The Three Secret Cities
Publisher: Macmillan Australia
Format Hardback from publisher
Pub Date 30th October 2018
Price $39.99 AUD
Purchase at: https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781743534960/
Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
What a rollercoaster! Matthew Reilly did not disappoint in this latest Jack West Jr adventure. The Three Secret Cities was full of surprises, action packed and totally addictive. I could barely put this book down, only long enough to go to work! I have always been a huge fan of the Jack West Jr books and this book continued the story with our favourite characters and the same amazing writing from Matthew.
Again we get the fast paced adventure and mystery solving. It’s another heart stopping race against time to save the world. What I really enjoyed about The Three Secret Cities was despite the pace of the storyline, and the need for the mystery to be solved quickly, Matthew Reilly slowly introduces all the key elements in a way that is easy to understand. The relationships and interactions between the characters was sensational. And in this book, the villains were even meaner. Extremely mean and dislikable.
The story was darker than I expected and a little different in tone to the previous books in the series in that respect. This book had a few twists and turns I did not see coming, and to be honest, some of them shocked me. It is a very emotional read as well, which I found surprising for an action/adventure story. I felt the feels on multiple occasions. And I cried at one point. The bit that I liked the most was the ending. It is literally a heart pounding, edge of your seat, OH MY GOD MATTHEW kind of ending.
I cannot wait to see what else Matthew has in store for these characters and this series if it continues. If you are a fan of Jack West, put this book to the top of your TBR right now. And if you haven’t read any of the previous Jack West Jr books, I would highly recommend you do so!
Thank you to Macmillan Australia for providing my copy for review! I voluntarily read and reviewed this book and all thoughts and opinions are my own and do not represent the author or publisher.