It is difficult to rate and review a book that is directed towards a younger audience, merely because of the different perspective that a adult, or even teenager, will have while reading vs. the younger, and intended, age group.
The book was well written, and I thoroughly delighted in the puzzles and riddles that were throughout the book. The characters were interesting, even if a bit one dimensional. And the story was truly intriguing and fun. Plot twists anyone? With that being said, I likely would have enjoyed this book more as a child, or even as a teenager, but I still did really enjoy it as a adult.
My Rating : ****