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Into the Gauntlet (The 39 Clues #10)

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The explosive finale to the #1 bestselling series!
Fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, have had enough. Not only do they have to find the 39 Clues first, they're expected to reunite their backstabbing family - the same people who killed their parents. But Amy and Dan haven't survived explosions and assassination attempts for nothing. They have a plan
Hardcover, 327 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by Scholastic Inc. (first published January 1st 2010)
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Jun 09, 2010 Colin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 39-clues
I must read this book!
the 9th 39 clues leaves
a good cliff hanger.
Kristine Lopez
Feb 09, 2011 Kristine Lopez rated it it was amazing
I finished it after 5 hours! and I ended up sleeping at pass 1am. AND FYI, I have classes. SO I am SOOO SLEEPY during our whole CLASS PERIOD! even now...
BUT OF COURSE...I won't sleep because I want every bit of the story to stay inside my head up until I finish this review. AND HERE I AM...STARTING TO TALK ABOUT IT...right...NOW.

39 Clues.Into the Gauntlet. The final installment of the hunt of the
The final of the original 39 Clues series, and in my opinion, the best book of them all. Amy and Dan have not only discovered that they truly are from the Madrigal branch of the family, but that they must try and reunite the other branches in order to truly win and find the final of the 39 clues. As they search in London for the final clue, the younger generation of each of the other branches begin to mistrust their parents. One by one, they begin to decide that they need to join forces, however ...more
Anastasia Antonova
Oct 20, 2015 Anastasia Antonova rated it it was amazing
Это было отлично. Мысли немного разбегаются, но чаще всего всплывают несколько. Это ведь конец, да? Вполне логический. С ноткой нераскрытой тайны и обещанием эпичного продолжения в следующей серии. Так к чему же одиннадцатая книга именно в этой серии, а не во второй? Впрочем, почитаю и узнаю. Финал как таковой отличный. Сумасшедшая злодейка, открытие тайн, сплочение. Больше говорить не буду, иначе дико наспойлерю. Хотя, очень хочется излить все свои бушующие размышления. Единственное что, любовн ...more
Oct 24, 2010 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finally, after reading all nine books, I get to the last one in this exciting series… but, wait a minute, I’m not so sure it IS the last one! Apart from the bonus book, The Black Book of Buried Secrets, that is being released on October 26, 2010 (in which the hidden secrets and mysteries surrounding history’s most notorious family are uncovered) the ending of The 39 Clues left some unanswered questions. “Our adventures aren’t over, Dan thought. But they are for now.” So, entretemps, this series ...more
Sep 05, 2010 Keri rated it it was amazing
Ah the 39 clues is such a fast pace, thrilling, mysterious, alliances and betrayal, exciting twists and turn series. I really like all of the books. They were all easy, and fun to read. But I just finished the 9th book yesterday and me and my sister heard the last
Book came out a few days ago. So we looked at the library, 18 holds on the book. We COULDNT wait that long. :P so I was out shopping with a friend and my sister went to barnes and
Noble to buy it. :D she finished the whole booK yesterday
Heidi Olivia
Dec 30, 2014 Heidi Olivia rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014-read
It's 39 clues but only 10 books - I kinda expected 39 books. And Book #11 is not just by Rick Riordan but a combi of 4 authors and not about Amy & Dan (yup, I peeked after realising that this one ends Amy & Dan's adventures - all secrets revealed, all their enemies become friends, excepting the evil Isabel Kabra.
This final book takes them to London, the Globe Theatre, Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon, culminating in this uncharted isle off the Irish coasts - the ultra-secret Cahill h
Joyce Chan
Feb 25, 2011 Joyce Chan rated it it was amazing
Prompt: My own prompt:
What technique does the author use to make this book more compelling? Focus on one technique and find examples to prove why you think that example was funny.

The technique the author to make this book more compelling is using humor. There are quite many examples of this technique in this book and all the others in this series although every book is written by a different author.

"Ian had always been taught that truth was a very flexible thing. His mother could smile brightly
Sep 04, 2013 Jonah added it
Shelves: favorites, 39-clues
OK, this book is one of the books that made me cry. It's not great. Not good. Not awesome. The only word to desribe it is this: Epic. Margaret Peterson Haddix did an amazing job with this book. In the beginning, we are informed how much the Clue Hunt has tired two till-recently-ordinary kids and how much they think that the ambitions of the Madrigals seem unlikely to happen to the kids' eyes, with the best possible way. Then, we see Jonah Wizard, his first appearance after The Emperor's Code. He ...more
Jun 06, 2015 Tarissa rated it it was amazing
Fantastic! Love this middle grade series. On the whole, the series introduces kids to history and important people. Although it might warp the true facts a bit, I don't mind for the sake of adventure and intrigue.

Book 10 is positively epic. I can't imagine what even takes place in the final book of the first 39 Clues series. Guess I'm about to find out though!

After reading this one it really got me to thinking. The 39 Clues would make for an awesome movie or TV series. Now wouldn't it?
Lady Flo
Jul 15, 2015 Lady Flo rated it it was amazing
One word is enough to describe. PERFECT.
However, I am gonna say some more. Till previous book, each book was equal to one clue. From previous one, first, branches began to share clues among themselves, now whole family shared their clues. Actually, all clue hunting was for to reunite five branches as accomplished in this book. Scenes of family unison with young generation, except Uncle Alistair who was older all of others, was so touching because they understood their parents faults and could
Isabella M
Oct 21, 2015 Isabella M rated it it was amazing
Into the Gauntlet, 39 Clues, is an adventurous book about how two kids, Amy and Dan Cahill, who are nearing the end of their quest to find the 39 clues. Now that they know their objective as a Madrigal is to bring the family together, only one person stands in her way. Isabel Kabra. She will do anything to get the secret formula, including trying to kill Amy and Dan Cahill in the worst possible ways, Even shooting her own daughter and threatening her son. Amy and Dan need to find a way to subdue ...more
Tori "Carina"
Oct 04, 2014 Tori "Carina" rated it it was amazing
Excellent plot, not the least bit boring!
Really a 3.5, but I had to round up because I enjoyed the series as a whole. Wrapping up a 10 book mystery is quite a task. Doing so when you aren't the author of the first 9 books was probably harder. Overall Haddix did an OK job. I didn't feel like the kids' voices range particularly true, especially the supporting characters. And having to wrap things up caused a lot of points to feel overly simplified, minus some of the depth and emotion I'd come to hope for in this series, if not expect wit ...more
Feb 02, 2012 Suzan rated it really liked it
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Dione Basseri
Feb 18, 2016 Dione Basseri rated it it was amazing
So, it was pretty obvious where this was going several books ago, but it was still pretty satisfying to get to the end! After several books looking at the four original Cahill branches, we finally learn about a Madrigal: Shakespeare! Dan, Amy, and Nellie jaunt about London, gathering the final clues, while the other teams simply follow them. But alliances are shifting and people are beginning to realize whom their family members really are. This leads to a final few chapters worthy of a National ...more
Shruthi Natarajan
Sep 10, 2014 Shruthi Natarajan rated it it was amazing
The whole series is amazing! It really grips you, and it's the kind of series which you won't want to put your book down! Everytime I finished a book, i had to rush to the library to get the next! I recommend this for people who like adventure, science fiction, fantasy and mystery genres. Read this book if you really want to be put on the ends of your seat!
Dec 09, 2015 Jerry rated it really liked it
A Quickie Review

A bit longer and more "epic" than the previous volumes in this series, this installment dishes up the usual thrills. Fans who have read The 39 Clues up to this point should definitely keep reading.

Score: 4/5
Jon Cox
This was a decent end to a long and sometimes enjoyable series. I did enjoy the human side of the story where the younger generation, plus one old person decide to follow their consciences instead of the past behavior of their elders.

Plot wise, however, there were obviously some fairly unrealistic events that occurred. That's par for the course in this series. But I wish that Haddix had researched her rock climbing sequence a bit better. There are a few glaring errors in that one. And the resol
Angelo Parcesepe
Sep 15, 2014 Angelo Parcesepe rated it it was amazing
Se pueden morir, tenía casi que la mitad de la reseña hecha y se apagó la computadora, no, chao.

PD: Agregué tantos liros de golpe porque estaba de vacaciones y no tenía internet aka sufrimiento.
Bhavya Gupta
May 24, 2015 Bhavya Gupta rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.
I had so much while reading this books! You could practically see things falling into place :)
Jan 31, 2013 Matthew rated it really liked it
This book was about the brother and sister,Dan and Amy, arriving at the "end" of their quest. But all of their rival relatives are there. they all race to find the last clues and some would do anything to obtain it. The kids uncle gives the recipe for the potion to make someone the most powerful cahill at gunpoint but as the rival woman makes it she is disrupted and it is destroyed. at the end, everyone gives the recipe to Dan and Amy and they find out everything that ever happened. it was a ver ...more
Tony H.
Feb 25, 2015 Tony H. rated it really liked it

Oct 21, 2010 Dj rated it it was amazing
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Tendril Zam
Mar 22, 2015 Tendril Zam rated it it was amazing
this was the last book, but not really there is another series, But it was the last for this instalment, ans as always i loved the book. Secrets are revealed and the cahills team up together finally. Amy and dan are supposed to bring all the cahills together and unite them,They have long wondered what branch they were and the finally find out that they are madrigals. Madrigals has long been see as the bad guys but in real they are the good side of the cahill branch who wishes that all cahill wil ...more
Jun 03, 2016 Chelsea rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-1-to-10
This book is tenth in a series. It tells about a brother and sister who are on a clue hunt from a dead aunt, who was their guardian for many years, to find a family treasure. The only catch is, their extended family are their competitors and they are all trying to kill each other. The brother and sister have to try to keep themselves in the proper mindset, not lose their integrity and still win so their evil family members don’t win the reward at the end. As they near the end, the family catches ...more
Pedro Silva
Jul 26, 2016 Pedro Silva rated it it was amazing
Well, I hope I don't have to read another book by Margaret Peterson Haddix ever again! I'm not quite sure about this book at all. I think it was one of the most unrealistic books I've ever read. Surprisingly, the ending was so good, that I ended up rating 5 stars. The Clue Hunt reaches its end, and obviously Dan and Amy won, everything wrapped up nicely and everyone gets a happy ending. Cliché, predictable and cheesy, but after so many books you get attached to the characters in a way that you j ...more
Rockand Minerals4Him
Jul 18, 2016 Rockand Minerals4Him rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-read, series
I don't like how the book turned out very much.
I mean, I LOVED the idea in book 9, but by the time it got here, I don't know.
And almost dying?
No thank you!
I prefer to read without a heart attack XD

but seriously though, I didn't like the method used to solve the problem
everyone having to work together
and resolving that way
like aargh
I can't think of a better solution
but there has to be a better one
because this one is ultra annoying and hard

I don't know how I feel about the '
Jan 22, 2016 Jasmine rated it really liked it
Even though there's an 11th book this one is def the end of the hunt for the 39 clues. The series overall was pretty good, and it was fun to see bits of POV from the other characters and see how their views change, that way the ending didn't become a cheesy "we're all friends now!!"-ending.

And man, I really ended up loving the Holts!! Especially Eisenhower when he called his wife the "sickly cute" nicknames :D (imagine someone built like The Rock but this guy is not the most pleasant person to
Jonathan Flores
Sep 29, 2015 Jonathan Flores rated it it was amazing
***Spoiler Alert*** What do I think about this book? I think it was amazing! Not only because Mystery and Adventure books are my favorite, but also because of all the action and suspense some parts of the book had! Especially the ending of this book,I would'e never expected all the teams, who had been rivals throughout the book, to come together to take down Isabel Kabra. So here is my entire review for The 39 Clues: Into the Gauntlet!
The overall setting of the book was in the current world, in
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Should they have made an eleveth one? 40 100 Apr 11, 2013 02:12PM  
  • Storm Warning (The 39 Clues, #9)
  • In Too Deep (The 39 Clues, #6)
  • The Emperor's Code (The 39 Clues, #8)
  • The Viper's Nest (39 Clues, #7)
  • Vespers Rising (The 39 Clues, #11)
  • The Black Circle (The 39 Clues, #5)
  • The Black Book of Buried Secrets
  • Shatterproof (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, #4)
  • Invasion (The 39 Clues: Rapid Fire, #6)
  • The 39 Clues: Agent Handbook
  • Day of Doom (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, #6)
Margaret Peterson Haddix grew up on a farm near Washington Court House, Ohio. She graduated from Miami University (of Ohio) with degrees in English/journalism, English/creative writing and history. Before her first book was published, she worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana; a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danvil ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The 39 Clues (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • The Maze of Bones  (The 39 Clues, #1)
  • One False Note (The 39 Clues, #2)
  • The Sword Thief (The 39 Clues, #3)
  • Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues #4)
  • The Black Circle (The 39 Clues, #5)
  • In Too Deep (The 39 Clues, #6)
  • The Viper's Nest (39 Clues, #7)
  • The Emperor's Code (The 39 Clues, #8)
  • Storm Warning (The 39 Clues, #9)
  • Vespers Rising (The 39 Clues, #11)

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