Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Review - Secrets of New Forest Academy, Janitors Book II by Tyler Whitesides

Spencer stood up, anxiously scanning the library for movement. Instinctively, his hand reached into his backpack to grip a small Ziploc bag of magical vacuum dust. Spencer turned a slow circle, eyes flicking from bookshelf to bookshelf. The students were showing all the signs—so where were the Toxites?

Now more than ever, Spencer, Daisy, and even Dez must fight to save schools everywhere. Toxites, the small creatures that love to feed on the brain waves of students, are just the beginning of their troubles.

The Bureau of Educational Maintenance (BEM) is after Spencer, and the Rebels hope to sneak him to safety within the walls of an elite private school. But danger follows Spencer and his friends, testing their loyalty and trust as well as their Toxite-fighting skills. Can they hold out long enough to discover the true secret of New Forest Academy and what it means to the future of education?

Reivew by: Scott

4 stars

Secrets of New Forest Academy is the second book in the Janitors series.  Daisy and Spencer are working to keep their classroom free from the Toxites in the absence of a rebel janitor at their school.  When Walter returns to tell the kids they need to relocate in order to hide from a serious BEM surge that is coming after Spencer and he knows where to take them.  The kids will be attending New Forest Academy for a week to let things cool down at home.

The concept behind the book remains strong with the Toxites being responsible for a huge decrease in educational productivity as their breath has negative effects on schoolchildren.  While there are only three species of toxite the BEM uses them in unique ways.  The rebel janitors haven't been idle however and Walter has a few new tricks up his sleeve as well.

The twists begin early when, as everyone is planning on getting the kids to their new school, Dez overhears and insists on joining the group.  This addition really keeps you guessing as you try to figure out which side Dez will eventually join.  There are also several new characters introduced as Spencer and Daisy meet the other kids in attending the school's trial week.

The biggest advantage this book has over the first book is in the pacing.  Since the majority of the background info has already been revealed the story flows much quicker than Janitors.


For this month this book has special pricing.  You can get the kindle version for only 1.99 HERE.

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