nellie sits outside on the patio, and is soon joined by Mabel. Mabel is VERY interested in Cahill business, and thinks she knows someone that the Outcast might have tried to recruit- Bee Arnold. Bee recently moved to Singapore, and has pretty much been a hermit ever since. Naturally, Nellie and Sammy decide to find her. They get the address from Mabel, and go to an adorable cottage surrounded by flowers. They knock on the door and meet Bee Arnold- otherwise known as......dun da dun dun... Sinead Starling.

Okay, hold up. Sinead's back?? Say what now?? That was surprising. After series two, it was almost like she just dropped off of the planet, and I'd been dying to know what on earth happened to her. Even though she ended up double crossing the Cahills, I always thought that Sinead was pretty cool. I understand why she did it but gosh, I wish she had never doublecrossed them. *sigh* Story of their lives, I guess.

Nellie and Sammy talk with the Starlings, and learn that after betraying the Cahills, Sinead basically exiled herself to Singapore to take on the name Bee Arnold- the perfect name for a traitor. (Okay, question. How is Sinead getting away with becoming a whole different person? How does no one recognize her?? She was a prominent Ekat, one of the few people who had the opportunity to be a part of the Clue Hunt, yet no one in Singapore recognizes her? I don't get it. And obviously she didn't have surgery or something to disguise herself, because Nellie recognizes her instantly. So I've got to ask Cahills, what's up with that?) Sinead reveals that she was invited by Patricia Oh to join the Outcast, but she refused. Patricia didn't want to take no for an answer though, and continued to harass Sinead. Sinead continued to refuse, not wanting to betray Amy again. I really enjoyed this chapter. Sinead seems to have had a major change of heart. I felt like when she came back to the Cahill's side in DoD, it was way too cheesy and stupid, and I really didn't like her. (So. Much. Cheese.) Once again, Jude has saved the day, characterization-wise. At the end of the chapter, Sinead asks Nellie to give Amy a message- "Tell her I'm afraid." From Sinead, that's a lot. My heart broke a bit when she said that.

Back in Halifax, (FINALLY), things are serious. Atlas isn't kidding around- he's going to shoot these kids. Ian stepped in front of Amy (*squee*! Sorry, my Amian heart loved that. That counts as an Amian moment, right? Yes. It definitely does. A.M.I.A.N.) Atlas doesn't like these kids being in his business, and orders them to kneel down. This is happening, execution style. Ian's Lucian abilities are causing his mind to frantically run through his head, trying to figure out a way for them to make it out alive. His friends are behind him, tense, ready to attack. But Ian knew that wouldn't work. That would just get everyone killed. There is only one option that could work. If Atlas shot Ian, the others would have time to rush Atlas and take the gun. But Ian would have to die for it to work.

Aghhhhhhhhh. Wondering what that impossible sacrifice Ian would have to face? Yep. This chapter killed me inside. At the same time, I was so proud of him though. He went from this stuck-up rich kid to someone who was literally willing to sacrifice his own life for his friends. But I was freaking out. Like, a lot.

Ian refused to kneel. Amy immediately knew what he was thinking- he was ready to die. They've spent so much time together, they probably know what the other is thinking almost constantly. At this point, with Natalie gone, Amy probably knows Ian better than anyone. Atlas pulled the gun to Ian's temple when Ian saw a way out. He tried to stall Atlas, and a wave crashed against the boat. That was all that the Cahills needed. All four of them attacked Atlas at once, grabbing the gun and throwing it overboard. They ran for a small dinghy to escape, when Atlas came at them with another gun from below deck. They barely made it out, but now they had another problem. They were lost in the middle of the North Atlantic with a ship coming straight towards them.

After much frantic rowing and bailing water out, they managed to make it back to shore. Cara freaked out when she learned that Ian had almost gotten himself killed and, of course, Ian took it the wrong way and got defensive. Boy, you're clueless. But right now they have bigger problems than Ian and Cara's awkwardness. The Aurora is going to blow up, and they have to stop it. They convince Mr. Hannigan, who works at the shipyard, to help them, and they are able to stop the ship. But it turns out, the ship was never going to explode- the kids were wrong. There were just illegal weapons on board. ( XD Haha, "JUST" illegal weapons on board) Going back over the poem, they realized that it was actually pointing to a different disaster-the Titanic. The target is the Titanic II, which is setting sail the next day.

Back in Singapore, Nellie and Sammy are walking around when they realize they're being followed.They end up in an alley with none other than Alek Spasky, although they don't know who he is at the time. He threatens them, calling them "kiddos" - Nellie's special name for Amy and Dan.

The Cahills are in Argentina, hoping to get aboard the Titanic II. There's a short passage from Cara's POV thinking about how he brushed her off and got all "Brit-fuff-fuff' just when she was trying to show that she cared. BUT DO YOU ACTUALLY CARE, MISS PIERCE? HUH? DO YA? .....Sorry about that. Anyways. So, the Cahills are trying to figure out how to get aboard the Titanic II. But before too long, they have a way- Hollywood people. Jonah works some hip-hop charm, and they're invited to come on board for some refreshments. True, they have to put up with a loony director talking about Flat Stanley meets the X-Men...but hey, they're on board! It seems like there's not going to be anywhere to hide, but at the last minute they find an empty cabin. With some pretty awesome teamwork/conning, they get inside a cabin. They send Cara back to shore, much to her dismay. I really didn't like how Cara was being so stubborn about not wanting to go back. Hmm. Wonder why she really was so insistent about staying on board...?

For Nellie and Sammy, things are starting to add up. Mabel did some spying for them, and between what she learned, the Chens' overprotective nature, and the fact that Nellie's assailant knew about her special nickname for D&A (something she said in front of the Chens), Nellie and Sammy know. The Chens are in league with the Outcast.

On the Titanic II, 3/4 of the Cahills are temporarily out of commission. Ian, Amy, and Hamilton are all miserably seasick due to rough conditions. Dan, however, is perfectly fine, and decides to use the rough weather as an opportunity to explore while most of the people onboard are stuck in their cabins. He almost manages to lift a key card from one of the crew members, but unfortunately fails in doing so. Instead, he ends up in a conversation with a scientist onboard, Dr. Jeff Tagamayer, about krill. (Really, Dan? Haven't you learned not to make friends???) Anyways, after reporting what he'd been up to to the still-dying Cahills, he heads back out, only to end up in some trouble. A crew member starts asking him where his key card and ID are- two things he doesn't have. At the last minute, he ends up being saved by Dr. Jeff who, after the crew member left, says, "Dan Cahill, I presume?"

Sammy is struggling to figure out how these people that he's known his whole life could be evil. Things at their house had always been so wonderful. But...had they been too perfect? But then, as he's lying in bed, he realizes something. The work that his father had been doing was on turning algae into biofuel. Biofuel, like what the Titanic II was running on. But Mabel had said something about combustion. Could the biofuel...blow up the ship?

The Titanic II has finally reached Antarctica. The Cahills are awed by the complete beauty of Antarctica. But they aren't able to admire the beauty for long. A text comes in from the Outcast- they only have two hours left. Before they have time to plan, Dan runs in with Dr. Jeff. Apparently, he's an Ekat who's been in the South Pole for the past year and has no idea what has been going on in the Cahill family. But, he's more than willing to help.

Ian leaves the ship and overhears that Dr. Jeff is leaving early, as he apparently also did when he was at the South Pole. Instead of being there for a year, like he'd told them, he actually only stayed a month. He texts the Cahills, telling them to keep an eye on him. He also sees someone familiar- more familiar than he'd like. Alek Spasky is also in Antarctica.

Nellie and Sammy sneak into Tiff's office. They hack into her computer and realize that she has all of Sammy's father's notes on the biofuel. Sammy looks through everything and realizes that it would be very easy to make the biofuel combustible, and someone named JET does know how. Sammy has to figure out how to reverse the combustion cycle- and fast. Suddenly, however, they hear footsteps. (AGH) There isn't time to keep looking on the computer. They slip into the next room and hide. Sammy frantically texts Jonah, trying to tell him all that they know and what to do. Nellie silently willed him to hurry. If this didn't work, her kiddos might not make it back.

Back in Argentina, Jonah is about to lose his mind. He hasn't heard from anyone in an hour, and he's really worried about everyone, especially Ham. "He felt like something was missing. Like his right arm." Meanwhile, Cara is trying to find digital trails, but is coming up with nothing. (Is she ACTUALLY looking for digital trails? Or is she doing something totally different? Sorry, I'm grasping at straws here. Gosh this is bad.) Cara tells Jonah how worried she is about Ian doing something stupid. Like blowing himself up. Jonah says that the two of them need to "Work this out, get honest, and get together." Jonah. No. Stop. No. Anyways. They start to get texts from Sammy. He tells them that the biofuel is going to blow up the ship. He isn't sure what to do though. Suddenly, the texts stop. Jonah and Cara are freaking out. There isn't much that they can do, and they feel pretty helpless. Sammy mentioned something about someone named Rollo possibly being involved, and Rollo is staying in the room next to them. They try to pick the lock and break down the door, but neither works. Finally, they end up sneaking in through the balcony. When they enter the room, they find Rollo dead. Lying nearby is a small, metal spear. One of Alek Spasky's spears.

In Antarctica, Amy is keeping an eye on Dr. Jeff. He's loading up a Zodiac inflatable boat, like he's leaving by himself. She decides that they (she, Ham, and Dan) need to follow him. He lands the Zodiac on Deception Island. They follow him around until they are spotted. He claims that he is simply there to collect krill data. He grabs a duffel bag, and Amy sees three letters stitched onto it. Jeffery E. Tagamayer. JET. Suddenly, JET slams the door and locks them in a small room. Out the window, they can see him fleeing in a helicopter.

It's absolutely freezing in the small room, and the three Cahills are very cold. The room is built to withstand all weather conditions, and they can't figure out a way to break out of it. Then, they remember something- the room is build with adjustable stilts. There's only one way to get out- collapsing the building. It worked! And, Ian came with a Zodiac, so they would be able to leave Deception Island. Ian also received a message from Sammy about how to stabilize the fuel. There's just one thing. Ian knows that there isn't much time left (30 min), and that Alek is running around. There's a good chance that the Cahills won't make it out alive. So, it makes more sense to only risk one life rather than four. He wants to leave emergency supplies with them, and go by himself to try to save the Titanic. He just couldn't bear to let them help him, when they would probably just die. But the other three aren't about to let him do this alone. With no discussion, they climb in the boat with Ian. They're going to do this.

As they're sailing back to the Titanic, a metal spear hits the side of the Zodiac. Alek. Part of the boat began to deflate. There were several air compartments, but if Alek hit enough of them, the boat would sink. He shot two more compartments. They weren't going to make it. Another compartment was hit. To make matters worse, a nearby iceberg was cracking.

(Can I just point out how unrealistic this section was? Sorry, that bothered me. Carry on.)

Suddenly, Amy grabbed control of the boat from Ian. She shot them straight towards the iceberg, causing enough backwash to make Alek unable to follow them. They make it to the Titanic, but they only have ten minutes before the ship is going to blow.

They ran into the engine room. Four minutes left. Sammy told them that all they have to do to stop the combustion is to gum up the fuel tanks with canola oil. They poured. And poured. It was soooo slow. And they didn't have time. With one minute left, the gauge was back in the normal zone. The fuel wasn't going to combust.

In Argentina, Jonah and Cara were relieved that everything was alright. Then, texts from Nellie started coming in.

If we disappear ask Mabel

Jonah texted back, Who is Mabel?

Save my kiddos  was the only response.

Oh. My. Gosh. Three words can cause so much pain. What is going on with Nellie and Sammy? Are they okay?? Are they alive?? If they get killed, I honestly don't know what I'll do. The fact that Nellie's last three words could be "Save my kiddos" is giving me way too many feels. She's done so much for them, and now she could die. And she's still worrying about them. I can't handle it.

The Outcast is still in Grace's house. He finds a file, exactly where he remembered it. This is exactly what he needs to destroy the Cahills.


Wow. That is definitely the longest post that I have ever written haha! So, here are the main things that I'm taking away from this book-

• Jude Watson is amazing. I love her writing and her characterization. I'm so sad that this is her last 39 Clues book. :(

• The 39 Clues never fails to make me exceptionally emotional.

• If Nellie is dead and "Save my kiddos" were her last words, I may never stop crying.

• I want to know if Fiske survives the series.

• Sinead is back?? Will she be brought into more of the series? Will she be good or evil?

• IS CARA EVIL? PLEASE BE EVIL.

• Is Nathaniel the Outcast??

• Is Sammy good or evil? What about his parents?

• Vikram's back? How is he going to play into the series?

• Which ship is going to make it?

• WHO'S GOING TO DIE?????? PLEASE DON'T BE MY BABIES!!!!!

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What did you think of Mission Titanic??






35 comments:

  1. Yay! I was waiting for this one (:

    So: Ian is not allowed to date Cara. Grace Anne declared it, I feel safe in the Carian situation now (: Haha, actually I really don't. Just no Amian pleeeeease.

    I'm kind of hoping its not Nathaniel, but I do want him to have something to do with it. There's been SO MUCH evidence pointing to him it just seems to obvious. I want this series to have more depth and deception to it. I liked being in the dark about V1, but then the DoD revelation was so anticlimactic that it was a total waste of a secret identity. And there was Pierce. He was a pretty lame villain in my opinion. But the Outcast has been SO COOL so far. I really like him. He's just so calculating its terrifying. Plus, I like how there are lots of potential villains and traitors everywhere, like how it was in the first series. I'm sorry, but the band of goons thing got old.

    Well, you know how I feel about Jake and Atticus coming back… I don't think the fighting was solely from them. Dan and Amy had also been fighting (well, Amy fought with everyone) and there really wasn't any drama from Atticus. I actually thought that Nowhere to Run had a lot of Jamy moments. In the elevator they kept implying that they cared about each other a lot but neither of them would say it because of what happened with Ian earlier (to be a shipper… so frustrating). Plus, they kind of seemed to forget that when they were on the mountain. They were just talking like they normally would, and then he kept helping her when she was struggling and that kind of a thing. I don't want to rant too much, but I honestly think that things would be better if Jake came back now. I think Amy has pulled it together, and I think Jake will have grown a lot since Flashpoint, seeing how emotionally intense that was for everyone. I want them back, but what happens *deep breath in* happens *cries*

    With Grace, I do think that the other books have kind of painted her as a saint. I mean, she's human, so it isn't always realistic in that sense. Hopefully she isn't as bad as Beatrice is implying, and she probably isn't, but I'm actually a little excited about this new side to Grace that we get to learn about.

    Like I said before about Cara and Ian, I worried a lot about the scene on the boat. That was really drastic! I realize that it had to happen, but with the negative garbage from Cara all over Ian, I think it had an impact on him. He keeps trying to prove himself to her, and it honestly could be a catastrophic thing for the team.

    The Chens… I trusted them!!! I completely trusted them and then they…. augh! This is why I'm loving the book, because you're totally surprised by some people. And I guess thats more realistic, because people aren't predictable at all.

    Aww Sinead ): You poor thing. From what we saw, she feels SO bad about the Vespers. She couldn't even get out of bed… that broke my heart. I was really proud of her for refusing to Patricia though. Now I'm just scared that Patricia's going to try to get back to her. And then when she admitted to being scared, it kind of seemed like some foreshadowing… maybe? The reason why no one found her was because they didn't want to, which I found really sad, but it made a lot more sense than it did in DoD, when Amy just forgave her off the bat. No. Just no. They probably knew they could find her if they looked, they just didn't care to.

    Wow, the whole staying on board thing was pretty good evidence for Cara. I'm trying to go in order with the post, but its so long so its kind of hard.

    Trusted Dr. Jeff too… I'd make a horrible Cahill. Dan just seemed so DAN when everyone else was seasick. I loved it.

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  2. Cara and Jonah. I didn't really see it as a possibility till I read this post. I like it better than Carian, but I still have serious reservations. They have spent a LOT of time together during the book, and they'll probably end up together a lot later too. Still, that'd be a major ship sinker. For the best hacker in the world, Cara has seemed pretty incompetent lately, especially when it comes to Cahill stuff. Something to file away for more Cara-is-bad evidence. If a new girl came and Ian fell for her, watching Cara get jealous would be amazing (: I DIDN'T REALIZE WHAT JONAH SAID, BUT WOW. I totally missed that. Our Jonah is a Carian shipper! What is my life?

    The scene with Rollo was intense. I loved it. As bad as it might sound, there have been too many times when people survive from situations that they shouldn't. I think that there should be more deaths, even though I feel horrible saying it. :/

    Still don't understand how the stilts thing worked… I'm kind of a visual learner, so when I can't picture something in my head I start tuning out a little to the story. All I know is that Hamilton knew how to operate it. But Cara still has a bucket load of suspicious actions, so we'll leave Hamilton out.

    Plus, the way they saved the ship was kind of meh. You poured oil. Yay.

    Overall, I loved the book. There was drama without it being Amy-induced drama, lots of depth, and plenty of intense moments. 39 Clues aside, I would've rated this book something pretty high. It was a decent book however way you put it. Now, if Sky on Fire could at least be AS good, then that would be amazing...

    Had to split the comment up, it wouldn't let me publish it.

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    1. Haha, sorry that it took so long for me to get it posted!!

      Hahahahaha, that made me laugh XD Please no Carian..

      Yeah, Nathaniel is just kind of TOO obvious. Ugh, DoD killed me with the anticlimax. I was hoping that V1 would be someone we knew, so that it was a big shock. It was sooo lame. And gosh, don't get me started on Pierce and his thugs. That was horribly lame as well. So far, the Outcast is awesome. I love how dark and dramatic he is. And yeah, I love not knowing who's good and who's evil. (Even though it kills me half of the time haha) It just adds so much more suspense and drama.

      Yeah, I know that you'd probably die of happiness if they came back;) Yeah, the fighting wasn't totally the Rosenbloom's fault. And I never really blame Atticus, he's so sweet he doesn't really do anything. There was just way too much tension at times with Jake, and that kind of got on my last nerve after a while. I guess you're right about Nowhere to Run though. I haven't read that book in a while, I just remember there being some Amian at the beginning of the book at Bhaile Anois, and it made me really happy haha. I honestly don't see how they can't bring the Rosenblooms' back at some point. Stay strong, Abby!

      Yeah I mean, I like that Grace wasn't this perfect angel. I just don't want her to be COMPLETELY evil. She's always kind of represented....I don't know...calm? Safety? So to think of her being evil is kind of weird. But I'm very interested to read more about her in these last books.

      The scene on the boat was terrifying... If Cara does anything to him, so help me.. You're right. It could be utterly catastrophic.

      I trusted them too!! Agh. Yeah, I love not knowing what people are truly like until a moment when it matters. It's SO much more realistic.

      Poor Sinead. I feel bad for her, too. I'm worried about Patricia though..she doesn't take no for an answer. Hmm, that probably is foreshadowing. The fact that she admitted that she was scared was quite worrying. No, I know that no one was looking for her. I mean, when she was going to dinners and stuff like that and calling herself Bee Arnold, how did no one realize that it was Sinead?

      Haha, it's fine. It's suuuuuch a long post XD But yeah, when I was writing this post, I suddenly thought of that. She could have been wanting to stay on board to help Dr. Jeff, and then planned to leave with him..?

      I've got to say, I never trusted Dr. Jeff. Just a bit too convenient. YES! I loved that part!! He was so much more like himself, it was great.

      I just have too many reservations about Cara to ship her with him right now. Honestly, I'm not going to trust her until the very last page of the last book. And yeah, she hasn't seemed like the brilliant April May while she's been working with the Cahills. I may have to add some of this stuff to my Cara post. Haha, that would be funny!!! If Cara actually cares about him, that is. It would probably just drive her crazy, because she'd lose her pawn. XD I KNOW! Jonah, get it together! She is E.V.I.L. Evil. Twelve miles of bad road.

      Oh, i loved that too! As much as I hate saying it, I agree, there needs to be more deaths. DON'T READ THIS, AUTHORS! Not main character deaths, but more side-character death. Watch me say that, and then Nellie and Sammy die in the next book or something..

      That part was kind of confusing. Not my favorite part of the novel. I kind of have a mental picture of how it might work, but I feel like it's totally wrong. What do you mean, we'll leave Ham out?

      Oh my gosh, I know. Woo-hoo. Go Cahills. Pour that canola oil.

      It really was a good book, better than I was expecting for sure. SO glad there wasn't Amy-induced drama. Agh. Fingers crossed!!!!

      Haha, I love long comments!!!!!

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    2. Haha I wouldn't have time to post something like this during school either.

      Uhh, Pierce and his thugs. I would've liked it better if we got to know who they were or if there was one that was more powerful or threatening than the others, but they just had nameless masses that tried to kill them… so boring. I still want Nathaniel to be a part of it… maybe the Outcast is his brother? Everyone says that the deadlier brother was Alek, but do we know that for sure? I could mean that Nathaniel, even though he's dead, has a brother that wants revenge on Grace for what she did.

      Oh don't worry I will (: And there are people who agree with me on review sites and stuff that they should come back, so hopefully that'll convince Jenny Goebel, if not Sarwat Chadda.

      I don't feel like she will be completely evil, but everyone makes mistakes, especially when you have a huge responsibility.

      Like Katja said, I'd be dead in a minute if I was a Cahill… way too trusting. The Chens seemed like good people!

      I think that Tiff and James knew that it was Sinead, they just didn't tell Mabel, and Mabel was the one who told Nellie about it. OH MY GOSH I JUST REALIZED THAT THE CHENS ARE LIVING NEAR TO THE STARLINGS. That didn't actually hit me until now, so I'm scared that they'll interrogate them if Nellie and Sammy escape…. I made me sad to think that she actually changed her name to escape what she did.

      Well, the fangirls are going nuts over Carian now, but when she betrays Ian, we'll be sitting here like, "Yes. We knew all about that." Cara acts like she cares about him, but when I see one of my friends upset, I don't start insulting them and call them an egomaniac. I'm just not sure. I just want Ian to find that random girl and make Cara stomp her feet about it (speaking of that, Cara seems to be acting really immature throughout this series. Its so grating)

      More random deaths, too. We shouldn't know about someone dying until it happens, even though I was pretty sure that Rollo was going to bite the dust.

      I just meant we wouldn't use him as a major suspect. I mentioned that he might be the one in another post (the Cara one maybe? I don't want to go looking for it and lose my comment). I just thought that him knowing about all the controls was a pretty big coincidence. I didn't understand the iceberg scene either… what happened there?

      Hahaha so true.

      I don't hate Amy-induced drama, but I don't like it to drown out the book, and it was like that in some of the Unstoppable books. But, she is human, and if she breaks down again I wouldn't be surprised.

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    3. Now THAT would have been cool! Learn their stories, their weaknesses, who the most powerful ones are, etc. It really was boring. Hmm, that would be really cool if there was ANOTHER brother! Although they say that it was a famous villain's brother, so Nathaniel would really have to be alive to be a famous villain. Maybe working together? Idk.

      I really think that they'll have to be brought back at some point. It's just not realistic.

      That's probably true. I just can't see her being totally evil. She probably did make some mistakes though. She had so much power and responsibility, and it's impossible to be perfect.

      I trusted the Chens too! I wouldn't last long in the Cahill world either.

      Hmm, good point...*gasp* They could totally do something to her or her brothers. And just a thought, what if Sinead didn't ACTUALLY turn Patricia down...? Just a thought.

      Haha yes! We will have the last laugh. EXACTLY! If one of my friends was going through all of that, I wouldn't just insult them, even if I didn't agree with how they were acting at the time. She really is being very immature...

      Same. I felt like something was going on with Rollo, but there do need to be more random deaths. BUT ONLY OF UNIMPORTANT CHARACTERS.

      Honestly, I didn't understand that scene either...

      It's not that I hate it, it's just that when her breakdowns and boy problems take over the book, I tend to get annoyed. I won't be surprised if she loses it again either though.

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    4. They should have at least had names. The one guy with the "cold blue eyes" in Breakaway seemed like he would have a bigger part, but apparently he died after that book at Marrow was the new guy. All we ever learned about Marrow was his name though…

      Well if Alek was the "deadlier brother" then that would make Irina the famous villain, and she's been dead for almost three years. I just think there's too much evidence pointing to Nathaniel, so I don't want him to be the one.

      Sinead thought that someone was following her. It might've been Tiff or James *shudders* I'm so worried for them. If the authors don't mention them at all in this series I'm an going to be so mad. Jake and Atticus I can understand why they wouldn't use them (even though I think they still should) but after using the foreshadowing and hinting that Sinead might be in danger they canNOT neglect them after this. I haven't typed Sinead into the search bar either, but I honestly think that the search bar is really faulty this time around. Fiske should be mentioned. Plus, the way Nellie and Sinead parted seemed way to sudden. You'd think that the authors would make it longer if it actually was the last time we'd see them. Ugh, I don't like to think of that, but it is a possibility that Sinead said yes to Patricia. I don't actually think that happened, mostly because she seems like she's truly sorry for what happened, and the main reason she worked with the Vespers was to help Ned and Ted. I don't know if the Outcast could help with that, and I don't think Sinead wants any power in the Cahill family.

      Well, maybe if it was the kind of friend that needed that kind of thing, but Ian obviously wasn't like that! He even said that he wanted to be comforted, but Cara pretty much ignored that and continued to talk about how he needed to get his act together. I wonder if people outside of this blog are thinking the same things about Cara, and about her maybe-betraying them. In Flashpoint, I didn't think Cara would do that, but now that she's been acting like she is, I'm not so sure. Maybe the reason why she's working with the Outcast is because she truly thinks Ian is incompetent, like she's been saying.

      Yeah if Amy gets traumatized or something like that, people better not be freaking out over how weak or annoying or mentally unstable she is. But if she starts wanting Ian and Jake and can't decide and thats what brings her to a breakdown, then lots of people (including me) will be really annoyed.

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    5. Exactly! They didn't even get names. Ugh. That was frustrating. They should have been more than just hired muscle.

      And honestly, Irina wasn't REALLY a villain. I mean, she kind of was, but she was nowhere near as bad as a lot of characters. Personally, I was always expecting Isabel to have the brother.

      Oh gosh, I forgot about that. I think that since they were in the first book, they're definitely going to be mentioned. I'm tempted to search her, but at the same time I don't want to. I hope that she didn't say yes to Patricia, and I don't REALLY think that she did, but in the back of my mind I keep thinking, it's a definite possibility. I don't think that there's anything the Outcast could really do for her, but she could still be bitter towards the Cahill family.

      Even if my friend needed that kind of thing, I wouldn't be quite that blunt with it, and I'm a fairly blunt person. You just don't say stuff like that in that situation. And Ian definitely didn't need that!! Ugh. I would love to know if other people are thinking Cara could be a traitor. Gosh, I wish that more people commented here, I'd love to hear some more opinions. Hmm, maybe. She certainly acts like she thinks he's a total blithering idiot. That could be what she actually thinks.

      I really can't blame her if she gets traumatized. But like you said, if she has a boy-induced breakdown, there is a 110% chance I will throw the book across the room. I'm so done with her boy issues.

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    6. Yeah, I've always wondered about the Kabra's extended family. You'd think that they'd be mentioned, seeing that the Kabras are such prominent Cahills, but maybe any siblings aren't very involved.

      I really hope so. But if Sinead was the huge betrayal, I think people would be pretty disappointed seeing that she'd already done that.

      There are probably people who think that Cara is a good influence on Ian because of how straightforward and blunt she is. But despite Ian's snobbery, he has common sense. He might be arrogant, but most of the time he's able to forget that in situations that the Cahills got in (he took off his Gucci loafers to walk in mud. He made the ultimate sacrifice for his family(: He needs someone to sympathize with him and take into account on what he's saying. Cara has done zilch for him in my opinion. Just because they have similar family lives doesn't mean they are meant to be together.

      Yeah. Thats why if Ian and Amy start something while Jake is in the picture, I'm seriously going to lose it. (Well, I'd lose it for other reasons too, but Amy can't keep acting like that). I should add-in though that her boy problems made more sense than other boy problems in different series. She wanted to protect them, and other girls are confused because one's a blond and the other a brunette but both of them are cute, so the world is going to end because she can't choose.

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    7. Exactly!!! I don't know, I was always convinced that it was going to be a sibling of Isabel, I don't know why. I feel like I had a reason for thinking that, but I can't remember why anymore XD

      I don't think it would be her AGAIN, since she's already done that. I'm just trying to consider everything at this point. I hope it's not her.

      I'm sure that some people think that. But I just really don't think that he needs that right now. And he DOES have common sense. He's totally egotistical, but he IS smart and he knows when something has to be done. I mean, he was willing to sacrifice himself TWICE. T.W.I.C.E. He's not just some stuck up rich boy idiot anymore. Cara really hasn't done anything. Yeah, they both had evil parents. Woo hoo. Cara isn't the only girl in the world who's had a rough childhood.

      I won't be surprised if there are boy problems by the end of the book. I'll just hate if it takes over. I get that it's something that has to be worked out but I just hope it's not blown out of proportion. They do make sense, though. I don't always think that they're handled correctly, but they do make sense. Other series....UGH.

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    8. I mean, they have things in common, yeah, but if Cara fawned over him like Ian does with her, then they'd be a couple at this point. Something is holding Cara back, because they have chemistry, they're just not doing anything about it. Ian deserves someone who knows what its like to lose people you love, be under large amounts of pressure and to feel alone. They also need to have a tolerance for his arrogance, but not so much that they let him get out of hand. (I know what you're thinking, but no, not Amy) He just needs to stop doing puppy-eyes for Cara.

      Haha, no I didn't say it was handled CORRECTLY, just not in a Bella Swan fashion. And Amy probably is better when she has downtime, the boys are just a cherry on top for her overall stress.

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    9. Exactly. She doesn't seem to WANT to be with him. She's holding back, big time. That's exactly what he needs. (K, won't bring up Amy;) ) He seriously needs to stop obsessing over her. SHE'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU, IAN!!

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    10. Sorry, that published too soon. Oh yeah, much better than Bella Swan fashion. *shudder* Yeah, I mean when you have so much responsibility on your shoulders and then you have 2-3 boys on top of that, i can see why she lost it.

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    11. Once upon a time I thought Cara and Ian would be a good couple… From what I've seen in Sky on Fire, I think that C Alexander London might ship Carian, but after he put those two ship moments side-by-side (still shaken up about that), I'm not totally positive on what he's going to do.

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    12. Nooooooo. Please no, London. Maybe the authors are told to put Carian in there to make the betrayal more shocking, but he actually ships Amian since that was there? I still think that's crazy that he did that..

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    13. Well, I'm not totally positive that it was an Amian moment, but anyone could say that it was. I actually looked back at it (for the purpose of this comment, but I am NOT looking at anything else), and it said that Ian wanted Amy to look to him like an older brother, and thats not exactly a shipping thing, but then he started thinking about how he wanted her to see how good of a leader he was. I think I just saw that he was caring about what she was thinking and blew it up.

      Still. Made me angry. Then it goes to him thinking about Cara, and how badly he wants to protect her. He thinks that its either "the pain of leadership" or something more than that.

      This almost sounds like foreshadowing to me (the Cara part). If he's so desperate to protect Cara, that'll make him vulnerable. If, say, Jonah finds evidence that Cara's the traitor, Ian might deny it trying to protect her, and by the time he realizes it, it'll be too late. Plus….


      OH MY GOSH NEVER MIND I JUST FOUND SOME EVIDENCE:

      “AnarchiNet is on the deep web. Not just anyone can access it or search it, but I know some people...” She let the thought trail off. She had a dark side, Cara Pierce did, and oddly, Ian found that side of her compelling as well.

      Does this not make you nervous? Because it makes me really nervous. Not only is it mentioning a "dark side", which might be more than just her family relations, but Ian. Is. Falling. For it.

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    14. *That was on the same page as the whole Amy/Cara thing, so I didn't go anywhere new.

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    15. STILL. It's sort of Amian. At this point, I'll take it. XD

      DO NOT PROTECT HER. SHE DOESN'T NEED PROTECTING.

      That definitely does sound like foreshadowing. I won't be surprised if that happens....

      OH MY GOSH. OH. MY. GOSH. She HAS to be evil. I'm sure of it. And Ian, no!! Don't fall for her!! You can't do this!!! He's going to get heartbroken.

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    16. Yeah I take anything that could be considered a shipping moment. She told him she didn't love him? I mean, thats okay, she was feeling "rushes of joy" so everything (voice rises three octaves) is going to be fine.

      YES YOU GO PROTECT YOURSELF, YOU SAD REPLACEMENT OF SINEAD.

      I'm nearly positive it will if Cara ends up being the traitor.

      I mean, its common knowledge that Cara's Pierce's daughter. I forgive her in that aspect, and so does everyone else- so why is she still treating it like that? She kind of did that with Amy too, when she was talking about Atlas. It just seems like there's something more to it.

      Ian, her dark side is going to "compel" you to your doom! When he said he was going to strategize about her like a Lucian, I hope he meant it, because he needs to think a little bit more about Cara, and not just in a she-had-a-rough-life-and-she's-gorgeous kind of way.

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    17. Hahaha! Totally fine.

      ACTUALLY, DONT PROTECT YOURSELF. JUST GO AWAY FAKE SINEAD

      And I really think she will be the traitor. A lot of people on the message boards actually agree.

      She still acts like she is!!! Exactly. A lot more to it.

      I hope so. I doubt it though, he's fallen head over heels. Get it together, Ian!!

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    18. YES, "NEW EKAT LEADER" GO BACK TO YOUR LITTLE ISLAND.

      I haven't looked at the message board in a long time, since I've found this and mostly talk about it here. Where did you find people saying that?

      I'm hoping that Amy sees that Cara's bad news and is the one who tells Ian. I think that Amy is closest to him in the family he has, and maybe then he'd agree with her… but he's the leader now, so he could end up pulling an Amy and refusing help or advice.

      What if Cara and Vikram were teamed up just to get Ian weaker for the Outcast? If this is true, we'll probably see more of Vikram, which I'm actually excited for. We saw plenty of Isabel, but Vikram still played some role in Ian's childhood.

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    19. PLEASE

      I just saw something on the message board where people were talking about their favorite ships, and several people didn't trust Cara/didn't like her but they couldn't exactly place why/think she's evil.

      That's true. It would be best coming from her, but honestly he wouldn't believe it. Until it's too late, that is...

      ....Oh my gosh. That...that is brilliant. Agh. That would be cool and horrible all at the same time.

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    20. You should direct them to your Cara post, then they'd see the bare minimum of reasons why she shouldn't be trusted.

      Isn't it though? The authors would make the fans crazy if they did that. It'd add so much to the story!

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    21. Gosh, I wish I could!! Apparently you can't post external links on the MB.

      That would seriously be awesome. Brilliant...

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    22. You could just tell them about it, you don't have to make a link… well, I don't know how MB works, so…

      This isn't really related, but I just got a Pinterest and I have a question: if you click add comment to one of your pins will it add the comment onto your board only or to the person who originally pinned it? (I'm still figuring it out). I'm probably going to make a 39 Clues board soon--you should follow it so I have at least one follower (:

      Oh, after rereading part of this post I have a question: in A Kings Ransom, did Jake carry Amy out of the library? I've seen some people say that he did, so I think Jude might be a little more Jamy than she lets on, but I don't know.

      Times like these I wish I could be a 39C author just to write those things in.

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    23. Then again the fact that I don't actually use the MB might also pose a problem... XD

      It *should* only comment on the board of the person you're commenting on. It shouldn't go back to the original. Hopefully that makes sense...I'm horrible at explaining tech stuff XD

      Hmm. I can't remember. I'll have to go back and look....

      I'd love to be a 39 Clues author!!! Although if I ever got to write a 39 Clues book I would probably panic and then write a 700 page book and then hate it and burn it and rewrite it like eight times.

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    24. Like, not necessarily the comments but the caption. If you make your own it'll just apply to your pin, right? (sorry, I have just about no clue what I'm doing.)

      Yeah, if the authors gave me a word-limit I'd probably go waaay over it. But there's so many things I want the 39 Clues team to do! Once you have well-established characters and a laid-out plot, you really can go anywhere with it, which is one of the main reasons I was so disappointed in Baldacci's work.

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    25. Yes, that will only apply to your pin on your board:) haha it's fine!

      I know!! I have too many ideas for them...

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  3. Wow that's.... really long! owo YAY! XD let me join ya!:)

    First off, I was impressed as well! I think it is my favorite 39 clues book (after the very first one, and the fifth one! and the tenth. Anyway! XD)

    Yesss Jonah and Cara! I think this is a cute couple! (besides *cough*AlekandMelindathatdoesn'tevenexistyet*cough*). And I am pretty sure Nathaniel is the Outcats because... well... It would be very 39-clue-ish if it was... but maybe, because it is hinted, it won't be him. I don't know. Maybe it can be someone that had an otherwise strong bond with Grace... but then, Beatrice recognised him in MH preview, so maybe it IS Nathaniel after all.... AGH, my poor brain!

    I am also excited we got more Vikram. I don't know why but I always thought he would be good and kind, not so much like Isabel but... sigh... wishful thinking. Anyway, has he re-appeared somewhere? I don't remember him.... I just think he will be more in there!

    And YES, freaking YES, it is a huge relief that Att and Jake are temporarily out! The reason why I thought this series would be almost as good as series one, is because we would only get to see Cahills and only Cahills! (Cara is half an Ekat so I count her in!:)) And I couldn't stand any more of Jake being the 'super smart and attractive hottie' of the team -__- Also, Jude has admitted her fave couple is Carian... (and I slightly agree.... please don't kill me with fire! XD :))

    Ohh yes, time to talk about Alek! *fangirls to infinity about him* first off... I would reaaaally like a brother like him! I don't know why... he seems cool.... so, since Irina is dead and doesn't need him... can I have him? Pwease, Jude Watson? Prettt please! *puppy stare* okay I get it XD He IS evil. But he's awesome, yes, yes:) also, about him not having much character development... Jude said in a post: 'I have a feeling Alek is going to surprise us again and again'.... omg, I feel so excited! ^v^ I hope he gets more screen time! The writers could do awesome things with him:) oh, one more thing about him: They could have chosen any villain from the past to have a brother. But the chose Irina (about whom we haven't read anything for about... 10 books, or more!) I think they must have something awesome up for Alek! But that's just me XD

    Okay, the Atlas scene was not much of a surprise to me. I was sure the guy would backstab them. But I liked the tension of the scene:) good job, reminded me a lot of the Clue Hunt, and this was incredible! And I was so mad that Ian could not understand how much Cara worried about him! Ugh! Stupid Brit-fuff-fuff! >w< Also, I loved Mr. Hannigan. He was cool!

    And then, I think my heart died with Dr. Tagamayer... he seemed so good... and friendly... and cute... Much like the Chens... and in case you wonder, yes, if I was a Cahill, I would be backstabbed/killed from the moment they would throw me out in the world XD The Lucians and the Janus must be so NOT proud about me! (yes, I am Lucian/Janus :))

    I am really in a hurry now, because my mum wants to use the PC, so I will say only one last thing: Yes, the Iceberg/Alec/Titanic/WEWILLDIE scene was terribly unrealistic! And whoaaa, the iceberg calved JUST the perfect moment. Yay. -__-
    Also, did you notice that Alek 'headed for the helicopter that WASN'T THERE'?! Yeah... don't need my heart or anything... :(

    okay, gotta leave now, because I have a feeling my mum is gonna blow on me, so I will add more later!:)

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    1. Haha, come join the giant fangirl rants!!

      So far, I don't like Jonah and Cara, but maybe if she shapes up!!! I can't decide about Nathaniel. I kind of think it's going to be him but it would be cool to be more surprising.

      I'm interested to see Vikram, but I hate that Ian has yet another evil parent to deal with. He can't catch a break!!!!

      Hahaha! I think that Jake and Att will be brought back, but a little break was kind of nice. BUT Jude isn't writing any more for the series, so I wish we knew who the other three ship!!!!!! Haha, I won't kill you with fire!!

      I hope that he has a bunch of character development!!! That would be amazing. I hope there's something really awesome in store for him! I need some more Irina, and if she has to be dead, I guess her brother is the next best thing!

      I figured that Atlas would do something, but I wasn't expecting Ian to almost die and sacrifice himself. It was kind of Clue-Huntesque. Oh my goodness, Mr. Hannigan was awesome!!

      Haha, you'd die pretty fast;) Yay! A fellow Lucian/Janus! I thought you said you were Ekat? I never trusted Dr. T....too suspicious.

      IT. WAS. HORRIBLE! Woo hoo. -_- I didn't notice that!!! Oh no!

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    2. Yesss!^v^

      I just thought of something for the Outcast. If it is Nathaniel, then he might be mad at Grace because she 'let' Hope die... but that sounds rather stupid, doesn't it?... XD

      Nooooo no more Jake, please xD and yes, I would love to know about the rest of the authors... And it breaks my heart that this was Jude's last book:( she was so awesome! and yay XD

      Me too! *crosses fingers* I always keep a tiny bit of hope that somewhen, somehow, Irina will still be alive XD And yes, Alek is just as awesome as her!^^ (okay, not SO awesome, but he's close:))

      Well it was a really intense scene! And Jude made it seem like he was really going to die! Mr.Hannigan 4thewin!:)

      yep XD Eh? No, I don't think I said I was an Ekat... or maybe, if I did somewhere (which I don't think so, because I am not really 'bright') it may have been my mistake. Sometimes I want to say a branch's name and say another's XD

      I hope everything goes fine for everybody in the next book! >w<

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    3. Hmm....that's possible. Then again, if he cared for Hope that much, why would he be doing this to her children (His grandchildren)! Maybe he's insane and thinks it's character building?

      Haha! Yeah, I'd love to know what they think. *sigh* I'll really miss Jude, she's such a great author.

      Oh my gosh, it would be so cool if Irina was still alive....I HIGHLY doubt it, but it would be amazing.

      It was!!! Mr. Hannigan, you are awesome.

      Haha! Yeah, I can see how you could get mixed up.

      So do I!!

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    4. Oops, indeed >w< oh well XD

      It's funny though, since I read In Too Deep and for a long while after it, I absolutely HATED her! (I think you can guess why XD) but now I literally miss her o=o

      Well, she's always alive in my fanfiction (I know, I know, I kill the plot...) so I try to forget book 6 XD

      ^v^

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  4. I know, I hated her too!!!!! But then I ended up adoring her lol.

    Haha yes, that book never existed!!

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  5. I finished book 3. Nathaniel Hartford is the Outcast. Spoiled.

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