Storm Warning (The 39 Clues, #9)
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Storm Warning (The 39 Clues #9)

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Throughout the hunt for the 39 Clues, Amy and Dan have encountered some of the darkest aspects of history . . . and had to deal with the role their family played. But are they ready for the truth? In this thrilling ninth installment, Amy and Dan hit the high seas as they follow the trail of some infamous ancestors to track down a long lost treasure. However, the real prize...more
Hardcover, 190 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by Scholastic Inc.
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A vast improvement over the last two installments in the 39 Clues series, "Storm Warning" finally reveals the mystery behind both the Madrigals and what Nellie Gomez has been up to since the clue hunt began.

This time, Dan and Amy Cahill are off to the Caribbean, searching for clues about the pirate Anne Bonny and other historical figures of the area. "Storm Warning" has a good pace and none of the clue hunting seems to rushed as it was in the two previous books in the series. I loved learning m...more
4.5 stars. One of the best books in this series yet! Things are finally coming together and being revealed as Dan and Amy race around the world - this time in the Caribbean - against relatives on the hunt for the 39 clues. The narration's viewpoint shifted between a few of the characters, so we got to see how others were feeling, and there was excitement mixed with danger and red herrings. The author was one of the better writers, too, which made the reading super quick and smooth. The reveal at...more
Jennifer Estepp
so this isn't really a four star book in comparison to what i usually consider four star books. but compared to the other books in this series - which i can't stop reading despite some seriously sub-par offerings - it is. by which i mean it's probably the best book in the series. not in small part because stuff actually happens and you start getting answers to the questions that have existed since the series began. and there weren't so many ridiculous situations and the characterizations didn't...more
IndyPL Kids Book Blog
Hmm. If you have been staying with The 39 Clues and following each of the 8 books before this one, then you are probably like I was, ready for some answers. Storm Warning delivers some interesting answers - particularly some answers about Grace, Aunt Beatrice, Nellie, Dan & Amy’s parents, the Madrigals & the Man in Black. Getting some answers doesn’t necessarily mean the secrets are over though. (I for one, am getting suspicious about Grandma Grace. Do you think she’s really dead? I can’...more
I'm going to give a generic review of the series. Basically because I'm lazy and don't want to write 39 reviews. Okay, 11.

We finally read Book 1. And then because we liked it so well, the entire series. One son (age 12) has read them all, the second son (also age 12) is on Book 2. And son #3 (age 8) will be starting as soon as he finishes his current book.

I thought the premise of this book very interesting. I loved how they integrated history and geography along with problem-solving skills and c...more
The book showcases lots of satisfying reveals as we near the end of the journey. But somehow not so much heart or excitement. It's not that there weren't emotional scenes, adventure betrayals, love, sacrafice, danger, etc., but it felt a little distanced and simplified compared to some of the books. There was an enjoyable amount of girl power in the book though, both from historic figures and our heroes.

I'm just hoping that the last book isn't too much of perfect ending. The series has shown an...more
Juan Pantoja
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Irene Lê
I had finished it! So great! Madrigals!!!!
Having read all the books in this series so far, I am now most anxious to read the final book that is due to come out in August. Every book has captured my attention and Book 9: Storm Warning is no exception. It is aptly titled and if you are an astute observer some things are revealed even before you read the book. That’s one of the things I love about The 39 Clues.

This time 14 year-old Amy Cahill and her 11-year-old brother Dan are in Jamaica, following the lead of Anne Bonny, a pirate of the...more
Kristine Lopez
WELL, of course, there's also the tenth book so I guess that's where I'll declare who the winner is ;)

except, i guess, the part where Lester... :'(

AMY AND DAN! they're back together ! :D
But lurking in the shadows is THE MAN IN GRAY!!!! who is the man in gray? is he the twin of the man in black? are they the same? is the man in gray a rival of the man in black? THIS IS THE ONLY THIN...more
This is the last one in this set available right now. We will have to wait for the rest. This last on is probably the best. Good payoff on some of the mysteries built up in the previous books.

These books are great for kids. The reading level is good for kids even as young as third or fourth grade, but the story is interesting enough to engage kids much older than that (uh, how old am i again... :-). The length of each book is not intimidating, and the story in each, while progressing the overal...more
This book is one of my favorites. In here Amy and Dan work hard to find the next clue, and the first stop is a cave in the Caribbean. They must find 4 key trinkets, 1 for each branch and its correspondent animal, as their are important in the clue hunt. Many dangers occur during this mission, including Dan and Amy almost drowning inside the cave, and Amy hitting her head hard because of the waves. The kids still can't seem to trust Nellie, so they must find the clues without her and their relati...more
Storm Warning is the continuation of the book, The Emperor's Code. This series is about two siblings, Amy and Dan. You might think they are just average people, but the truth is that their family, the Cahills, is on a hunt all around the world looking for 39 clues that can change the world. In the book Storm Warning, Dan and Amy starts of their next clue search in Bahamas, hoping to find more information about a pirate who they believe is a Cahill, thinking that she (the pirate was a girl) was...more

After the events in China, the Cahill siblings feel they have no choice but to confront Nellie, because they’re sure Nellie isn’t what she claims to be and they need to know exactly what kind of enemy might be among them. Even though they were expecting it, it still blows them away when Nellie confesses to be working for Mr. McIntyre. Along the search for the clue Nellie has become the only family they had and now she’s confessed that they can’t trust...more
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Amy and Dan Cahill are the protagonists and they are all on their own in the hunt for the 39 Clues started by their grandmother, Grace Cahill. They must depend on their own instincts to beat their wealthy cousins to the final product, the serum including all of the 39 Clues, which makes whoever drinks it the most powerful person in the world. The antagonists are the other Cahill members taking part in the hunt for the 39 Clues.

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The setting is all over the world as the clue hunt l...more
C.C. Thomas
This series is just wonderful and gets better with each new installment. 39 Clues was written and directed towards middle grade readers but I have to admit I love them and eagerly await each one that comes out (I always give my game cards away to a student which makes me quite popular!)

39 Clues is about two siblings, Amy and Dan Cahill, who were left a challenge in their grandmother's will: accept $1 million and walk away now or take no money but embark on a quest for the 39 clues. Only one fami...more
The series definitely starts to resolve and wind down in this volume, which provides a mix of emotions. On the one hand, mysteries that have pervaded the series are solved, though not always in a satisfactory way. On the other, some elements of the story seem to be slightly lacking in the sense that there is a ton of build-up in the other eight books, with somewhat mediocre conclusions. I love that the Madrigals aren't as sinister as they're made to seem, but I also wish they were more sinister....more
Storm Warning, by Linda Sue Park

This ninth addition to the 39 clue book series is actually kind of confusing at the beginning because you can’t tell what it is leading up to. Amy and Dan Cahill have been all over the world on their clue hunt to become the most influential people in the history of the world, but the Caribbean is by far the nicest place they have been in yet! But is not even close to the safest place they have been, either. They are being followed by the man in black, a mysteriou...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Amy and Dan have become quite suspicious of their au pair, Nellie. While traveling to the Caribbean for the next part of the hunt, they force Nellie into telling them the truth about her secret conversations. As much as it pains Nellie, she only tells them part of it. She's been working for Mr. McIntyre because Grace hired her. Grace wanted to be sure Amy and Dan could take part in the hunt, as they needed a chaperon. All this time, Nellie's been r...more
We finally start to get answers to some big questions at the end of this book. This information changes the entire direction of the clue hunt, and now I'm a little nervous because Amy and Dan have a huge new goal that they need to reach, in addition to finding the last clues. As I understand it, they only have one book left in which to accomplish both tasks. Too much for an entire book? We shall see.

The story seems to become a little more convoluted with each of these latest books. First we hun...more
This is the latest installment in the "39 Clues" series. Dan and Amy find themselves travelling to the Bahamas and Jamaica, places I wish I was going to this summer, to find the next clues in the hunt their Grandmother set for them in her will not so long ago. This book deals with Amy and Dan really questioning the motives of their Nanny, who so far has been with them every step of the way, helping them with the hunt and making sure they had safe passage around the globe, but can they really tru...more
Storm Warning by Linda Sue Park is another good book that I have read in a series. I have not reviewed the whole series because I read all the others last year. Continuing their quest for all 39 Clues, Amy and Dan travel to the Caribbean to uncover the secrets of Anne Bonny, a famous lady pirate, and a Cahill, the most powerful family in the world. Almost all great people are actually Cahills, but a tragedy broke the family into four branches: The Tomas, masters of physical prowess and the most...more
Chris R
Summary- As Amy and Dan are fighting for their lives in confrontations with The Man In Black, they find that he is a part of a secret group called the madrigals. This feared group also however had Amy and Dan's parents which makes them Madrigals. Now they must fight once more over a secret they won't forget which may be their "Last Confrontation. "
Qualifications- With Linda Sue Park writing books like A Single Shard and the newest 39 clues book Trust No One she is clearly qualified to write a...more
Dec 31, 2013 Elisabeth added it
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Throughout the hunt for the 39 Clues, Amy and Dan have encountered some of the darkest aspects of history . . . and had to deal with the role their family played. But are they ready for the truth? In this thrilling ninth installment, Amy and Dan hit the high seas as they follow the trail of some infamous ancestors to track down a long lost treasure. However, the real prize isn’t hidden in a chest. It's the discovery of the Madrigals' most dangerous secret and, even more shockingly, the true iden...more
Samyuktha jayaprakash
Okay after last book i guess everything might look substandard. In the beginning of the book , you can't help get the feeling its the ninth book already and the pattern is all too predictable. Yes we get to know abt new countries get some sis bro jokes but the thrill has gone. First 2 books were completely devoted to the clue hunt the newer ones focused on the improving relationships. But seriously it has become too easy now. US social service is completely out of the scene , even the kabras loo...more
Hannah Streett
Probably one of my favorite books in the series so far. Though I gotta say, it always makes me laugh when I'm reading a book from the juvenile age category and the author all of a sudden throws in a word that even I hardly know the meaning of! It's like saying, "Hey, kids, get smart!" The downside is that, just for once, it would be nice if the characters weren't being lied to/got the whole truth the first time--I know it's supposed to be a mystery, but that doesn't mean everything has to be fal...more
Aug 01, 2011 Andrea added it
Storm Warning is book number 9 in the 39 Clues series. The Cahill kids, Amy and Dan, and their au pair, Nellie, go to the Caribbean in search of a clue left by Anne Bonny, the notorious pirate. I was delighted with the descriptions of the people and places that the kids encountered in the Bahamas and Jamaica. Along the way, the kids face betrayal, find a long-lost relative, and find out what exactly it means to be a Madrigal (a misunderstood and hated branch of the Cahill family). I really liked...more
It was kind of hard to keep up with this installment. There were parts that were dry and for me, not enough information was given about Nanny or the female pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Read. We didn't even get any closure with Alice, Lesters' grandmother.

All in all it was good, but I would have liked more in this installment.
In 39 Clues: Storm Waning Amy and Dan are led to the Caribbean, more specifically Jamaica by the clue hunt. But of course, nothing is that simple in the race for the 39 clues. Amy and Dan are getting suspicious of their au pair Nellie. They fear that she is spying on them for someone. The Cahills are going through tough times and it just keeps getting worse. The clue hunt is nearing its end. Amy and Dan are off to explore the world of pirates.

The key issues that are addressed in this book are:...more
Apr 10, 2011 Johnp rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011
Overall, the 39 Clues Series (in my opinion) isn't the best adventure series I've read. To me, it's a bit gimmicky, with twists and turns coming every other page, so there is no way you can understand where things are heading. That said, Linda Park shows that she writes interesting and exciting adventure books. I think she and Jude Watson are the best writers in this series. In this book (#9 in the series), Amy and Dan are still dealing with the fact that their nanny is a spy, in league with 'th...more
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Linda Sue Park is a Korean American author of children's fiction. Park published her first novel, Seesaw Girl, in 1999. To date, she has written six children’s novels and five picture books for younger readers. Park’s work achieved prominence when she received the prestigious 2002 Newbery Medal for her novel A Single Shard.

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