Monday, April 13, 2015

Review - The Impossible Race Cragbridge Hall Book 3

In the final book of the Cragbridge Hall trilogy, Abby, Derick, and their friends must utilize their skills in time travel and technology to survive roving bands of dinosaurs, race through space, build robots, and fight virtual dragons.

It’s known as the Race—an annual tournament where teams of students compete in the hopes of winning an unbelievable prize. But before this year’s competition, Derick and Abby receive a terrifying message from the future: Charles Muns’s plan to control history is going to succeed. It will cost countless people their lives and change the destiny of the world. And there is nothing anyone can do to stop them.

Despite the danger, the twins gather their friends and enter the Race, ready to compete against the best of the best in order to claim what might turn out to be a key of ultimate power.

Can they compete the Race in time and stop Muns? Or has the future already been written?

A page-turning, time-travel adventure that teaches powerful lessons about choice and consequence, believing you can do hard things, and valuing our history.

4 stars

The Impossible Race by Chad Morris is the conclusion to the Cragbridge Hall series. Derek, Abby, Rafa, and Carol are still doing everything they can to protect the technology of the bridge, but with most of the adults they trust in comas, it's not easy. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys strong YA books.

This book continues to show the strong development of the characters, especially Abby. Where in the first book she had no confidence, she now realizes that she is just as special as everyone else at Cragbridge. Derek is also learning about himself and coming to appreciate his sister for her strengths.

The concept of the race in this book is fantastic and it works wonderfully. The contest allows a lot of suspects to be presented and can keep you guessing the true enemy. I tore through this book in about a day and a half and have recommended this series to my nieces and nephews, who seem eager to check it out.  This has become a go-to series in my house as my wife loves when I read it to my daughter at bedtime.


  1. Glad to see a new review posted!
    Quality time reading is something I did with my daughters before bed, who now do it on their own. Will look into this series for my younger daughter.

  2. It was a fun read for sure. I can't wait till my daughter is a bit older and can enjoy these kinds of books fully.