We were sent a preview copy of The Ambrose Deception to read and review for you guys. This clue-based scavenger hunt is perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. My older 2 kids really enjoyed the Mr. Lemoncello books so we eagerly gave The Ambrose Deception a try.
Here’s what my oldest had to say:
The book was full of adventure and mysterious turns. When you think something is going to happen, the story all of a sudden changes. The book was hard to put down. This is one of my favorite kind of books. It has mystery without being to easy to solve. This was no piece of cake to solve. I love following the characters as they figure out cues that make no sense. Like ice cream in the past. That is impossible, right? Not for the kids who solve the mystery. Wilf, Bondi and Melissa are trying to solve clues for a game. The mystery is why? They are not popular and are nobodies at school. They figure that something is up , but what? They will earn a scholarship if the clues are complete with no cheating. What is wrong with that? The problem is they all cheated and they know that something is suspiciously not normal.This book was amazing. I would read it as much as possible. It reminded me of another series I like to read. Mr. Lemoncello books. They are great too. The Ambrose Deception is better in my opinion though. It is a lot harder to figure out. Great for higher readers or those who don’t want to have the mystery solved in two chapters.
Interested in checking it out? The Ambrose Deception will be released on February 13th, but you can pre-order it now on Amazon! This would be a great Easter Basket filler for middle schoolers!