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Shatterproof (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers #4)

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After pulling some spectacular heists, Amy and Dan have become two of Interpol's most wanted criminals. So when Vesper One orders them to steal the world's largest diamond, they know they're facing life in prison...or worse. But with the Cahill hostages still in peril, Amy and Dan have no choice but to launch a mission that leads them to an ancient city full of dangerous s ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Scholastic Trade
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**hyperventilating like crazy!!!**

edit on Dec 20, 2012

Damn y'all libraries, taking forever to buy Trust No One D:<
wow, these books just keep getting better and better, i cant wait!!!!
and i love how these dont take a year to come out- (glares at rick riordan)
Charissa Sophia de la Rosa
I was shocked of what happened in the end.
I can’t believe it. I already have suspicion on him that he might be the spy but I just ignored it for he was one of my favorite characters, 3rd to be exact.
How can he do such a thing? I still can’t believe it and am now starting to hope it isn’t true.

EDIT: It isn't true! *throws confetti around in happiness*

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My son and I were fighting over this library book yesterday. Good thing my husband is behind on this series or he would have fought us off and read it all night (he's on c vs. v #2). This is such a good series because I feel many ages would like it, although you'd have to make sure your children are old enough to deal with prisoners, violence, guns, etc. before giving it to them. I know my 1st grader wouldn't be ready for this and it would be too scary for her. I just wish the whole series would ...more
Lynette ~ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time ~
This book was amazing. Un-put-down-able.

I can't really say much more, but it's definitely my favorite 39 clues/cahills vs. vespers book EVER.

I'm 14, and I HIGHLY recommend this book.
I must admit that I'm growing weary of this series. There seems to be little to no movement or growth in the individual books, which makes them a bit of a pointless read.
Inexplicable plot. Unnecessary deaths. Contrived love-triangles. Baseless plot-twists. Zero progress.

Self-inflicted, and I knew better.
Loved this and now have some suspicions about Evan! I think he may be a Vesper! I'm loving how Amy is drawn to Jake as I like him a lot more then Evan and think he's a better match for her. I'm also worried about Dan and hope he can be pulled back from the brink cause he does seem to going to a very dark place and he needs to remember who he is and not lose himself. Couple of deaths that made me sad although I suspect that one of the deaths didn't actually occur. I also don't believe that Ian is ...more
Melissa Sodano
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Maybe they need to take the tone as in the actual 39 clues series: minimum romance, less power-accessing, more resourcefulness. No pictures of people. Please.
Mayhaps they will change back. We who are old enough to analyze the series as we go, and in the process ruin it for ourselves, understand good writing strategies that lytling middle schoolers don't. We see the patterns, tropes and fails of series, as well as its quirks, individualisms and successes.
The thing that is going wrong with th
Before reading this book, I had basically given up on this series. There are too many books, the plot rambles too much, and each book is too short for it to be worth the money spent on it. Nevertheless, I read this one because I have gotten slightly interested in the plot, and it is against my nature to stop reading a series once it is started. (I got it from the library which solves most of my problems with this series.)
This book was just as short as the others. I am ready for the characters j
We find our four character at Germany.(I am learning German at school and I can understand a few German terms in the book) They have to steal the Golden Jubilee. They later go to Timbuktu. (Reminds me of Carrie's Underwood's cupid's got a shotgun.I might just keep on runnin’ from here to Timbuktu‘Cause he gave up on arrows and I ain’t bulletproof. I really like that song but I didn't know where Timbuktu was. I finally know where it is.)

Cons. The LOVE TRIANGLE. Amy you are so smart, don't be the
Well, it was a quick read- took around 3 hours to finish with short breaks in between. I think now the series is lacking that adventure, that suspense that kept us all tied throughout the 39 clues. Cahills vs. Vespers isn't as good, as thrilling as the books from 39 clues. The story isn't taking a very good shape- the suspense factor- nah! it just doesn't feel right. I know its a kids' book but since I have read the rest of the series, I thought of continuing it(even when I am 17). Dan seems to ...more

Not as good as the original series. For one, I'm not overly fond of how the characters keep changing. I suppose this is unavoidable, given that there are different authors for each book, but I still don't think it's excusable. I don't like who they've turned Ian Kabra into. He USED to be a mysterious, slightly creepy, handsome dude that smelled like cloves (according to Amy), and a pretty good villain/sort of good guy. Now he has morphed into a wimp that screams at the sight of a cat. Path
Shatterproof: This was a great quick read. I think this series really wasn't necessary, but it was nice, and in the books you get to see how the characters develop, I think because a new author writes each book, instead of the same one for all of the books, it makes the characters different in each book. In some books I didn't like their personalities as much, and you could tell a different author was writing, but altogether they have done a great job working together, and I find myself especial ...more
This book was a fast and easy read (it was a children's book, so I knew it wouldn't take long). It kept moving pretty quickly but the series is starting to lag a bit. They keep killing off characters so that the story goes somewhere, and they are continuing to search and find with clues. I think for me, the series is starting to feel a little old news, same old same old. Hopefully the next book will get better, since this is the spin-off to the first series and really just the start of it.. It m ...more
Book four in the Cayhills vs. Vespers series, this book finds Amy and Dan, along with Atticus and Jake, attempting to steal the world's largest diamond in order to save the life of one of the hostages. Meanwhile, the hostages are trying everything they can to save themselves, which may lead to unforseen tragedy.

And with all of this going on, Interpole is still hot on their heels, while they are still wondering if they can trust Ian Cabra anymore, since it is apparent that there is a mole in the
When all seams lost it gets worse. When Amy and Dan created the formula they thout that they where the most powerful family in the world,THEY WERE WRONG. A group called the vesprs kidnapped 7 of there family and sent them around the world to colect things. phinix wizard dies and so dose there uncle Oh so in the face of all this they have to stay shatterproof with all of this
Tej Pemmarazu
I thought shatterproof was a very nice and interesting book. This book had a good story and was filled with lot of fun. Even though this book was mostly satisfying, there was one thing that I didn't like in it in it. The thing that I didn't like was some parts of the book were pretty disgusting. For example when Saladin bit Ian Kabra's ear, the way they described it was gross.

This book was about Dan and Amy Cahill who this time, are trying to steal the golden Jubilee. During the process of the
OMG I just finished reading in the dead of the night and loved it, and now I cant wait to read Shatter proof, I kinda feel bad that Ian and Amy don't have that spark anymore but LOVE Amy and Jake's budding romance and cant wait to see more plus I hate Evan hopefully Amy doesn't choose him
Cher Cabula
This was much much too short!!! Still has the same sense of adventure and fast-paced action that makes for an exciting read. Again, too many questions raised by recent events plus, a mole is finally revealed. I can't wait for the next book.
Yes! I'm back in the 39 Clues groove after waiting like a year...? for the rest of the books to come out. Shatterproof was pretty awesome. Seriously. I love being back in the world of Amy and Dan, even if it's scary and crazy... but really, you've got to love it.

Along with the normal awesomeness of twisty plots, cheesy lines, and traitorous characters, you find a blooming romance. Roland Smith did a really good job of this, Jake and Amy are totally adorable. Loved them! Dan was pretty cool, too,
ERMERGERD!!! I am not going to lie. I LOVE the 39 Clues Series and all its characters. I got into this series when I was in middle school. That is all. CURSE CLIFFHANGERS!
Kevin Comfort
Finally a little realism in this adventure. Enjoyable and a quick read. Would recommend reading the others in the series first.
Mugdha  Keskar
After pulling some spectacular heists, Amy and Dan have become two of Interpol's most wanted criminals. So when Vesper One orders them to steal the world's largest diamond, they know they're facing life in prison...or worse. But with the Cahill hostages still in peril, Amy and Dan have no choice but to launch a mission that leads them to an ancient city full of dangerous secrets. With a Vesper mole sabotaging the Madrigals from inside, Amy and Dan have to fulfill their enemy's request before it' ...more
Okay, I am getting SO TIRED of these books. They should have just ended it after book eleven.
And guess what? It's still GOING!!!
There are way too many series inside this series. It gets SO confusing, and you have no idea what's going on except that people are dying and all that stuff. It's getting very boring. Every book has the same plot: Amy and Dan go somewhere, someone gets kidnapped, someone else dies, someone busts in and dies, someone tries to escape and fails. I usually enjoy Roland Smit
Don't know if this is really that much better than the last couple installments (a new author in the group mix worked out well), or if it just felt that way as this is the first one I was able to actually read, instead of just listening to. (Grumble on my library only getting audio versions of certain titles.) Dude, there's like illustrations in these that would have made all the rest of the books so much more understandable/entertaining. WTH library buyer? Not cool. Liked it a lot more than the ...more
Ruthie the Ultimate Geek
I'm stuck between giving this 3 stars and four stars. Pretty good, but I definitely enjoyed the original series better.
The multiple sub-plots and too-fantastic chains of events continue in book 4 of the Cahill versus Vespers series.

This time, the kids are off to Berlin, where a rare diamond needs to be stolen. Atticus is somehow able to change the password on the museum’s security system and cause havoc, but the group is still caught.
Two murders – one of them by someone on the team – keep the interest mildly high, but overall the story is all over the place. Too many wild guesses that just happen to turn out cor
it was alright...not my favorite nor the best. it was like all the's kinda stupid..
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Roland Smith is an American author of young adult fiction as well as nonfiction books for children.
Smith was born in Portland, Oregon, and graduated from Portland State University and, following a part-time job at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, began a 20-year career as a zookeeper, both at the Oregon Zoo and the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, Washington. After working to save wildlife following the E
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“Dan," she said. "I'm worried about him. It's not right that a thirteen-year-old knows as much as he does bout stealing things."
" You're right," Jake said. "He should have been at least sixteen like you before he became part of an international crime ring.”
“Bluetooth earpieces are so geeky," Dan Cahill said.
"But they free up your hands for surfing the web, stealing priceless jewels, and eating pastry," Atticus said, taking a huge bite out of an apple strudel.
"And picking your nose," Dan added, which caused Atticus to blow a mouthful of strudel all over the seat in front of them occupied by Dan's sister, Amy, who was trying to sleep”
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