Review of The Haunted Lighthouse (Codebusters club #2)

October 31, 2013 Book Reviews 1

Review of The Haunted Lighthouse (Codebusters club #2)

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Haunted Lighthouse by Penny Warner
Series: Codebusters Club, #2, #2
Genres: Middle Grade, Mystery
Published by EgmontUSA Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher

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An infamous prison may hold a secret only the Code Busters can uncover

Cody, Quinn, Luke, and M.E. may all have different talents, but they share one thing in common: they love playing around with codes. In fact, they love codes so much, they have their own club, with a secret hideout and passwords that change every day.
When Cody and her friends get a mysterious e-mail hinting at a treasure on Alcatraz Island, they can't wait to get started on their clue hunt. Luckily, a class trip to the prison is the perfect cover to start their search.

During the tour, the club members learn that a jewel thief kept at Alcatraz may have hidden his biggest haul on the island and left a series of coded messages to find it. And solving puzzles is what the Code Busters do best!

This interactive mystery features more than fifteen codes and puzzles for you to decipher along with the Code Busters, including Morse code, the tap code, LEET, and zigzag code. Answers are in the back, if you ever get stuck.

Reviewed by Stormi

The Haunted Lighthouse is the second book in the Codebusters Club series and is a fun mystery read for young readers.

I really enjoyed reading about Cody, Quinn, Luke and M. E. as they get all excited about their new adventure. At the end of book one they had received a clue about some treasure on Alcatraz. Since they were going to be going Alcatraz on a field trip they new this was a new mystery for them to solve. Each clue is written in some sort of code format which the reader can try and decipher themselves or cheat like me and look in the back of the book.

As the group follows the clues they learn about Diamond Dave who was a jewel thief and was caught and sent to Alcatraz. Rumors of his hidden diamonds has always sparked interest. When the group hears about this they think that is the treasure they are suppose to find. In their excitement to try and locate the treasure, they don’t always pay attention to who is around them when they talk. This sometimes leads them into trouble, especially when a lot of jewels are involved.

Their adventure takes them from the prison, to a lighthouse, then a bell tower and more. If you have a young reader who is in the books like 39 clues or A to Z mysteries then they will have a lot of fun with the Codebusters club books. I can’t wait to see what the group is up to in the third book.

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