Saturday, August 22, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: The House of Puzzles by Richard Newsome


A mysterious coded message. A search for a fabled perpetual motion machine. A horse ride from hell. And a night in the exclusive Billionaire's Club House of Puzzles. If Gerald thought his term in a Scottish Highlands school camp was going to be easy he couldn't have been more wrong. With Professor McElderry in the clutches of Gerald's nemesis Sir Mason Green, and a seemingly impossible task required to save his life, the stakes are high and the heat is on.
In this fifth book of the Billionaire Series, Gerald, Ruby Sam, and Felicity face their greatest challenge yet.

REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 12 years, 8 months


Gerald is the world's youngest billionaire. When he gets to camp, a lot of mysterious things start to happen like him being mugged with a Hello Kitty pillowcase, him being told not to compete in the Tri-Crown camp competition, not to mention his old nemesis finding him. Now he must solve a riddle, win the Tri-Crown competition, defeat Sir Mason Green and his nephew, and find his way through the House Of Puzzles all while juggling his first big crush!

This was a fantastic book. My favorite character is Ruby because "she is always right." She is headstrong, funny, and competitive. My favorite part is when Sam forgets the tent in the middle of a storm and Ruby gets really mad. I also like the part when Gerald asks Sam if Ruby is always like this in a race and Sam says, "no, sometimes she gets competitive. It's kinda scary." 

This was a wonderfully hilarious read. I recommend it for people who love mysteries, adventures, puzzles, and crazy madmen criminals. 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 and older.