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Eruption (Storm Runners #3)

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  669 Ratings  ·  86 Reviews
The explosive conclusion to Roland Smith's fast-paced action series!

The adventures aren't over yet for Chase Masters and his dad. In this third installment, Chase heads south of the border with his friend Nicole Rossi to track down the Rossi Brothers' Circus--lions, tigers, elephants and all--after a massive earthquake hits Mexico. With a volcano about to erupt as a result
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Scholastic Inc. (first published January 1st 2012)
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Alejandro Fernandez
Apr 29, 2016 Alejandro Fernandez rated it it was ok
The book was so good it was funny and scary because people come out of the ground and eat other people.My opinion on this book is good becasuse it is fun to read it.I would recommend this book to my friends because they like to read scary books.
Jose Gonzalez
Nov 08, 2016 Jose Gonzalez rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: IDK LOL
Recommended to Jose by: myself
this book was a really good book. All though i dont really remember what this book was about but all i remember was that there was 5 people that have to survive a big very bad disaster wich is a volcano eruption happening in their home town.
Roland Smith has become one of my favorite young adult authors. I picked up the first book in this series, Storm Runners, at a school book fair. I couldn't put it down. After the death of his wife and daughter in a car crash and then being struck by lightning, John Masters has sold everything and taken his 12-year-old son Chase on the road as storm chasers. Chase is the protagonist in the series, but it's important to understand the families back story. In the first book Chase is dropped off at ...more
Jul 31, 2012 Sherri rated it liked it
In this third installment of Storm Runners, Chase Masters, 12, once again finds himself in dangerous situations with his dad and new friends. This book continues immediately where the second book ended. It took me a little while to get up to speed on all the characters, so a little more background at the beginning would have helped jog my memory.

This time around earthquakes and an impending volcanic eruption thwart the plans of Chase, his dad John and John’s business partner Tomas to track down
Tessa Joy
Nov 12, 2014 Tessa Joy rated it really liked it
After surviving a hurricane in Florida, Chase, Nicole, Chase’s father, and his construction team head to Mexico to tract down the lost caravan of the Rossi Brothers’ Circus. An earthquake destroyed several roads there, making it impossible to search the area for the caravan or for native survivors. Because of the earthquake, a local volcano is threatening to erupt at any time, possibly before survivors can get safely out. As Chase’s group travels towards the last location of the circus caravan, ...more
Aug 13, 2013 Cade rated it really liked it
I like this whole series, but this isn't my favorite of the series. This is the third and final book of the Storm Runners series. Chase, his father, his father's partner Tomas, Nicole, a news reporter named Cindy and a camera man named Mark go to Mexico because of several earthquakes. A volcano starts to erupt and Tomas's family lives in a village on the side of the erupting volcano. They also go to see Nicole's mom and sister and the rest of the Rossi Brothers Circus. They split up into threes. ...more
Kay Mcgriff
Jun 11, 2012 Kay Mcgriff rated it liked it
Roland Smith provides an action-packed conclusion to the Storm Runners trilogy with Eruption. Now that Chase Masters and his father are reunited after surviving a category 5 hurricane in Floriday, they are off to the aftermath of an earthquake and looming volcanic eruption in Mexico. Will they be able to find the missing Rossi Brothers circus before it is too late?

It's an oddball crew that heads south of the border. In addition to Chase and his dad, Tomas (his dad's partner) is anxious to find h
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Fans of the first two installments of the Storm Runners series have come to expect nonstop action and adventure from Chase and his storm-chasing father John, and they will not be disappointed. In the aftermath of Hurricane Emily, they discover that Nicole's family, on tour around Mexico City, has not been heard from since a devestating earthquake struck. They waste no time flying to Mexico to track down the circus performers and animals that are involved in the tour. Starting out in t
Dec 20, 2013 Liz rated it liked it
The Storm Runners Eruption, Book 3, is the final book in the series. All three books are short read and filled with a lot of tension. The Rossi Circus is in Mexico and thought safe, no hurricane to hurt the rest of the animals or the circus people. Instead an earthquake hits the area the circus is in and both Nicole's mother and sister are missing along with the rest of the circus. Chase, Nicole, Chase's father and Tomas take off to see what they can do to find the circus and to help Tomas' ...more
Apr 27, 2012 eilyw rated it really liked it
Storm Runners The Eruption

By Roland smith

In this book Chase, his friend Nicole, Chase’s Dad, and others go to Mexico. There has been earthquakes going on. They are going to Mexico because the Rossi Brothers’ Circus was stranded. On there way to Mexico the bridge they needed was broke. So they took a dangerous trail through the woods. When They found the place they needed the only way to get there was to climb over the very unstable camper lying acrossed a huge gap in the road. When they got acro
Jennifer Lavoie
This book is the final book in the Storm Runners series (I guess that makes it a trilogy) and while I loved the first two, this one left me with many questions. I feel like the ending was rushed and left it open for a fourth book. For example, what happens to the Rossi family circus? Does it get back on the road again or not? And where do Chase and his father end up? I know it may have killed the resolution of the novel to extend it more, but at the same time, it would be nice to know.

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Zach P
Mar 08, 2014 Zach P rated it it was amazing
I picked up the book in the library after liking first book in this series, Storm Runners. Like the last book in the series, I couldn't put it down. The plot is filled with twists and turns, and after the death of his wife and daughter in a car crash and then being struck by lightning, John Masters has sold everything. Him and his son Chase buy a truck and intend to be storm chasers. One thing I didn't like about this story is the confusing back story and characters. DO NOT read this book before ...more
Mar 15, 2013 Katie rated it liked it
Shelves: books-for-kids
I usually like Roland Smith but this fell a bit flat for me. I didn't realize it was book 3 of the series (there is nothing on the cover or title page to indicate this). Unfortunately, this doesn't do much to explain what happened in the first two books, so I was confused a few times about what the characters were talking about. The book keeps moving and kids will probably find it exciting. I wasn't terribly engaged in the story, but maybe I would be if I had read the first two books. The only ...more
Nov 26, 2012 6luke rated it really liked it
I read the book Storm Runners 3 by Roland Smith. I think the book would be great for 7th and 8th graders to read because it is very interesting but you have to be old enough to understand it. The book was suspenseful because I didn't know if they were going to get everybody out in time. The story takes place in present day Mexico. Chase (age 15) and his dad went to Mexico to help people get away from the volcano that was going to erupt. The conflict in the story was whether or not they'd get ...more
Usually I love the things that Roland smith writes but this one was not one of my favorites. He is starting to do what Gordon Korman has been doing, write trilogies where he ends in an obvious place so that a new book has to be written when one for all three books would have sufficed. I realize that he might be doing it to snag the reluctant readers but it is truly annoying for all other readers. And this one looks to be a quartet at least. The transitions from one scene to the next were not ...more
Mar 18, 2014 Khalid rated it it was ok
Storm Runners Eruption by Roland Smith is a book about a guy and his friend who are looking for the missing Rossie Brothers Circus. After an earthquake erupts, a volcano is about to come down and is about to destroy everything. This book takes place in Mexico. They need to find the Rossie brothers but they keep getting into Tornados and more.
I didnt like this book because it was really confusing and didnt really make any sence. Also there was nothing exciting in it and because i read this one b
May 27, 2012 PJ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: classroom-books
Another great book in the Storm Runners series. The group is in Mexico during an earthquake. The group is trying to make their way to a village where Tomas's family is located. The group faces many challenges - earthquake, robbers, tigers and broken bones. A very suspenseful book that is truly a page turner. The only thing I was disappointed in was that it wass't clear if Chase and his father returned to Oregon or Florida. Would love a sequel to answer those questions and find out if the circus ...more
Just so you know, the cover is way off. They should call it "Quake". Chase and his dad are going to Mexico to save people from the earthquakes and landslides. Also there is a volcano near where they are going and it is about to erupt and there are people are in the area. Whats worse a circus truck crashed and all the animals get out. They also have to make sure they don't get eaten by a tiger.

Will Chase and his dad get to safety, or will the magma from the volcano(or the tiger)swallow them up .
Mar 19, 2015 Susan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, primary, fiction
The third installment of Storm Chasers was just as good as the others. The story moves from the devastation of a hurricane to Mexico to locate the Rossi Family Circus. Roadblocks like earthquakes, an active volcano, and an escaped tiger do not slow these characters down. Ending was a little short as not knowing what happened to the television crew, you are left to make up your own story. Overall, an excellent series.
Dec 22, 2013 Lauren rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, action
The third in a trilogy, it brings to closure the adventures of Chase and his dad, John Masters. This meets the excitement of the first book, and clearly marks the second book as the bridge between 1st and 3rd installments so typical of trilogy series. This is a quick and engaging read. The whole series is a great Man v. Nature thrill ride. Good for reluctant readers, especially boys and teens, as well as good examples of this kind of action plot for middle and high school English teachers.
Tony Keefer
I was looking forward to the end of this trilogy about Chase Masters and his storm running father. However, it got too crazy for me. I imagine the kids who liked the first 2 books will also like this one because the only thing that might be more intense than surviving a hurricane (books 1 and 2) would by surviving earthquakes and a volcanic eruption (this book). Plus Smith throws in a tiger on the loose that seems to be tracking Chase.
This is the third book in the series. If you haven't read the first two, read those before this one!

After surviving a class 5 hurricane, Chase and his father head south to Mexico. The circus owned by the Rossi family is missing, and there is a volcano that seems like it might erupt that is near the village of a friend. Can Chase beat the odds once again?

The heart pounding action never stops in this conclusion of the Stormrunners series.
Apr 02, 2015 Martha rated it liked it
4th/5th graders high adventure. 3 slim books that you want to have available to you when you begin the first one - you won't want to wait between books.
This interesting cast of characters work together to survive, and every turn in the road is exciting.
I will definitely find kids to recommend this series.
Thanks, Roland Smith, for my copy!
Kevin L.
Jul 30, 2015 Kevin L. rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. A nice conclusion to a somewhat suspended belief series of events, but that's what fiction is, right?

Anyway, I believe it would be a suitable read for my students, however, with the multiple character stories happening simultaneously, I can see where it might be a bit difficult for them to follow.

Tamera Westhoff
Feb 16, 2012 Tamera Westhoff rated it it was amazing
I love this series and WOW! what an ending! I wasn't expecting it at all! I like how it shows the good and bad that can happen in a disaster! My son devoured it as well! He's nine and loves to read! He likes the crazy action and the excitement plus the accident thing. (His words) It's best if you read them in order, I wouldn't suggest reading this one on its own!
Great Books
Feb 22, 2012 Great Books rated it really liked it
Shelves: ages-9-11
Chase Masters and his father are on the way to rescue a stranded truck full of circus animals when they are caught in an earthquake that leaves them teetering on the side of a volcano that is about to erupt. This is the third in the "Storm Runners" series--fast-paced high adventure set in one spectacular natural disaster after another.
Reviewer 18.
Aug 10, 2013 Jean rated it liked it
Shelves: kid-lit-chap
I would put this at 3 1/2 stars. The first two books were better in this series. This one seemed a little hard to believe. The first two started with hurricane and the storm surge--this one takes place in Mexico a couple of days later and dealing with an earthquake and volcano. The interaction between the characters is fine, just the plot is a little hard to wrap my head around.
Mr. Craig
Aug 23, 2015 Mr. Craig rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. A nice conclusion to a somewhat suspended belief series of events, but that's what fiction is, right? Anyway, I believe it would be a suitable read for my students, however, with the multiple character stories happening simultaneously, I can see where it might be a bit difficult for them to follow.
Dec 12, 2012 Cara rated it liked it
There was some pretty unbelievable stuff in this third installment, but it was still a good read. The narrator did a fantastic job.

This time Chase and the gang are in Mexico looking for Tomas' family and the Rossi Circus. There was an earthquake and a volcanic eruption, and all communication has been cut off.
May 09, 2012 Laela rated it really liked it
I love this series. It has a little bit of everything mixed in with a huge adventure. It has erupting volcanos, trained poodles, getting struck by lightning, clowns, and man eating tigers. There are fathers who turn out to be Navy SEALS, and girls who you want to kiss, and people dangling over the side of mountains by fraying ropes. Why haven’t you started reading it already?
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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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