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Nowhere to Run (The 39 Clues: Unstoppable #1)

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The Cahill family has a secret. For five hundred years, they have guarded the 39 Clues – thirty-nine ingredients in a serum that transforms whomever takes it into the most powerful person on earth. If the serum got into the wrong hands, the disaster would rock the world. So certain Cahills have always made it their mission to keep the serum safe, buried, locked away. Until ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Scholastic Inc. (first published August 1st 2013)
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I've read all the 39 clues series, and I have to say this: it needs to end. The authors keep dragging it out,plucking up old characters and shoving in new villains. Amy is the leader of the Cahills (no shock there) and yet, she's so scared of Pierce? And Pierce... he's just... weird. Stealing the serum, trying to take over the world... eliminating the Cahills... does this sound new to anyone? And Amy and Dan are so scared of him, so shocked that someone finally got to their little family secret. ...more
Justin
”What kind of family draws in an innocent kid and makes him the target of murderers?”

Amy and Dan finally thought that it would be over, that the threat to their family was gone via the destruction of the Vespers. But a new threat has arisen: J. Rutherford Pierce. This presidential candidate has framed the Cahill kids through his media corporation and has taken the serum that the Cahills have sworn to protect to take control of the country! Now it’s a race against time to stop Pierce from winni
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Bookworm007
Oct 06, 2013 Bookworm007 marked it as to-read
HOLY RABIES THE 3rd SERIES IT'S FINALLY ADDED ONTO GOODREADS!!!!

ONCE AGAIN, I AM LEFT HERE WONDERING WHY ON EARTH A KIDDIE SERIES IS SOOOOOO BLASTING GOOD!!!!!


Le sigh~ October really can not get here fast enough......
Aafia
SPOILERS FOR THIS BOOK AND EARLIER 39 CLUES BOOKS!
I feel like the series should have ended a long time ago. As in, at the last book of the first series. It's dragging on for far too long, and they're probably going to come up with a fourth series. The second series started off okay, but it got worse towards the end, and Day of Doom was just a failure. I guess some people thought that since one of the original authors was writing this book, it would be better and not so OOC (out of character), bu
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Nandini Goel
5 STARS

**This review might contain spoilers from the other two series**

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!

It just felt SO good to be back in the 39 clues world!


There has been so much character development in all the characters since the 1st and original series. Amy was initially so shy and scared of everything and now she's become badass and takes initiative, and she's the leader of the Cahill family! A lot of people think that it's stupid that Amy is still scared of Pierce after experiencing so many
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Jessica
May 31, 2013:

Well, after reading the first 40 or so pages on the 39 Clues Website (aka reading the preview after my little brother finished the mission...) I can safely say that there are a lot of new developments. That said, do NOT read until you've read the preview, or else, be prepared for spoilers. Nothing major though :)

Okay, so let's see...here's a synopsis:
1. Opens with some unknown family whose children are amazing and pushed to do a bunch of activities
2. Amy and Dan attend the funerals
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Harrison Schwartz
I have been reading books from the 39 Clues franchise for a long time. A LONG time. Since 1st grade actually. Then there was the Cahills vs. Vespers extension. Now a new series in the franchise is going to begin; the Unstoppable series. Thanks to NetGalley and Scholastic, I was able to obtain this book, Nowhere to Run, before its release date, October 1st.

The franchise has lasted for years. Just when you think that Amy and Dan, the main characters in the series are going to have a normal life an
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Andy Shuping
ARC provided by NetGalley

Amy and Dan Cahill have survived, no mean feat given how many family and friends have passed on around them. But a new threat has emerged, one that has power beyond anything they've been familiar with before. They're being framed as reckless rich kids and someone is dismantling their world around them. And it appears that someone has gotten ahold of the serum and is now using it against the world. And only Dan and Amy can stop it.

I missed the whole 39 Clues series the fi
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Shazzer
Now we're getting back on track. After the abysmal finale that was Day of Doom, Jude Watson has begun this cycle of "The 39 Clues" with a bang and left us catching our breath. Of course there's a new danger out to take over the world, and of course Amy and Dan Cahill are our front line of defense. But these kids have changed over the past few years. They're both tougher and more fragile, knowing just how much they have to lose. And this new villain is unlike anyone they've faced before: a politi ...more
Austin
An enjoyable read. An improvement from the last 39 Clues book, but it wasn't the best book ever. Jude Watson had way to much romance/jealousy in the book: with Ian the good guy, and Jake the bad guy. The first scene with Jake is him all upset over Ian talking to Amy. I really didn't feel the suspense of each time Amy and Dan were followed or almost died- maybe because the series has been going on for too long. I think it was the 7th book of the first 39 Clues series that they claimed they ran ou ...more
Bradley
Jude Watson starts the third series in the 39 Clues books, Unstoppable. When Amy and Dan find a series of negative stories on them, they trace them all back to J. Rutherford Pierce, an almost complete nobody until he rose to power 6 months earlier, around the time Dan recreated the serum. They go to meet him but he gets away and shows he took the serum. They travel to the place Dan assembled the serum and met who helped him, a Cahill named Sammy Mourad. He reveals that he replicated smaller dosa ...more
Marcy Italiano
This is another book in the Library where I work, and I wanted to know what the kids are reading. I have to say, I really enjoyed the past pace of this book, as I'm sure the entire series is similar now that I've met the characters. I like the Cahill brother and sister team, and the bad guys are about as much as a younger student can handle while still being evil. Well done. The only moment that lost me was the surfing scene, but not enough to take a star off of my rating.

All of the cards are re
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Pat (Get Kids to Read) Tierney
The 39 Clues series is turning into something like a TV series. Season 1 was the Clue Hunt and chronicled finding the 39 Clues. Season 2 Cahills Vs. Vespers chronicles the plans of the Vespers to get the pieces to a doomsday machine, which would be equally deadly as the formula for the serum getting out. Dan was desperate and enlisted his cousin to help him create the serum so they could stop the Vespers.
This book is the first volume of "season 3". Jay Pierce, a man with a plan has stolen a cop
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Priyanka
Just posted this review on my blog http://www.PriyankaReads.com - check out this and many more young adult book reviews and recommendations there.

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Rating : 3.7 out of 5 stars

Recommended Age : 8 and up

The Unstoppable series seems like an impossible mission at first but as Jude Watson reveals tidbits of information, mission impossible becomes mission crazy ( even for a lunatic).

I liked the book at first but as it went on, there were some unnecessary details. I mean, if you have read the previous
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Jill
Well, what can I say. More unbelievable adventures for the Cahill kids. This time they're up against somebody unstoppable--someone who has taken the serum from the original 39 clues. Things are really getting even more unbelievable in this 3rd series--like how someone was able to figure out the ingredients from a miniscule amount left in the trap of a sink where Dan mixed it in the last series. I just wish these writers would leave poor Dan and Amy alone, let them go off into the sunset and live ...more
Charlie Tucker
The Cahill family has a secret. For five hundred years, they have guarded the 39 Clues – thirty-nine ingredients in a serum that transforms whomever takes it into the most powerful person on earth. If the serum got into the wrong hands, the disaster would tear apart the world. So certain Cahills have always made it their mission to keep the serum safe, buried, locked away. Until now. Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, are the latest guardians of the Clues. They think they’ve ...more
Julianne
3.5/4 stars. I quite enjoyed it, but I feel like this series could have ended a long time ago. I will be continuing. I preferred this over Cahills VS. Vespers, but not nearly as much as the original series.
Melissa
"This is what comes of being a serial reader. I'm sucked into useless continuations..." These were my thoughts for the first chapter. "Another bad guy out steal the serum..." But then we get to one of the best of secret hideout cottages on the coast of Ireland. And the best of small Irish villages. I really wish we could have spent a little more time there. I mean, it was full of Grace Cahill's personality. But so many adventures await, and it was great to see the Cahills all working together ag ...more
Jim
This was a quick entertaining read. I enjoy these books because you get a little bit of history and they are action packed, mindless fun. The only thing I didn't care for was Amy's attitude. I understand she feels as if she is responsible for everyone but part of being a leader isn't trying to control everyone. She needs to provide the others with all the information and let them make an informed decision about whether they want to take the personal risks or not. She can't control their lives or ...more
Mere
Read this in the hope that the Holts would have lead roles. Also, curious. Starts to get good at chapter 19. Not bad overall.
Rachel
I read this in just a few hours today. As I dipped into it between tasks, I found myself torn between excitement and why-is-this-series-not-ending. The serum was always a shaky plot device for me, and I'm not thrilled to find yet another story arc based around it. Nevertheless, I found myself being gripped by the action, nervous for the kids that I've spent so much time with. I was delighted by the return of Jonah, and I'm rather enjoying Pony, our new tech wizard. I will read the rest of the se ...more
Ms. Mielke's Class
This is your book if you like action, figuring out secret codes, and a good laugh every now and again. It is the first book of the third series of The 39 Clues Unstoppable. Amy(16) and her brother Dan(13) Cahill need to make sure the most powerful thing in the world, Gidean Cahill’s serum. It has the power to make someone almost invincible. Now they think it is in the wrong hands.... - RF

Amy and Dan are now the head of their close friend and everyone in there family. With all that at stake Amy a
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Sabin
Jan 07, 2015 Sabin added it
I haven't read the entire series from start to finish but I have read enough to know what's going on in this book. The Cahill kids are being hunted by a villain that has their family super secret serum that has the power to take over the world. They undergo multiple situations where they come close to death because of the villains worry that they will stop them.

The Cahill kids will have a lot of help along the way but will that be enough to stop the villain. I recommend this book to people who
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Cindy
I really enjoyed Nowhere to Run. I read this directly after The 39 Clues series ended. I have not read either the Cahills vs Vespers or Rapid Fire, which I would recommend, simply because there were several big things that apparently happened in them that affects the story here. I will say that I like that Amy and Dan are getting older in this one. I love the adventures that these kids go on, and also the reader for these audiobooks does just a fabulous job. As soon as my library gets more of th ...more
Midnight Rain Dragon
The last Cahills vs Vespers book let a very good sequel series down. As a result, I wasn't really that desperate to read the first Unstoppable book. It lingered on my TBR pile for over half a year before I finally picked it up...

I wish I'd read it sooner. The plot is crazy, but somehow plausible when you consider the serum. Jude Watson throws Amy and Dan into several high-risk situations and made me realise that- hang on -I care about these characters. Even though I didn't believe that she'd rea
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May 25, 2014 XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of the series.
Recommended to XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL by: Goodreads.com, public library.
Well, another spin off series in the great 39 Clues. It starts off six months later after the ending of the previous series. Amy is still dealing with grief with the deaths of her family and then boyfriend. While Dan just wants to have a normal life. Another villain is presented in the series and the plot was very action packed and a nice short read. I was perusing the library stacks when I saw this an decided to continue on with the lives of Amy and Dan. There were some of the previous members, ...more
Stephanie Cover2CoverBlog
I have not read the 39 Clues series, but I have seen them often because my younger siblings have read them. I grabbed this book from BEA in May and wanted to give this new series a chance before tapping into the entire thing.

Unstoppable is the new series set after The 39 Clues original series and the Cahills vs. Vesper series. The series follows Dan and Amy after the serum, after their artifacts runs and on to discovering someone intends to use the great power ever to take over the world. The s
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Cathy
It was a good book. Jude Watson is definitely one of the, if not the best, authors in the series. She really understands these characters and conveys them as complex people that I can't help but care about. She gets the balance of adventure and danger with those moments of genuine emotion just right, and even gets a few laughs in there. Like in this book, Dan's regret and Ian's loneliness were really touching. And Atticus thinking better when he brushes his teeth was silly but worked for the lit ...more
Suz
Jude Watson has written the first book in the latest 39 Clues series. This time the Cahills are up against an adversary that seems unbeatable. He controls major media outlets and has begun a campaign to ruin their reputation and possibly cover up their deaths as being accidents during dangerous stunts. No matter where they go, he keeps Amy and Dan plastered on the newspapers, magazines and gossip websites with terrible headlines that make them out to be spoiled rich kids playing pranks for amuse ...more
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Do you think this series needs to end? 12 27 Aug 03, 2014 09:54AM  
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  • Flashpoint (The 39 Clues: Unstoppable, #4)
  • Countdown (The 39 Clues: Unstoppable, #3)
  • The Redcoat Chase (The 39 Clues: The Cahill Files, #3)
  • Trust No One (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, #5)
  • Day of Doom (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, #6)
  • Curse of the Ancients (Infinity Ring #4)
  • The Dead of Night (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, #3)
  • Cave of Wonders (Infinity Ring, #5)
  • Shatterproof (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, #4)
  • The Iron Empire (Infinity Ring, #7)
  • Behind Enemy Lines (Infinity Ring, #6)

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The 39 Clues: Unstoppable (4 books)
  • Breakaway (The 39 Clues: Unstoppable, #2)
  • Countdown (The 39 Clues: Unstoppable, #3)
  • Flashpoint (The 39 Clues: Unstoppable, #4)
In Too Deep (The 39 Clues, #6) Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues #4) A King's Ransom (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, #2) The Dark Rival (Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice, #2) The Hidden Past (Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice, #3)

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“Atticus adjusted his glasses as he peered down at the blanket. “Hey, is that the book Nellie told us about?”
Jake’s eyes flicked to Olivia’s book. “You’ve got it outside in the sun? Are you out of your minds?”
Amy crossed her arms. “We’re being careful.”
“It’s not about careful, this is a five-hundred-year-old manuscript! You should be wearing gloves—Atticus brought some—and keeping it out of the sunlight.”
“It didn’t take you long to start barking orders!” Any exclaimed, her face flushing. “But then you always know best, don’t you?”
“Somebody has to be mature in this situation,” Jake said, his gaze flashing at Ian, who was now intently trying to brush cookie crumbs off his pants.
“True. In that case, we’d rather consult your little brother,” Ian said with a smirk. “Medieval manuscripts are his field, am I right?”
“Technically, it’s early Renaissance,” Jake said.
“Thanks for the correction, my good man. Amy is right—you do know best.” Ian slipped his arm around Amy. “She’s so perceptive. One of the many things I adore about her.”
“It’s getting chilly. Why don’t we go inside?” Amy suggested brightly as she tried to step out of the circle of Ian’s arm.
Ian took the opportunity to rub her shoulder. “You do feel rather cold,” he said. “Let’s sit by the fire. Jake, since you’re so interested in proper handling, why don’t you take the book?”
Jake snatched up the book and furiously stomped off toward the house.
“You forgot to wear gloves!” Ian called after him.
Amy pushed him away. “Really, Ian.”
“What a touchy guy,” Ian said. “Frankly, I don’t know what you see in him.”
He winced as the kitchen door slammed, then glanced at Amy’s red face. “Hmmm. It might be a good time for me to take a walk.”
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“There’s someone in town asking for directions to Bhaile Anois,” she said. “He checked in late last night at the inn.”
Any and Dan exchanged uneasy glances.
“What does he look like?” Amy asked.
Fiona narrowed her eyes. “Sneaky, for certain,” she said. “And he’s quite a waster. Good for nothin’ but complaining. Nora over at the inn said he’s never satisfied with the temperature if his tea, and he asked for a cashmere throw in his room.”
Any and Dan exchanged another glance.
“IAN,” they said together, and sighed.
“You know the eejit?” Fiona asked.
“The eejit is our cousin,” Amy said.
Distant cousin,” Dan added. “Very, very distant.”
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