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The Avatar Battle

(Cragbridge Hall #2)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  973 ratings  ·  87 reviews
The adventure continues when Abby and Derick begin second semester at Cragbridge Hall, the most prestigious secondary school in the world. But when Grandpa Cragbridge admits them to the Council of Keys--a secret group of people who have keys to travel back in time--strange things begin to happen. One by one, members are found unconscious and unable to wake, their keys stol ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published March 4th 2014 by Shadow Mountain
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Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED the first book in this series and was excited to see that book 2 was out! Abby and Derick are involved in another mystery and have a new secret to uncover. Abby's former roommate and nemesis, Jacqueline, is still giving her a hard time. Jacqueline feels that Abby doesn't deserve to be at Cragbridge Hall and doesn't hide how she feels. To make matters worse, Abby's grades are actually low and she needs to figure out how to bring them up so she can stay. Derick loves the avatars ...more
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read The Avatar Battle: Cragbridge Hall Book two in less than 24 hours. How does it compare to the fabulous first book The Inventor’s Secret? The second book is just as engaging as the first book in this middle grade fantasy series. This series has some of my favorite elements in a story: humor, memorable characters, and time travel. Once again we enter the world of Cragbridge Hall where the brightest students in the year 2074 attend secondary school. Here they learn how to design their own vi ...more
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Listened to the Audible recording of this book.

Kirby Heyborne's voice acting skills were once again excellent, but there was too much yelling, as in the first book. At least the volume of the yelling seems to be decreased compared to the first book.

The best part of book, in my opinion, is Carol, the best friend. She is absolutely hilarious and almost everything she says had my wife and I laughing. Kirby gives a great tone and voice for Carol.

Sometimes the inventions are a bit over the top, made
Anna Field
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am unsure of how I ended up picking up the Inventor's Secret. I remember it showing up at my house in my large stack of books that I had checked out of the library. I decided to give it a whirl as it sounded intriguing- and boy am I glad I did! I could hardly put it down! I had finished it within a short span of time (thank you Dad for the gift of being able to read quickly!) and looked forward to reading the second book. The Avatar Battle also did not disappoint! Luckily I have the third book ...more
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
There were a couple of irritating things with the main actor. I also am not a fan of Kirby Heyborne's readings since he does these weird yelling into the mic that just is loud and obnoxious. He also adds too much anger to characters that may be speaking only stearn.
From the title of the book I thought we'd see more of the Avatars, but it is how the book wraps up.
I think it was an intersting set up for the final book.
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW! Several parts of this I didn't expect. Maybe it's been too long since reading the first one, but wow. A lot of twists in the plot. I loved the courage that Abby found at the end, and hope it makes it through to the next book. I was glad to see Derick fail a bit, and to be able to grow from that, and learn some lessons. Great read. ...more
Tonya Tingey
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 and such a satisfying story! Great adventure complete with the worries of young kids and then their ability to overcome those fears to rise up and save the day. Very believable characters and a great imaginative story line. On to book 3. Thx Chad Morris for sharing your talent and for making it a series!!
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
These books are so fun and so exciting! Never a dull moment and lots of teaching items for everyone! I learned so much about giraffes that I never knew. Very cool. Anyway, I highly recommend these books for anyone!
Sep 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Not as enjoyable as the first episode but am def going to finish off the series. It’s aimed at a younger audience than me (much younger) so for it to still retain my interest over two novels and going to be a third is a testament to how good the premise actually is. A lot of fun.
Kayden Dan
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"The Avatar Battle," by Chad Morris was an awesome extension of "The Inventor's Secret".
I recommend to anyone who wants to read a book about adventure, action, and fun.
ten out of ten.
Jul 19, 2017 rated it liked it
I didn't like it as much as the first one but it was still good. I'm looking forward to reading the final book in the trilogy. It's so imaginative and creative! ...more
Edward Rempala
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Very good book. Had a few interesting plots in it.
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing plot twists, definitely a page turner

Amazing plot twist, definitely a page turner. This book was one of the best I've read for a long time. Thanks Chad Morris!
Shannon Symonds
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
See my review of the first book in the series. I listened to the audio version on Deseret Book Bookshelf
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great book in the series!
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good follow up to the first book.
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Incredibly imaginative!
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book.
Aug 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 did not disappoint. As good as the first. Fun twist at the end.
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a twisty, turney ride with a surprise ending.
Andrea Wright
Sep 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic second book in the series full of action and adventure. I love to see how they solve the problems that come up. Excited to see what happens next and how they remove the bad guy.
Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favourites
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" ...more
Zachay Shumway
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Avatar Battle is the second book in the Cragbridge hall series, it is by far one of my favorite books. It is about two twins that continue the battle between them and their rival Muns. Muns has a goal to alter history and undo all of the faults of the world. The twins on the other hand, want to preserve the future and make sure no history alters happen. If the time line is changed it could even cause even worse wars and battles to happen. They use Avatars to help them through the battles bet ...more
Amy Aelleah
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: genre-sci-fi
First, you've gotta know something about me. I don't read many Middle Grade books. I've read a few, but they usually wind up sounding too immature and juvenile for me. I'm not going to name names, but there's this super popular series that I couldn't get past the first book of for that very reason.

There's a lot to recommend this series, and this book is even better than the first.

This picks up sometime after the first book, at the end of Abby and Derick's first semester at Cragbridge Hall. They'
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing

My Review:Cragbridge Hall: The Avatar Battle by Chad Morris


This sequel stands up to the first book. I did not put the book down once I started reading it. It is full of imagination, fun history facts, heroes, fun inventions, battles. It is full of adventure, and a clean read.

The plot starts out with second semester starting at Cragbridge Hall. A school for genius. Abby's grades are not good. Some don't think she should be in the school at all. That she got in just because her Grandfather
Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Avatar Battle is the second book in the Cragbridge Hall series by Chad Morris. Muns is back with a new plan on how to get access to time travel for himself. Derick, Abby, Rafa, and Carol will once again be vital in stopping him.

This was another very strong YA book by Chad Morris. The kid characters are all extremely well done with each having an attribute that they excel with. Carol definitely shines through as the family favorite in my house though. I have read the first book and am halfway
Dorine White
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Story-
Abby and Derick are starting their second year at Cragbridge Hall. Derick is excited and knows that this year he gets to work with robot avatars. Abby is wary. Her grades are low, and she doesn't feel as if she belongs at the prestigious school.

As the year gets underway, Grandpa Cragbridge brings the twins deeper into his secret world, and makes them members of the Council of the Keys. They are among the few that have access to time travel and vow to keep it secret and the time line un
Catherine ~All for the greater glory of God~
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Monica H at The Readathon
Mar 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved the first book in the series, The Inventor's Secret, and was really excited for book two. My boys (12 and 10) have been asking me for months when this book would be out. Well, it's out, and it did not disappoint! I may have even liked it more than I liked the first one. The characters are so fun. They are believable and realistic. I like Abby and Derick. I like that they have flaws but they never give up. They keep trying. I love the humor that Carol brings. She'd get annoying if she wer ...more
Ally B. 6
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The book, The Avatar Battle, by Chad Morris is an amazing book filled with ideas and adventure. It is the second book in the series Cragbridge Hall and is full of personality, comedy, and emotion. It starts with a 12-14 year old pair of twins who's names are Abby and Derick. Their grandfather is a genius inventor who has many secrets, and on top of that, he runs a school for especially smart teenagers, which Abby and Derick both attend. After finding out their grandfathers secret in the first bo ...more
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Chad Morris coauthored Mustaches for Maddie with his wife, Shelly Brown. It is based on the story of their daughter who faced a brain tumor with humor and optimism. He is also the author of the Cragbridge Hall series (The Inventor's Secret, The Avatar Battle, and The Impossible Race). Books in this series won the Utah Book award and the Silver Foreword INDIES award for Juvenile fiction. Chad also ...more

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