Criminal Destiny

Criminal Destiny

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"A group of kids discovers they were cloned from the DNA of some of the greatest criminal masterminds in history for a sociological experiment, and they must find a way to prove it to the rest of the world"--
Publisher: Toronto :, HarperCollinsPublishersLtd,, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781443428774
Characteristics: 311 pages ;,22 cm.


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Apr 16, 2018

One of the things that I admire most about Gordan Korman are his characters—realistic and relatable. This book is the thrilling sequel to 'Masterminds', packed with adventure and sharp twists that will keep you hungering for more. Easy to read, and NOT jammed with overwhelming detail, confusing storylines, and mature topics. I'd have to say, however, this sequel was not as good as the first. It was a little less—what's the word?—mysterious? Intriguing?
I look forward to reading the third book in the series.

Feb 18, 2018

I liked this book, it is not as fun as Warriors though.

Jul 06, 2017

I read the first book when it just came out but just picked this one up yesterday, very exciting and eventful book. Can't wait to read the next one!

SPL_Childrens May 26, 2017

A full book review of this chapter book can be found under "Summary". (The review appeared in the "Stratford Gazette" in May 2017.)

Mar 31, 2017

this book is amazing! if you have not read the first book, you should go read it! 5 star

Dec 20, 2016

This is a very good book. It's full of adventure and humor.

Aug 24, 2016

What was the name of the first book? I forgot it.

JCLAllisonD Jul 19, 2016

Although not as good as the original, this sequel keeps the action going and acts as a segue to future installments.

Jun 20, 2016

I would recommend this book to any one who likes adventures

May 14, 2016

On hold right now, and I can't wait, as first book was SO good!

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Jun 20, 2016

I love all the adventure and action in the book

"I'd like to report a crime."
"What crime?"
"Human cloning."
-Amber and a policeman

"...The Bachelor. We think he's someone in the government..."

"Nice zombies,"

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Dec 20, 2016

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Aug 18, 2016

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SPL_Childrens May 26, 2017

Masterminds: Criminal Destiny by Gordon Korman, 311 pages.
@ SPL: J FIC Korma
At the end of Masterminds, Eli Frieden and three friends narrowly escaped from Serenity after discovering some dangerous secrets about their isolated, supposedly “ideal” town. Closely pursued by the town’s ruthless security squad (“The Purples”), they took refuge with Randy, a friend who had been forced to leave Serenity a few months earlier.
The sequel, Masterminds: Criminal Destiny, continues their story.
The Purples have now discovered them and they must flee for their lives. As the unwitting clones of “Project Osiris”, Eli, Tori, Amber and Malik are determined to expose the secret project, its criminal origins and the leaders of Serenity. Meanwhile their own survival is at stake. Where can they go? They are being relentlessly hunted. None of them have ever been away from Serenity before, and the “real” world outside of Serenity is proving to be a confusing, unkind place. People aren’t merely unfriendly – some of them are also dangerous. Who can they trust?
Readers will be cheering on the smart, likeable young protagonists as they make the brave decision to travel to the very heart of the sinister Project Osiris.
Full of suspense, unexpected twists and developments, Masterminds: Criminal Destiny is a true page-turner as well as a cliff-hanger. Readers will be anxious to read the just-published third volume in the series, Payback.
** Recommended for ages 9 to 13 years.
** Reviewed by Sally Hengeveld, librarian, Stratford Public Library.

cmlibrary_jcurrie Sep 22, 2016

Eli and his friends have managed to escape from the leaders of Project Osiris. They have to keep running because the purple people eaters, the scientists who created them, and the local police are after them. They want to prove their story to the world but first they must find someone who knows about the cloning project. They are searching for a billionaire that helped fund Project Osiris and who knows the whole story. The kids are finding out that it is hard to find someone when you are on the run yourself. This is another thrilling adventure in the Masterminds series.


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