Monday, April 14, 2014

1-800-WHERE-R-YOU Series Book #4: Sanctuary by Meg Cabot

So out of all the 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU books, I always liked this one the best. Not only because the drama intensifies – a hate group who kills and kidnaps kids – but because instead of waiting 100 some pages to show up, Rob is present from the second chapter on.

Oh, and did I happen to mention he’s gotten over the fact that Jess and him shouldn’t be together because of his probation? …Well, okay, not really but he’s dealing with it better than he has in the past three books – he even calls Jess his girlfriend at one point and gets annoyed that she hasn’t introduced him yet to her parents. But hey, let’s focus on the hate group The True Americans, who are responsible for all of the trouble in this book.

Right. So, this white supremacist hate group believe that the whites are the supreme race and that any other race is a disgrace to the country and must be taken care of. That’s why they killed Nate Thompkins – a black kid who moved into the neighborhood recently – burned down the synagogue and kidnapped a Jewish boy (who’s name escapes me at the moment) and are about to kill him when Rob and Jess show up on the scene to rescue him.

But like with most plans in books, something goes wrong.

As usual, I love Meg Cabot’s writing style, it’s quick and witty and she writes those villains so well that you’re rooting for the protagonist to overcome… or in Jess’s case punch him in the nose. I just feel that this book, considering for the longest time was the last one in the series, could have been a little bit longer. Like what happened at the end? How did Jess’s parents take it when she introduced Rob as her boyfriend?

Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Loved the characters as always, and finally got some more Rob/Jess action that made me smile with glee. Just wished that the book had been a little bit longer.

Bookshelf worthy? Seriously I need a bigger room so I can get more bookshelves.

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