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Cassidy Jones Adventures

Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula (Cassidy Jones Adventures # 1)
Author: Elise Stokes
Kindle Edition

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.

This is one great-action packed novel, definitely a must read! True, I am waaaaay past my teenage years, but reading YA novels like this Cassidy Jones series helps me feel good and young all over again.

Cassidy Jones, with her flaming red hair and newly acquired super powers PLUS a good-looking super genius sidekick named Emery, is a force to be reckoned with. How did she become Super? Let’s just say she was just at the wrong place at the wrong time – but the result came out right. When I envision Cassidy, I actually see a female Wolverine (for her animalistic instincts), Wonderwoman (for her strength & stealth) and Kid Flash (for her superspeed) all rolled into one. She’s got the spunk, the character and the drive to make sure that her family is out of harm’s way and will do everything for her adorable kid brother Chazz.

And what’s up with Emery? Seriously, I’d love to meet someone like him – super genius and handsome and loyal – what more can a 14-year-old ask?? Well, when i was in my teens, I definitely wanted to have a boyfriend like Emery; sadly, Cassidy and I are not on the same wavelength.. sheesh!

I admire the author – Elise Stokes because she is very imaginative with her characters, giving each of them depth and likeable qualities. I see a future romantic atmosphere between Cassidy and Emery, but Cass is still holding a torch for Jared, so let’s just wait and see.

I’d love to go on and on and on, but the wonderful words of praise will only mean one thing – Cassidy Jones is a great superheroine that I surely love. I’m hoping a TV executive would pick up this novel to become a tv series – for sure, Cassidy Jones Adventures would be a HIT!

By the way – I ALSO LOVE Cassidy Jones And Vulcan’s Gift! My favorite character in book 2? the Sasquatch :):):) Here’s a summary for the second book:

An ancient secret has come to life, and everyone on the planet is at risk…
Two months after being infected with a strange retrovirus, Cassidy Jones continues to live a double life while she struggles to master her newly gained superpowers. High school has become the only normal thing left in her life—except for tall, dark, and handsome Emery Phillips, who shadows her every move, making sure she doesn’t reveal her secret. 

Then an overnight sleepover at Catamount Mountain Zoo takes a menacing turn, putting everything at risk!

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