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The End of the World Club (Jaguar Stones #2)

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  260 ratings  ·  27 reviews
With the end of the Mayan calendar fast approaching, fourteen-year-old Max Murphy and his new friend Lola, the modern Maya girl who saved his life in the perilous jungle, are racing against time to outwit the twelve Lords of Death. Following the trail of the conquistadors, their quest takes them back to the wild heart of Spain - a forgotten land steeped in legend, supersti...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by EgmontUSA (first published December 16th 2010)
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This is one of the worst books I've ever slogged all the way through. I've put down other books before because they were incredibly boring, or badly written, or contained a lot of graphic sex and violence. This one has just enough interesting plot and fantasy elements to keep me reading, but everything else is terrible. The characters are clever at one moment, and unbelievably stupid the next. The main character, a 14-year-old boy, turns from a mooning, love-sick idiot in one sentence, to a brav...more
Max Murphy is having nightmares that he is being chased by12 ancient Mayan gods of death because he is indebted to them for having saved his archeologist parents from Xibalba. His parents are in denial that this happened. He has a week to return the yellow Jaguar stone to the Mayan gods or face death along with his family. Pretty far fetched and there are errors in the text. At one point the father says he will buy a dehumidifier (p.38). A few pages later the word humidifier is mentioned twice(p...more
To be honest when I first started this book I was annoyed. In the first book I was very happy to see the growth in Max - he matured so much. But when this book started it seemed like he had slid backwards. He was almost back to his self-centered annoying ways. When him and Lola join up again it became really clear. I wanted to shake him and remind him of all that he had learned! Thankfully as the story went along he gained by the mature growth I'd see before. If he hadn't I fear I might have giv...more
I’ll admit I enjoy series books. It’s a fantastic feeling to find a book that you really enjoy and then to have even more books similar to that book all set to be read. It takes a lot of the ‘work’ out of going to the library/bookstore. The biggest downside to series book is they tend to be really formulaic.

Thankfully, The End of the World Club did not fall into that ‘second story syndrome’. Yay! I was pleasantly surprised the authors were able to keep enough of the ‘flavor’ of the first book in...more
In The End of the World Club we start off in the home of Max Murphy. He is dreading the day with the ancient Maya Lords of Death come to redeem the favor he owes them. Except he's having trouble convincing his parents that the Lords of Death are actually coming. After all the years they tried to get him interested in ancient Mayan civilizations, now is the time when they think he's lost his mind. The Death Lords send their messenger and he lets Max know that he's to find the long-lost Ye...more
Well. Pretty much feel the same way about this one as the last.

Lots of fun adventure and funny lines. Way cool.

Lots of totally ridiculous past the point of even slightly believable in a book parts. Way uncool.

So ... the two averaged together come out as a low to mid three stars. I will keep reading. I'll just curse myself a little bit every time.

Don't have a copy of this in our library collection. Send the kids to Jake Ransom And The Skull King's Shadow. But our public library has these. And if...more
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I was so excited when I got this book from the library a few days ago. It is the sequel to J&P Voelkel's book, Middleworld. I read and reviewed Middleworld a few months back and absolutely loved it. And when I got the sequel, The End of the World Club, I couldn't wait to start reading.

Okay, cutting right to the chase here, I didn't like this book as much as I liked the first in the series. At some parts, it was a little disappointing. I just think it could have been a lot better if you are...more
This book was just as awesome as the first one. The plot was great, it was interesting, had lots of action, and had monsters! This book was really good. There were lots of unexpected twists and turns. There were also engaging new characters. Although, smae as the first book, some things were a little cliche. Like there was a person who looked exactly Lola, so you knew she would save her in the end. Even though, this book is really exciting, and is a great book to read.
This tells a new adventure for Max and Lola and how they fight off the evil gods of the Mayan underworld. I really enjoy the details about ancient Mayan culture and history and also Spanish conquistadors history. These things intrigue and lend an added layer of depth to the story. I find Max annoying most of the time, though Lola has her moments as well. The action is fun and the story fairly fast-paced, with its Indiana Jones feel. However, I thought the book went on too long for its story. The...more
Sigh...It's amazing how you can have an exciting story and audiobook while having a totally irritating, clueless, whining, immature, and cowardly main character. Max falls for ever play that evil makes for him and is always saved by other characters in the story (who are way more interesting and of much braver and more intelligent stuff than him!!!). Many times I was tempted to stop listening in disgust but the story itself pulled me one. I don't know if the grating quality of Max would me more...more
Ji Mei ^_^
I was terribly confused when I read the first two chapters of this book. And that is all I read. I did not like at all the change in a main character's name, the supposed pronunciations given in the first book of the Aztec words were different, and overall it seemed cheesier than the first one. I couldn't stand it and I'm considering I read this because I can put a review on it. It bugged me so much that a character had his name changed that I couldn't continue.
I just started reading this book. I like it so far.
This is the sequel to the 1st book (Middleworld).
Before the end of the Maya calendar, Max Murphy has to pay back a favor to the Maya Lords of Death. He has ten days.
Fast paced with symbols/codes, b&w illustrations, maps and photos. You learn a bit of Mayan History. But, actually you feel as if you were inside a video-game. This is a good choice for those who enjoy adventure/history and fantasy.

Warning, this book has continuity errors with the previous book, Middleworld. Such as instead of calling Max 'Hup', Lola now calls him 'Hoop'. And Lord Six Rabbit's name changed to Lord Six Dog. No explanation, it just changed, like the authors forgot his name and didn't bother to check. It was annoying the whole time.

I did like the actual story part of the book though, so 3 stars.
Regina Bennett
Although there were some inconsistencies with the first book (how is Max all of a sudden likes gourmet cheeses and meat pies when he wouldn't even eat a granola bar in book 1?), it is even better than the first book. Once again, I love the twists of the plot. These are excellent books for boys, by the way, especially boys who like "gross" stuff like pus and guts and flatulence :-)
This is a really good book although i think i am going to pick up another book as well i am actualy reading bridge to terrabitha with the little girl i baby sit and I may finish that than do my report on that it is a good book it is not so much my age level but where as im reading it to her anyways might as well right... Ill post it on good reads soon
Evan Williams
It was an ok book. There were way too many fantastical (word?) twists and turns to give it any more than three stars. I was, however, very invested in the characters. That is why I kept reading.
second book in the Jaguar Stone trilogy. Max and Lola go to Spain. They find the yellow jaguar stone and turn it over to the lords of the dead.
Personally..I thought this book was not as great as the first- for one most of the details WERE WROOONG! Im kinda sad really :(
Edward Sullivan
Sequel to Middleworld with more of the same. Kids who like that book will enjoy the sequel.
I didn't finish this one. It just got to be annoying.
It was awesome! I thought that it was cute!
Jul 07, 2012 Justin marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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I hope my library gets this soon.
omfg better then the first
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