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(The Mission League #1.5)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  94 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Ever since I returned from Moscow, life is a full court press. Mission League field agents are everywhere. All the time. Watching. Waiting for me to fulfill a sixty-year-old prophecy. When some baddies try to guy-nap me, the field agents threaten to move me and Grandma Alice to some random hick town, to give us new fake identities until the prophecy is fulfilled. Not going ...more
Paperback, 150 pages
Published January 7th 2013 by Novel Teen Press (first published December 8th 2012)
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Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I actually loved this even more on my second read through! So quick and easy. I devoured (re-devoured?) it in one sitting.

I can't say I enjoyed this quite as much as The New Recruit, but I still liked it a lot. It was the sort of book that I could -and did- read the entire thing in one sitting.

It was really interesting to see what Spencer did throughout the rest of the year before book #2 happens, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. The mystery grows bigger, the stakes are
Gillian Bronte Adams
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Jill Williamson has done it again! And just in time too. Since finishing The New Recruit, I've been eagerly awaiting the release of the next book in the Mission League series, and Chokepoint was the perfect thing to tide me over until book two comes out.

In Chokepoint, Spencer Garmond is back from Russia and trying to resume life as normal. But how normal can life be when he's got undercover bodyguards following him around, bad guys trying to nab him, and someone betraying him? When the Mission L
C.B. Cook
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I'd like to send Spence a nice little email about that one verse... how does it go? "Pride goeth before a fall"... something like that...
Thank you Jill Williamson for again enticing me to read the next book. HOW AM I GOING TO SURVIVE WHEN I FINISH THE NEXT TWO AND THE NEXT BOOK ISN'T THERE????
Anyway, it was sooooo good to get back to Spencer!!! About three sentences in, I'm pretty sure I let out a contented sigh.

The Good
-Spencer. I LOVE HIM. Can I just kidnap him? Please???
Julia Nashif
Is that girl Beth on the cover, behind Spencer? FYI, she. Is. Awesome. She's tough, but still...human. When she tells Spencer "No", she's not a snob. She states her reasons, feels bad for Spencer, and leaves.

To write a review, I should probably talk about things other than the main character's friend. So here we go.

The plot was fast paced and exciting. It would probably have made more sense to me if I was used to "Spencer's crowd". Being homeschooled, I didn't understand all of their terms. The
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Normally I'm not one to purchase novellas unless they're part of a collection. They're short and I see them as "filler". That is NOT the case with Chokepoint. It is short, so I finished it all too soon but the quality was there. It was every bit as good as the full length books in this series. ...more
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Sofia Marie
Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Typical Spencer: "I’d proven that I could do this spy thing. ... And the baddies? They could just bring it, because I’d be ready."

A couple of months after the Moscow trip, the Mission League people are still keeping an eye on Spencer. Seriously? Nothing's happened, no threats, no kidnappings, nothing. What's the big deal? But starting one-on-one training with Beth- now that's cool. Until it turns out that someone is looking to nap him. And he might have to move.

"Chokepoint" is an action-packed n
Jan 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book lived up to the usuall Jill Williamson standard of writing. It hits you off with a great adventure and builds to a fabulous, thrilling conclusion all the while creating realisitc characters with their own concerns and subplots. And checkout that cover. The only thing I'm wondering about was how close to the climax the ending came. It wasn't bad, it was acctually a great ending that still contained mystery and some great advice to Spencer, but I think it could run the risk of being a li ...more
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Choke point is book 1.5 in the Mission League series. It is a fun mini mission (Short story) that allows you to get to know the main character Spencer a little better. It shows some of the struggles and trials that teens face in this day and age as well as some intense action that keeps the pages turning. I read this in one sitting and loved it. I can't wait to read book two. Then I'll move onto 2.5 another mini mission. According to Williamson's webpage she is working on book three so I'm excit ...more
Rebekah Gyger
Mar 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a great novella, occurring between books 1 and 2 of The Mission League. It is making me really feel bad for Spencer, all that is happening to him. I think that I would go crazy always looking over my shoulder.

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Micah Baldwin
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great novella! Kept my interest in the series while waiting for the next book! It also contributes to the storyline, so this isn't just a filler! ...more
Miriam Badger
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Usually I don't like Novellas they are mostly love stories, but this was really good. ...more
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Jill Williamson is an award-winning fantasy and science fiction author of over twenty books including By Darkness Hid, which won several awards and was named a Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror novel by VOYA magazine. She has also written several books on the craft of writing and teaches at, one of Writer’s Digest’s “101 Best Websites for Writers.”

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The Mission League (4 books)
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